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From the Air and Sea

CBP provides border security from the air and sea

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) is a critical component of CBP's risk-based and layered approach for border security. With 1,200 federal agents, more than 250 aircraft and over 280 marine vessels operating from 91 locations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, AMO uses it sophisticated fleets to detect, sort, intercept, track and apprehend criminals in diverse environments at and beyond U.S. borders.  

AMO is a federal law enforcement organization dedicated to serving and protecting the American people through advanced aeronautical and maritime capabilities.

AMO's specialized law enforcement capabilities allow AMO to make significant contributions to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) efforts, as well as to federal, state, local and tribal agencies.  AMO conducts its mission between ports of entry, in the maritime environment and within the nation’s interior.  

Read more about AMO's rich and varied history.