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Rains, smugglers damage border fence in Nogales

Rains, smugglers damage border fence in Nogales

Repairs being made to wall.

July 30, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence

Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence

A repair crew's ladder leans against a section of the border fence under repair near Nogales, Ariz., Sunday, July 27, 2014, after suspected smugglers made a garage-sized hole in the steel barrier that divides the U.S. and Mexico. It was one of two incidents this past weekend that left parts …

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Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence

Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence

Workers makes repairs to a section of the border fence near Nogales, Ariz., Sunday, July 27, 2014, after suspected smugglers made a garage-sized hole in the steel barrier that divides the U.S. and Mexico. It was one of two incidents this past weekend that left parts of the fence down after f…

July 30, 2014 1:21 pmLoading…
People smugglers' money trail

People smugglers' money trail

Feds address rise in Central American immigrants by targeting smuggling organizations.

July 22, 2014 3:46 pm Photos

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Following the money key to stemming Central American surge

Following the money key to stemming Central American surge

Federal government addressing surge of Central Americans by targeting smuggling organizations.

July 22, 2014 1:30 pm Photos

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Pinal Sheriff: Mexican drug cartel scouts arrested in months-long investigation

Pinal Sheriff: Mexican drug cartel scouts arrested in months-long investigation

Several men working as lookouts for a Mexican drug cartel in a known smuggling area have been arrested after a months-long investigation in Pinal County. 

June 16, 2014 1:30 pm
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.

May 06, 2014 5:02 pm Photos

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Nogales man to serve more than three years for pulling gun on Border Patrol officers

A Nogales man who fled from U.S. Customs and Border Protections officers, then threatened them with a gun was sentenced to more than three years in prison.

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Border officers find drug tunnel in Nogales

Border officers find drug tunnel in Nogales

A completed drug tunnel was found Tuesday night in the backyard shed of a Nogales house, border officials say.

December 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Border officers in Nogales find tractor-trailer hauling 10 tons of marijuana

Border officers in Nogales find tractor-trailer hauling 10 tons of marijuana

A tractor-trailer carrying a load of squash from Hermosillo, Sonora was also carrying the largest load of marijuana seized on Arizona's border with Mexico, officials said Tuesday. The pot – 881 bundles weighing 20,375 pounds – was seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working…

November 19, 2013 8:25 am Photos

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Ten arrested on human smuggling charges in Pinal County

Ten arrested on human smuggling charges in Pinal County

Three women and ten men were arrested in Pinal County on suspicion of human smuggling. 

November 13, 2013 9:07 am

2 Border Patrol agents get prison for violating smugglers' rights

Two suspended Border Patrol agents have each been sentenced to 24 months in prison as a result of their convictions for civil rights offenses.

November 12, 2013 1:22 pm
6th homicide suspect arrested in Arizona smuggling ring

6th homicide suspect arrested in Arizona smuggling ring

A sixth suspect has been arrested in connection with a human-smuggling ring that left one illegal border crosser dead.

August 31, 2013 12:00 am
6th homicide suspect arrested in Arizona immigrant-smuggling ring

6th homicide suspect arrested in Arizona immigrant-smuggling ring

A sixth suspect has been arrested in connection with a human-smuggling ring that left one illegal border crosser dead.

August 30, 2013 10:55 am

2 arrested at Nogales port in smuggling attempts

Two people were arrested in separate incidents at the Nogales Port of Entry last week in connection with trying to smuggle drugs across the border.

August 26, 2013 4:00 pm
Three arrested in Douglas for attempted pot smuggling

Three arrested in Douglas for attempted pot smuggling

Three people were arresed in two separate incidents Wednesday for attempting to smuggle marijuana through the Douglas port of entry.

August 16, 2013 5:59 pm

5 arrested, 1 wanted in human-smuggling ring that left 1 dead northwest of Tucson

Five suspects have been arrested and a sixth is wanted in connection with a human-smuggling ring that left one illegal border crosser dead.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am
5 arrested, 1 wanted in smuggling ring that left man dead near Tucson

5 arrested, 1 wanted in smuggling ring that left man dead near Tucson

Five suspects have been arrested and a sixth is wanted in connection with a human smuggling ring that left one border crosser dead.

August 15, 2013 3:18 pm Photos

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4 arrested at Douglas port in smuggling attempts

Four Phoenix area residents were arrested for attempting to smuggle more than $52,000 worth of marijuana through the Douglas port of entry.

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Murder charges sought in Pinal County people-smuggling case

The Pinal County Sheriff's Department says it will ask for murder charges against two Phoenix residents after a man with heat exhaustion died after being found in a truck with other immigrants.

July 11, 2013 12:00 am

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