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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Border Patrol Canine Detects Illegal Aliens in Trunk

Release Date: 
December 20, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – Willcox Border Patrol agents arrested a Phoenix man Tuesday for smuggling two Mexican nationals found hiding in his vehicle.

A Cochise County Sheriff’s deputy participating in Operation Stonegarden requested a Border Patrol canine for a search of a Kia Forte stopped south of the State Route 90 Immigration Checkpoint.  When an agent arrived with his canine partner, the dog alerted to an odor it is trained to detect coming from the vehicle’s trunk.

The trunk was opened and, inside, the agent discovered two male Mexican nationals, ages 19 and 35.

Agents seized the vehicle and charged the 25-year-old driver with human smuggling. The two Mexican nationals were processed for immigration violations.

The U.S. Border Patrol continues to coordinate border security efforts with state and local law enforcement agencies through Operation Stonegarden to secure the border and keep communities safe. Operation Stonegarden facilitates funding to state and local law enforcement agencies in support of border security.

Last modified: 
December 21, 2018