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Good boy: BP dog sniffs out $68K in marijuana at checkpoint

A Border Patrol canine led agents from the Willcox station to more than $68,000 in marijuana stashed inside a truck at the checkpoint near Tombstone on Thursday morning, authorities said. ... Read more»

CBP: 8 U.S. citizens arrested trying to smuggle Mexican nationals through checkpoints

Border Patrol agents stationed at checkpoints in the Tucson Sector arrested eight U.S. citizens in multiple incidents for their involvement in human smuggling attempts over the last week, authorities said. ... Read more»

Arivaca residents now monitoring second Border Patrol checkpoint

A group of Arivaca residents have expanded their monitoring of Border Patrol checkpoints to SR 286, just north of the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge. Activists set up just north of the checkpoint with binoculars, video cameras and clipboards to record the interactions between agents and people driving north.... Read more»

CBP: 6 U.S. citizens arrested for smuggling attempts

Six U.S. citizens were arrested for attempting to smuggle several Mexican men and 122 pounds of marijuana through Southern Arizona Border Patrol checkpoints last week.... Read more»

BP agents find five immigrants in hot car trunks in five hours Wednesday

Border Patrol agents found five Mexican nationals in the hot trunks of cars over five hours in three separate alleged smuggling incidents Wednesday at southern Arizona checkpoints, the agency said. ... Read more»

Immigrants found hiding in trunk at I-19 checkpoint

Border Patrol agents found two Mexican nationals hiding in the trunk of a car on Tuesday, and arrested a third at the I-19 checkpoint on Tuesday. ... Read more»

BP suit alleges 1st Amendment violations at Arivaca checkpoint

Two Arivaca residents filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, accusing the Border Patrol of violating their First Amendment rights in blocking attempts to observe a checkpoint maintained by the agency. ... Read more»2

Rocky Point news site calls checkpoint reports 'untrue'

A travel warning issued by the U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Son., is based on unsubstantiated rumors, said a Puerto Peñasco news website. The consulate warned Americans traveling to the Mexican resort town, also known as Rocky Point, of "unofficial checkpoints" set up on Highway 8.... Read more»

U.S. warns of 'unofficial checkpoints' on Rocky Point route

The U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Son., has issued a "Warden Message" warning of possible unauthorized checkpoints on Highway 8 between the border and Puerto Peñasco.... Read more»