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Feds Discover 108 Illegals In West Phoenix Drop House

May 26, 2011
Neighbors noticed suspicious activity involving vehicles entering a garage, closing the door, then quickly exiting at a home in the 900 block of West Vernon Ave.

X-Ray of Truck Reveals Hundreds of Migrants Bound for U.S.

May 18, 2011
The X-ray image was taken by Chiapas state police examining trucks at a checkpoint in the outskirts of the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez that revealed 513 migrants crammed into two trailers bound for the U.S. The migrants apparently paid $7,000 each to the smugglers.

Train Strikes Border Patrol SUV During Pursuit, Killing Two Agents

May 12, 2011
Two U.S. Border Patrol agents were killed early Thursday, when a train struck and dragged their vehicle while the agents were pursuing suspected drug smugglers.

Five Underused Phrases in Law Enforcement..and Some Other Things to Think About

April 12, 2011
In recent days I've been thinking about the language that we use in law enforcement, not just the words we say daily, but also the words we seldom get to say. Here's a look at some words and phrases that all cops would like to be able to say more often or should say more often to make their jobs easier.

Illegals Posed as Marines In California

March 26, 2011
When Agent S. Smith stopped the van carrying the group, he observed their camouflage uniforms and military-style buzz cuts. The license plates on their van had even been switched from Mexican to U.S. government plates. And their cover story was that they were Marines traveling to March Air Reserve Base.

Feds Ask for Next-Gen Border Surveillance Technology

February 3, 2011
The new border technology strategy is divided into three solution areas — agent-centric solutions, mobile-sensor solutions and fixed sensor solutions. These solutions should be able to determine if the moving object is a human, animal, vehicle or something else.

Border Patrol Seizes Medieval Dope Catapult

January 27, 2011
The smugglers were observed by a remote video surveillance system, triggering a response by National Guard troops and Mexican authorities who disrupted the operation.

K-9 Drug Detection Cases

January 3, 2011

In the usual case, both the seizure and the search must be reasonable under the Fourth Amendment in order for the evidence to be admissible. The U.S. Supreme Court and federal appeals courts have considered both issues when officers have used K-9s to detect contraband.

Former Texas Border Deputy Smuggled Guns to Cartel

December 20, 2010
Deputy Jesus Longoria was assigned to the Veterans International Bridge and Gateway International Bridge, where he tried to send 13 semiautomatic firearms into Mexico. In exchange for waving through a vehicle transporting the guns, he was paid $4,000.

Drug Crew Used Police-Equipped Crown Vic to Rob Rivals

December 13, 2010
The Crown Victoria had been outfitted to represent a law enforcement vehicle. The vehicle had red and blue strobe lights, orange and white strobe lights, a siren, spotlight and front push bar.

Are Muslim Radicals Crossing Our Border?

November 30, 2010
The transnational gangs, drug trafficking organizations and Muslim terrorists have taken advantage of American apathy and the lack of will in Latin America. They have formed alliances and united against U.S. interests.

Arizona Task Force Busts Massive Human Smuggling Ring

November 11, 2010
Six people were arrested and 62 vehicles seized during the Wednesday bust of an ring with ties to Guatamala that smuggled people from Central and South America, as well as Mexico.

Tunnel Near San Diego Yields 20 Tons of Marijuana

November 4, 2010
Approximately 30 tons of marijuana with a street value of $20 million have been seized in the U.S. and Mexico and linked to the tunnel, which is equipped with rail, lighting and ventilation systems.

Combating Human Smuggling

October 31, 2010

A storm-water channel connecting the higher-elevation Nogales, Sonora, brings runoff into Nogales, Ariz., and can also deliver illegal immigrants willing to risk drowning when the waters rise.

Arizona Border Patrol Agents Seize Heroin From Inside Engine

October 26, 2010
The vehicle, a green Chevrolet Silverado Extended Cab, was occupied by a male Mexican national, who was arrested. Further investigation revealed several packages of black tar heroin inside the engine's manifold.

Arizona Sheriff Says Cartel Assassins Sent to 'Take Out' Bandits

October 15, 2010
The sheriff released a portion of "law enforcement sensitive" information after a news media contacted the office "in an effort to inform the public about the dangers associated with the drug cartels operating in Pinal County."

How Cartels Smuggle Narcotics Into Arizona

October 13, 2010

Earlier this year, a regional SWAT team led by deputies with the Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Office took POLICE Magazine into the Vekol Valley in the Arizona desert to show one way smugglers bring narcotics across the U.S.-Mexico border. Smugglers often use illegal immigrants as drug mules to carry 25-pound marijuana bundles using makeshift "backpacks" of rope and cut strips of Mexican blankets to lessen discomfort. Listen to our podcast, "Tracking Smugglers in Southern Arizona," with Pinal County Sheriff's Sgt. Matt Thomas. Photos by Paul Clinton.

California Smuggler Stuffed Illegal Immigrant In Duffel Bag

October 5, 2010
The woman, a U.S. citizen, has been arrested for attempting to smuggle the 39-year-old Mexican national across the border.

Nogales PD's Pursuit Led to Smuggling Tunnel and Drug Load

October 4, 2010
A Nogales (Ariz.) Police officer initiated the foot pursuit that eventually led to the discovery of one of two smuggling tunnels, an arrest and seizure of more than 800 pounds of marijuana worth more than $400,000.

Experts Question Arizona Deputy's Shooting

September 26, 2010
Two forensics experts are questioning the shooting of Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff's deputy Louie Puroll, saying the shooting could not have occurred as the deputy described it.
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