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2 Arizona men face charges in drug smuggling attempts

2 Arizona men face charges in drug smuggling attempts

Two Arizona men were arrested in separate drug smuggling incidents Monday on the border, federal officials said.

May 06, 2014 5:02 pm Photos

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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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Arizona border officers find woman hidden in suitcase

Arizona border officers find woman hidden in suitcase

Customs officers found more than clothes when they inspected a suitcase in the back of a vehicle at the Port of Nogales last week. 

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Border agents near Tucson find 3 Chinese nationals in car trunk

Border agents near Tucson find 3 Chinese nationals in car trunk

Border Patrol agents arrested three Chinese nationals hidden in the trunk of a car at a checkpoint south of Tucson, officials said.

November 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Nearly $600K in meth seized at Arizona port-of-entry

Nearly $600K in meth seized at Arizona port-of-entry

Nearly $600,000 in methamphetamine was seized by customs officials this week in two smuggling attempts.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Border reform must have money for ports of entry

You arrive at the store, money in hand and ready to spend, and are confronted by an hours-long line just to get to the door. Once you reach the entrance, a security guard asks why you want to come in, where you're coming from and could she check your pockets before letting you through.

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Visitors to Mexico face restrictions on items crossing border

Visitors to Mexico face restrictions on items crossing border

If you're visiting Mexico over the holiday weekend, remember there are restrictions on the types of food you can take into the country. Unless it comes in a can or is fresh from the ocean it's probably banned from crossing.

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ICE freed over 600 criminal detainees

A detainee found guilty of felony second-degree robbery and countless convictions for prostitution and solicitation for lewd conduct was among more than 300 people Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in Phoenix released in February as part of a nationwide operation to save money.

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Man's bellybutton stuffed with heroin, border officers say

A Tucson man was arrested Tuesday after he tried to cross into Arizona with heroin wrapped around his waist and a small package of the drug tucked into his bellybutton, border officers said.

May 10, 2013 12:00 am
Nogales port officers find $1M worth of pot in bell peppers

Nogales port officers find $1M worth of pot in bell peppers

A Mexican man was arrested Tuesday at a Nogales port of entry for attempting to smuggle more than a ton of marijuana into the United States.  

March 13, 2013 3:14 pm
Massive pot shipment seized at Nogales

Massive pot shipment seized at Nogales

Customs and Border Patrol agents show off stacks of marijuana during a news conference Tuesday announcing the record seizure.

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Massive pot shipment seized at Nogales

Massive pot shipment seized at Nogales

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Massive pot shipment seized at Nogales

Massive pot shipment seized at Nogales

A drug cartel took a big hit when Nogales port of entry officials seized a marijuana cargo this month worth up to $12 million, the biggest pot seizure on the Arizona border and possibly the Southwest, Customs and Border Protection officials said.

January 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Law & Order Briefs

Motorcyclist dies in west-side collision

February 11, 2012 12:00 am
US seizing drug money, but cartels have plenty more

US seizing drug money, but cartels have plenty more

Customs and Border Protection officer Dave Pelsue looks over some papers in the seat console while searching a Mexico-bound pickup truck at the DeConcini Port in Nogales, Ariz.

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US seizing drug money, but cartels have plenty more

US seizing drug money, but cartels have plenty more

A U.S. campaign to slow southbound cash that fuels the Mexican drug wars has produced record seizures at Southwest border ports - but it doesn't mean the cartels are going out of business.

March 07, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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