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Fate of lawsuit over cross-border shooting death undecided

While the circumstances surrounding the 2012 cross-border shooting of a Nogales teen are "horrible and tragic," an attorney for Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz said in federal court Tuesday that a judge must dismiss a lawsuit by the family of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez. ... 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»

Judge sets hearing in Nogales border shooting suit

A federal judge in Tucson will hear arguments this month in response to a motion by the government to dismiss a lawsuit filed against a U.S. Border Patrol agent over the 2012 cross-border shooting death of a Mexican teenager.... Read more»

Renovations improve Nogales crossing, critics say officials must do more

About 300,000 commercial vehicles pass through the Mariposa Port of Entry every year on their way into the United States, and it’s one of the busiest ports on the border. The government spent nearly $200 million to add booths and inspection spaces to help reduce wait times. So far, it appears to be working, but there is some debate about how effective the renovation has been. ... Read more»

More stuffed peppers: More than $1.5M in marijuana seized in Nogales

Officers at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales seized nearly 3,000 pounds of marijuana and arrested three U.S. citizens in separate smuggling incidents, according to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.... Read more»

Grijalva staff holding Nogales office hours

Staffers for U.S Rep. Raul Grijalva will meet with CD 3 constituents Wednesday in Nogales, offering help with a variety of federal issues.... Read more»

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»

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»

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