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Drug Smuggling

Steller: Nogales prosecutors call out federal agent

NOGALES, Ariz. - You can imagine how this story might have ended.

October 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Drug dealers found guilty

A jury in Pima County Superior Court has found four defendants accused of running a large-scale drug-smuggling operation guilty on all charges.

October 11, 2013 12:00 am

Drug business ran like a business, prosecutor says

The case against four people accused of operating a major drug-smuggling enterprise reads more like a business report than a television drama, Assistant Arizona Attorney General Joshua S. Moser told jurors in his closing arguments Tuesday.

October 08, 2013 5:15 pm

Drugs worth $7M found west of city

Authorities in Southern Arizona said they've seized more than $7 million worth of marijuana.

August 09, 2013 12:00 am

1 of 9 border crossers dies near Sells

A young man from Mexico is dead after a group of illegal border crossers got lost in the Arizona desert, the U.S. Border Patrol says.

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Bees repeatedly sting man, dog on NW side

A man mowing his lawn was stung repeatedly by bees on Tucson's northwest side Monday morning.

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Pot-smuggling cases lead to four arrests

Four Phoenix-area residents were arrested in two marijuana-smuggling incidents at the Douglas port of entry in recent days.

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Meth surgically removed from woman at border

PHOENIX - A doctor surgically removed a 1-pound package of methamphetamine from a woman's pelvic area after she tried to smuggle the drugs into Arizona from Mexico, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman said Friday.

June 29, 2013 12:00 am

Pot, $100,000 cash are seized in Nogales

In Nogales port of entry busts:

May 21, 2013 12:00 am

Mexico detains father-in-law of cartel boss Guzman

MEXICO CITY — Mexican federal police arrested the father-in-law of alleged drug lord Joaquin Guzman on Tuesday across the border from Douglas without any shots fired, authorities said.

April 30, 2013 9:03 pmLoading…
Governor tours border, invites Obama to visit, see problems

Governor tours border, invites Obama to visit, see problems

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer acknowledges the assembled media at the Million Air Tucson jet center at the Tucson airport after an aerial tour of the Arizona border. The governor spoke on the latest status of border security efforts in Arizona.

February 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Governor tours border, invites Obama to visit, see problems

Governor tours border, invites Obama to visit, see problems

Gov. Brewer arrives in Tucson via Black Hawk helicopter after touring the border. She invited President Obama to tour the border, too.

February 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Governor tours border, invites Obama to visit, see problems

Governor tours border, invites Obama to visit, see problems

Hours before President Obama's State of the Union address, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer toured the border area Tuesday and concluded the region remains a "gateway of the drug cartels."

February 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Report: 3 BP agents had been in contact before fatal gunfire

Report: 3 BP agents had been in contact before fatal gunfire

Agent was killed on Oct. 2.

November 03, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Report: 3 BP agents had been in contact before fatal gunfire

Report: 3 BP agents had been in contact before fatal gunfire

Three U.S. Border Patrol agents responding to an alarm from an underground sensor were apparently in radio contact as they approached from opposite directions before opening fire on each other in Cochise County, leaving one agent dead, according to a sheriff's report released Friday.

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Law & Order Briefs

Law & Order Briefs

Palo Verde Road rollover

July 17, 2012 12:00 am

Bodies may be those of missing family

Drug-cartel members may not be responsible after all for the five bodies found Saturday in a burnt vehicle in the desert of western Pinal County.

June 06, 2012 12:00 am

Northern border luring more drug flights

SANDUSKY, Mich. - The Cessna airplane touched down about midnight, dropped a load of drugs and was back in the air in 90 seconds. Suddenly, the pilot of a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter hovering nearby turned on a powerful spotlight and tracked an SUV fleeing with hockey bags stuffed with 175…

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