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Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents coordinating with Air and Marine Operations agents seized multiple weapons and arrested three Mexican nationals near Ajo Saturday afternoon. Surveillance camera operators from the Ajo Station...
Monday, April 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and task force partners intercepted a succession of drug-laden vessels packed with thousands of pounds of cocaine and marijuana during targeted operations in the...
Thursday, April 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
FORT PIERCE, Fla.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents from the Fort Pierce Marine Unit and local partner agencies rescued a man from an overturned vessel in St. Lucie Inlet near Stuart on Mar. 28. The Air...
Thursday, April 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
Pilotos en un UH-60 Blackhawkdurante la respuesta de Maria enPuerto Rico. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) la agencia responsable to proteger las zonas fronterizas de Estados Unidos de todo tipo...
Thursday, April 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency responsible for securing U.S. borders, is now accepting applications to fill positions for Air and Marine Operations (AMO). AMO is looking for Air Interdiction Agents (...
Thursday, March 22, 2018 | Local Media Release
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – El Centro de Operaciones Aeromarítimas (AMOC, por sus siglas en inglés) de la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) localizado en la Base de la Reserva de la Fuerza Aérea...
Thursday, March 22, 2018 | Local Media Release
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC) based on March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their new building. Left...
Monday, March 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— Oakleaf High School’s Aerospace Academy recently toured U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center (NASOC–J ) in Jacksonville, Florida. The mission of...
Friday, March 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO), partook in a Flare Recognition and Response training alongside U.S. Coast Guard, St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, and St. Augustine Fire Department on...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
NEW ENGLAND – Fifteen years ago, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) became a Cabinet-level department to coordinate and oversee a national strategy to prevent terrorist and terrorist weapons from entering the United States. Created after...
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN ANGELO, Texas - Por el tercer año consecutivo, un sistema de aviones no tripulados, Predator B (UAS) de Aduanas y Protección de Fronteras, Aire y Marina (AMO), regresó a San Angelo para realizar misiones de seguridad fronteriza. AMO nuevamente...
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN ANGELO, Texas – For its third consecutive year, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Predator B unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has returned to San Angelo, to conduct border security missions. AMO again deployed a...
Thursday, February 22, 2018 | Local Media Release
​​FAJARDO, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents and Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) officers collaborated Sunday to seize 174 pounds (78.7 kilos) of cocaine and 152 cartons of cigarettes...
Friday, February 16, 2018 | Local Media Release
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Agents assigned to U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Rochester Marine Unit joined a combined local law enforcement team to recover a vehicle found in the Genesee River. The vehicle and occupants, who were reported missing since...
Friday, February 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents along with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seized 292 pounds (132 kilos) of cocaine concealed inside two hidden...
Thursday, February 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –On January 31, 2018, Border Patrol agents assisted the Laredo Police Department in searching for a missing child in Laredo, Texas.  Agents with the Laredo Sector Special Operations Detachment quickly deployed to assist with the search...
Thursday, January 25, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Casa Grande Border Patrol agents arrested a Salvadorian national, 51-year-old Alex Lopez-Garcia, Tuesday evening, west of Three Points. Lopez illegally entered the country in a remote area with six other people and was arrested after...
Friday, January 19, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Douglas Station arrested three Mexican nationals smuggling narcotics after they fled from agents near the Arizona/New Mexico border on Thursday afternoon. Agents using surveillance...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
MIAMI—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Miami Air and Marine Branch (MAMB), working in partnership with the U.S. Marshals Service for the Southern District of Florida Special Operations Group and Miami-Dade...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) detected multiple drug-smuggling vessels with approximately 4735 pounds of cocaine as part of Operation Full Court Press in the Caribbean Sea with interagency partners. The...
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Douglas Station rescued two Mexican nationals on Friday with assistance from Air and Marine Operations northeast of Douglas, Arizona. Agents responded to a 9-1-1 call and requested support...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) marine unit along with its Regional Coordinating Mechanism (RECOM) partners intercepted a vessel carrying 1500 pounds of marijuana with an estimated...
Monday, December 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
MARFA, Texas — On the morning of December 8, 2017, an Air Interdiction Agent (AIA) with Air and Marine Operations’ Alpine Air Unit, rescued a group of 15 illegal aliens who were lost in the desert and suffering from extreme hypothermia. CBP makes...
Friday, December 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) crew, in coordination with interagency partners, pursued a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel engaged in cocaine smuggling. The AMO crew aboard a P-3...
Friday, December 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
BOSTON – This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its end-of-year immigration enforcement numbers, the results of a year-long return to enforcing the law, upholding the integrity of our lawful immigration system, and keeping...

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