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Woman given 6.5 years for role in fatal shooting

Woman given 6.5 years for role in fatal shooting

Juliana Helene Olague pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.

July 28, 2014 5:45 pm

Major drug organization ran like any big business, prosecutor says

At the trial of four accused drug smugglers, the prosecution said the defendant’s organization operated the same way any large business would.

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4 in Patagonia family get prison in drug case

July 03, 2013 12:00 am
Nogales border officers: Jalapeño load hid $1.6M in pot

Nogales border officers: Jalapeño load hid $1.6M in pot

More than the peppers made a shipment of jalapeños recently intercepted by border officers at Nogales hot.

June 10, 2013 3:37 pm Related

Woman in drug family admits money laundering

A Tucson woman tied to a family drug-trafficking ring faces probation or up to 3.75 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday in Pima County Superior Court to one count of attempted money laundering in the second degree.

May 31, 2013 12:00 am

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
Smugglers pulling in young accomplices along Arizona-Sonora border

Smugglers pulling in young accomplices along Arizona-Sonora border

AGUA PRIETA, Sonora - Fernando Real hated to see his mother work minimum-wage jobs and barely scrape enough to pay the $100 rent for the room they shared.

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Raul Valdez Garcia

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Border agents in Nogales bust woman with heroin duct-taped under her bra

Border agents in Nogales bust woman with heroin duct-taped under her bra

A woman was arrested this week at the Nogales border crossing with eight pounds of heroin wrapped around her midriff, officials say.

February 27, 2013 1:39 pm Photos

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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

Guadalupe Ramirez

January 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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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Military finds smuggling tunnel in Nogales, Son.

Mexican authorities have found a sophisticated smuggling tunnel equipped with electricity and ventilation not far from the Nogales port of entry, U.S. officials said.

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Arizona border agents: $1M in liquid meth hidden in gas tank

Arizona border agents: $1M in liquid meth hidden in gas tank

A California man was arrested at the Douglas border crossing Friday after agents say they found $1 million worth of liquid meth in his car’s fuel tank, officials said.

December 04, 2012 2:34 pm

Law & Order Briefs

Accountant pleads guilty in Chuy's case

November 28, 2012 12:00 am
Border agents: Douglas woman’s car filled with pot

Border agents: Douglas woman’s car filled with pot

A Douglas woman was arrested while trying to drive into Arizona when border agents say they found 199 packages of marijuana hidden in the car she was driving.

November 27, 2012 4:03 pm
US border agent kills boy, 16, in Sonora

US border agent kills boy, 16, in Sonora

A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot across the border and killed a 16-year-old in Nogales, Sonora, on Wednesday night.

October 12, 2012 12:00 am
'Cocaine alley' focus of hunt in agent's killing

'Cocaine alley' focus of hunt in agent's killing

Investigators searching a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border for clues into the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent face a treacherous territory that is heavily used by drug smugglers, offers many hiding places and is close enough to Mexico for traffickers to make a quick getaway.

October 04, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

Those who've fallen

Here is the list of agents who have died on duty in the Tucson Sector:

October 03, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Weapons stashed, ditched along S. Arizona border

Weapons stashed, ditched along S. Arizona border

When a hiker in Madera Canyon discovered three AK-47-type rifles wrapped in plastic last month, it may have seemed like a random occurrence.

July 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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