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Airport, TSA officials say as passengers return, so do security delays

Due to the low volume of travelers during the pandemic, getting through security and the preboarding process was quick and easy, but today the process is a bit more difficult, with more than 4.8 million passengers boarding flights at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in the past four months alone.... Read more»

FBI warns of armed election protests nationwide

Authorities are on high alert for extremist right-wing groups that are armed and said to pose a dangerous threat to all Americans following the insurrectionist siege of the U.S. Capitol.... Read more»

ATF: Two-thirds of guns recovered in Mexico from U.S.

About two-thirds of the weapons recovered by Mexican authorities since 2007 and submitted to U.S. law enforcement for tracing had origins in the United States, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Justice.... Read more»

Mexico to U.S.: No more weapons

Mexico's president called on U.S. officials to stop gun trafficking across the border Thursday, saying the move would be the best thing Americans could do to stop brutal drug violence. ... Read more»

241 arrested in operation to fight drug smuggling

A multi-agency, 14-day operation to combat drug smuggling resulted in 241 arrests and the seizures of nearly 2 tons of marijuana, weapons and vehicles.... Read more»

Man extradited to U.S. in killing of ICE agent

A man accused of participating in the killing of an ICE agent and attempted murder of another has been extradited from Mexico to face charges in the United States, ICE officials said Wednesday.... Read more»

Border Patrol wrapup

Agents arrest man wanted on sex abuse charges

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man wanted in Pima County on sexual abuse charges and a man with ties to the Sureño 13 gang in separate incidents over the weekend.... Read more»

Border Patrol wrapup

BP agent Tasers suspected drug smuggler

A Nogales Station agent used a Taser on a suspected drug smuggler Thursday after the suspect made a threatening move toward the agent.... Read more»

Mexican marines seize 900 guns

Mexican marines broke open a ship container in Michoacán and uncovered a whopping total of 900 firearms that included 9 mm pistols and shot guns — neither type of which is commonly used by drug cartels hitmen.... Read more»1

Oldest weapon in America identified

A spear tip embedded in a mastodon bone indicates that humans were hunting in North America 13,800 years ago – 800 years earlier than previously thought.... Read more»1

BP seizes pot, weapons, ammo

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized 1,861 pounds of marijuana, two firearms, more than 200 rounds of ammunition, radios and cell phones in five incidents over the weekend, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday.... Read more»

17 arrested, pot and weapons seized in Pinal sting

A multi-agency investigation resulted Thursday in the arrests of 17 suspected drug smugglers and the seizure of more than 935 pounds of marijuana, weapons, ammunition and cash, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.... Read more»

Border Patrol wrapup

Weapons, marijuana found in separate incidents

Border Patrol agents found two abandoned weapons and marijuana in separate incidents since Friday.... Read more»

Woman arrested for trying to smuggle ammo into Mexico

An American woman attempting to cross into Mexico with two children was arrested Wednesday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection discovered she was carrying ammunition and high-caliber magazine cartridges concealed in a duffel bag, according to the agency.... Read more»

How the Pentagon almost blew it over fake microchips from China

Counterfeit Chinese microchips being put into Navy weapons systems could have been hacked, making it possible to shut off a missile in the event of war or lie around just waiting to malfunction.... Read more»

U.S. weapons in Afghanistan & Pakistan fueling militants

Some of the U.S. weapons bound for U.S. and Afghan troops in Afghanistan are being stolen, landing instead in the hands of those they are meant to be used against.... Read more»