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Former Az prison guard sentenced to 30 mos. in gun smuggling plot

A former Arizona Department of Corrections officer was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to smuggling two belt-fed rifles, an AK-47 and 500 AK-47 magazines into Mexico.... Read more»

Smuggler faces charges after running over migrant while fleeing BP near T-O Nation

A 23-year-old man faces federal charges after he ran over a migrant while fleeing from a Border Patrol agent during a vehicle stop last week near the Tohono O'odham Nation. ... Read more»

Tucson jury finds man guilty of gun smuggling, threatening federal officers

A Las Vegas man who engaged in an armed standoff with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Lukeville, Arizona in 2019 was found guilty of impeding and threatening federal officers, and smuggling firearms and ammunition into Mexico. John Milton Lee, 62, planned to drive weapons to Guatemala, but was turned back by Mexican authorities. ... Read more»

2nd member of gun-smuggling duo sentenced to 12 years in prison

A 25-year-old man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday by a federal judge in Tucson after he pleaded guilty to straw-purchasing dozens of firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition and smuggling them into Mexico, as well as trafficking fentanyl into the U.S. ... Read more»

Nogales man pleads guilty in human-smuggling probe

A 24-year-old man pleaded guilty in a Tucson federal court Friday for his role in coordinating smuggling efforts in Nogales, part of a years-long investigation launched by federal officials to clamp down on the movement of people across the Arizona-Mexico border. ... Read more»

Feds appoint 'fraud coordinator' to investigate CV-19 schemes

A federal prosecutor has been appointed to serve as a "fraud coordinator," investigating scams related to the coronavirus outbreak.... Read more»