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ACLU demands halt to alleged harassment of checkpoint monitors in Arivaca

ACLU demands halt to alleged harassment of checkpoint monitors in Arivaca

A group of Arivaca residents are not giving up on their efforts to have a Border Patrol checkpoint removed from their community.

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Gary Meinert: Use of force

Gary Meinert: Use of force

Almost daily I read comments regarding the Border Patrol by those who profess knowledge but  whose inaccuracies are taken as truths by readers.

April 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Border wait times could drop with addition of 170 officers

Border wait times could drop with addition of 170 officers

There might be shorter wait lines in the near future as Arizona’s ports of entry get an influx of additional officers.

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Federal officers seize $424,000 in drugs at Nogales port

Federal officers seize $424,000 in drugs at Nogales port

Federal officers seized $424,000 in drugs in three separate incidents at the Nogales port of entry.

April 02, 2014 10:00 pm Related
GAO report raises doubts about successor to ‘virtual fence’ in Arizona

GAO report raises doubts about successor to ‘virtual fence’ in Arizona

Some members of Congress are skeptical of a new border surveillance system being rolled out in Arizona, citing a lack of specific measurements for its success and the $1 billion already spent on the failed program it replaces.

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More must be done to stop unneeded killings at border

Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher’s directive clarifying existing guidelines on use of force is yet another step in the agency’s slow march in the right direction. Unfortunately, this deliberate approach to policy change falls far short of the needed action to halt unnecessary killings by agents.

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Federal agents rescue undocumented immigrant near Nogales

An undocumented immigrant with multiple injuries was rescued Monday night after falling about 150 feet from a mountain near Nogales, officials said.

March 11, 2014 6:15 pm Related
4 Nogales seizures total $1 million in meth, heroin

4 Nogales seizures total $1 million in meth, heroin

Four separate drug seizures over the weekend at the Nogales port of entry totaled an estimated worth of $1 million in methamphetamine and heroin, federal officials said Monday.

March 10, 2014 8:00 pm Related

Man arrested in Nogales for attempt to smuggle drugs

A man was arrested at the Nogales port of entry Thursday for attempting to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine into the United States.

March 07, 2014 7:45 pm Related

660 pounds of marijuana seized from RV at U.S.-Mexico border

A 51-year-old man was arrested Sunday after officers found more than 660 pounds of marijuana in the RV he was driving at the Port of Lukeville.

March 03, 2014 5:21 pm Related
Man attempting to smuggle meth arrested at Nogales border

Man attempting to smuggle meth arrested at Nogales border

A Mexican national was arrested Sunday for attempting to smuggle 24 pounds of methamphetamine through the DeConcini port of entry in Nogales, authorities said.

February 25, 2014 9:30 pm Related
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seize $314,650 worth of pot; arrests in other incidents

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seize $314,650 worth of pot; arrests in other incidents

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized an estimated $314,650 worth of marijuana, and made arrests in other incidents last week, authorities said.

February 20, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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2 arrested in separate marijuana smuggling attempts at Douglas port of entry

2 arrested in separate marijuana smuggling attempts at Douglas port of entry

Two Mexican nationals were arrested in separate marijuana smuggling attempts through the Douglas port of entry Saturday, authorities said.

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7 incidents lead to more than $605,000 in seized pot; 8 arrests

7 incidents lead to more than $605,000 in seized pot; 8 arrests

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector seized more than $605,000 worth of marijuana and arrested eight drug smugglers during the past two weeks, federal authorities said.

February 10, 2014 5:35 pm
Agua Prieta, Son. man in custody after attempt to smuggle marijuana

Agua Prieta, Son. man in custody after attempt to smuggle marijuana

An Agua Prieta, Sonora man was taken into custody Wednesday for attempting to smuggle marijuana through the Douglas port of entry, authorities said.

February 06, 2014 7:00 pm
Tucson Sector border agents seize marijuana, vehicles and track migrants

Tucson Sector border agents seize marijuana, vehicles and track migrants

U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector seized $2.4 million worth of marijuana, recovered two stolen trucks and arrested 14 migrants on the Tohono O'odham Nation Tuesday.

February 05, 2014 5:15 pm

Proposal could make it easier for wealthy Mexican tourists to bypass Tucson for Phoenix

A proposal to let Mexican visitors easily visit any part of Arizona, not just the southern end, could mean wealthy shoppers will drive past Tucson and spend their money in Phoenix, local leaders fear.

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Nearly $4M in pot found in shipment of tomatoes at Nogales port

Nearly $4M in pot found in shipment of tomatoes at Nogales port

Nearly $4 million worth of marijuana was seized in a shipment of tomatoes on Wednesday at the Nogales commercial port of entry, officials said.

January 23, 2014 12:16 pm Photos

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Mask covered in chicken blood seized at border

Mask covered in chicken blood seized at border

A mask covered with chicken blood and feathers was seized at the Nogales border crossing this week, officials say.

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Homeland Security chief says border security is a priority

Homeland Security chief says border security is a priority

The new secretary of homeland security stressed alertness along the U.S.-Mexico border, but during his first official visit to Southern Arizona he did not address recent cartel-related violence in Sonora.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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