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Friday, August 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A Tucson man transporting four illegal aliens in a Ford Fusion fled from Willcox Border Patrol agents Thursday morning who were attempting to conduct an immigration inspection on Highway 80 near Tombstone. When agents tried to stop...
Friday, August 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
LA ROSITA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City station thwarted a narcotic smuggling attempt just after midnight.   Border Patrol and Air and Marineagents seize 500 pounds of marijuanaAgents working near La Rosita,...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol and Air and Marine Operations agents participated at several National Night Out (NNO) celebrations held in communities throughout the Rio Grande Valley (RGV). CBP components engage withcommunity during National...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
SIERRA BLANCA, TX—The rescue of a female in the desert in west Texas culminated after Agents from the Sierra Blanca Border Patrol Station apprehended four male illegal aliens from Mexico and Guatemala near the Consuelo Ranch on April 7, 2018. Desert...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
LA JOYA, Texas – A Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Air Interdiction Agent jumped into the Rio Grande to save a drowning woman. Air and Marine agents saves womanfrom drowning in the Rio GrandeOn Tuesday, AMO Air...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U. S. Border Patrol agents interdict eight human smuggling attempts resulting in the apprehension of 55 illegal aliens. On Monday, Rio Grande City agents responded to a report of a Ford F-350 loading illegal aliens. Mobile units...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) in San Diego announces its latest addition to its Coastal Interceptor Vessel (CIV) class: the All-Weather 41-Foot SAFE Boat. This will provide unmatched capabilities...
Thursday, July 26, 2018 | Local Media Release
MISSION, Texas – Yesterday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the McAllen station, along with an Air and Marine Operations helicopter, halted a smuggling attempt. Air and Marine Operations and BorderPatrol team up to stop smuggling attemptAgents...
Monday, July 23, 2018 | Local Media Release
MCALLEN, Texas – With the recent weather conditions, U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) continue to rescue illegal aliens in distress due to heat related injuries after being abandoned by their callous smugglers. Air and Marine...
Friday, July 20, 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. Coast Guard (USCG) detected and interdicted a rustic vessel with 28 Cuban migrants. The Coast...
Friday, July 20, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – En el día de ayer, los agentes de Operaciones Aéreas y Marítimas de CBP en McAllen realizaron un vuelo de familiarización para TRICAMEX. El Programa de Migrantes Desaparecidos de la Patrulla Fronteriza realizó un recorrido para...
Friday, July 20, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Yesterday, Air and Marine Operations agents from the McAllen Air Brach conducted a familiarization flight for TRICAMEX.  The Border Patrol Missing Migrant Program conducted a tour of the Rio Grande Sector’s area of responsibility...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
MIAMI—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Miami Air and Marine Branch (MAMB) interdicted a vessel jam-packed with approximately 496 pounds of marijuana near Miami Beach this month.   On July 11, CBP Air and...
Monday, July 16, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On July 15, 2018, Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Hebbronville Station were responding to illegal activity involving a white Chevrolet Silverado near Benavides, TX.  Agents provided the vehicle description to the Duval County...
Monday, June 25, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz.-Last Friday, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aerial platform was key in locating a group of 57 Central American migrants in distress after attempting to illegally entering the U.S. between the...
Friday, June 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
NEW ORLEANS, LA — A New Orleans Gulfport Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agent provided lifesaving care after witnessing a three-vehicle crash that injured two people on Interstate -10 near Diamondhead, MS.  Supervisor Marine Interdiction Agent (...
Monday, June 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
  Agentes continúan atendiendo rescatesa través del Rio GrandeEDINBURG, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Estados Unidos continúan atendiendo rescates a través del Rio Grande. Los agentes de la CBP continúan rescatando a extranjeros...
Monday, June 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents continue rescue efforts throughout the Rio Grande Valley Sector. On Friday, June 8, the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Falfurrias Border Patrol Station regarding a distressed 911 caller who...
Thursday, June 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson’s Air and Marine Operations branch, along with the Tucson Sector Border Patrol, rescued a distressed migrant Wednesday morning west of Kitt Peak in the Baboquivari Mountains. AMO agents launched a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter in...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – En incidentes separados, los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza asignados al Sector del Valle del Río Grande, encontraron a tres inmigrantes fallecidos que se presume fueron abandonados por sus contrabandistas.  Un esfuerzo multi-...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Coordinated efforts between multiple agencies led to Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector to three deceased illegal immigrants abandoned by their smugglers in separate incidents. Yesterday, Border Patrol...
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On May 23, 2018, Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents in conjunction with Air and Marine Operations, rescued an illegal alien lost in a ranch near Rio Bravo, Texas.  The subject claimed to be lost and resorted to calling 911 for...
Friday, May 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Tucson Station arrested a U.S. citizen and four Honduran nationals after a failed human smuggling attempt that led agents on a pursuit from Sasabe to Arivaca, Thursday morning. Agents attempted to stop...
Friday, May 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
ST. THOMAS, Islas Vírgenes - Agentes de interdicción de Operaciones Aéreas y Marítimas (AMO, por sus siglas en inglés) de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP), interceptaron el miércoles un bote privado con un ciudadano estadounidense que...
Friday, May 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Interdiction Agents intercepted Wednesday a vessel with a United States citizen transporting five aliens from the Dominican Republic, navigating...

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