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Sells woman faces 20 years in New Mexico drug case

Sells woman faces 20 years in New Mexico drug case

Serina Josephina Rivera pleaded guilty to federal narcotics trafficking charges.

July 10, 2015 11:30 am Related
Border officers: Tucson woman hid heroin in underwear

Border officers: Tucson woman hid heroin in underwear

Two packages of heroin were found her bra and another was disguised as a sanitary napkin.

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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
4 arrested in separate drug smuggling attempts at border

4 arrested in separate drug smuggling attempts at border

Federal officers found drugs totaling about $325,000 in four separate border busts.

May 11, 2015 3:19 pm Photos

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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
Border smuggling attempts lead to arrests

Border smuggling attempts lead to arrests

Federal officers make arrests in Nogales, Douglas.

March 16, 2015 9:42 pm Photos

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2 arrested in drug smuggling attempt at border

2 arrested in drug smuggling attempt at border

A woman tried to smuggle meth; a man attempted to smuggle heroin.

March 03, 2015 7:45 pm Photos

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Undocumented immigrants found hiding in car

Undocumented immigrants found hiding in car

Discovered at Border Patrol checkpoint near Tubac.

February 19, 2015 7:45 pm Related
Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Reader statements on county supervisors spending, civics test, overdose drug, Paris march. 

January 17, 2015 6:30 pmLoading…
Border's proximity makes Tucson hub for heroin epidemic

Border's proximity makes Tucson hub for heroin epidemic

Pima County has had overdose rate almost twice that of other Arizona counties.

January 11, 2015 10:00 pm Photos

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4 arrested, separate incidents of drug smuggling

4 arrested, separate incidents of drug smuggling

Federal authorities seize nearly $568,000 worth of drugs.

September 22, 2014 6:30 pm
3 arrested, over $325,000 in drugs seized in Nogales

3 arrested, over $325,000 in drugs seized in Nogales

Three men were arrested and over $325,000 in drugs were seized Thursday in separate incidents at the Nogales port of entry.

June 06, 2014 10:45 pm Photos

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Border officers: Arizona man hid heroin under shirt

Border officers: Arizona man hid heroin under shirt

An Arizona man is accused of trying to smuggle 2.5 pounds of heroin across the border at Nogales by hiding it under his shirt, officials said.

May 20, 2014 2:45 pm Related
Federal officers seize drugs worth about $290,000

Federal officers seize drugs worth about $290,000

Federal officers seized drugs worth about $290,000 in two separate incidents recently at the port of Nogales.

April 28, 2014 8:01 pm Related
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
4 Nogales seizures total $1 million in meth, heroin

4 Nogales seizures total $1 million in meth, heroin

Four separate drug seizures over the weekend at the Nogales port of entry totaled an estimated worth of $1 million in methamphetamine and heroin, federal officials said Monday.

March 10, 2014 8:00 pm Related

Man arrested in Nogales for attempt to smuggle drugs

A man was arrested at the Nogales port of entry Thursday for attempting to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine into the United States.

March 07, 2014 7:45 pm Related
Officers seize heroin, meth at Nogales crossing; Tucson woman arrested

Officers seize heroin, meth at Nogales crossing; Tucson woman arrested

A Tucson woman was arrested Thursday in Nogales on suspicion of trying to smuggle nearly 21 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine into the United States.

November 15, 2013 2:18 pm Photos

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12 linked to illegal drug sales in Ajo

12 linked to illegal drug sales in Ajo

Deputies of the Pima County Sheriff's Department worked with federal authorities in a joint operation that linked 12 people to illegal drug sales in Ajo.

September 11, 2013 9:30 pm Photos

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Drug busts keep Nogales border officers busy

Drug busts keep Nogales border officers busy

Four people were arrested in separate drug-related incidents Friday at the Nogales border crossing.

July 08, 2013 5:33 pm Related

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