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  • $335k in hard drugs seized by CBP officers

    $335k in hard drugs seized by CBP officers

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-03-22 22:10:32 GMT
    A combination of cocaine, heroin, meth and oxycodone pills removed from a speaker box inside the trunk of a smuggling vehicle. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)A combination of cocaine, heroin, meth and oxycodone pills removed from a speaker box inside the trunk of a smuggling vehicle. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    When the speaker box was searched further, CBP officers discovered more than two pounds of cocaine, 15 pounds of heroin, 17 pounds of methamphetamine, and a package that contained 1,000 oxycodone pills.  

    When the speaker box was searched further, CBP officers discovered more than two pounds of cocaine, 15 pounds of heroin, 17 pounds of methamphetamine, and a package that contained 1,000 oxycodone pills.  

  • BREAKING

    Convicted sex offender arrested near Sells

    Convicted sex offender arrested near Sells

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-03-22 00:33:13 GMT
    Aaron Sarmiento-Sanchez. (Source: Border Patrol)Aaron Sarmiento-Sanchez. (Source: Border Patrol)

    Federal authorities said a Mexican man, a convicted sex offender, was arrested near Sells last week after sneaking back into the U.S.

    Federal authorities said a Mexican man, a convicted sex offender, was arrested near Sells last week after sneaking back into the U.S.

  • Nogales CBP officers seize pills, hard drugs and arrest 2 in smuggling attempts

    Nogales CBP officers seize pills, hard drugs and arrest 2 in smuggling attempts

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-03-21 22:36:53 GMT

    A man from Mexico and a woman from Phoenix have been arrested in separate incidents for attempting to smuggle drugs across the border into the U.S., according to a recent release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.   

    A man from Mexico and a woman from Phoenix have been arrested in separate incidents for attempting to smuggle drugs across the border into the U.S., according to a recent release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.   

  • College students concerned over Trump's proposed aid cuts

    College students concerned over Trump's proposed aid cuts

    Monday, March 20 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-03-21 03:51:54 GMT
    Tuesday, March 21 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-03-21 04:13:08 GMT
    More than 35,000 students in Arizona alone could see a grant, supplemental to the Pell Grant, cut. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)More than 35,000 students in Arizona alone could see a grant, supplemental to the Pell Grant, cut. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Student groups are preparing to lobby against President Donald Trump's proposed cuts to federal student aid programs. More than 35,000 students in Arizona alone could see a grant, supplemental to the Pell Grant, cut.

    Student groups are preparing to lobby against President Donald Trump's proposed cuts to federal student aid programs. More than 35,000 students in Arizona alone could see a grant, supplemental to the Pell Grant, cut.

  • BREAKING

    Former Border Patrol agent sentenced for bribery, drug smuggling

    Former Border Patrol agent sentenced for bribery, drug smuggling

    Monday, March 20 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-03-20 23:25:47 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The former Border Patrol agent arrested near Tucson in late 2015 last been sentenced on charges of drug trafficking and bribery.

    The former Border Patrol agent arrested near Tucson in late 2015 last been sentenced on charges of drug trafficking and bribery.

  • DHS releases names of local jails that won't hold immigrants

    DHS releases names of local jails that won't hold immigrants

    The Trump administration is naming some names in its efforts to shame local jails that don't cooperate with immigration authorities.
    The Trump administration is naming some names in its efforts to shame local jails that don't cooperate with immigration authorities.
  • Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border

    Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border

    Saturday, March 18 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-03-18 21:45:08 GMT
    Saturday, March 18 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-03-18 21:45:08 GMT

    The Trump administration is planning for a 30-foot-high border wall that is difficult to climb and "aesthetically pleasing" on the north side.

    The Trump administration is planning for a 30-foot-high border wall that is difficult to climb and "aesthetically pleasing" on the north side.

  • Napier issues statement on immigration, border security

    Napier issues statement on immigration, border security

    Friday, March 17 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-03-18 03:58:32 GMT
    Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier. (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier. (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)

    Sheriff Mark Napier on Friday said while he supports the push to secure the border, the Pima County Sheriff's Department will not be proactive in enforcing federal immigration law.

    Sheriff Mark Napier on Friday said while he supports the push to secure the border, the Pima County Sheriff's Department will not be proactive in enforcing federal immigration law.

  • $3.5 million in cocaine found in axle of big rig

    $3.5 million in cocaine found in axle of big rig

    Friday, March 17 2017 9:48 PM EDT2017-03-18 01:48:21 GMT
    Friday, March 17 2017 9:48 PM EDT2017-03-18 01:48:21 GMT

    Rural Pennsylvania is an unlikely place for a major drug bust. But thanks to a tip, $3.5 million worth of cocaine has been found on a big rig. 

