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Human Trafficking Part of Larger Cartel Strategy

Former DEA Tucson head Tony Coulson discusses when drug cartels added human smuggling to their business model.

Arizona Man Convicted In Kidnapping-for-Weed Plot Denied New Trial

The 9th Circuit said errors in the trial were not enough to warrant a do-over.

Drug Take Back Day Opportunity to Dispose of Prescription Drugs

Unused medications can be turned in on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, no questions asked.

First Fentanyl Lab Discovered In Northwest Mexican State of Sinaloa

Authorities say the lab had the capacity to produce hundreds of thousands of pills of the powerful and deadly opiate.

Court Denies Asylum Appeal by Police Officer From Sonora

The Ninth Circuit decision means the former Mexican police officer is almost out of ways to avoid deportation.

Tohono O'odham Police Seize 43K Fentanyl Doses

Tribal police led a task force that resulted in three arrests and the seizure of pills valued at over $700,000.

Feds: Arizona Smuggling Ring Used US Banks to Transfer $1M

Authorities say the operation allegedly moved thousands of migrants from Mexico and Central America to the United States.

Police: Drugs Smuggled From Mexico to Canada in Ford Cars

The cars were being sent by rail in cars made in Hermosillo, Sonora, Ontario police said.

CBP Disagrees With Trump Claims About Drug Trafficking

Arizona port directors say most hard drugs are seized at the ports. Trump says that's a lie and con job.

Deadly Blue 'Mexican Oxy' Pills Take Toll on US Southwest

The pills are part of a flood of illicit fentanyl smuggled into the U.S. by the Sinaloa cartel.

US Border Agency Announces Biggest-Ever Fentanyl Bust, Worth $3.5M

Customs and Border Protection said agents captured more than 250 pounds of the deadly opioid.

Documentary On Plight of Endangered Porpoise Heading to Sundance

The documentary follows the plight of the Sea of Cortez's vaquita marina, which is on the verge of extinction.

Tucson, Pima County Sue Opioid Industry

The suit claims manufacturers deceived the public about the addictive nature of opioids.

How Cartel Crime Affects Tucson

TPD Chief Chris Magnus says trafficked drugs pose the biggest threat.

Pima County Sheriff's Deputies to Carry Anti-Overdose Drug

The agency originally claimed the nasal spray Narcan was "impractical" to carry.

Meth Seizures at the Border Continue to Rise

The DEA says Arizona is one of the primary places meth enters the country.

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