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Detainees taking lawsuit over conditions at BP facilities to trial

A long-running lawsuit over the treatment of detainees at Tucson Border Patrol stations will head to trial after a federal judge rejected a motion to force the agency to provide beds or mattresses raised off the floor for those being held.... Read more»

Video: When Beto got busted at the border

Beto O'Rourke announced Thursday that he's running for president. Back in 2013, during a visit to Nogales, the then-freshman Democrat had an up-close encounter with border security. TucsonSentinel.com captured the story.... Read more»

At Nogales border crossings, CBP uses tech & instincts to detect drugs

CBP officers in late January seized a record 245 pounds of fentanyl at the busy commercial crossing in Nogales. Officials say technology and alert officers at the port of entry were key to the bust.... Read more»

As fentanyl seizures rise, so do safety concerns around the deadly drug

Fentanyl can kill in tiny doses and is difficult to detect, making it hard for medical professionals and law enforcement to get a handle on the crisis.... Read more»

Border communities deal with onslaught of fentanyl overdoses

Despite record seizures of fentanyl at U.S. border crossings, a rise in overdoses is forcing law enforcement officials to change tactics, emphasizing information and public engagement, as well as drugs to reverse opioid overdoses.... Read more»

Border detentions jump to 11-year high in February

Driven by Central American families, the number of people detained crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has increased to the highest level in nearly 11 years. This year's shortest month was the busiest since 2007 for border agents.... Read more»

CBP nabs $2.5M in meth & marijuana from semis in Nogales

Nogales-area border officers seized nearly 3,300 pounds of marijuana and methamphetamine worth nearly $2.5 million from two semi-tractor trailers since Tuesday. ... Read more»

350 lbs of 'hard drugs' nabbed in Nogales, worth $4.4 million

Nogales-area border officers seized nearly 350 pounds of "hard drugs" — including heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and "suspected" fentanyl — worth $4.4 million during three separate incidents on Saturday. ... Read more»

ACLU sues to halt 'Remain in Mexico' asylum policy

Three civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging the Trump administration's plan to send asylum-seekers back to Mexico while their cases wind through the U.S. immigration system. ... Read more»

'Rip crew' member found guilty of 1st-degree murder in killing of BP's Brian Terry

After just a few hours of deliberation Tuesday, a jury found Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes guilty of first-degree murder, one of nine charges stemming from his role in the 2010 gunfight that killed Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.... Read more»

Shooting closes Nogales border crossing

Customs and Border Protection officials shot a Tucson man trying to drive south into Mexico through a Nogales border crossing Thursday evening.... Read more»

Guest opinion

The dangerous economics of a militarized border

Despite his alleged business acumen, President Trump's zero-sum calculus over a border wall and government shutdowns has also had another victim: small businesses. ... Read more»

Nogales leaders demand removal of 'inhumane' razor wire, consider lawsuit

The city of Nogales may pursue a lawsuit against the federal government over the addition of extra layers of concertina wire along the border. City leaders unanimously approved a resolution condemning the "inhumane" wire and demanding it be taken down. ... Read more»

Nogales CBP officers seize record-breaking 250-lb load of fentanyl

Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers seized 254 lbs. of fentanyl Saturday — worth $3.5 million, it was the largest single seizure of the drug in CBP history. The haul was discovered at a border crossing, along with nearly 400 lbs. of meth.... Read more»1

Santa Cruz sheriff: Border wall alone is not the best way to stem drug trafficking

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada said a border wall would do “very little” to stop the flow of drugs, most of which come in to the U.S. through ports of entry.... Read more»

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