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  • FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2016, 4:51 P.M.

    Man caught with 20 pounds of cocaine receives 10 years in prison

    A man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being caught trying the cross the U.S./Canadian border while carrying 20 pounds of cocaine.


  • MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016, 9:19 A.M.

    FBI veteran, a rare outsider, to lead US Border Patrol

    An FBI veteran has been named to head the U.S. Border Patrol, bringing in an outsider to run an agency traditionally led by agents who rise through the ranks. Mark …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016, 1:52 P.M.

    Chinese migrants flocking to San Diego, statistics show

    The number of unauthorized Chinese immigrants coming to San Diego has skyrocketed in recent years, the result of a lucrative smuggling industry, mass emigration from China and a diversifying pool …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014

    Bodybuilder faces federal drug charges

    A decorated bodybuilder with a home near Otis Orchards is among 16 people accused of trafficking illegal anabolic steroids imported from China. Federal agents allege Brad Hollibaugh accepted packages of …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013, 5 P.M.

    Officials: Four arrested after Wash.-B.C. border scuffle

    SUMAS, Wash. — Four people were in custody Wednesday after what officials described as a foiled drug smuggling run across Washington state’s border with Canada.


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012, 5:36 P.M.

    Canadian border guard shot at Blaine crossing

    BLAINE, Wash. — The Peace Arch crossing on the U.S.-Canada border was closed today after a man driving a van with Washington state plates shot a Canadian guard in the …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012, 8:26 A.M.

    Border Patrol agent killed on patrol in Arizona

    PHOENIX — A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded in a shooting early this morning in Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico line, according to the Border Patrol. The …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2011, 3:38 P.M.

    100 lbs. of meth seized by border agents near Curlew

    About 100 pounds of methamphetamine and $20,000 was found near the Canadian border on Sunday. Border patrol agents found the drugs and cash in three backpacks and a duffel bag …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010, 3:18 P.M.

    GOP: Border Patrol should control federal lands

    A group of House Republicans say Border Patrol agents should be granted direct control over U.S. borders, even on federal lands managed by other agencies.


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 18, 2009

    Sophisticated pot fields a growing problem in Washington

    Some of the most innovative farming techniques in the Northwest are being applied to a cash crop that isn’t wheat, apples or grapes. It’s a low-tech but high-stakes, high-risk venture …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 15, 2009

    Four will be returned to Mexico

    Four Mexican nationals who were rescued by helicopter last week from a remote region near the border of Washington state and British Columbia entered the country illegally and will be …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 31, 2009

    Customs bureau looking to fill 11,000 positions

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection is preparing to fill 11,000 positions nationally this year and Blaine, Wash., is one of 15 locations across the country hosting a “National Career Day” …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2009, 11:16 A.M.

    Need a job? Try the Border Patrol

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection is preparing to fill 11,000 positions nationally this year and Blaine, Wash., is one of 15 locations across the country hosting a “National Career Day” …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 2008

    Mustangs in training

    When picking eight mustangs to represent the U.S. Border Patrol and the Pacific Northwest for the inaugural celebration next month, Lee Pinkerton has to worry about a horse’s temperament, its …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17, 2008, NOON

    Border Patrol mustangs prepare for inaugural parade

    When picking eight mustangs to represent the U.S. Border Patrol and the Pacific Northwest for the inaugural celebration next month, Lee Pinkerton has to worry about a horse’s temperament, its …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 8, 2008, 11:51 A.M.

    Region’s U.S. Border Patrol mustangs to march in D.C.

    Mustangs that were running wild less than two years ago will be part of next month’s inaugural parade for Barack Obama.


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