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Drug bust collage

Drug bust collage

January 09, 2015 5:54 pm
Office of Air and Marine

Office of Air and Marine

September 05, 2014 9:48 am
Office of Air and Marine

Office of Air and Marine

September 05, 2014 9:47 am
Office of Air and Marine

Office of Air and Marine

September 05, 2014 9:43 am
Meth in differential

Meth in differential

Officers at the Mariposa border crossing in Nogales found nearly 41 pounds of meth, worth close to $123,000, in the rear differential of the tractor-trailer rig, according to a news release from Customs and Border Protection.

April 08, 2014 1:36 pm
Douglas pot bust

Douglas pot bust

Officers at the Douglas port of entry found marijuana hidden in a tire of a Ford SUV. A 33-year-old woman from Agua Prieta, Sonora, was arrested, officials said.

February 28, 2014 4:43 pm
Hiker rescued

Hiker rescued

Border Patrol agents and National Park Service rangers rescue a hiker who had fallen in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

February 25, 2014 1:30 pm
Nogales border tunnel

Nogales border tunnel

Three men were arrested and a 481-foot drug tunnel in Nogales was shut down by federal authorities Monday night.

February 11, 2014 7:03 pm
Nogales tunnel

Nogales tunnel

Federal officers in Arizona and Mexico discovered a cross-border tunnel west of the DeConcini Port of Entry on Wednesday.

January 09, 2014 2:28 pm
Officers find Thai woman in suitcase at border

Officers find Thai woman in suitcase at border

Customs officers found a Thai woman inside a suitcase while inspecting a Honda SUV at the border last week. 

January 07, 2014 10:42 am
Tahoe with marijuana bundles

Tahoe with marijuana bundles

A vehicle with a fictitious government license plate was found loaded with 86 bundles of marijuana by Border Patrol agents in Nogales.

December 26, 2013 5:09 pm
Checkpoint meth

Checkpoint meth

Border Patrol agents at the checkpoint on Interstate 19 on Monday night arrested one woman and seized nearly 30 pounds of methamphetamine valued at more than $460,000.

December 17, 2013 4:49 pm
Drugs in watermelons

Drugs in watermelons

Officers found 200 bundles of marijuana worth about $924,000 hidden among a shipment of watermelons.

December 13, 2013 4:48 pm
Chinese nationals smuggle

Chinese nationals smuggle

The car where three Chinese nationals were found hidden in the trunk at the Border Patrol checkpoint south of Tucson.

November 13, 2013 12:35 pm
Pot in van

Pot in van

Border Patrol agents found $41,000 worth of marijuana hidden in a Plymouth van at a checkpoint on Arizona 80. The driver was arrested.

November 13, 2013 12:37 pm
Border busts

Border busts

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Ramon Alejandro Jimenez-Espinoza, 21, of Mexico was arrested Oct. 25, 2013, when U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found 24 pounds of heroin in the Hyundai sedan he was driving at the Nogales port of entry. A drug dog alerted to …

October 29, 2013 9:20 am
Border busts

Border busts

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Ramon Alejandro Jimenez-Espinoza, 21, of Mexico was arrested Oct. 25, 2013, when U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found 24 pounds of heroin in the Hyundai sedan he was driving at the Nogales port of entry. A drug dog alerted to …

October 29, 2013 9:20 am
Border busts

Border busts

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Ramon Alejandro Jimenez-Espinoza, 21, of Mexico was arrested Oct. 25, 2013, when U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found 24 pounds of heroin in the Hyundai sedan he was driving at the Nogales port of entry. A drug dog alerted to …

October 29, 2013 9:21 am
Tucson woman suspected of heroin smuggling

Tucson woman suspected of heroin smuggling

After a narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs behind the vehicle’s back seat, officers found 18 packages of heroin with a street value of about $363,000.

October 26, 2013 6:24 pm
Tucson woman suspected of heroin smuggling

Tucson woman suspected of heroin smuggling

A Tucson woman was arrested Wednesday at the Port of Nogales for attempting to smuggle nearly 27 pounds of heroin into Arizona in her Chevy sedan.

