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Three U.S. citizens arrested for smuggling meth, cocaine through Nogales this week

Three U.S. citizens were among six arrested by Customs and Border Protection agents in multiple incidents since Saturday for attempting to smuggle $586,000 in "hard drugs," including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine through Nogales-area ports. ... Read more»

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U.S. citizens socked with charges for smuggling meth, pills at I-19 checkpoint

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three U.S. citizens and seized more than five pounds of methamphetamine and a grab bag of marijuana and prescription drugs at the I-19 checkpoint on Monday. ... Read more»

72-year-old man arrested for smuggling meth, cocaine in Nogales

Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 72-year-old Mexican man for attempting to smuggle 71 pounds of methamphetamine and 2.5 pounds of cocaine through the port on Monday, authorities said. ... Read more»

300 lbs. of meth among $1.8M in seizures at Nogales ports

Nogales-area customs officers seized nearly $1.8 million in drugs over the past week, including 25 pounds of heroin, 29 pounds of cocaine and more than 300 pounds of methamphetamine — with 152 pounds of liquid meth seized in a single case, authorities said. ... Read more»

$1M in drugs seized at Arizona border crossings this week

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales and Douglas arrested eight and seized more than $1 million in drugs in multiple seizures this week. ... Read more»

Tucson Border Patrol agent assaulted during drug seizure

A Border Patrol agent was assaulted and about $840,000 in drugs were seized in separate incidents Monday and Tuesday.... Read more»

Weekend seizures uncover drugs and guns at border crossings, checkpoints

Weekend seizures by Customs and Border Protection officers uncovered 63 pounds of "hard drugs" at two Arizona border crossings, along with marijuana and two handguns at checkpoints. ... Read more»

CBP: $522K in meth, cocaine, heroin seized in Nogales

Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers arrested three Mexican women from Nogales, Son., for attempted smuggling after officials found more than $522,000 in cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine in separate incidents over the weekend. ... Read more»

$683k in hard drugs seized at Az border crossings

CBP officers seized $683,000 in heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine at Arizona border crossings from multiple smuggling attempts in the past week, according to the agency. ... Read more»

$500K in hard drugs seized at Nogales crossing

Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $500,000 in hard drugs in multiple smuggling incidents over the past week, including one attempt by a 13-year-old girl to smuggle methamphetamine in the United States. ... Read more»

CBP seizes 36 lbs. of heroin in Nogales

Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $500,000 in heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine discovered stashed in an SUV dashboard on Monday, authorities said. ... 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»

Explainer: Who are Mexico's Knights Templar?

They worship their leader "San Nazario" like a saint and claim they need extortion cash to protect the unprotected. But for many, this cult-like, meth-pushing Mexican gang is a menace to society.... Read more»

Border roundup

U.S. seeks answers on border security; reporting in Mexico

Border Patrol agents look for ways to stay on the job despite budget cuts that threaten security, nine states show how shifting demographics may shift immigration policy and cartel crime affects reporting coming out of Mexico.... Read more»

Border Roundup: Feds debate border security, voter rights while border deaths rise

The Supreme Court heard arguments on one Arizona voter law while more are proposed at the Capitol, protestors weigh in on state laws, Homeland Security tries to define border security and updates on border crossers during a busy week for law enforcement.... Read more»1

Border roundup

Supreme Court looks at Az as injured men, explosives found in desert

Border roundup: Arizona proposition becomes a test case for voter registration laws, family green cards face restrictions, injured men and explosives are found in the desert and Mexican towns and newspapers respond to cartel violence.... Read more»

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