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Three U.S. citizens arrested for allegedly smuggling people through Tohono O'odham Nation

Three U.S. citizens were arrested by Border Patrol agents for allegedly attempting to smuggle people through Arizona in two incidents near the western edge of the Tohono O'odham Nation over the weekend. ... Read more»

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4 of 8 killed in head-on collision IDed; 2 previously convicted for human smuggling

Officials have identified four of the people killed in a head-on crash Wednesday when a car crossed the yellow line and collided with a Chevy Suburban. The SUV's driver and a passenger, who were killed, had previously been convicted of assisting illegal immigrants. ... Read more»1

CBP: Drug, human smugglers can't dodge the law; 4 U.S. citizens arrested over weekend

Four U.S. citizens were arrested in two separate incidents this weekend by Border Patrol agents: two for human smuggling, and two for drug smuggling. ... Read more»

Human smuggler gets 10 years for rollover crash that killed 4

A man convicted in the deaths of four undocumented aliens in a 2008 crash near Eloy was sentenced to a decade in federal prison on Monday. ... Read more»

CBP: 8 U.S. citizens arrested trying to smuggle Mexican nationals through checkpoints

Border Patrol agents stationed at checkpoints in the Tucson Sector arrested eight U.S. citizens in multiple incidents for their involvement in human smuggling attempts over the last week, authorities said. ... Read more»

BP finds 2 men in secret compartments built into SUV

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a U.S. citizen on Sunday for attempting to smuggle two Mexican men through the Interstate 19 checkpoint, authorities said. ... Read more»

Human smuggler gets 11 years for crash that killed 80-year-old woman

William Ken Huebbe, 31, was sentenced in federal court on Monday for illegally transporting two Mexican men into the United States. During the smuggling attempt, Huebbe panicked when he saw a Border Patrol vehicle and fled at a high rate of speed, swerving into oncoming traffic and slamming into a white station wagon, killing an 80-year old woman from Three Points. ... Read more»

McSally: 'Hard to believe' DHS apprehension numbers

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally questioned federal statistics estimating the number of people who cross the U.S.-Mexico border, calling numbers published by Homeland Security in February "hard to believe." ... Read more»

CBP: 6 U.S. citizens arrested for smuggling attempts

Six U.S. citizens were arrested for attempting to smuggle several Mexican men and 122 pounds of marijuana through Southern Arizona Border Patrol checkpoints last week.... Read more»

Cochise ranchers feel abandoned by D.C. on border issues

Arizona ranchers who live near the border say they’ve been left out of the debate and forgotten by Washington lawmakers, who they say have done nothing about immigration reform.... Read more»

Immigrant jumps from moving truck fleeing I-19 checkpoint

A man suffered scrapes and bruises after smugglers ordered him to jump from a moving vehicle as they attempted to flee Border Patrol agents at the I-19 checkpoint last week, authorities said. ... Read more»

Sonora police ID 4 of 7 tortured & killed on ranch near Az-Mexico border

Mexican authorities have identified four of the seven men found tortured and killed in a desert wash on a Sonoran ranch near the Arizona-Mexico border. Two were reportedly drug mules, while another was a coyote who guided migrants on illegal border crossings, officials said.... Read more»

7 men found dead, tortured on Sonora ranch near Az-Mexico border

The bodies of seven men, including one who was decapitated, were found Thursday just inside Sonora on the Arizona-Mexico border. The bodies were found near a ranch known as a staging ground for human smuggling, and officials told a Mexican reporter that the bodies showed signs of torture. One of the men was IDed by his family.... Read more»

Court orders new hearing in asset seizures from human-smuggling probe

A federal appeals court Thursday ordered a new hearing for two people who claim Arizona prosecutors unconstitutionally seized money transfers from them as part of an investigation into human smuggling.... Read more»

World now has more refugees than any other time in the last 50 years

Close to 60 million people have fled their homes because of either conflict or persecution, A report released Thursday by the UN said.... Read more»

BP agents find five immigrants in hot car trunks in five hours Wednesday

Border Patrol agents found five Mexican nationals in the hot trunks of cars over five hours in three separate alleged smuggling incidents Wednesday at southern Arizona checkpoints, the agency said. ... Read more»

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