October 26, 2013 6:25 pm
Border busts

Border busts

A Tucson woman was arrested Oct. 23, 2013, at the Port of Nogales for attempting to smuggle nearly 27 pounds of heroin into the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Amy Renee Valdes, 36, for an additional inspection of her Chevrolet sedan at the Dennis DeConcin…

October 26, 2013 6:18 pm
Border busts

Border busts

A Tucson woman was arrested Oct. 23, 2013, at the Port of Nogales for attempting to smuggle nearly 27 pounds of heroin into the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Amy Renee Valdes, 36, for an additional inspection of her Chevrolet sedan at the Dennis DeConcin…

October 26, 2013 6:17 pm
Border busts

Border busts

Officers at the Port of Douglas seized nearly 314 pounds of marijuana Oct. 24, 2013, after a Customs and Border Protection narcotics detection canine alerted to a Suzuki SUV- being driven by a Mexican woman. Officers removed 199 packages of marijuana from throughout the interior and exterior…

October 26, 2013 6:12 pm
Border busts

Border busts

Officers at the Port of Douglas seized nearly 314 pounds of marijuana Oct. 24, 2013, after a Customs and Border Protection narcotics detection canine alerted to a Suzuki SUV- being driven by a Mexican woman. Officers removed 199 packages of marijuana from throughout the interior and exterior…

October 26, 2013 6:11 pm
Border busts

Border busts

Officers at the Port of Douglas seized nearly 314 pounds of marijuana Oct. 24, 2013, after a Customs and Border Protection narcotics detection canine alerted to a Suzuki SUV- being driven by a Mexican woman. Officers removed 199 packages of marijuana from throughout the interior and exterior…

October 26, 2013 6:10 pm
Border busts

Border busts

A 37-year-old Tucson man was arrested Oct. 23, 2013, after officers found nearly 384 pounds of marijuana in a shipment of corn tortillas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred the driver of a Ford van for further inspection when he attempted to enter through the Nogales Cargo …

October 26, 2013 6:03 pm
Border busts

Border busts

A 37-year-old Tucson man was arrested Oct. 23, 2013, after officers found nearly 384 pounds of marijuana in a shipment of corn tortillas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred the driver of a Ford van for further inspection when he attempted to enter through the Nogales Cargo …

October 26, 2013 6:02 pm
Border busts

Border busts

A 37-year-old Tucson man was arrested Oct. 23, 2013, after officers found nearly 384 pounds of marijuana in a shipment of corn tortillas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred the driver of a Ford van for further inspection when he attempted to enter through the Nogales Cargo …

October 26, 2013 6:01 pm
Border busts

Border busts

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Douglas referred a 31-year-old Mexican woman for further inspection of the Nissan SUV she was driving after narcotics detection dog alerted to drugs in the vehicle Oct. 20, 2013. Officers found 228 pounds of marijuana, with a street …

October 23, 2013 1:41 pm
Border busts

Border busts

Officers arrested a 36-year-old Mexican woman at the Port of Douglas after a drug dog detected narcotics in her Ford sedan Oct. 20, 2013. Officers removed 133 packages of marijuana, weighing more than 205 pounds and valued at nearly $103,000 from throughout the car. Drugs were found inside t…

October 23, 2013 1:40 pm
Border busts

Border busts

Officers arrested a 36-year-old Mexican woman at the Port of Douglas after a drug dog detected narcotics in her Ford sedan Oct. 20, 2013. Officers removed 133 packages of marijuana, weighing more than 205 pounds and valued at nearly $103,000 from throughout the car. Drugs were found inside t…

October 23, 2013 1:39 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

Officers arrested a 36-year-old Mexican woman at the Port of Douglas after a drug dog detected narcotics in her Ford sedan Oct. 20, 2013. Officers removed 133 packages of marijuana, weighing more than 205 pounds and valued at nearly $103,000 from throughout the car. Drugs were found inside t…

October 23, 2013 1:38 pm
Border Busts

Border Busts

Officers arrested a 36-year-old Mexican woman at the Port of Douglas after a drug dog detected narcotics in her Ford sedan Oct. 20, 2013. Officers removed 133 packages of marijuana, weighing more than 205 pounds and valued at nearly $103,000 from throughout the car. Drugs were found inside t…

October 23, 2013 9:57 am
Border Busts

Border Busts

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Douglas referred a 31-year-old Mexican woman for further inspection of the Nissan SUV she was driving after narcotics detection dog alerted to drugs in the vehicle Oct. 20, 2013. Officers found 228 pounds of marijuana, with a street …

October 23, 2013 9:56 am
Southern Arizona border officers seize more than $216K in pot

Southern Arizona border officers seize more than $216K in pot

Officers removed 133 packages of marijuana, weighing more than 205 pounds and valued at nearly $103,000 from throughout a Ford sedan Monday. Drugs were found inside the dashboard, doors, seats, floor, bumper and trunk.

