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CBP rescues Mexican couple in desert near Douglas

Border Patrol agents backed by a helicopter crew rescued a Mexican couple Friday northeast of Douglas after they called 911. ... Read more»

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Ports of entry in Arizona face infrastructure and staffing challenges

From a farm or a maquila in Sonora, Mexico, to a supermarket in Chicago, the journey of products coming from Mexico is a long, sometimes slow one. But according to border experts and officials, it’s during customs inspections at the border that the process gets delayed the most because crossings are understaffed and their need for investment is often overlooked.... Read more»

CBP: Zip-line used to smuggle marijuana into Douglas

An 18-year-old Douglas resident was arrested Wednesday morning after Border Patrol agents found him with more than 240 pounds of marijuana and a zip-line linked to a building in Agua Prieta. ... Read more»

Mexican officials seize van with drug-lobbing air cannon in Agua Prieta

Mexican officials have again seized a cargo van containing an air cannon designed to launch bundles of marijuana over the fence separating Douglas, Ariz., and its sister city of Agua Prieta, Mexico.... Read more»

Women with $119K in marijuana arrested at Douglas crossing

A Mexican woman was arrested Friday after Douglas-area U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered more than 235 pounds of marijuana, worth around $119,000, stashed throughout her truck. ... Read more»

Douglas-area smugglers continue to launch drugs over border wall

On Wednesday evening, Border Patrol agents found a large bundle of about 100 lbs. of marijuana after it was launched over the wall that separates Douglas, Ariz., and Agua Prieta, Sonora. ... Read more»

140-lb bundle of marijuana launched over border wall in Douglas

Following a trend of inventive means to get drugs over the wall near Douglas, police seized a bundle of more than 140 pounds of marijuana that had been launched over the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday. ... Read more»

Former Douglas cop, on probation for theft, busted smuggling pot

A former Douglas police sergeant, Theodore Kulkens, has been sentenced to five years in prison for illegally transporting more than 200 lbs. of marijuana. Kulkens was put on probation last year after being found guilty in the theft of nearly $15,000 in cash from the Douglas Police Department’s evidence locker.... Read more»

BP agents seize $1M in marijuana near Douglas

Douglas-area Border Patrol agents seized more 1,800 pounds of marijuana worth more than $1 million and arrested one man during separate incidents Wednesday. ... Read more»

Concert at Douglas border crossing aims to break down barriers

With musicians performing on two stages set up next to each other on either side of the border, a concert at the Douglas Port of Entry this month will bring a different kind of attention to an area that’s been in the national spotlight for barriers.... Read more»

Collapsed smuggling tunnel found in Douglas

Douglas-area Border Patrol agents discovered a collapsed tunnel that crossed under the U.S.-Mexico border near the Castro Port of Entry on Wednesday morning, authorities said. ... Read more»

BP finds drug catapult bolted to border fence near Douglas

In the latest example of ingenuity when it comes to getting drugs over the U.S.-Mexico border, Douglas-area Border Patrol agents discovered a homemade catapult attached to the wall on Friday, authorities said. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agent shoots, wounds man near Douglas

A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot a man, wounding him in the leg, during a fight Friday night near Douglas. The agent was assaulted while arresting two men, officials said.... Read more»

Guatemalan woman dies after seizure at ICE detention center

A Guatemalan woman died Monday at a hospital in Casa Grande after suffering a series of seizures at the Eloy Detention Center, authorities said. ... Read more»

Mobile drug-launching air cannon found by Mexican federal police

Mexican federal police in Agua Prieta, Sonora, discovered a van outfitted with an air cannon they believed was designed to launch drugs over the U.S.-Mexico border. ... Read more»

Former Douglas cop indicted over $15k in missing cash

A former police sergeant in the border town of Douglas has been indicted on theft charges, accused of stealing nearly $15,000 in cash from the Douglas Police Department’s property and evidence section. ... Read more»

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