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CBP: 8 arrested, nearly $800K in hard drugs intercepted in Nogales last week

In three days, Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers arrested eight people, including two U.S. citizens involved in multiple smuggle attempts, seizing a combined total of $800,000 in hard drugs, including methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine, authorities said. ... Read more»

Man shot, wounded trying to flee through Nogales border crossing

A Border Patrol agent and officers with Customs and Border Protection shot and wounded a man after he attempted to drive south through a border crossing in Nogales on Thursday. As the man attempted to evade agents and drove toward Mexico, he swerved his vehicle in an apparent attempt to hit officers, officials said.... Read more»

Unfinished cross-border tunnel discovered near cemetery in Nogales

A new cross-border tunnel was found near a cemetery in Nogales, Sonora by Mexican Federal Police on Friday.... Read more»

CBP: Two women with meth taped to their legs arrested for smuggling

CBP said that two Mexican women were arrested in Nogales on Friday for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine wrapped around their calves through the Morley pedestrian crossing... Read more»

CBP: Teenager, woman arrested for trying to walk drugs into U.S.

A teenage girl and a 26-year-old woman were arrested in Nogales for trying to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine beneath their clothes this week. ... Read more»

Poll: Border residents don’t want a wall built between cities

Despite heated political rhetoric about the U.S.-Mexico border, people who live in the region largely view themselves as one community and believe in making it easier to cross back and forth and do not favor building a new wall, according to a Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News poll.... Read more»1

McCain, Flake concerned tunnel beneath Nogales port may collapse

Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake are urging federal officials to inspect a drainage tunnel that runs beneath the DeConcini port of entry in Nogales because it could potentially collapse. ... Read more»

Staffing woes keep Nogales port expansion from living up to promise

Nearly two years after the completion of a $250 million expansion that was supposed to speed traffic through the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, some say the project has yet to live up to its promise.... Read more»

Drivers on most-traveled roads in Arizona to get new, improved freeways

Drivers will temporarily encounter construction delays but ultimately end with longer, wider freeways and other improvements to some of the most traveled roads in Arizona under a five-year plan from the state Department of Transportation.... Read more»

CBP: 12,000 rounds of ammo, 2 AR-15s intercepted in Nogales

In less than a week, Nogales-area CBP officers intercepted 12,000 rounds of ammunition and two AR-15 rifles in two separate smuggling attempts last week, arresting two Nogales residents. ... Read more»

3 men who refused to mule drugs tied to Nogales-area fence 'like piñatas'

Three men were found Friday morning "tied up like piñatas" to a border fence just inside Arizona, said Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada. The men said they were left there as a reprisal for refusing to carry drugs into the United States. ... Read more»

Public meetings to take input on proposed Interstate 11

The Department of Transportation will conduct a public meeting Wednesday evening in Tucson to discuss proposed plans for Interstate 11. The meeting will be the second of three held in Southern Arizona to gather input on a recommended corridor that runs between Nogales and Wickenburg, north of Phoenix.... Read more»1

Meth tamales intercepted by Nogales CBP

"Creative smuggling tactics" failed to keep Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers from seizing nearly a pound of methamphetamine in packages disguised as tamales on Monday, authorities said. ... Read more»

$2.2 million pot load discovered in furniture truck at border crossing

About 4,400 pounds of marijuana were recently discovered in a semi-trailer filled with furniture at a Nogales border crossing, officials said. The drugs were discovered after a drug-sniffing dog signaled their presence, hidden among the pallets in the trailer.... Read more»

Meth camouflaged as burritos intercepted by Nogales CBP

A 23-year-old woman was arrested Friday by CBP officers after she tried to cross through the Morley pedestrian crossing with nearly a pound of methamphetamine disguised as burritos. ... Read more»

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