    Rural Pennsylvania is an unlikely place for a major drug bust. But thanks to a tip, $3.5 million worth of cocaine has been found on a big rig. 

  • CBP K9 thwarts potential drug smuggler

    CBP K9 thwarts potential drug smuggler

    Friday, March 17 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-03-17 22:02:58 GMT
    (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    Score another one for the drug sniffing canines with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, as more than 200 pounds of marijuana is found inside a truck at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas. 

    Score another one for the drug sniffing canines with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, as more than 200 pounds of marijuana is found inside a truck at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas. 

  • Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce represents AZ in D.C.

    Friday, March 17 2017 12:41 PM EDT2017-03-17 16:41:24 GMT

    Lea Marquez Peterson, president of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is back in Tucson after a trip to Washington, D.C. 

    Lea Marquez Peterson, president of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is back in Tucson after a trip to Washington, D.C. 

  • Syrian refugee family finally reunited in Tucson

    Syrian refugee family finally reunited in Tucson

    Thursday, March 16 2017 2:11 AM EDT2017-03-16 06:11:38 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    A family of Syrian refugees arrived in Tucson Thursday night, just hours after a federal judge blocked Donald Trump's revised travel ban.

    A family of Syrian refugees arrived in Tucson Thursday night, just hours after a federal judge blocked Donald Trump's revised travel ban.

  • Border agency anticipates years to hit Trump's hiring goal

    Border agency anticipates years to hit Trump's hiring goal

    Trump administration officials say the U.S. Border Patrol won't lower hiring standards to satisfy the president's order to add 5,000 agents and will need several years to hit its target.
    Trump administration officials say the U.S. Border Patrol won't lower hiring standards to satisfy the president's order to add 5,000 agents and will need several years to hit its target.
  • Hawaii cites tourism fears in lawsuit over travel ban

    Hawaii cites tourism fears in lawsuit over travel ban

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 2:04 PM EDT2017-03-15 18:04:43 GMT
    Wednesday, March 15 2017 2:04 PM EDT2017-03-15 18:04:43 GMT
    Hawaii's white sand beaches, towering volcanoes and relaxing tropical vistas attract millions of visitors annually from around the globe.
    Hawaii's white sand beaches, towering volcanoes and relaxing tropical vistas attract millions of visitors annually from around the globe.
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    Man sentenced for trying to smuggle ammo into Mexico

    Man sentenced for trying to smuggle ammo into Mexico

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 5:52 PM EDT2017-03-14 21:52:07 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A Nogales man with an extensive criminal history has been sentenced for trying to smuggle more than 5,000 rounds of ammunition into Mexico, federal authorities said.

    A Nogales man with an extensive criminal history has been sentenced for trying to smuggle more than 5,000 rounds of ammunition into Mexico, federal authorities said.

  • Federal judge: Border Patrol in Arizona violated court order

    Federal judge: Border Patrol in Arizona violated court order

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-03-14 21:34:10 GMT
    Tuesday, March 14 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-03-14 21:34:10 GMT
    A federal judge says the Border Patrol in Arizona violated court orders by failing to properly preserve surveillance video related to a lawsuit claiming the agency detains migrants in inhumane conditions.
    A federal judge says the Border Patrol in Arizona violated court orders by failing to properly preserve surveillance video related to a lawsuit claiming the agency detains migrants in inhumane conditions.
  • Q&A: Trump travel ban faces key test in multiple courtrooms

    Q&A: Trump travel ban faces key test in multiple courtrooms

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-03-14 21:34:02 GMT
    Tuesday, March 14 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-03-14 21:34:02 GMT
    President Donald Trump's revised travel ban will be scrutinized in federal courtrooms across the country the day before it's supposed to go into effect.
    President Donald Trump's revised travel ban will be scrutinized in federal courtrooms across the country the day before it's supposed to go into effect.
  • Border agents on horseback find 340 pounds of marijuana

    Border agents on horseback find 340 pounds of marijuana

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-03-14 19:21:47 GMT
    (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    According to a news release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents conducting surveillance saw 10 people walking in the desert, and the horse patrol unit was dispatched to the group's last known vacation. 

    According to a news release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents conducting surveillance saw 10 people walking in the desert, and the horse patrol unit was dispatched to the group's last known vacation. 

  • Travel ban causes Girl Guides of Canada to nix U.S. travel

    Travel ban causes Girl Guides of Canada to nix U.S. travel

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-03-14 16:47:47 GMT
    Tuesday, March 14 2017 1:52 PM EDT2017-03-14 17:52:42 GMT

    Citing concerns that some of its members may be turned away at the border, the Girl Guides of Canada has decided to stop traveling to the U.S. 

