Nogales CBP Officers Seize $314K in Hard Drugs

Nogales, Arizona - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended a pair of Tucson women involved in a failed attempt to smuggle almost 40 pounds worth of methamphetamine and cocaine into the United States Friday.

U.S. Border Patrol and Policía Federal Prepare for Border Safety Responses

Tucson, Arizona - Mexican federal law enforcement traveled to Tombstone to participate in a 4-day training conducted by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents in preparation for the summer increase of emergency assistance requests.

Mexican National Sentenced for Conviction on Federal Heroin and Methamphetamine Trafficking Charges

Las Cruces, New Mexico - Lorenzo A. Ruiz-Gonzalez, 26, entered a guilty plea to heroin and methamphetamine trafficking charges today in federal court in Las Cruces.  Immediately thereafter, Ruiz-Gonzales was sentenced to 70 months of imprisonment.  He will be deported after completing his prison sentence.

Governor Ducey Signs Bill Establishing Native American Day

Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey Friday signed SB 1235, legislation sponsored by Senator Jamescita Peshlakai (D), establishing June 2 as “Native American Day” in Arizona.

Justice Department Continues Enforcement Actions Across the Country to Stop and Punish Dishonest Tax Return Preparers

Washington, DC - With the tax season in full swing, the Justice Department warns taxpayers to avoid unscrupulous tax return preparers who seek to harm taxpayers, and also reminds taxpayers that they could still be responsible for any unpaid taxes, penalties, and interest, resulting from errors made on their returns.