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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.

U.S. Border Patrol in West Palm Beach, Partners Disrupt Firearms Smuggling Attempt

Release Date: 
December 6, 2017

West Palm Beach, Fla. — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the West Palm Beach Station, in close coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard, Homeland Security Investigations and the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit, arrested a Bahamian national for smuggling weapons out of Florida on Monday.Three firearms recovered after being thrown into the ocean.

While conducting operations off the coast of West Palm Beach, the U.S. Coast Guard encountered a suspicious vessel piloted by a U.S. citizen and a Bahamian national.   A U.S. Border Patrol canine team was dispatched for further inspection.  As the vessel was being boarded, the Bahamian national threw a bag overboard that was later recovered by the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office dive team and found to contain three handguns.  The Bahamian national was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm in the U.S. Criminal prosecution is being sought by the Assistant United States Attorney’s Office in cooperation with U.S. Border Patrol and Homeland Security Investigations.

Miami Sector Border Patrol agents continue to work closely with maritime law enforcement partners to secure the U.S. coastal border.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes information and assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol by calling (toll free) 1-877-872-7435. All answered calls will remain confidential and anonymous.

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Last modified: 
December 6, 2017