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Man shot fleeing through Nogales port sentenced to 27 months for striking CBP officers

A Mexican man who was shot in the head in 2016 while attempting to barrel through a Nogales border crossing, striking two Customs and Border Protection officers, was sentenced last week to 27 months in prison. ... Read more»

BP, agencies seek help fighting ‘sophisticated’ criminal threat at border

The Border Patrol’s chief agent in the Tucson Sector, told a House subcommittee chaired by Rep. Martha McSally that a barrier along the border cannot be the only line of defense against the cartels.... Read more»

2 Border Patrol agents assaulted in 24 hours

Two Border Patrol agents were assaulted by Mexican men in two separate incidents last week, authorities said. ... Read more»

Man shot, wounded trying to flee through Nogales border crossing

A Border Patrol agent and officers with Customs and Border Protection shot and wounded a man after he attempted to drive south through a border crossing in Nogales on Thursday. As the man attempted to evade agents and drove toward Mexico, he swerved his vehicle in an apparent attempt to hit officers, officials said.... Read more»

'Dedicated' Border Patrol agent killed in Sells cycle crash

The cause of the motorcycle crash that killed Border Patrol Agent Manuel Alvarez, 37, remains under investigation, said Tucson Sector Chief Paul Beeson during a news conference Friday. ... Read more»

Tucson businesses targeted in multi-state 'spice' drug probe

At least two Tucson-area businesses were raided by federal law enforcement agents Wednesday morning as part of a multi-state investigation targeting the sale and distribution of the synthetic drug known as "spice." ... Read more»

Yuma-area Border Patrol agent shoots, kills man during fight

A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a man during an altercation south of Yuma on Thursday night. The agent sustained injuries, including a concussion and cuts to his face and head after a suspected illegal immigrant grabbed his collapsible baton and hit him repeatedly. ... Read more»

Trucker arrested when 42 migrants found in semi-trailer

Arizona DPS officers arrested a U.S. citizen after they found 42 undocumented immigrants in the back of a tractor-trailer near Tubac on Monday, as part of a joint investigation involving federal and state officials. ... Read more»

BP reveals elite team had desert shootout earlier this month

Discussing a Tuesday shooting case, Border Patrol officials told TucsonSentinel.com on Wednesday that the agency's elite BORTAC team took part earlier this month in another incident: a shootout with five suspected drug smugglers.... Read more»