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The border fence separates the sister cities of Nogales, Ariz. and Nogales, Son. (Photo: Genesis Lara/Arizona Sonora News)

Teens turn to drug trafficking in Nogales, Arizona

Genesis Lara May 4, 2018

With 1.2 pounds of methamphetamine concealed on his back and legs, 13-year-old Rene was arrested at the Interstate 19 Border Patrol checkpoint in April 2016. He was charged with unlawful transportation...

U.S. Border Patrol searching cars for drugs and other illegal items.  Photo provided by U.S. Border Patrol Twitter Account

Drug trafficking in southeast Arizona declining but still national crisis

Garrett Green October 11, 2017

Drug trafficking across the U.S. and Mexico border continues to be an epidemic, not just for Southeast Arizona, but the nation as a whole. Cochise County is one of the primary points of entry. Since...

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