Border Patrol officers seize more than $218K in meth; sex offender arrested in separate incident

Border Patrol officers seize more than $218K in meth; sex offender arrested in separate incident

By SoAzNewsX Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a male U.S. citizen early Saturday after finding nearly 73 pounds of methamphetamine in his vehicle during a secondary inspection at Arizona’s Port of San Luis. Officers located multiple bricks of meth, exceeding $218,000 in street value, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the trunk of […]

Nogales CBP officers catch three people in separate failed smuggling attempts

Nogales CBP officers catch three people in separate failed smuggling attempts

By SoAzNewsX U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended three people involved in separate failed attempts to smuggle more than 41 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin into the United States over the weekend, according to a news release from the Border Patrol. Officers working at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing Friday […]

Two U.S. citizens caught smuggling marijuana into U.S.

Two U.S. citizens caught smuggling marijuana into U.S.

By SoAzNewsX U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a 58-year-old Arizona man and his 54-year-old female passenger Monday evening after finding marijuana inside their vehicle. Officers referred the California man’s vehicle to secondary inspection after the pair applied to return to the United States from Mexico. A CBP canine […]

Nogales CBP officers seize $693K in hard drugs; Ajo agents stop smuggling attempt

Nogales CBP officers seize $693K in hard drugs; Ajo agents stop smuggling attempt

By SoAzNewsX Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended two U.S. citizens and a Mexican national during separate attempts to smuggle more than $693,000 worth of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine last Monday evening. Officers working at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred a 17-year-old Rio Rico teen for further inspection of […]

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 […]

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