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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— An Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker crew was conducting maritime patrols in the Eastern Pacific when they detected a surface target of interest on Dec. 2.  Ecuadorian style boat intercepted in the...
Saturday, November 24, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Last night, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents and a CBP pilot had rocks thrown at them when they tried to arrest a subject who claimed to have been part of the migrant caravans. On Friday night, at approximately 5:45 p.m., Yuma Sector...
Thursday, November 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Agentes adscritos al Negociado de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés), junto a agentes de las Fuerzas Conjuntas de Rápida Acción de la Policia de Puerto Rico, la Guardia Costera y Investigaciones...
Thursday, November 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – U.S.Customs and Border Protection (CBP) along with partners from the Police Department (PRPD) Joint Forces of Rapid Action (FURA, for its Spanish acronym), U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations detected...
Monday, October 22, 2018 | Local Media Release
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents intercepted Sunday a vessel with four aliens, navigating without lights crossing the border between Tortola and St. John.  “AMO crews spend...
Monday, October 22, 2018 | Local Media Release
A crew from CBP Air and MarineOperations out of Bellingham,Washington, searches for a strandedhiker Saturday.BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A helicopter crew from U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations rescued a stranded hiker Saturday...
Friday, October 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is helping with recovery efforts in the Southeastern United States as another major hurricane blew ashore—leaving a path of destruction in its wake. New footage has been released of a CBP...
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to monitor Hurricane Michael’s track and is deploying personnel and relief supplies to the impacted area. CBP personnel prepare to leave El PasoCBP contributes unique capabilities...
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Interdiction Agents intercepted Thursday a dinghy with three aliens, two Haitians and 1 British men navigating without lights crossing the border...
Thursday, October 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Station Border Patrol agents and the Gila Bend Fire and Rescue extracted a 36-year-old Mexican man stuck inside a culvert drainage pipe near Gila Bend on Tuesday evening. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO - Working in coordination with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partners, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested eight people who illegally entered the U.S. by panga boat early Sunday morning. On Sept. 23, 2018 at approximately 5:15 a.m...
Monday, September 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
RALEIGH, N.C.--Two U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine (AMO) agents and a U.S. Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) team member were unintended first responders on an accident scene in Morrisville, N.C., Monday morning....
Sunday, September 16, 2018 | Local Media Release
NEW ORLEANS, La.--U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in New Orleans is taking an active role in Hurricane Florence relief efforts throughout the Carolinas. Customs and Border Protection personnelare briefed by Charlotte Acting Area...
Thursday, September 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to monitor Hurricane Florence’s track today and is prepared to deploy personnel and relief supplies to the impacted area. CBP Lead Field Coordinator Region III remains engaged with...
Thursday, September 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the East Coast, the Bellingham Air and Marine Branch of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations deployed a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and crew members Wednesday...
Thursday, September 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
DETROIT— A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Black Hawk and crew has departed Selfridge ANGB and is currently staged to respond following Hurricane Florence landfall. A CBP AMO Black Hawkdeparts Selfridge ANGBA U.S. Customs and Border Protection,...
Thursday, September 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— Two Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Intrepid coastal enforcement vessel crews have departed north Florida in anticipation of Hurricane Florence.  AMO, an operational component of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), is...
Thursday, September 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
Jacksonville, Florida - Air and Marine Operations stages BlackHawk crews in anticipation of rescueefforts after Hurricane Florence.JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) UH-60 Black Hawk crew...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations P-3 Long Range Tracker aircraft working in the Eastern Pacific Ocean with a multinational task force and was involved in seizing nearly a ton of cocaine valued at...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, TEXAS - As part of the 2018 El Paso Fire Department "Medal Day Ceremony" on September 7 , the El Paso Branch of CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) was honored for their assistance in conducting rescue efforts in the Franklin Mountains.   ...
Monday, September 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
Misión, Texas – Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Estados Unidos y Operaciones Aéreas y Marítimas (AMO, por sus siglas en inglés)  frustraron un intento de contrabando que resultó en la incautación de más de 1.000 libras de marihuana. AMO y...
Monday, September 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
MISSION, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents thwarted a smuggling attempt resulting in the seizure of over 1,000 pounds of marijuana. Air and Marine Operations and BorderPatrol seize over 1,000 pounds ofmarijuanaEarly Friday morning, McAllen agents...
Thursday, September 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Florida – La tripulación de las Operaciones Aéreas y Marítimas (AMO, por sus siglas en inglés) de Aduanas Y protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos junto a socios interinstitucionales detectaron una embarcación cargada con más de 2,880...
Thursday, September 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aircrews with interagency partners detected a vessel loaded down with over 2,880 pounds of cocaine—a combined street value of $37.5 million—in...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - La tripulación de un P-3 de las Operaciones Aéreas y Marítimas (AMO, por sus siglas en inglés) de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos, trabajó con la Guardia Costera para interceptar e incautar más de dos...

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