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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»

Borderland wildfire near Nogales now 80% contained

A wildfire burning along the U.S.-Mexico border west of Nogales has consumed about 4,900 acres, but did not spread much this weekend despite the wind and dry conditions, said officials with the Coronado National Forest.... Read more»

CBP: 12,000 rounds of ammo seized at Nogales border crossing

A slipshod attempt to smuggle 12,000 rounds of rifle ammunition into Mexico resulted in the arrest of a Southern California man Tuesday by Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers. ... Read more»

Judge: BP agent's shooting of fleeing teen justifiable

A federal judge rejected a civil lawsuit by the family of a teenager killed by a Border Patrol agent during an incident in Douglas along the U.S-Mexico fence. Carlos LaMadrid died after he was shot by Agent Lucas Tidwell, who said he hit the teen accidentally while shooting at men who were throwing rocks at the agent. ... Read more»

Nogales CBP nabs another multi-million-dollar pot load

A semi-trailer loaded with pumps and components also contained $4.5 million in marijuana, in what was the fifth multi-million-dollar haul made by Nogales-area CBP officers this year. ... Read more»

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U.S. planning new wave of immigration deportation raids

U.S. immigration officials are planning a month-long series of raids in May and June to deport hundreds of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally. The operation would likely be the largest deportation sweep targeting immigrant families by the administration this year.... Read more»

CBP intercepts 3 pistols hidden in luxury SUV

A luxury SUV crossing into Mexico through the Port of Nogales contained a few extras Wednesday, when CBP officers found three pistols, two 9mm Berettas and a .38-caliber Colt, hidden beneath the driver's seat, authorities said. ... Read more»

'Mirrored' patrols along U.S.-Mexico border net $12.5M in marijuana, 467 arrested

Over the last two weeks, a bi-national operation between U.S. Border Patrol and Mexican authorities netted 25,000 pounds of marijuana — worth an estimated $12.5 million — and resulted in the arrests of 467 people, authorities said. ... 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»

U.S. agencies split over fingerprinting parents of child immigrants

U.S. immigration enforcement officers are proposing that fingerprints be taken from all people claiming custody of children who have entered the United States illegally without an adult relative, a measure that opponents said could keep thousands of families apart.... Read more»

Juicy haul: Watermelon load contains 3rd-largest pot seizure in Az history

Stems and seedless? A truck driver at a Nogales border crossing found himself in a sticky situation Thursday, as officers made the third-largest seizure of marijuana in Arizona history — about 14,800 pounds of the drug hidden in a semi-trailer loaded with watermelons. ... Read more»

Tribute to jazz great Mingus swings into Nogales hometown

Did you know that one of the most important figures in 20th century American music was born in Nogales? A festival this weekend will honor innovative jazz bassist, bandleader and composer Charles Mingus. ... Read more»

Trucker arrested when 42 migrants found in semi-trailer

Arizona DPS officers arrested a U.S. citizen after they found 42 undocumented immigrants in the back of a tractor-trailer near Tubac on Monday, as part of a joint investigation involving federal and state officials. ... Read more»

New cross-border tunnel found in Nogales

Mexican officials in Nogales, Son., discovered a new cross-border tunnel, which extends about 30 feet into the United States, running just beneath the border wall east of the Morley Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz. ... Read more»

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