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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...
Friday, May 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers and Agents, along with other federal partners under the Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST), discovered and seized $1.6 million in undeclared currency inside a large...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents together with CBP Air and Marine Operations rendered aid to a severely dehydrated subject on Highway 255 in Laredo. Tuesday afternoon, agents assigned to the Laredo West Station rescued a subject...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A helicopter and crew from the Bellingham Air and Marine Branch of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) located a missing hiker and led a search-and-rescue team to her location Monday. The...
Friday, May 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
An Air and Marine Operations AS350A-Star helicopter departs Jacksonville,Florida.TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) flight crew, assigned to the Jacksonville Air and Marine Branch, assisted Homeland Security Investigations (...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza y de Operaciones Aéreas y Marítimas, adscritos a Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) detuvieron el lunes a 30 extranjeros de la República Dominicana que...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Border Patrol and Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents, apprehended Monday 30 aliens from the Dominican Republic attempting to illegally land near Las Ruinas Beach, in the...
Thursday, May 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
PORT CLINTON, Ohio. – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) vessel rescues distressed vessel after striking the Port Clinton Drawbridge.   Vessel "Going Coastal" rescued by AMOAt approximately 1:30pm on Thursday...
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO - Working in coordination with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partners, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 43 people in three separate maritime smuggling events who entered the U.S. illegally by boat on Sunday. The first...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) intercepted and seized Tuesday 1,776 pounds (802 kilos) of cocaine within 28 bales found inside a go fast vessel intercepted near the southeastern coast of...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
PONCE, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) intercepted and seized Wednesday 3768 pounds (1709 kilos) of cocaine within 74 bales found inside a go fast vessel intercepted near the town of Maunabo, in the...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
MOBILE, Ala. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) received 23 Cuban nationals rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard in the Gulf of Mexico more than 100 miles north of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico on Sunday. The individuals had been adrift for three...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
TRENTON, S.C. — A CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) flight crew, assigned to the Jacksonville Air and Marine Branch, assisted Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Aiken County Sheriff’s office on a sex-trafficking investigation in...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted multiple smuggling attempts that resulted in the seizure of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine. On Thursday, McAllen agents working near Havana, Texas, responded to a report of several...
Friday, April 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three illegal aliens, seized 286 pounds of marijuana, and rendered aid to an injured agent west of Nogales, Thursday. An injured agent had to be rescuedfrom a mountain top by a...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAKELAND, Fla.— CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) is recruiting pilots at this year’s 45th annual Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida.  Sun ‘n Fun will be hosting a career fair, in which AMO will be available to...
Friday, March 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas—Agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) facilitated the seizure of over three tons of drugs last Friday.   Agents patrolling in a P-3 discovered a suspect panga-style vessel that...

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