    Citing concerns that some of its members may be turned away at the border, the Girl Guides of Canada has decided to stop traveling to the U.S. 

  • As feds crack down on immigration, locals push to protect residents

    As feds crack down on immigration, locals push to protect residents

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 10:23 AM EDT2017-03-14 14:23:46 GMT
    Tuesday, March 14 2017 10:23 AM EDT2017-03-14 14:23:46 GMT
    Tempe City Councilman Joel Navarro said local governments have an obligation to make sure that residents don't 'feel like they're being harassed, or...targeted' as a result of changes in U.S. immigration policy. (Source: Anthony Marroquin/Cronkite News)Tempe City Councilman Joel Navarro said local governments have an obligation to make sure that residents don't 'feel like they're being harassed, or...targeted' as a result of changes in U.S. immigration policy. (Source: Anthony Marroquin/Cronkite News)

    We want everyone to enjoy the quality of life in Tempe and all cities in Arizona, Tempe Councilmember Joel Navarro said during a panel discussion in Washington. And to do that we cant have people feel like they're being harassed, or have them feel like they are being targeted.

    We want everyone to enjoy the quality of life in Tempe and all cities in Arizona, Tempe Councilmember Joel Navarro said during a panel discussion in Washington. And to do that we cant have people feel like they're being harassed, or have them feel like they are being targeted.

  • Phoenix immigration attorney leads campaign for Mexico to boycott U.S. corn

    Phoenix immigration attorney leads campaign for Mexico to boycott U.S. corn

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 10:04 AM EDT2017-03-14 14:04:20 GMT
    Tuesday, March 14 2017 10:04 AM EDT2017-03-14 14:04:20 GMT
    A Phoenix attorney started a campaign for Mexico to boycott the importation of U.S. corn, but corn growers say the boycott would be detrimental to American agriculture. (Source: Ryan Kanode/National Corn Growers Association)A Phoenix attorney started a campaign for Mexico to boycott the importation of U.S. corn, but corn growers say the boycott would be detrimental to American agriculture. (Source: Ryan Kanode/National Corn Growers Association)

    Daniel Rodriguez, a Phoenix-based immigration attorney and organizer of the boycott #NoMaizGringo, said it is an attempt to push back against President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration and his anticipated actions on the matter.

    Daniel Rodriguez, a Phoenix-based immigration attorney and organizer of the boycott #NoMaizGringo, said it is an attempt to push back against President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration and his anticipated actions on the matter.

  • Cochise County Sheriff to hold new national responsibilities

    Cochise County Sheriff to hold new national responsibilities

    Friday, March 10 2017 11:11 PM EST2017-03-11 04:11:01 GMT
    Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels. (Source: Tucson News Now)Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    The position requires Sheriff Dannels to coordinate with Sheriffs throughout the United States and the Department of Homeland Security along with President Trump's leadership team, to be the voice of all Sheriffs regarding border security and other border issues.

    The position requires Sheriff Dannels to coordinate with Sheriffs throughout the United States and the Department of Homeland Security along with President Trump's leadership team, to be the voice of all Sheriffs regarding border security and other border issues.

  • Nogales businesses optimistic about Boots on the Border Act

    Nogales businesses optimistic about Boots on the Border Act

    Thursday, March 9 2017 9:15 PM EST2017-03-10 02:15:05 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Some business owners see this new piece of legislation as a step in the right direction and hope it will ease up the long lines to cross the border, which in turn will get more people in the U.S. to spend money.

    Some business owners see this new piece of legislation as a step in the right direction and hope it will ease up the long lines to cross the border, which in turn will get more people in the U.S. to spend money.

  • Sen. Flake discusses act to expedite CBP hiring

    Sen. Flake discusses act to expedite CBP hiring

    Thursday, March 9 2017 7:03 PM EST2017-03-10 00:03:56 GMT
    Sen. Jeff FlakeSen. Jeff Flake

    Arizona Senators Jeff Flake (R) and John McCain (R) appear dismayed with the hiring process for Customs and Border Protection agents.

    Arizona Senators Jeff Flake (R) and John McCain (R) appear dismayed with the hiring process for Customs and Border Protection agents.

  • Border Patrol struggles to meet hiring quota

    Border Patrol struggles to meet hiring quota

    Thursday, March 9 2017 12:43 PM EST2017-03-09 17:43:24 GMT

    As President Trump calls for 5,000 more Border Patrol agents, sectors nationwide are struggling to meet their hiring quotas as is.

    As President Trump calls for 5,000 more Border Patrol agents, sectors nationwide are struggling to meet their hiring quotas as is.

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