Tucson Sector

YUMA, AZ - MARCH 17: Handcuffs are removed from a suspected illegal immigrant as he is loaded into the back of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection border patrol vehicle after being apprehended on the California side of the Colorado River on March 17, 2006 near Yuma, Arizona. As Congress …

Migrant Assaults Border Patrol Agent with Rock During Arrest

A Mexican migrant assaulted a Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent after illegally crossing the border from Mexico on December 19. The agent had to be taken to a hospital for injuries sustained after being struck in the head with a rock.

Smugglers tunnel found near Nogales Port of Entry in Arizona. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Incomplete Smuggler’s Tunnel Found Under Arizona Border

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with law enforcement officials in Mexico to uncover an incomplete tunnel near the Port of Nogales DeConcini Crossing. Authorities said smugglers designed the tunnel to move drugs under the border and into Arizona.

The family of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry at the unveiling of his memorial statue in Arizona. (Family Photo)

8 Years: Family of Slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry Still Waiting for Answers

The family of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is still waiting for answers about the U.S. government’s role in the circumstances leading to his December 2010 murder. Two firearms found at the crime scene were purchased through a federal gun-running scheme that became known as “Fast and Furious.”

Drugs seized after K-9 alert

$2.5 Million in Meth, Heroin, Cocaine Seized by Feds in Arizona

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Arizona border with Mexico seized nearly $2.5 million in drugs, including 43 pounds of heroin, during five separate inspections this week. In addition to the heroin, officers seized 240 pounds of methamphetamine, 23 pounds of cocaine, and a quarter-pound of fentanyl for a total value of $2,419,940.

Border Patrol Agents arrest illegal alien - Getty Images John Moore

5-Time Deported Migrant Pulled Gun on Border Patrol Agent, Say Feds

Violence by migrants against Border Patrol agents appears to be escalating this week when a previously deported illegal immigrant from Mexico pulled a handgun on an agent in California. In Arizona, two Guatemalan nationals attacked Border Patrol agents in separate incidents.

Border Patrol agents arrest suspected illegal immigrants in Rio Grande Valley Sector. (File Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Child Sex Offender Busted After Illegally Crossing Arizona Border

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents stopped another previously deported child sex offender from successfully re-entering the U.S. Immigration officers previously deported the Mexican national after a Florida court convicted him for sex offenses involving a child.

Border Patrol agents apprehend 264 migrants in the Tucson Sector near the Lukeville Port of Entry. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Border Patrol Station Agents Apprehend 270 Migrants in One Day

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo Station in southwest Arizona apprehended nearly 270 migrants in less than 24 hours. The apprehensions illustrate the trend of migrant crossing in the dangerous Arizona desert continues in increasing numbers.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a group of 121 illegal aliens north of the Lukeville, Arizona, port of entry on September 8, 2018. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Migrants Illegally Entering Arizona by Hundreds, Says Border Patrol

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector are witnessing significant increases in the number of migrants crossing illegally from Mexico. In roughly two weeks, four groups were apprehended–each consisting of more than 100 adults and children.

Two illegal aliens from Mexico locked in trunk in Southern Arizona heat during human smuggling attempt. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Armed Arizona Mom Took Her Kids on Human Smuggling Run, Say Feds

An Arizona mother, armed with a sidearm, took four children along for a human smuggling ride Sunday evening. The woman appeared to use three of her own children and a 5-year-old nephew as cover while she allegedly attempted to smuggle an illegal immigrant through a Border Patrol inspection checkpoint.

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Deported Child Sex Offender Arrested After Re-Entering Arizona

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported child sex offender after he illegally re-entered the U.S. near Lukeville, Arizona. Records indicate a Colorado court sentenced the man to eight years of “intensive supervision” following a 2011 conviction for attempted sexual assault of a child under the age of 15.