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Douglas officers stop rifles, ammo bound for Mexico

Customs officers in Douglas halted an American attempting to smuggle five semi-automatic rifles, a pistol and 2,000 rounds of ammunition into Mexico on Monday, authorities said.... Read more»1

Customs officers pull in 843 lbs. of pot in weekend hauls

Over the weekend, officers at three of Arizona's ports of entry hauled 843 pounds of marijuana worth around $421,000 in four separate incidents.... Read more»

CBP: 3 stolen vehicles, 123 lbs of pot seized in Douglas

Officers at Douglas Port of Entry arrest three men and seized three vehicles after secondary inspections and records checks revealed that all three were attempting to drive stolen vehicles into Mexico. On Sunday, a Tucson woman was arrested for trying to smuggle 123-pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $62,000 into the United States. ... Read more»

Cattle inspections resume at Douglas-Agua Prieta crossing

Federal inspectors are once again evaluating cattle headed for the United States from Mexico through the port of entry in Douglas. The inspections, halted after violence in Mexico worried U.S. workers, resumed Monday. ... Read more»

Homeland Security chief making first border visit

The head of the Department of Homeland Security is making his first visit to the U.S.-Mexico border since being confirmed. Jeh Johnson, sworn in less than a month ago, checked out the border in Texas on Tuesday, and spoke with border agents in Douglas on Wednesday morning, along with U.S. Rep. Ron Barber.... Read more»

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»

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