Nogales Border Patrol agents apprehend convicted sex offender

Nogales Border Patrol agents apprehend convicted sex offender

By SoAzNewsX Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Border Patrol Station arrested a man this week who was in the United States illegally and was previously convicted for rape. Monday morning, agents arrested Gerrardo Garcia, a 43-year-old Mexican national, near the City of Nogales. During processing, a records check on Garcia revealed he […]

Border Patrol arrests 5 people for human smuggling

Border Patrol arrests 5 people for human smuggling

By SoAzNewsX Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Willcox and Ajo stations arrested four U.S. citizens and one Permanent Resident card holder for their involvement in three weekend human-smuggling attempts. On Friday afternoon, agents at the immigration checkpoint on State Route 80 near Tombstone referred two 20-year-old Phoenix women in a Honda Civic for […]

Border Patrol rescues Mexican national; bust two for meth and pot

Border Patrol rescues Mexican national; bust two for meth and pot

By SoAzNewsX Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Casa Grande Station responded to a 911 call Saturday night, originating from near Sells, Arizona, and found a man with two broken legs in an area inaccessible to helicopters and vehicles. The 911 call came from a man who said he left an injured person behind […]

Military Police, Border Patrol stop human smuggling attempt

Military Police, Border Patrol stop human smuggling attempt

By SoAzNewsX Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brian A. Terry Station assisted Fort Huachuca’s law enforcement personnel in arresting three people and seizing a vehicle during a human smuggling attempt on Sunday evening near Sierra Vista, Arizona. Fort Huachuca officials encountered a 2017 Ford Fusion, driven by a U.S. citizen from Laughlin, Nevada, with […]

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents involved in shooting

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents involved in shooting

By SoAzNewsX United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector were involved in a shooting incident early Wednesday morning, September 13, 2017, at approximately 2:30 a.m. The shooting occurred in the 3100 block of Main Street in Quartzsite, Arizona. Earlier this morning, Border Patrol agents responded to a call for assistance from the La […]

Weekend 911 call leads to rescue of illegal immigrant

Weekend 911 call leads to rescue of illegal immigrant

By SoAzNewsX Border Patrol agents from Tucson Station’s sub-station in Three Points responded to a 911 call Saturday afternoon and found a 28-year-old man from El Salvador lost in a remote desert area west of Three Points. The man told authorities over the phone he had entered the United States illegally through the desert near […]

Border Patrol nabs more than $167K in hard drugs seized at port

Border Patrol nabs more than $167K in hard drugs seized at port

By SoAzNewsx U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested four people after finding nearly 90 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin in separate seizures in the last several days. Officers searching an Acura sedan Saturday morning, driven by 35-year-old U.S. citizen man, located several packages of heroin and meth in […]

Homeland Security details plans to enforce Trump immigration policies

Homeland Security details plans to enforce Trump immigration policies

By Andres Guerra Luz / Cronkite News The Department of Homeland Security officially spelled out how it will enforce President Donald Trump’s hardline (really? – Ed. (emphasis added)) immigration orders, sparking the same debate Tuesday that followed the president’s original executive orders. The memos from Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly call for 15,000 new border and […]

Mexican national heading south with weapons stopped at border

Mexican national heading south with weapons stopped at border

By SoAzNewsX U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 21-year-old man from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on Jan. 9 for attempting to smuggle a combination of tactical weapons, ammunition and magazines into Mexico through the Port of Nogales. Officers conducting outbound operations selected the man for further inspection of his Chevrolet truck as he attempted […]

McSally leads hearing on border security strategy

McSally leads hearing on border security strategy

By SoAzNewsX Rep. Martha McSally this week questioned Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan on his agency’s strategy to secure the border at a hearing that featured testimony from Southern Arizona residents. Witnesses testified on the consequences of the Border Patrol’s “defense-in-depth” strategy that creates a public safety threat for Southern Arizonans. “In Tucson, 48% of the […]