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Truckloads of pot blocked at Douglas crossing

U.S. border agents arrested two people for attempted drug smuggling Tuesday in separate incidents at the Douglas port of entry. Almost 475 pounds of marijuana were discovered in hidden compartments in a van and truck.... Read more»

Border Patrol seizes $1.7M of marijuana Tuesday

In separate incidents northwest of Tucson on Tuesday morning, U.S. Border Patrol agents seized two abandoned trucks that held 3,400 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $1.7 million. Other recent seizures included $370,000 worth of meth in Nogales, and two seizures totaling $150,000 of marijuana in Douglas.... Read more»

New traffic signals for Douglas cross-border traffic

New traffic signals at the Douglas Port of Entry will separate commercial trucks from private passenger vehicles near the international border.... Read more»

CBP: Get I-94s early for Easter travel

U.S. Customs and Border Protection updates travelers to the U.S. on spring conditions including holidays and online options.... Read more»

Border Patrol offering Citizens Academy in Bisbee

Want an inside look at the Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection? The agencies will hold a free seven-week Citizens Academy in Bisbee, beginning Jan. 30.... Read more»

Rural hospitals get lift from UA center

Rural hospitals face challenges such as staff shortages, keeping up with technology and even attracting patients who choose to drive to a bigger city. The UA Center for Rural Health offers grants, training courses, networking opportunities and consultants to improve the quality of health care and hospitals’ finances.... Read more»

Immigration officials to hold Douglas office hours

Southeastern Arizona residents with immigration and citizenship questions will have a shorter trip beginning later this month. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials will be in Douglas on July 25 and 26.... Read more»

Border Patrol

Agents rescue 3 illegal immigrants, find body in desert

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued three illegal immigrants suffering from severe dehydration and found one person dead in the desert since Tuesday.... Read more»

Woman charged with trying to smuggle baby into U.S.

A woman was arrested Tuesday for attempting to smuggle a toddler into the United States through the Douglas Port of Entry.... Read more»

Customs and Border Protection

Woman arrested at Douglas Port with 425 lbs of pot

A 39-year-old Agua Prieta, Son., woman was arrested for attempting to smuggle 425 pounds of marijuana through the Douglas Port of Entry on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.... Read more»

Officials unable to ID causes of Monument, Horseshoe 2 fires

Fire officials have ended investigations into the sources of last summer's Horseshoe 2 and Monument fires that burned more than 250,000 acres in Southeastern Arizona with no clear determination of how they began.... Read more»

Customs and Border Protection

265 pounds of pot found hidden in van

A 40-year-old Agua Prieta, Son., man was arrested Saturday for trying to smuggle more than 265 pounds of marijuana in the United States.... Read more»

Border Patrol

Children with CPS after human smuggling attempts

Four children were in the custody of Child Protective Services after Border Patrol agents found them in vehicles being used to smuggle illegal immigrants in separate incidents over the weekend.... Read more»

Border Patrol

Convicted felon gets 51 months for illegal re-entry

A Zacatecas, Mexico, man was sentenced to 51 months in jail for illegal re-entry of a felon.... Read more»

State lawmaker dropping illegal-immigration alert bill

Leaders of border communities have persuaded a lawmaker to withdraw legislation that would have required the state to alert the public to dangers caused by illegal immigration.... Read more»1

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