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Feds Seize $7.2 Million in Drugs at Border in Day

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized drugs worth more than $7,200,000 on one day at the Port of Nogales in Nogales, Arizona. Nogales shares a border with Sonora, Mexico, and is Arizona’s largest border city.

Arizona Border at Douglas

Historic Meth Bust at Arizona Border Crossing Could Signal Cartel Conflict

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents recently seized 400 packages of methamphetamine worth $1.1 million at the Arizona-Mexico border—the largest in the history of the Nogales port of entry. Authorities are concerned this shipment was a signal from one of two large Mexican drug cartels that they are not fading from the drug smuggling scene any time soon.

Border Tunnel

Arizona Border Tunnel Collapses Under Weight of Tourist Bus

Mexican officials notified US Customs and Border Protection on December 30 that a four-foot section of a cross-border drug tunnel collapsed near the Nogales, Arizona port of entry. The tunnel was discovered in mid-November and efforts had not yet begun to fill the tunnel with concrete.

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Group Wants Mexicans with ‘Border Zone’ Privileges to Be Entitled to All of Arizona

Due to the giant financial influx provided by Mexican shoppers across the border, Arizona extends special privileges to Mexican nationals who possess a Border Crossing Card, essentially extending the border 75 miles into the state. However, a multi-agency push could extend that imaginary border to cover the entire state of Arizona, allowing roughly 1.2 million Mexican visitors to travel freely throughout the state without having to file an I-94 form.

Smugglers Scale Border

VIDEO: Watch Cartel Smugglers Scale Border Fence with Drugs

A video shows how Drug smugglers scale border fences and continue to bring drugs across into the U.S. with little trouble. This disputes the many claims made by top officials within the Department of Homeland Security that the border is as safe it has ever been.

Female putting money into washing machine, closeup

Major US Banks Closing Border Branches to Fight Money Laundering

As more money continues to flow into the pockets of Mexican drug cartels, traffickers need to maintain a solid network of places—often along the southwest border—where they can launder drug money. However, in an attempt to stymie these efforts, several major US banks have been closing numerous branches in the region and shutting down hundreds of customer accounts.