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A multi-agency operation near Patagonia and Sonoita to combat drug and human smuggling yielded 297 pounds of marijuana, one arrest on a felony warrant and 71 vehicles stopped, U.S. Customs and Border protection said Tuesday. Read more»

The seizure of more than 170 pounds of marijuana, 1.5 grams of methamphetamine, stolen savings bonds and 23 arrests were the result of four-day multi-agency operation near Whetstone that ended Sunday. Read more»


The chief of federal border enforcement hailed an 18-month old program of teamwork between local, state, tribal, federal and Mexican authorities for making the border safer. Law enforcement is "prepared to deal" with the threat of increased violence by drug cartels, said Commissioner Alan Bersin. Read more»