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Border Patrol seizes $1.1 million in marijuana

Border Patrol seizes $1.1 million in marijuana

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector seized a total of about $1.1 million worth of marijuana in three incidents Thursday.

September 12, 2014 5:30 pm
Law and order briefs

Law and order briefs

From Southern Arizona's police blotters.

July 01, 2014 12:00 am
7 arrested, 89 pounds of heroin seized in Tucson

7 arrested, 89 pounds of heroin seized in Tucson

Seven people were arrested and 89 pounds of white heroin were seized in Tucson as part of a DEA 11-month investigation, authorities said Tuesday.

June 17, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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1 arrested in $2.2 million marijuana seizure

1 arrested in $2.2 million marijuana seizure

A semi-truck driver was arrested Wednesday and about 4,450 pounds of marijuana seized at a checkpoint near Whetstone.

June 05, 2014 9:01 pm
Agents find $2.2M worth of pot in cattle trailer near Whetstone

Agents find $2.2M worth of pot in cattle trailer near Whetstone

Border Patrol agents seized more than 4 tons of bundled marijuana worth about $2.2 million hidden in a semi-truck and livestock trailer near Whetstone on Wednesday night.

June 05, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Lawmaker who blocked hearing on Ariz. medical-pot research funding faces recall effort

PHOENIX — Supporters of medical marijuana research have targeted a Republican state senator for recall because she is blocking a measure that could fund it.

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Funding option for University of Arizona pot study suddenly gone

PHOENIX — A Phoenix Republican lawmaker is using her power to singlehandedly kill a House-passed bill that could provide the necessary funds to have a study of possible beneficial effects of medical marijuana.

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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
Gunbattle leaves at least 5 dead in Rocky Point

Gunbattle leaves at least 5 dead in Rocky Point

The sound of gunfire ripped through the Sonora beach town of Rocky Point Wednesday morning during a deadly shootout between the federal police and alleged drug traffickers.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Steller: Transparency, not rock policy, is CBP's problem

Steller: Transparency, not rock policy, is CBP's problem

When Border Patrol agents shoot at rock throwers, some argue it’s an unnecessary, disproportionate response: Deadly force against a mild threat.

November 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Proposed changes at Customs and Border Protection don't go far enough

Customs and Border Protection’s recently proposed changes to training policies and its incident-tracking system are a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done to curtail reported abuses by the largest law-enforcement agency in the United States.

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Border agents find $1.5M worth of pot in custom truck near Ajo

Border Patrol agents found nearly a ton of marijuana loaded into a highly modified pickup truck west of Tucson.

September 28, 2013 12:00 am
2 in Tucson charged with performing illegal lipo, breast enhancing

2 in Tucson charged with performing illegal lipo, breast enhancing

Two people in Tucson have been arrested for performing breast augmentation and liposuction procedures without medical licenses — sending two women to hospitals after they became severely ill.

August 06, 2013 5:07 pm Photos

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Missing Sierra Vista girls found safe

Missing Sierra Vista girls found safe

Two Sierra Vista-area girls — a 14-year-old and her 5-year-old cousin — reported missing early Wednesday have been found safe, officials say.

July 10, 2013 6:39 am

Nearly $2.6M of pot seized in Naco

Nearly 5,200 pounds of marijuana and three vehicles were seized by border officers in southern Arizona.

July 08, 2013 3:14 pm Related
Border task force seizes pot, ATVs in Arizona desert

Border task force seizes pot, ATVs in Arizona desert

Some 1,700 pounds of marijuana, multiple two-way radios and four ATVs were seized last week in joint agency operations that focus on smuggling groups operating in southern Arizona’s west desert, border officials said in a news release.

April 30, 2013 11:20 am Related

S. Arizona border agents seize 3,000 lbs. of pot

Border Patrol agents made several large marijuana seizures over the weekend in Southern Arizona.

April 22, 2013 1:46 pm
Border Patrol seizes $1 million in drugs

Border Patrol seizes $1 million in drugs

Tucson Border Patrol agents arrested three people, including a U.S. citizen, and seized more than $1 million worth of drugs over the weekend, a news release said.

February 26, 2013 10:40 am Photos

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Border Patrol: Shuttle rider had nearly two pounds of meth

Border Patrol: Shuttle rider had nearly two pounds of meth

An 18-year-old shuttle van passenger was arrested on suspicion of smuggling drugs after Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint south of Tucson found her carrying methamphetamine.

January 29, 2013 2:45 pm

2 Arizona pot busts worth $2.25M

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly 4,500 pounds of marijuana worth about $2.25 million in two separate incidents Friday, officials said.

January 22, 2013 4:40 pm

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