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Tia Ghose

Tia Ghose

Researcher

Biography

Tia Ghose is a researcher and reporter at the Center for Investigative Reporting and California Watch. Before joining the organization in 2010, she was a Kaiser health reporting intern at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Her work has appeared in Wired.com, Scientific American, the Salinas Californian, Science News and other publications. She earned a graduate degree in science writing from the University of California Santa Cruz.

Articles

Border Patrol

US drug couriers busted at the border

After being found with 25 pounds of cocaine in his car in January 2011, Alan Enrique Tirado, a U.S. citizen living in Sonora, Mexico, told investigators that he was to be paid ,000 to drive drugs to Phoenix.Yuma County (Ariz.) Sheriff’s Office Below are portraits of some of the U.S. citizens caught by the Border

Mar 26, 2013
Border Patrol

Four of five Border Patrol drug busts involve US citizens, records show

Mugshots of people arrested in remote Hudspeth County, Texas, where the Big Bend Sector’s Sierra Blanca checkpoint sits. County Sheriff Arvin West said the Border Patrol has enhanced security by increasing agents and drug-detecting dogs at checkpoints to catch more contraband.Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office The public’s view of a typical Mexican drug smuggler might not

Mar 26, 2013