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BP agent arrested after 4-hour standoff near Sierra Vista, charged with sexually assaulting a minor

Sierra Vista police officers arrested a U.S. Border Patrol agent following a four-hour standoff at a church near Whetstone and charged him with two counts each of sexual conduct with a minor and sexual assault, authorities said. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agent hit during arrest, second agent nearly run over by alleged smuggler last week

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was hit during an altercation with a Guatemalan man and another agent was nearly struck a car, during two separate incidents in Southern Arizona last week. ... Read more»

Sierra Vista man arrested for smuggling 6 Mexican men

A Sierra Vista-area man was arrested Wednesday by Border Patrol agents south of Benson for transporting in his vehicle six Mexican men who were illegally present in the United States, authorities said. ... Read more»

BP: 67 lbs. of pot found boxed up in hearse

Border Patrol agents stopped a hearse Saturday night north of Sierra Vista and discovered more than 67 lbs. of marijuana worth more than $33k concealed in a casket, with bags of manure used to cover the smell. Despite the fragrant cover-up, a drug dog alerted to the hidden drugs. ... Read more»

SV man gets 57 months in prison for human smuggling

A Sierra Vista man was sentenced to 57 months in prison for smuggling illegal immigrants and making false statements, the U.S. Attorney General’s Office said Wednesday.... Read more»

Drugs seized, 23 arrested in busts near Whetstone

The seizure of more than 170 pounds of marijuana, 1.5 grams of methamphetamine, stolen savings bonds and 23 arrests were the result of four-day multi-agency operation near Whetstone that ended Sunday.... Read more»