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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.

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6 arrested at Nogales ports of entry in separate drug smuggling attempts

6 arrested at Nogales ports of entry in separate drug smuggling attempts

Six people were arrested in recent drug smuggling attempts at the ports of entry in Nogales, federal authorities said.

September 05, 2013 7:00 pm

Arpaio: Armed militias beware or be shot

PHOENIX — Tough-talking Sheriff Joe Arpaio is warning civilians who embark on armed patrols in remote desert terrain that they could end up “seeing 30 rounds fired” into them

August 20, 2013 7:30 pmLoading…

Border officers in Douglas arrest 4 on drug charges

Arizona border officers arrested four people over the weekend on suspicion of smuggling drugs in unrelated incidents at the Douglas border crossing, officials say.

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More than ton of pot seized in Nogales, Ariz.

Federal agents seized more than 2,300 pounds of marijuana and arrested three suspects Wednesday during a surveillance operation in Nogales.

May 16, 2013 9:25 pm

Tucson jury: Border agents violated smugglers’ civil rights

Two Border Patrol agents were found guilty of violating the civil rights of four drug smugglers in 2008.

April 19, 2013 3:51 pm
2 arrested in separate border pot-smuggling incidents

2 arrested in separate border pot-smuggling incidents

Two people were arrested Tuesday in separate incidents at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry for trying to smuggle about $304,000 worth of marijuana into the United States, a federal official said.

April 03, 2013 4:24 pm
Border officers find drug assortment in Mexican woman’s pickup truck

Border officers find drug assortment in Mexican woman’s pickup truck

A 54-year-old Mexican woman was arrested Wednesday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Naco Port of Entry said they found about 150 pounds of assorted drugs.

March 21, 2013 4:40 pm Related

Attorneys in Guerena civil case told to be mindful

Long story short. The attorneys in Vanessa Guerena v. Pima County have to be very careful when they talk to the media for the forseeable future.

February 05, 2013 2:08 pm
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

Detectives hoping to find more evidence in Guerena drug case

A Pima County grand jury indicted Alejandro Guerena on nearly two dozen drug charges last March, but the sheriff's department isn't done with him yet.

January 25, 2013 1:46 pm
12 smugglers with 1,250 lbs of pot caught SW of Tucson

12 smugglers with 1,250 lbs of pot caught SW of Tucson

A dozen drug smugglers carrying 1,250 pounds of marijuana were arrested Tuesday night by Border Patrol agents southwest of Tucson.

January 17, 2013 5:38 pm
Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout

Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout

CULIACAN, Mexico —A 20-year-old state beauty queen has been killed in northern Mexico during a running gun battle between soldiers and the gang of drug traffickers she was traveling with, officials say.

November 26, 2012 3:21 pmLoading…
Woman arrested in heroin smuggling attempt in Nogales

Woman arrested in heroin smuggling attempt in Nogales

A Mexican national was arrested Friday for attempting to smuggle more than $77,000 worth of heroin through the Dennis DeConcini Port in Nogales.

October 22, 2012 12:05 pm Photos

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Tucson woman given 10.5 years in 2011 killing

A Tucson woman was sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison Wednesday in the May 2011 death of a 46-year-old local man.

September 26, 2012 3:02 pm Related

21 people sentenced for drug smuggling on Tohono O'odham reservation

A 33-year-old Caborca, Sonora, resident has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for possessing firearms in connection with a drug-trafficking organization.

August 20, 2012 1:53 pm
Pima County deputies seek brothers in drug case

Pima County deputies seek brothers in drug case

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Alejandro and Gerardo Guerena, who are wanted for drug trafficking and money laundering.

June 11, 2012 12:02 pm Photos

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Douglas couple convicted of AHCCCS fraud

A Douglas couple has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay restitution for defrauding the state’s health-care program, after collecting benefits while raking in thousands of dollars from drug trafficking.

May 22, 2012 1:05 pmLoading…

TV show to feature Arizona border group

A longtime Arizona border group will be featured Wednesday on the Outdoor Channel’s “Border Battles” television show.

February 21, 2012 12:05 pmLoading…

Border Patrol agent fires gun near Nogales

A Border Patrol agent fired his weapon early Monday morning near the border fence in downtown Nogales after suspected drug smugglers threw rocks at agents, officials said.

January 30, 2012 12:15 pm

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