The sister of the top-ranking U.S. Customs and Border Protection official in Arizona pleaded guilty to smuggling an immigrant through a Border Patrol checkpoint near Tucson in the car she was driving, her defense attorney said.
If you're caught with drugs at the Sierra Blanca checkpoint, it won't help if it's your birthday or if you're famous (just ask Willie Nelson). Be prepared to pay, even for low-level possession.
The Center for Investigative Reporting is releasing findings from our deep look into which drugs are crossing the 2,000-mile border that separates the United States from Mexico.
The U.S. Justice Department's funding cuts portend a quiet but conspicuous shift in the nation’s approach to its battle against drugs.
There's only one word for the number of pounds of marijuana seized by the U.S. Border Patrol and at U.S. ports of entry: high.
From snake-oil patent medication to Wall Street boardrooms, cocaine is a drug with a distinct hold on America’s consciousness.
While marijuana and cocaine mostly are trafficked through Border Patrol checkpoint stations, meth enters in large quantities through the much busier ports. And the problem keeps growing.
Mexico is ramping up its opium production, making the supply more available in the United States and causing the government to pay attention.
See how we turned the 17 million pounds of marijuana seized at the U.S.-Mexico border into a giant flying joint.
Find out where most seizures of marijuana, cocaine and other drugs are occurring along the southern U.S. border with our interactive.
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