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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $50K Worth of Meth

US Border Patrol
Washington, DC, Jun 30, 2015
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested a Mexican couple June 28 after finding nearly 17 pounds of methamphetamine in their vehicle as they attempted to enter the United States.

Ciudad Juárez Tears Down `No More Weapons` Sign

Mónica Ortiz Uribe, Fronteras
El Paso, Jun 30, 2015
Mexican officials have ordered the removal of a three ton sign that reads, "No More Weapons!" at the foot of an international bridge across from El Paso, Texas.

The giant sign is made of confiscated firearms and was erected in 2012 by then President Felipe Calderon as a means of sending a message to the United States.

Mexican Nationals Activate Rescue Beacon

US Border Patrol
Washington, DC, Jun 30, 2015
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents helped four undocumented Mexican nationals who activated a rescue beacon in the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge on June 26.

Inmate mistakenly released in Lubbock, caught in New Mexico

Associated Press
Santa Fe, Jun 30, 2015
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – An inmate mistakenly released from a West Texas jail has been caught in New Mexico after days on the run and a stop in Las Vegas.

Southern road to spaceport hits snag

Diana Alba Soular, Sun News
Las Cruces, Jun 30, 2015
LAS CRUCES >> Though a key step toward improving a roughly 24-mile-long southern road to the $218.5 million Spaceport America was set to wrap up this summer, Doña Ana County staff said last week the start of construction will be delayed because of an error in plans.

13 states, including New Mexico, sue over rule giving feds authority on state water

James MacPherson, Associated Press
Washington, DC, Jun 30, 2015
BISMARCK, N.D. >> Thirteen states led by North Dakota filed a lawsuit Monday challenging an Obama administration rule that gives federal agencies authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act.

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