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As US land borders tighten, drug smugglers fly

The visiting British pilots were training near a naval air station one night this month when their helicopter came within about 150 feet of an ultralight plane flying without lights. The ultralight darted away toward Mexico without a trace.Full story

Jury convicts Mexican trafficker of agent's murder

A federal jury on Tuesday found a Mexican drug trafficker guilty of second degree murder for killing a U.S. Border Patrol agent by deliberately swerving a truck at him in a dash back to Mexico to escape arrest. Full story

Mexican man convicted in Border Patrol agent death

Jesus Navarro eluded U.S. authorities even before he became the prime suspect in the 2008 killing of a Border Patrol agent. Full story

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Border Patrol agent suspected of smuggling pot

Border Patrol agent arrested on marijuana charges

U.S. border cops nab migrants from Mexico in Marine uniforms

'Constant battle' on America's forgotten border

U.S. border police nab migrants with dive scooters

Smugglers with "medieval catapult" nabbed at border

U.S. border cop fired over drug war views files lawsuit

Smugglers with "medieval catapult" nabbed at U.S. border

Mexico driver crashes into California, two injured

Arizona memorial for slain border agent draws thousands

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  ‘Cat and mouse’ along the Rio Grande

In the last five months, border patrol agents in southeast Texas have seized nearly 400,000 pounds of marijuana, all part of a frantic back-and-forth along the border. NBC’s Mark Potter reports.

  'Everyday it's cat and mouse'

With drugs continuing to pour into the Rio Grande Valley of Texas from Mexico, the U.S. Border Patrol tries to stem the tide.

  FBI probes deadly Mexico border shooting

The shooting death of a Mexican teenager by U.S. Border Patrol agents has once again put the issue of security amid an increasingly violent drug war into sharp focus. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports.

  Mexican police claim U.S. border patrol shot teen

U.S. and Mexican authorities are investigating the death of a 17-year-old near Nogales, Ariz., at the U.S.-Mexico border. State police in Mexico claim the boy was shot by a U.S. border patrol agent.

  Border patrol agent killed

Border patrol agent Brian Terry was shot and killed in a violent confrontation along the U.S. border between Arizona and Mexico on Tuesday. Four of the men allegedly involved in the shooting have been taken into custody; a fifth is believed to be on the run. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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