U.S. Customs and Border Protection is sounding the alarm as a new trend is emerging. They say the hallucinogenic drug ketamine is being mixed with the synthetic opioid fentanyl, and it's being marketed as a "special kind of high" by dealers who are attempting to get their drugs delivered by mail.
The woman, a Dominican citizen named Emelinda Paulino De Rivas, was arrested on smuggling charges and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.
A federal judge has ordered President Biden's administration to lift Trump-era asylum restrictions that have been a cornerstone of border enforcement since the start of COVID-19.
The White House says President Joe Biden accepted the resignation of Chris Magnus, the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on Saturday. It comes after a record year of migrants seeking to enter the U.S. along the Mexican border.
Border protection officers nabbed 484 pounds of bologna and 285 pounds of cheese in two separate searches of driver’s vehicles.
Under terms of the plea agreement, prosecutors said Marquez-Jimenez faces a prison sentence of 60 to 108 months followed by three years of supervised release.
Some have called it a crisis at the border. Others call it an immigration issue. "When you have 200, 300, coming across in a 2-3 hour time frame, it does draw our resources," says U.S. Border Patrol Yuma Sector Chief, Patrol Agent Chris Clem.
Governor Doug Ducey said in a news release that "the lack of planning and action from the Biden administration demonstrates that border states like Arizona cannot rely on the federal government to ensure its security."
The officer was shot during a building search drill at a Miami area shooting range.
The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs dug in its heels in a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, saying "the containers will remain in place until specific details regarding construction are provided." It was signed by Allen Clark, the department’s director.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered the installation of more than 100 double-stacked containers that were placed over the summer, saying he couldn’t wait for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to award the contracts it had announced for work to fill the gaps in the border wall in the border area.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers from the Nogales Port of Entry in Arizona found the pills hidden inside tamales that were being kept in a cooler.
The liquid methamphetamine was found inside dozens of condoms hidden in four pumpkins at a Texas border checkpoint, authorities said.
The man was in custody at the Ysleta Border Patrol Station in El Paso on Tuesday when he was shot, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement.
After plugging holes in the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Yuma with shipping containers, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is now looking to do the same in Cochise County.
The amount of fentanyl seized at the US southern border so far this year could kill the entire US population eight times over.
Police in El Mirage says they have arrested a woman in connection with a human smuggling operation that held and/or processed 80 to 100 undocumented immigrants a month.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents seized more than 72,000 fentanyl pills and more than 44 pounds of methamphetamine being smuggled into the U.S.
Jesus Rosario Favela-Astorga was given a 50-year prison term on Sept. 21 in a Tucson court, federal prosecutors said.
A record number of migrants are reaching the border states, and Yuma is one of the towns dealing with the influx. We have a look.