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$1.1M in meth is largest seizure in history at Az border crossing

Border officers in Nogales found $1.1 million in methamphetamine Friday, the largest-ever seizure of the drug at a border crossing in Arizona, authorities said.... Read more»

CBP: Smuggler threw 'football-sized' rock at agent

A Border Patrol agent was assaulted with a "football-sized rock" by a suspected smuggler in the hills outside of Nogales early Monday morning. The agent was injured, but was able to arrest the man, a member of a small group smuggling about $75,000 worth of marijuana in backpacks. ... Read more»

Sonora ramps up tourism initiatives, downplays Mexico travel warning

Despite a renewed U.S. State Department travel warning for Mexico, neighboring Sonora is moving forward with ambitious plans to attract U.S. visitors just in time for spring break, according to a senior Mexican tourism official.... Read more»

$1M in drugs seized at Arizona border crossings this week

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales and Douglas arrested eight and seized more than $1 million in drugs in multiple seizures this week. ... Read more»

Nogales police arrest teen for possession of assault rifles, ammo

Nogales police arrested a 16-year-old boy for possession of 10 AK-47-patterned rifles found in the trunk of his car Friday morning. ... Read more»

Border agent's murder trial delayed until March

The trial of Lonnie Ray Swartz, a Border Patrol agent accused of second-degree murder for the 2012 cross-border shooting of 16-year old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, has been delayed until March 22. ... Read more»

CBP: $465K in meth found with load of cucumbers

CBP officers found 155 pounds of meth in a shipment of cucumbers, one of two seizures of meth and heroin made at Nogales ports over the last week, authorities said.... Read more»

Weekend seizures uncover drugs and guns at border crossings, checkpoints

Weekend seizures by Customs and Border Protection officers uncovered 63 pounds of "hard drugs" at two Arizona border crossings, along with marijuana and two handguns at checkpoints. ... Read more»

Drug smuggling a low payday for many

Smuggling drugs across the border in Southern Arizona can mean just a few hundred dollars for many, but U.S. border agents gone bad can be paid $50,000 for large loads. Juveniles carrying small amounts of marijuana are paid the least.... Read more»

CBP: $522K in meth, cocaine, heroin seized in Nogales

Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers arrested three Mexican women from Nogales, Son., for attempted smuggling after officials found more than $522,000 in cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine in separate incidents over the weekend. ... Read more»

Ducey asks feds to fund state border 'strike force'

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced plans Monday to expand a "strike force" of state police to combat drug trafficking along the Arizona-Mexico border during a field hearing of a U.S. Senate committee in Phoenix. ... Read more»

Douglas, Nogales border officers seize $3.2 M in pot

Over the weekend, Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $3.2 million in marijuana and arrested five in multiple incidents of drug smuggling, authorities said. ... Read more»

Incomplete drug tunnel found in Nogales

Mexican authorities discovered an incomplete tunnel in Nogales, Sonora on Thursday, the fourth found along the Arizona-Mexico border this year. ... Read more»

Judge seals videos in Border Patrol agent's murder trial

Federal prosecutors asked to seal evidence collected in the murder trial of a Border Patrol agent in the 2012 cross-border shooting that killed a Mexican teenager in Nogales. The government confirmed that two videos of the incident exist and will be used as evidence against Agent Lonnie Swartz. ... Read more»

More Middle Americans visiting Mexico for low-cost medical care

Increasing numbers of Americans are crossing the border to Mexico for health care.... Read more»

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