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Big Rig Smuggling Attempts Averted

Early morning on August 29, agents working at the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint referred a tractor trailer to the secondary inspection area after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted. Keep Reading

18 Arrests in Organized Crime Crackdown

On August 26, law enforcement and judicial authorities made 18 arrests during a coordinated operation to dismantle an organized crime group suspected of trafficking victims from Lithuania to Ireland and Northern Ireland to facilitate class A drug dealing.  Keep Reading

// by Mariana O'Leary

Women’s Equality Day: Leading in the U.S. Coast Guard

The protests. The picket lines. The headlines reporting disturbing arrests and mistreatment by police and jailers. It was 100 years ago that the persistence of women leading the fight for equality who refused to give up, go away, or be silenced, finally paid off. On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified and women finally had the right to vote. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport detected two loaded firearms in travelers’ carry-on luggage in one day. Keep Reading

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