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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico -Agentes de Operaciones Aéreas y Marítimas de Aduana y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (AMO), con el apoyo de la Guardia Nacional de Puerto Rico y los socios del Grupo Interagencial de la Frontera del Caribe (CBIG)...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents, with support from the Puerto Rico Army National Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partners seized Monday night 1,493 pounds (677...
Monday, August 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Two off-duty firefighters have been reported lost at sea since Friday, Aug. 16, near Port Canaveral, Fla.  CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) is currently conducting search and rescue missions in hopes of locating the two men...
Thursday, August 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – Agents from, CBP’s Air and Marine Operations rescued a woman who became severely ill while kayaking on the Pecos River, Aug. 3. A crew member aboard this CBP Air andMarine helicopter disembarked to checkon a group of people spotted...
Thursday, August 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— A CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker crew assigned to the National Air Security Operations Center-Jacksonville, was conducting maritime patrols when they located and tracked a cocaine-filled go-fast...
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO), assisted the U.S. Marshal Service Tuesday in the extradition from the Dominican Republic of Wilson M. Vasquez-Rodriguez, one of the 10 most wanted criminals...
Thursday, July 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza, junto con las Operaciones Aéreas y Marítimas (AMO, por sus siglas en inglés) y la Policía Municipal de Isabela, registraron el martes 11 extranjeros detenidos de República Dominicana y...
Thursday, July 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –U.S. Border Patrol agents, along with Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and the Isabela Municipal Police Department, searched and apprehended Tuesday 11 aliens from the Dominican Republic and Haiti after landing in northwestern...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Field Intelligence Team (FIT), the Laredo South Station, CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO), and the Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) unit rescued a lost illegal alien...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico - Un agente de Interdicción Marítima (MIA, por sus siglas en inglés) de Operaciones Aéreas y Marítimas de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, lideró el rescate el sábado de una niña barrida por una inundación repentina en uno de...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico – An off duty CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Marine Interdiction agent (MIA) led the rescue of a young girl swept up by a flash flood in one of the river streams of the “El Yunque” National Forest Saturday.    “The training...
Friday, July 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
An off-duty Air and Marine Operations agent was the first torespond to a vehicle accident near Sebastian, Florida.SEBASTIAN, Fla. — An off-duty CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agent was the first to respond to a roll-over accident that had just...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
Illegal caught on Jet Ski in Lake EriePORT CLINTON, Ohio— Marine Interdiction Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) along with U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien fishing from a jet ski...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents, seized Tuesday $372,000 in undeclared currency found inside a duffle bag on the beach near a vessel found in Bordeaux Bay.   “Transnational criminal organizations seek to...
Monday, July 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico - Los agentes de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos, junto con los agentes de la Administración de Control de Drogas (DEA), incautaron el domingo $ 3.7 millones en moneda no declarada encontrada dentro de...
Monday, July 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents, along with agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), seized Sunday $3.7 million in undeclared currency found inside five duffle bags on board an abandoned vessel near the...
Monday, July 1, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—Working in coordination with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partners, U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents arrested 12 people in a maritime smuggling event Monday morning.   The event began at approximately 2:30 a.m., when a U.S....
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — On their latest trip to South America, a CBP Air and Marine Operations aircrew spoiled cocaine smugglers’ best efforts when they contributed to the arrest of 11 smugglers and the seizure of almost $300 million worth of...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations P-3 aircraft crews located and tracked several go-fast vessels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean, leading to the seizure and disruption of approximately 22,000...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol agents along with DHS partners stopped four smuggling attempts during the past week, yielding drug seizures valued at more than $329,000 and the arrest of nine illegal aliens.   The first event occurred on Wed. June 5...
Friday, June 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Two men were hospitalized after human smugglers pushed a group of illegal border crossers to their physical limit in a desert mountain range west of Tucson Wednesday. U.S. Customs and BorderProtection agents from Tucsonrescued two...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
A CBP Air and Marine Operations flight crewfrom Jacksonville, Florida was the first to locateone of two downed civilian aircraft. GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. — Two civilian aircraft collided near Green Cove Springs on May 29.  The Clay County Sheriff’s...
Friday, May 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assisted by helicopters crews from Arizona Department of Public Safety and Air and Marine Operations provided a lifesaving rescue south of Patagonia, Thursday evening. At approximately 2:30 p.m., Border...
Friday, May 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Nogales and Tucson stations seized a modified ultralight aircraft and its illicit cargo of nearly $500,000 in methamphetamine and fentanyl, southeast of Tucson, Thursday night. Air...
Friday, May 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico - Oficiales y agentes de Aduanas y Protección fronteriza de los Estados Unidos, junto con otros socios federales de la iniciativa BEST, descubrieron y confiscaron $ 1.6 millones no declarados dentro de un gran tanque de gas...

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