Apache Junction man arrested, 174 pounds of marijuana seized by Border Patrol

Nogales Station Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint Tuesday night found almost 174 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of a Chrysler Concorde during a secondary inspection and arrested the driver. “Agents referred the male driver, later identified as a 34-year-old U.S. citizen from Apache Junction, for an additional inspection. During […]

Jacobs: Protecting border like protecting your home

An unknown lady sent a letter to the editor of her local newspaper. Her point: Some people are angry that the U.S. might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely. Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests. Let’s […]

Meth found in vehicle at Yuma checkpoint, Apache Junction driver arrested

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton Station Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint arrested an Apache Junction man in a recent suspected drug-smuggling incident. Agents sent a gray 2006 Ford Fusion to the secondary inspection area at approximately 7:11 a.m. July 1 after a Border Patrol canine positively alerted to an odor it was trained […]

Dogs help officers identify criminal activity at ports of entry

To help reduce smuggling of drugs and people, Arizona Department of Transportation officers at commercial ports of entry in eastern and western Arizona are using the agency’s first K-9 units. Between December and May, the two K-9 units, based at the Interstate 10 Ehrenberg Port of Entry near California and the Interstate 40 Sanders Port […]