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TOPD intercepts man using pack horses to smuggle meth, pot

A Tohono O'odham Police officer arrested a man Wednesday afternoon near the village of Santa Rosa, about 63 miles northwest of Tucson, when he discovered him leading two horses carrying burlap sacks stuffed with narcotics worth more than $123,000.... Read more»

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Border Patrol agents rescue 3 hikers near Sells

Border Patrol agents rescued three hikers in the rugged Baboquivari Mountains on Wednesday after a 911 call for help on Tuesday, authorities said. ... Read more»

BORSTAR agents, DPS helicopter rescue injured man from mountains

A helicopter crew from the Arizona Department of Public Safety airlifted an injured Guatemalan man after he was apprehended by Border Patrol agents on Tuesday. ... Read more»

BP agents rescue man, 4 teens from week-long walk in Az desert

A 911 call led to the rescue of a Mexican man and four teenagers on Monday afternoon by U.S. Border Patrol agents near Sells, about 56 miles southwest of Tucson. The group told the agents they had been walking in the desert for a week before they were rescued. ... Read more»

Wounded man rescued by Border Patrol near Sells

Suffering from a gunshot wound to his left leg, a Honduran man was airlifted to a Tucson hospital after Border Patrol agents found him near the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday morning southwest of Sells, authorities said. ... Read more»

T-O woman sentenced to 11 years in DUI crash that killed 2

A 47-year-old Sells woman was sentenced to 11 years in prison in the deaths of her daughter and granddaughter in a 2013 car wreck fueled by alcohol, cocaine and high speed. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agent killed in motorcycle crash near Sells

Border Patrol Agent Manuel Alvarez was killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday on the Tohono O'odham Nation near Sells.... Read more»

BP agents rescue man from rugged Az mountains

Agents with the Tucson Sector's elite Border Patrol rescue team hiked two miles into rugged terrain to rescue a stranded Mexican man in the Baboquivari Mountains late Tuesday night. ... Read more»

BP reveals elite team had desert shootout earlier this month

Discussing a Tuesday shooting case, Border Patrol officials told TucsonSentinel.com on Wednesday that the agency's elite BORTAC team took part earlier this month in another incident: a shootout with five suspected drug smugglers.... Read more»

Shot fired as Border Patrol arrests pot smugglers

A Border Patrol agent fired his weapon as agents attempted to apprehend a group of suspected marijuana smugglers and were assaulted with rocks Tuesday afternoon on the Tohono O'odham Nation west of Tucson, authorities said.... Read more»

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»

Border agents seize $1.1M in marijuana over weekend

Border Patrol agents working in the desert corridor west of Tucson seized more than 2,300 pounds of marijuana worth more than $1 million over the weekend and arrested six Mexican nationals for smuggling, officials said.... Read more»

Border Patrol agent beaten with rock

Border Patrol agent assigned to the Ajo Border Station was assaulted on the Tohono O'odham Nation on Saturday. The agent was responding to a call in the area near Gu Vo, west of Sells, when he was attacked by a man with a rock, according to an agency source not authorized to speak to the media.... Read more»1

Concrete results from TO recycling program

A research project to make iron-based cement is ridding the desert of glass in the Tohono O'odham Nation.... Read more»

Border Patrol seize nearly $2 million in drugs over the past week

In less than a week, Border Patrol agents have seized nearly $2 million worth of marijuana. Agents also arrested 14 people, included two for drug smuggling and nine for being in the country illegally — including an Egyptian national. ... Read more»

Border agents seize nearly $1M of marijuana

An abandoned SUV packed with 2,000 pounds of marijuana was seized by Border Patrol agents north of Sells on Thursday.... Read more»

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