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Border agents rescue 10 from desert, find 3 bodies

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued several people found dehydrated in the West Desert this week and discovered a stash of ammunition and a pistol near San Miguel.... Read more»

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Heat advisory in effect for Southern Az

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Southern Arizona and West Desert and an excessive heat warning for the Phoenix region.... Read more»

Hazardous heat, smoke hits Tucson region

May is ending with some of the hottest temperatures seen for the month and June will kick off with more of the same with heat compounded by smoke from a wildfire in New Mexico. ... Read more»

Border Patrol

Border agents rescue 1, find nearly 1 ton of pot

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly 1 ton of marijuana and rescued a dehydrated Mexican national from the desert in separate incidents over the holiday weekend.... Read more»

Man gets 5 years for human smuggling

A 26-year-old man from Chiapas, Mexico, was sentenced Monday in a Tucson federal court to five years in prison for human smuggling.... Read more»

BP finds more than 1,400 lbs of abandoned pot

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana in two incidents since Thursday.... Read more»

Felon gets 51 months for illegal re-entry into U.S.

A 24-year-old Nicaraguan man was sentenced Friday to 51 months in prison for trying to illegally re-enter the United States.... Read more»

BP agents rescue four from Baboquivari Mountains

Border Patrol agents rescued four people from the mountains, seized 1,361 pounds of marijuana in the West Desert and apprehended 44 trying to cross the border in three incidents over the weekend.... Read more»

BP seizes $1.7M worth of pot in West Desert

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 3,400 pounds of marijuana worth $1.7 million in three incidents in the West Desert on Thursday.... Read more»

Vehicle, more than 1,300 lbs of pot seized by BP

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized 1,361 pounds of marijuana while on patrol in the West Desert on Tuesday night.... Read more»

BP agents arrest 10, seize more than a ton of pot

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 10 suspected drug smugglers and seized 2,395 pounds of marijuana in the West Desert in two incidents since Monday.... Read more»

BP finds more than 1,300 lbs of abandoned pot

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,300 pounds of marijuana abandoned in the West Desert in two incidents Wednesday.... Read more»

Border Patrol wrapup

BP checkpoint near Huachuca City to reopen Tuesday

The S.R. 90 checkpoint will reopen after four months of improvements. In other Border Patrol news, Tucson Sector agents seized 2,900 pounds of pot, arrested two people with felony warrants, and helped to rescue a man trapped inside a vehicle following an accident.... Read more»

BP seizes ton of pot, arrests man wanted in Ore.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than a ton of marijuana and arrested a man with a felony warrant in separate incidents Tuesday.... Read more»

BP agents seize $680,000 in pot, heroin

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly $680,000 worth of heroin and marijuana in separate incidents Wednesday, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said.... Read more»

BP agents find nearly a ton of pot in abandoned SUV

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly a ton of marijuana from an abandoned vehicle in the West Desert early Thursday... Read more»

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