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Memorials for Gov. Raul Castro announced for May

A series of memorials for former Arizona Gov. Raul Castro, who died last week, has been announced for May, with masses scheduled in Nogales, Tucson and Phoenix.... Read more»

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New insect squashed at Nogales border crossing

Agriculture specialists at the commercial port in Nogales discovered an insect new to the U.S. in a load of Mexican celery on March 20, a CBP news release said.... 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»

Interpol warrant leads to arrest by Border Patrol agents

A man who had escaped from prison in Mexico was arrested on Wednesday by Border Patrol agents when he attempted to cross into the United States. ... Read more»

New border tunnel found in Nogales

Border patrol agents in the Nogales area discovered another attempt to burrow beneath the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday after they noticed fresh mortar and cinder blocks in a drainage tunnel. ... Read more»

Nogales officers make 3rd-largest pot seizure in Az history

Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales made the third-largest seizure in Arizona history when they found 12,397 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $6.2 million hidden among mechanical components in the back of a tractor-trailer Wednesday. ... Read more»

Stuffed peppers: $1.2M marijuana load sniffed out in Nogales

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the commercial port in Nogales found 2,476 pounds of marijuana in a tractor-trailer Tuesday. Worth more than $1.2 million, the marijuana was hidden in a load of green peppers. ... Read more»

Border ag specialists stop dangerous citrus pest

Agriculture specialists at the commercial port in Nogales intercepted an insect known to damage citrus crops during an inspection of a shipment of oranges from northern Mexico last week.... Read more»

DHS budget shutdown looms, but frontline services will go on

If the Department of Homeland Security runs out of money next week, as feared, TSA workers will still keep watch on Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and federal agents will still patrol the Mexican border. They just won't get paid until Congress passes a budget to fund DHS. ... Read more»

Weekend busts in Nogales turn up nearly $5.8M in marijuana & heroin

A series of unrelated busts at Nogales ports turned up nearly $5.8 million in drugs over the weekend, including 11,0000 pounds of marijuana hidden in a load of mesquite charcoal, and $33,000 in heroin hidden in a man's shoes.... Read more»

Letter from Pope Francis thrills Nogales student volunteers

Teenaged members of a binational humanitarian initiative in Nogales recently got recognition from the biggest name in Catholicism: Pope Francis. The students sent letters and a video to the pope in October, describing their experiences on the border and the plight of the people they see on their regular visits to a shelter for migrants.... Read more»

BP to pay $500k to Mexican man shot in the back

Jesus Castro Romo, a Mexican national who was shot in the back by Abel Canales, a Border Patrol agent during an incident in 2010, will be paid nearly half a million dollars because of his lingering injuries, a federal judge ruled.... Read more»

$1.1M pot load, $1M in hard drugs seized in Nogales

In two days, Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales seized more than $2 million in drugs in separate incidents. ... Read more»

U.S. citizen arrested for smuggling ammunition into Mexico

Customs and Border Protection officers seized hundreds of rounds of ammunition destined for Mexico at a Nogales border crossing Wednesday, authorities said. ... Read more»1

Border agents seize nearly $3.8M in pot in week's haul

Seizures by Border Patrol agents on the Tohono O'odham Nation and at a Nogales-area warehouse brought in nearly $3.8 million in marijuana weighing more than 7,000 pounds in a single week. ... Read more»

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