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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
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
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 busts

Border busts

Four Phoenix area residents were arrested for attempting to smuggle more than $52,000 worth of marijuana through the Douglas port of entry.U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers July 19, sent a 27-year-old Phoenix woman for an additional inspection of her Chevrolet truck. Officers searc…

July 22, 2013 5:15 pm
Border busts

Border busts

A California woman was arrested July 20, for trying to smuggle $100,000 in cash into Mexico in a laundry detergent box, officials said.Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini Port in Nogales were conducting outbound inspections and selected a Honda sedan, driven by Bla…

July 22, 2013 4:54 pm
Border busts

Border busts

Felipe De Jesus Gomez, 22, a U.S. citizen living in San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, was arrested July 12 after border officers say they found a quarter-pound of heroin strapped to his thighs.Gomez was walking across the San Luis border crossing when a drug dog alerted officers. They …

July 18, 2013 4:53 pm
Border busts

Border busts

Alba L. Siqueiros-Bustamante, 45, of San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, was arrested July 11, at the town’s border crossing after officers say she tried to smuggle more than 36 pounds of cocaine into Arizona. A drug dog alerted to the Pontiac sedan she was driving and officers found  15…

July 18, 2013 4:42 pm
Border busts

Border busts

Three Arizonans were arrested in separate drug-related incidents over the weekend at the Nogales border crossing.On July 12, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they referred Judy Adilene Aguirre, 22, of Chandler, for an additional inspection of her Ford SUV and officers found 14…

July 18, 2013 4:27 pm
Border busts

Border busts

A 57-year-old Douglas man was arrested July 14, after border officers say he tried to smuggle $95,000 in marijuana into Arizona.U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested the man after a drug dog alerted officers to 37 packages of marijuana within four tires and a spare of his Ford…

July 18, 2013 4:12 pm
Border busts

Border busts

Philip Daniel Copas. a 55-year-old Arizona man was arrested July 14 at the Lukeville border crossing after officers say he tried to smuggle more than 102 pounds of marijuana across the border.U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers selected Copas for a secondary inspection of the Chevrol…

July 18, 2013 4:05 pm
Border busts

Border busts

Two Tucson teens — an 18-year-old man and a 14-year-old Mexican boy living here — were arrested July 15 after border officers in Douglas say they pair tried to smuggle more than $114,000 worth of marijuana into Arizona.U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred a Chevrolet pickup t…

July 18, 2013 3:57 pm
Border busts

Border busts

Armando Gonzalez Barajas, of Rio Rico, was arrested July 15 at the Port of Nogales after border officers say he tried to smuggle nearly 27 pounds of cocaine into Arizona.Officers sent Barajas, 33, for an additional inspection of his Chrysler sedan, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Prot…

July 18, 2013 3:38 pm
Border busts

Border busts

Victor Manuel Navarro, of Somerton, was arrested July 10 for allegedly trying to smuggle more than 38 pounds of methamphetamine into southern Arizona.U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis say Navarro, 37, was referred for an inspection of his pickup truck.A narc…

July 11, 2013 6:06 pm
Border officers: Man tried to smuggle $236K out of Arizona

Border officers: Man tried to smuggle $236K out of Arizona

A Mexican man is in custody for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly $236,000 in undeclared cash out of southern Arizona, federal authorities say.

June 20, 2013 5:36 pm
Border busts

Border busts

Two Mexican nationals were arrested in separate weekend incidents for trying to smuggle more than $1.6 million in unreported U.S. currency into Mexico through Nogales ports of entry. On June 9, Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound inspections at the Dennis DeConcini Por…

June 10, 2013 4:51 pm
Border busts

Border busts

More than the peppers made a shipment of jalapeños recently intercepted by border officer at Nogales hot. About 2,300 pounds of marijuana were found inside a tractor-trailer entering Arizona June 7, according to Customs and Border Protection officials. The 99 bundles of pot hidden among the …

June 10, 2013 4:49 pm
Nogales boder officers: Jalapeño load hid $1.6M in pot

Nogales boder officers: Jalapeño load hid $1.6M in pot

More than the peppers made a shipment of jalapeños recently intercepted by border officer at Nogales hot.

June 10, 2013 4:15 pm
Border busts

Border busts

More than $1 million worth of marijuana hidden in a shipment of charcoal was seized at a Nogales port of entry May 17, officials said. A tractor-trailer rig coming through the Mariposa Commercial Facility was x-rayed by Customs and Border Protection officers who found more than 2,000 pounds …

May 20, 2013 3:49 pm
Border officers seize $500K in meth at Nogales crossing

Border officers seize $500K in meth at Nogales crossing

Border officers found more than 30 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in the rear bumper of a car been driven across the Nogales border crossing Sunday

May 13, 2013 5:34 pm

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