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E.g., 2014-10-31
E.g., 2014-10-31
Monday, October 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. –Today, U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehend a dangerous gang member from the “Sureno” criminal street gang.  This makes a total of 23 gang members arrested this year.  The man was illegally present in the United States at the time...
Monday, October 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at El Paso ports of entry made five marijuana seizures this weekend totaling 338.53 pounds. “These are outstanding seizures; the dedication and always vigilant skills on the part...
Monday, October 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry apprehended several wanted persons in separate enforcement actions at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge. “Our CBP officers are the first line of defense...
Monday, October 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
MIAMI - It is with great sadness that U.S. Customs and Border Protection shares the tragic news of the death of CBP Officer Marc Izquierdo. CBP Officer Izquierdo was involved in a single vehicle motorcycle accident early Sunday morning while...
Monday, October 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – Chanting to the name of “Bravo” were students from Juarez-Lincoln Elementary School in Rio Bravo, Texas.   The kindergarten class at the school were announced as the winners of a competition held to select a new name for a recently...
Monday, October 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
PROGRESO, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Progreso International Bridge this weekend arrested a 52-year-old man from Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, Mexico on state charges for aggravated...
Monday, October 20, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)  announced today the open period for accepting donations proposals through the Section 559 Donation Acceptance Program (DAP). Proposals may be...
Friday, October 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — A 25-year-old Mexican national was arrested Oct. 12 at the Port of Lukeville in connection with a failed drug-smuggling attempt. CBP officers located and removed 11 pounds of meth from the spare tire of a smuggling vehicle...
Friday, October 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) field operations officers seized 50 pounds (20.4 kilos) of cocaine inside a plastic garbage bag concealed in a vessel ship arriving from the Dominican Republic. The estimated value of...
Friday, October 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry on Oct. 15 uncovered 11 violations of immigration law in a 24-hour period, including an alleged attempt to smuggle a female Mexican citizen with a U.S....
Friday, October 17, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske and Mexico's Tax Administration Service (SAT) Chief Aristóteles Núñez Sánchez today signed a mutual recognition arrangement that allows stronger collaboration...
Friday, October 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents recently removed nine individuals locked in a rental truck. Border Patrol agents rescued nine individuals from the inside of a rental truck that was stopped at the I-19 traffic checkpoint on Oct....
Friday, October 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued two male illegal immigrants who found themselves in a dangerous predicament over the weekend. Just before sunset on Oct. 10, Tucson Station agents responded to a sensor activation in the...
Friday, October 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a Mexican national yesterday convicted for rape in 2008. Agents conducting checkpoint backup operations near Interstate 8 stopped a 2006 Nissan Altima and discovered four Mexican nationals...
Friday, October 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than $33,000 in a methamphetamine smuggling attempt. Oct. 9, Wellton Station agents working at an immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8 referred a Honda Accord to secondary inspection...
Friday, October 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
DETROIT- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Fort Street Cargo Facility arrested a 52 year old Canadian citizen wanted in Davison, Michigan for 4th degree criminal sexual conduct.  On Monday October 14, a...
Thursday, October 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol Agents apprehended Wednesday morning 32 undocumented Haitian migrants that landed Monday afternoon  in Monito Island.  Border Patrol Ramey Sector Communications Room...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) arrested five fugitives at ports of entry in Baltimore and Virginia over the long weekend who were wanted on charges from Maryland, Virginia, the District of...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
ENCINO, Texas  ̶̶  Agents from the Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) unit rescued a man in distress after he placed a call to the Brooks County Emergency Dispatch Center on Tuesday. Border Patrol Agents Walking Through a Remote...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry seized heroin and cocaine valued at approximately $1,526,000 this week. “While the majority of the people were enjoying their day off in observance of...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. – The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations.  For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of enforcement actions. 10/03/2014 – During...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested an 18-year-old woman from La Villa, Texas after she allegedly attempted to smuggle a four-year-old girl from Guerrero,...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency responsible for securing U.S. ports of entry and international borders will accept applications nationwide starting today for border patrol agent positions on the Southwest border. To...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry on Saturday discovered $286,000 worth of methamphetamine concealed under the rear seats of a vehicle. The incident occurred shortly after...
Friday, October 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Pharr International Bridge intercepted a woman for alleged violations of immigration law. The United States citizen allegedly attempted to facilitate the entry of a three-year-old...

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