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Drug dog sniffs out $4 million in pot at Nogales border

Drug dog sniffs out $4 million in pot at Nogales border

A Mexican man was arrested Wednesday at the Port of Nogales for attempting to smuggle more than 8,000 pounds of marijuana into the United States.

April 10, 2014 2:38 pm Photos

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Heroin-stuffed undies get woman busted at Nogales border

Heroin-stuffed undies get woman busted at Nogales border

Border officers in Nogales say a woman was arrested this week when five pounds of heroin was found stuffed in her underwear.

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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 19, 2013 9:36 am Photos

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Mexican cartel leader's son to appear in Tucson courtroom

The son of one of Mexico's most wanted drug lords has been arrested on drug trafficking charges while entering the United States through Nogales, the U.S. attorney's office in San Diego says.

November 22, 2013 12:04 pmLoading…
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…

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Cochise County: No charges in 2011 border shooting

The Cochise County Attorney’s Office will not file charges against a Border Patrol agent who shot and killed a Douglas teenager more than two years ago, officials said.

August 23, 2013 12:00 am
Family of border slaying victim vows to pursue suit vs. US

Family of border slaying victim vows to pursue suit vs. US

The family of a teen killed by a Border Patrol agent said it will keep fighting after the Justice Department decided not to pursue criminal charges.

August 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Family of border slaying victim vows to pursue suit vs. US

Family of border slaying victim vows to pursue suit vs. US

Guadalupe Guerrero, left, mother of Carlos LaMadrid and aunt Reyna Guerrero, were at a news conference Monday, denouncing the decision to close the slaying case. The sign reads, "He killed my son (Agent) Lucas Tidwell.

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Family of border slaying victim vows to pursue suit vs. US

Family of border slaying victim vows to pursue suit vs. US

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Arizona couple busted at border with meth bodywraps

Arizona couple busted at border with meth bodywraps

A man and woman were apprehended at an Arizona border crossing this week with about 10 pounds of methamphetamine taped to their bodies, officials say.

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More from India cross AZ border, officers say

Border officials in Arizona are seeing an increasing number of immigrants from India being smuggled into the United States.

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5 desert deaths called homicide

Five sets of skeletal remains found concealed in the desert west of Tucson appear to be homicide victims, authorities said Tuesday.

June 05, 2013 12:00 am
After years of decline, apprehensions of people crossing the border illegally are on the rise again

After years of decline, apprehensions of people crossing the border illegally are on the rise again

A truck with migrants headed north to the border pulls into the "tollbooth" at the south end of the washboard dirt road that is the main route between Altar, Sonora, and Sasabe. The toll is just one of the myriad ways migrants are extorted as they try to reach the U.S.

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After years of decline, apprehensions of people crossing the border illegally are on the rise again

After years of decline, apprehensions of people crossing the border illegally are on the rise again

The number of people apprehended along the Southwest border is rising for a second fiscal year after an eight-year decline.

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5 killed in Border Patrol chase east of Tucson

5 killed in Border Patrol chase east of Tucson

Five people were killed Saturday night when an SUV being pursued by U.S. Border Patrol agents crashed east of Tucson, officials said.

April 21, 2013 11:05 am Related

Border briefs

Border officers seize fraudulent credit cards in Nogales

April 16, 2013 12:00 am

Tim Steller: Smuggled guns are history of border

Merchants from Fronteras, Sonora, gave the man a wad of money to spend on guns and ammunition in Douglas and smuggle them back south.

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Border Briefs

Agents: Dog thwarts chicharron smuggling

April 04, 2013 12:00 am
Border Patrol account of deadly Nogales shooting is disputed

Border Patrol account of deadly Nogales shooting is disputed

Isidro Alvarado, 36, talks about what he saw on Oct. 10, 2012, when José Antonio Elena Rodríguez was killed, apparently by gunshots fired by Border Patrol agents from the U.S. side of the border at Nogales.

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Border Patrol account of deadly Nogales shooting is disputed

Border Patrol account of deadly Nogales shooting is disputed

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