October 23, 2013 9:15 am
Southern Arizona border officers seize more than $216K in pot

Southern Arizona border officers seize more than $216K in pot

Officers found 228 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of nearly $114,000 hidden within the gas tank and the tires of a Nissan SUV Monday.

October 23, 2013 9:09 am
Border busts

Border busts

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found a red Hummer H2 and two other vehicles Sept. 17, 2013, in the desert west of Sells covered with a camouflage-patterned tarp and concealed by dense brush. All three were packed with 4,311 pounds of marijuana. The payload from all three vehicles …

September 20, 2013 10:27 am
Border busts

Border busts

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found a dark-color Dodge truck and two other vehicles Sept. 17, 2013, in the desert west of Sells covered with a camouflage-patterned tarp and concealed by dense brush. All three were packed with 4,311 pounds of marijuana. The payload from all three …

September 20, 2013 10:26 am
Border busts

Border busts

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found a silver Chevy truck and two other vehicles Sept. 17, 2013, in the desert west of Sells covered with a camouflage-patterned tarp and concealed by dense brush. All three were packed with 4,311 pounds of marijuana. The payload from all three vehi…

September 20, 2013 10:25 am
Massive drug bust near Sells nets more than $2M in pot

Massive drug bust near Sells nets more than $2M in pot

A silver Chevy truck was one of three vehicles found in the desert west of Sells covered with a camouflage-patterned tarp and concealed by dense brush. -- Credit: Photo courtesy of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection

September 18, 2013 1:48 pm
Massive drug bust near Sells nets more than $2M in pot

Massive drug bust near Sells nets more than $2M in pot

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found a dark-color Dodge truck and two other vehicles covered with camouflage-patterned tarps and brush in the desert west of Sells Tuesday. The estimated street value of the marijuana found in all of the vehicles exceeds $2 million. -- Credit: Photo…

September 18, 2013 1:50 pm
Massive drug bust near Sells nets more than $2M in pot

Massive drug bust near Sells nets more than $2M in pot

A red Hummer H2 and two other vehicles hidden in the desert west of Sells contained 267 bundles of marijuana for a total of 4,311 pounds. Agents found them Tuesday. -- Credit: Photo courtesy of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection

September 18, 2013 1:49 pm
Massive drug bust near Sells nets more than $2M in pot

Massive drug bust near Sells nets more than $2M in pot

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found a dark-color Dodge truck and two other vehicles covered with camouflage-patterned tarps and brush in the desert west of Sells Tuesday. The estimated street value of the marijuana found in all of the vehicles exceeds $2 million.

September 18, 2013 1:39 pm
Massive drug bust near Sells nets more than $2M in pot

Massive drug bust near Sells nets more than $2M in pot

A red Hummer H2 and two other vehicles hidden in the desert west of Sells contained 267 bundles of marijuana for a total of 4,311 pounds. Agents found them Tuesday.

September 18, 2013 1:37 pm
Massive drug bust near Sells nets more than $2M in pot

Massive drug bust near Sells nets more than $2M in pot

A silver Chevy truck was one of three vehicles found in the desert west of Sells covered with a camouflage-patterned tarp and concealed by dense brush.

September 18, 2013 1:35 pm
Douglas pot bust

Douglas pot bust

Customs and Border Protection officers said they found marijuana packages strapped to the bodies of two women trying to cross the border in Douglas.

September 06, 2013 4:19 pm
Nearly $600K in meth seized at Arizona port-of-entry

Nearly $600K in meth seized at Arizona port-of-entry

Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Luis port-of-entry south of Yuma, found more than 26 pounds of meth worth more than $412,000 hidden under a Jeep SUV.

August 31, 2013 5:16 pm
Nearly $600K in meth seized at Arizona port-of-entry

Nearly $600K in meth seized at Arizona port-of-entry

Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Luis port-of-entry south of Yuma, found 12 pounds of meth, valued at more than $180,000, hidden in the front bumper of his Oldsmobile sedan.

August 31, 2013 5:14 pm
Border bust

Border bust

Bundles of marijuana were found in a Tucson woman's car trying to cross the border in Douglas

August 09, 2013 1:49 pm
Border bust

Border bust

About 18 pounds of heroin was found in a pickup truck crossing the border in Douglas.

August 09, 2013 1:46 pm

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