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The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Southern Arizona and West Desert and an excessive heat warning for the Phoenix region. Read more»

May is ending with some of the hottest temperatures seen for the month and June will kick off with more of the same with heat compounded by smoke from a wildfire in New Mexico. Read more»

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly 1 ton of marijuana and rescued a dehydrated Mexican national from the desert in separate incidents over the holiday weekend. Read more»

A 26-year-old man from Chiapas, Mexico, was sentenced Monday in a Tucson federal court to five years in prison for human smuggling. Read more»

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana in two incidents since Thursday. Read more»

Jose Manuel Lopez

A 24-year-old Nicaraguan man was sentenced Friday to 51 months in prison for trying to illegally re-enter the United States. Read more»

Border Patrol agents rescued four people from the mountains, seized 1,361 pounds of marijuana in the West Desert and apprehended 44 trying to cross the border in three incidents over the weekend. 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»

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized 1,361 pounds of marijuana while on patrol in the West Desert on Tuesday night. Read more»

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 10 suspected drug smugglers and seized 2,395 pounds of marijuana in the West Desert in two incidents since Monday. Read more»

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,300 pounds of marijuana abandoned in the West Desert in two incidents Wednesday. Read more»

The S.R. 90 checkpoint will reopen after four months of improvements. In other Border Patrol news, Tucson Sector agents seized 2,900 pounds of pot, arrested two people with felony warrants, and helped to rescue a man trapped inside a vehicle following an accident. Read more»

Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station found 31 bundles of marijuana northeast of Lukeville on Tuesday.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than a ton of marijuana and arrested a man with a felony warrant in separate incidents Tuesday. Read more»

Agents from the Ajo Station Training Unit found 25 backpacks of marijuana hidden under rocks in the West Desert on Wednesday.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly $680,000 worth of heroin and marijuana in separate incidents Wednesday, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said. Read more»

One hundred bundles of marijuana were found stuffed into this SUV found abandoned in a West Desert wash Thursday morning.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly a ton of marijuana from an abandoned vehicle in the West Desert early Thursday Read more»

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