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Department of Public Safety officers found 50 bundles of marijuana in a truck after the driver allegedly led them on a high-speed chase.

A Sonora man was arrested after reportedly leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended with the seizure of more than 1,100 pounds of pot. Read more»

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»

A canine team from the Border Patrol's Tucson Station discovered nine bundles of marijuana Thursday that weighed 410 pounds and is worth $205,000.

Border Patrol agents arrested seven suspected drug smugglers and seized more than $1.8 million worth of marijuana in separate incidents Thursday. Read more»

A room in the Avondale house raided Wednesday by DPS' Special Operations Unit.

Four Mexican men were arrested on human smuggling charges after police raided a suspected drop house Wednesday where 19 people were being held in Avondale. Read more» 3

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An Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention officer was indicted Tuesday on federal drug trafficking charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Read more»

A Mexican man was sentenced to 11 years in prison for his role in a Naco drug tunnel operation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. Read more»

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»

Sgt. Kevin Wood, a media relations specialist for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, speaks at a news conference Wednesday. Wood said DPS has a more limited role in investigating the reported shooting of a Pinal County sheriff’s deputy than suggested by Pinal County officials.

At a news conference Wednesday, Sgt. Kevin Wood, a DPS media relations specialist, contradicted a statement Monday from Pinal County authorities that the agency agreed Deputy Louis Puroll was shot by drug smugglers. Read more»

Krentz in 2008.

Robert Krentz, the Southern Arizona rancher killed in March, may have been helping an illegal immigrant shortly before he was shot to death. Read more»


Our $94 million settlement with Western Union ranks as one of the most important legal agreements in Arizona's history. It will provide much needed resources for investigating and prosecuting crimes along the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more»