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Justice of the Peace Ray Carroll

Green Valley Judge Ray Carroll will be holding court in several areas across his far-flung precinct starting this week, including temporary "traveling court" set-ups in Vail, Corona de Tucson and Arivaca. Read more»

En enero de 2019 los oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza en Nogales, Arizona incautaron casi $ 4.6 millones en fentanilo y metanfetamina valorada en casi 650 libras. Los cárteles están contrabandeando cada vez más fentanilo mortal a través de la frontera.

Aunque la marihuana ha sido la fuente de ingresos más rentable para los cárteles mexicanos, la legalización del cannabis en los estados de EE. UU., a provocado un cambio de rumbo: el fentanilo es más rentable, con un gramo que cuesta entre $150 y $200 en la calle, en comparación con aproximadamente $15 por gramo de marihuana. Read more»

The border wall, seen here in Nogales, does little to stop drug smugglers. In fiscal year 2020, agents seized more than 42,645 pounds of cocaine, 5,222 pounds of heroin, 324,973 pounds of marijuana, 156,901 pounds of methamphetamine and 3,967 pounds of fentanyl.

Although marijuana has been one of the most profitable cash cows for Mexican cartels, legalization of cannabis in the U.S. has prompted a change - fentanyl is more profitable, with a gram going for $150 to $200 on the street, compared with about $15 for a gram of weed. Read more»

Three wooden crosses mark the location where the remains of a family were found near Arivaca on April 10, 2021.

Bodies of 227 undocumented border crossers were found in the Arizona desert in 2020, and absent meaningful efforts to address the factors that drive people to risk their lives crossing miles of unforgiving desert, the number will continue to grow. Read more»

A Border Patrol agent at the No More Deaths camp in 2017.

Border Patrol agents have stopped "visible surveillance" at No More Death's humanitarian aid station south of Tucson, days after agents surrounded the camp and told volunteers the agency was seeking a warrant to raid the property, the group said. Read more»

A Border Patrol agent at the No More Deaths camp in 2017.

Justo antes de Navidad, agentes con la Patrulla Fronteriza rodearona la estación de ayuda humanitaria de No Más Muertes y dijeron que estaban buscando una orden judicial para una redada, dicen los trabajadores humanitario. Read more»

A makeshift memorial in 2011 at the site where a migrant teen’s body was found in Arizona. Remains found in the desert through the first three quarters of this year have already exceeded all of 2019, and are at the highest rate since 2013, a new report says.

Remains of 181 migrants were found in the Arizona desert through the end of September, 37 more than in all of last year and the most since 2013, according to the group Humane Borders. Read more»

People arrested by Border Patrol during a raid at the No More Deaths humanitarian aid camp during a raid on Monday evening near Arivaca, Arizona, are loaded into a Border Patrol vehicle.

Border Patrol agents arrested 19 people at a No More Deaths camp near Arivaca, Ariz., on Monday evening as they served a search warrant on the humanitarian aid base, officials said. Read more»

A line of vehicles heads into the No More Deaths camp south of Arivaca, Arizona on Friday night, including an armored vehicle known as a Bearcat.

In a sunset raid Friday, dozens of Border Patrol agents used a helicopter and armored personnel carrier as they raided a No More Deaths camp near Arivaca, Ariz., arresting more than three dozen people who were receiving medical care, food, water and shelter. Read more»

A Border Patrol agent at the No More Deaths camp in 2017.

Border Patrol agents have once again raided the No More Deaths camp, detaining at least person Thursday at the group's permanent desert aid camp south of Arivaca. The humanitarian aid group called the raid an "escalation" from the agency after the release of documents surrounding a similar raid more than three years ago. Read more»

A Border Patrol truck in Nogales, Arizona.

Authorities have released the names of two Mexican men who were killed when a driver crashed while being pursued by Border Patrol agents earlier this week near Arivaca, Ariz. Read more»

A blue flag marking a water drop, maintained Humane Borders, in the Cabeza Prieta wilderness in August 2018.

Humanitarian volunteers found the remains of up to four people in the Southern Arizona desert this weekend, while another set of remains reported in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument remained untouched by authorities for more than a year. Read more»

Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch during a press conference at the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector headquarters.

A 21-year veteran of the Border Patrol was shot multiple times at close range by an unknown number of people while responding to a sensor hit south of Arivaca early Tuesday morning, authorities said. Read more»

A Border Patrol agent was shot and wounded near Arivaca on Tuesday around 4:30 a.m. Read more»

An observer watching the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on Arivaca Road near Amado in 2014.

A federal appeals court ordered a new hearing for Arivaca protesters who said the Border Patrol violated their 1st Amendment rights when they tried to monitor a checkpoint for potential racial profiling. Read more»

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