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DPS arrests man, seizes pot after car chase

A Sonora man was arrested after reportedly leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended with the seizure of more than 1,100 pounds of pot.... Read more»

BP seizes $1.7M worth of pot in West Desert

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 3,400 pounds of marijuana worth $1.7 million in three incidents in the West Desert on Thursday.... Read more»

Border Patrol wrapup

7 suspected smugglers arrested, $1.8M worth of pot seized

Border Patrol agents arrested seven suspected drug smugglers and seized more than $1.8 million worth of marijuana in separate incidents Thursday.... Read more»

4 charged with human smuggling after drop-house raid

Four Mexican men were arrested on human smuggling charges after police raided a suspected drop house Wednesday where 19 people were being held in Avondale.... Read more»3

ICE officer indicted on drug charges

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention officer was indicted Tuesday on federal drug trafficking charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.... Read more»

Sonoran man gets 11-year sentence in drug tunnel case

A Mexican man was sentenced to 11 years in prison for his role in a Naco drug tunnel operation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.... Read more»

Border task force seizes pot, nets 1 on felony warrant

A multi-agency operation near Patagonia and Sonoita to combat drug and human smuggling yielded 297 pounds of marijuana, one arrest on a felony warrant and 71 vehicles stopped, U.S. Customs and Border protection said Tuesday.... Read more»

Deputy Louis Puroll

DPS: Agency had limited role in probing deputy’s reported shooting

At a news conference Wednesday, Sgt. Kevin Wood, a DPS media relations specialist, contradicted a statement Monday from Pinal County authorities that the agency agreed Deputy Louis Puroll was shot by drug smugglers.... Read more»

File: Krentz helped immigrant shortly before being killed

Robert Krentz, the Southern Arizona rancher killed in March, may have been helping an illegal immigrant shortly before he was shot to death.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Goddard: Historic agreement will increase border security

Our $94 million settlement with Western Union ranks as one of the most important legal agreements in Arizona's history. It will provide much needed resources for investigating and prosecuting crimes along the U.S.-Mexico border.... Read more»