TUCSON, Ariz. — A member of the U.S. congressional delegation from Arizona said 170
additional Customs and Border Protection officers are being assigned to border
ports in southern Arizona.
Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.) said the assignment of the additional officers to Nogales, Douglas and San Luis will help speed the cross-border flow of
Barber said bipartisan effort by nearly all members of the Arizona delegation
asked the Department of Homeland Security to assign more CBP officers to Arizona
A letter from delegation members said drugs cartels have been increasing
smuggling through ports because of a build-up of Border Patrol officers
elsewhere along the border.
Barber said 120 CBP officers will be assigned to two border crossings in
Nogales and 25 each to the ports in Douglas and San Luis.