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Cocaine

Recent border busts total $1.45 million in seizures

Recent border busts total $1.45 million in seizures

Drugs included heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.

June 29, 2015 8:30 pm
Cocaine seized at border; Rio Rico man arrested

Cocaine seized at border; Rio Rico man arrested

Cocaine was worth about $229,000, authorities said.

May 01, 2015 8:33 pm
Federal officers find $354,000 in drugs at border crossing

Federal officers find $354,000 in drugs at border crossing

The heroin and cocaine were found in an SUV at Nogales port. 

March 24, 2015 9:49 pm Related
Tucson man arrested in drug smuggling attempt

Tucson man arrested in drug smuggling attempt

Federal officers seized nearly 38 pounds of cocaine.

March 17, 2015 9:30 pm Related
Federal officers seize over $563,000 in drugs at border

Federal officers seize over $563,000 in drugs at border

Five separate smuggling attempts over the weekend at Nogales border crossings. 

January 27, 2015 7:45 pm Photos

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Heroin's journey through Arizona feeds growing demand

Heroin's journey through Arizona feeds growing demand

Traffickers will use any means to smuggle heroin and other drugs into the United States. 

January 11, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Federal officers seize drugs totaling $584,000 in busts

Federal officers seize drugs totaling $584,000 in busts

The busts were made at Southern Arizona ports of entry.

November 13, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Tucson man detained; drugs seized at border

Tucson man detained; drugs seized at border

An estimated $275,000 worth of cocaine found in car.

October 09, 2014 9:15 pm
Deputy finds various drugs in Tucson man's car during traffic stop

Deputy finds various drugs in Tucson man's car during traffic stop

A Tucson man was arrested last week in Pinal County after deputies found cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a gun in his car during a traffic stop. 

April 21, 2014 8:56 am

Arizona doctor gets probation in medicinal cocaine theft

PHOENIX — A plastic surgeon who admitted stealing medicinal cocaine from a Scottsdale surgery center was sentenced Monday to three years of probation for his theft and drug convictions. Dr. Paul Kenneth Holden stole five vials of the drug in the middle of the night July 10 from a surgery ce…

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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

Trial for drug kingpin's son moved to California

The son of a reputed Mexican drug boss will be tried in federal court in California on charges he conspired to smuggle drugs into the United States.

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Federal authorities seize $1.38 million in drugs in Nogales

Federal authorities seize $1.38 million in drugs in Nogales

Five people were arrested in separate weekend smuggling attempts involving local residents and Mexican nationals at the Nogales port of entry, authorities said.


November 04, 2013 8:15 pm Photos

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2 arrested at Nogales port in smuggling attempts

Two people were arrested in separate incidents at the Nogales Port of Entry last week in connection with trying to smuggle drugs across the border.

August 26, 2013 4:00 pm
Man caught on video ditching pickup truck, and other local news

Man caught on video ditching pickup truck, and other local news

Man seen ditching stolen pickup truck

July 11, 2013 12:00 am
Nogales border officers: Cocaine taped to woman's butt

Nogales border officers: Cocaine taped to woman's butt

A Phoenix woman is facing drug charges after border officers in Nogales say they found three pounds of cocaine taped to her butt.

July 10, 2013 6:58 pm Related

Tucson man sentenced on Mass. drug charges

A sergeant in the Arizona National Guard who served in Iraq has been sentenced to three years in a Massachusetts prison after pleading guilty to his role in a scheme to move $1 million worth of cocaine from Mexico to Canada.

June 18, 2013 3:21 pm
Border agents seize 26 lbs. of cocaine at Nogales port

Border agents seize 26 lbs. of cocaine at Nogales port

A 29-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for attempting to smuggle 26 pounds of cocaine into the United States through the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz, officials said.

April 18, 2013 5:31 pm Related
Border officers find drug assortment in Mexican woman’s pickup truck

Border officers find drug assortment in Mexican woman’s pickup truck

A 54-year-old Mexican woman was arrested Wednesday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Naco Port of Entry said they found about 150 pounds of assorted drugs.

March 21, 2013 4:40 pm Related

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