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CBP shuts down highway checkpoints

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Posted at 6:46 AM, Mar 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-11 08:46:11-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has shut down some highway checkpoints in southeastern Arizona.

According to an agency spokesman, the move is a response to shifting traffic patterns:

Tucson Sector has redirected manpower, based on operational needs in response to shifting traffic patterns, resulting in the closure of several tactical checkpoints in southeastern Arizona. We expect to re-open these checkpoints as manpower and activity levels dictate.

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