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Nogales CBP intercepts 7 assault rifles, ammo headed into Mexico

Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted a cache of weapons headed for Mexico on Monday, including seven semi-automatic rifles, a handgun and dozens of rounds of ammunition. ... Read more»

2016: Five photos that marked the year

Five photos that mark a year of journalism by TucsonSentinel.com's border and immigration reporter Paul Ingram. ... Read more»

Double fruit: CBP turns up 2nd pot haul: Hidden in watermelon load

A day after intercepting more than three tons of marijuana jammed into barrels of strawberry preserves, Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers nabbed 2,400 pounds of marijuana co-mingled in a load of watermelons, authorities said. ... Read more»

Sticky situation: Strawberry jam containers hold $3.25M in marijuana

Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted another multi-million dollar haul of marijuana this month, this time seizing three tons of drugs worth around $3.25 million in a shipment of strawberry jam, authorities said. ... Read more»

CBP: Weekend haul at Arizona crossings turns up $606K in drugs

Customs and Border Protection officers in Lukeville and Nogales intercepted 284 pounds of drugs, including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana worth a combined $606,000 last weekend Four people were arrested in multiple smuggling attempts. ... Read more»

Nogales CBP officers intercept 5 tons of marijuana

Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 10,000 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $5 million in a tractor-trailer on Wednesday, authorities said. ... Read more»

Nogales CBP officers make 2nd-largest meth seizure ever in Tucson area

Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers made the second-largest seizure of methamphetamine in the Tucson Field's Office's history last week when they found more than 350 pounds of the drug worth just over $1 million in a shipment of Chinese vegetables, authorities said. ... Read more»

Hundreds of Haitians stuck in Mexico waiting to cross the border

Driven by poverty and natural disasters, citizens of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere wait on the Mexican side of the southern U.S. border, hoping to qualify for Temporary Protective Status in the United States.... Read more»

BP seizes 1,100 pounds of marijuana after smugglers retreat to Mexico

Harried by a helicopter from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a group of 35 smugglers abandoned backpacks carrying more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana worth more than $550,000 near Nogales, authorities said. ... Read more»

Scared by Trump, some migrants give up on American dream

For some poor Central Americans and Mexicans at travelers' shelters in the desert town of Nogales, Trump's threats to build a wall along the whole border and deport millions of illegal immigrants have led them to abandon their harrowing journeys and hopes of a better life in the north. ... Read more»

CBP: $1M in meth & cocaine found at Nogales crossings; 7 arrested

In the first seven days of November, Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $1 million in hard drugs and arrested seven people, including two U.S. citizens, authorities said. The seizures included more than 100 pounds of meth and 37 pounds of cocaine. ... Read more»

Nogales sees huge turnout, voters cite economy and immigration issues

The so-called Latino sleeping giant awoke in Nogales, a U.S. border town where voters said the stakes are unusually high. Santa Cruz County voters cast more early ballots this year than the total ballots cast two years ago, and on Election Day, some voters waited more than an hour to fill out their ballots.... Read more»

Mexicans on U.S. border fear economic catastrophe if Trump wins

Mexicans on the U.S. border anxiously awaited the outcome of the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, plagued by fears of economic disaster if Republican Donald Trump wins and tries to choke local industry, isolate the country and deport millions. ... Read more»

CBP: Nearly $650K in heroin, cocaine, and meth seized in Nogales

Nearly 156 pounds of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine — worth almost $650,0000 — were intercepted by Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers in two seizures on Wednesday, authorities said.... Read more»

9th Circuit will hold off on Nogales cross-border shooting case, pending Supreme Court decision

The civil rights lawsuit by the family of a Mexican teenager killed in a 2012 cross-border shooting in Nogales remains in limbo after the 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco decided to wait for a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on a similar case from Texas. ... Read more»

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