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Social media, fentanyl a 'deadly' combination, DEA warns

The DEA confiscated millions of counterfeit fentanyl pills and over 28,000 pounds of methamphetamine as of 2020 - but keeping track of the transportation and distribution has become more complicated, because drug traffickers are using social media to sell the pills.... Read more»

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Los cárteles contrabandean cada vez más fentanilo 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»

As marijuana profits fade, cartels increasingly smuggle 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»

Scam online pharmacies selling fake, dangerous pills find opportunity in the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has kick-started a host of online and remote services, but not all of them are useful: Fake online pharmacies have also proliferated during the COVID-19 pandemic, putting their customers at serious risk.... Read more»

$3M in drugs stashed in backpacks seized near Lukeville

Border Patrol agents near Lukeville, Arizona intercepted two backpacks containing $3 million worth of narcotics on Saturday and arrested one man, authorities said.... Read more»

As suicide rates climb, 'Arizona model' leads nation in crisis care

Other states are starting to emulate what has become known as the “Arizona model” for crisis care, in which suicide hotlines, mobile crisis units and crisis facilities are electronically linked, creating a comprehensive system of services to address the first 24 hours of a person’s psychiatric emergency. ... Read more»

Three U.S. citizens arrested for smuggling meth, cocaine through Nogales this week

Three U.S. citizens were among six arrested by Customs and Border Protection agents in multiple incidents since Saturday for attempting to smuggle $586,000 in "hard drugs," including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine through Nogales-area ports. ... Read more»

U.S. citizens socked with charges for smuggling meth, pills at I-19 checkpoint

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three U.S. citizens and seized more than five pounds of methamphetamine and a grab bag of marijuana and prescription drugs at the I-19 checkpoint on Monday. ... Read more»

72-year-old man arrested for smuggling meth, cocaine in Nogales

Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 72-year-old Mexican man for attempting to smuggle 71 pounds of methamphetamine and 2.5 pounds of cocaine through the port on Monday, authorities said. ... Read more»

300 lbs. of meth among $1.8M in seizures at Nogales ports

Nogales-area customs officers seized nearly $1.8 million in drugs over the past week, including 25 pounds of heroin, 29 pounds of cocaine and more than 300 pounds of methamphetamine — with 152 pounds of liquid meth seized in a single case, authorities said. ... Read more»

$1M in drugs seized at Arizona border crossings this week

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales and Douglas arrested eight and seized more than $1 million in drugs in multiple seizures this week. ... Read more»

Tucson Border Patrol agent assaulted during drug seizure

A Border Patrol agent was assaulted and about $840,000 in drugs were seized in separate incidents Monday and Tuesday.... Read more»

Weekend seizures uncover drugs and guns at border crossings, checkpoints

Weekend seizures by Customs and Border Protection officers uncovered 63 pounds of "hard drugs" at two Arizona border crossings, along with marijuana and two handguns at checkpoints. ... Read more»

CBP: $522K in meth, cocaine, heroin seized in Nogales

Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers arrested three Mexican women from Nogales, Son., for attempted smuggling after officials found more than $522,000 in cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine in separate incidents over the weekend. ... Read more»

$683k in hard drugs seized at Az border crossings

CBP officers seized $683,000 in heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine at Arizona border crossings from multiple smuggling attempts in the past week, according to the agency. ... Read more»

$500K in hard drugs seized at Nogales crossing

Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $500,000 in hard drugs in multiple smuggling incidents over the past week, including one attempt by a 13-year-old girl to smuggle methamphetamine in the United States. ... Read more»

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