Border headlines: National Guard stay extended; Guard shoots self at BP Tucson headquarters; Drugs seized

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WASHINGTON -- The national guard will be stationed at the U.S.-Mexico border for at least another three months.

Their one-year deployment was set to expire June 30, but the Obama administration listened to lawmakers from Arizona and Texas who have been pressing for better security.

Homeland Security will ask Congress for $30 million to keep the guard at the border at least through September.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- A security guard accidentally shot himself in the leg Wednesday morning at the Border Patrol headquarters in Tucson.

The company G4S Secure Solutions has a contract to transport detainees.

The guard was retrieving his gun from a lock box in the bus and it went off while putting it into his holster.

The injuries are not life threatening.

The detainees were locked up at the time and did not escape.



NOGALES, Ariz. -- A million dollars worth of cocaine was seized at the border.

Agents in Nogales stopped the cocaine smuggling attempt by a Mexican man and his family over the weekend.

The drugs were hidden in a secret compartment in the vehicles roof.  The 52 packages weighed more than 123 pounds.

The man was taken into custody, the wife and kids were allowed to go back into Mexico.