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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard and a network of local law enforcement and community partners in South Florida to make a dream come true for a 5-...
Thursday, October 10, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) delivered an OH-6A helicopter to the National Border Patrol Museum in El Paso, Texas, Sept. 18. AMO delivered this OH-6A to National Border PatrolMuseum in El Paso,...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico - Agentes de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza adscritos a Operaciones Aéreas y Marinas (AMO), incautaron el martes 44 libras (20 Kilos) de cocaína encontrada dentro de un bote en Villa Marina en Fajardo. El valor estimado de la...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents, seized Tuesday 44 pounds (20 Kilos) of cocaine found inside a vessel at Villa Marina in Fajardo.  The estimated value of the seized cocaine is $500,...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partners, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations  and the U.S. Border Patrol, arrested 57 people and confiscated more than 779 pounds of marijuana in multiple...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
TRENTON, N.J. – CBP’s Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC) located in Riverside, CA, collected evidence which led to the arrest and successful prosecution of a Passaic County, New Jersey man.  Khamraj Lall, 52, of Ringwood, New Jersey, was found...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A P-3 aircrew from Air and Marine Operations is credited with saving three Costa Rican fishermen stranded aboard a disabled fishing vessel drifting in the vast open waters of the Western Caribbean Sea. Sept. 24 Three...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
ST. THOMAS, Islas Vírgenes - Agentes de Operaciones Aéreas y Marinas de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (AMO), incautaron el viernes 800 mil en moneda no declarada que se encontro dentro de un barco de 25 pies que partió de...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents, seized Friday nearly $800,000 in undeclared currency found inside a 25-foot vessel that departed Fajardo navigating to St. Thomas.  Jose Ernesto...
Monday, September 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Four aircrews from Air and Marine Operations (AMO), National Air Security Operations Center Corpus Christi (NASOC-CC) provided vital relief flights to the disaster-stricken Bahama Islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian...
Saturday, September 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
MCALLEN, Texas – On Tuesday, a UH-60 Blackhawk from the McAllen Air Branch of Air and Marine Operations rescued a Border Patrol agent after he was attacked by bees and stung hundreds of times.  The Blackhawk was conducting patrol operations when the...
Monday, September 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO -  An Air and Marine Operations boat crew in San Diego rescued 12 people after their boat started to take on water foiling their human smuggling attempt early Monday morning. On Sept. 9, 2019 at approximately 3:05 a.m., the Joint Harbor...
Friday, September 6, 2019 | National Media Release
** Editor’s Note: Downloadable imagery can be acquired at the following links: Still photos (FLICKR): https://flic.kr/s/aHsmGzAteL Video (DVIDS): https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/cbpdorian Follow CBP’s Hurricane Dorian response at https://www.cbp....
Friday, September 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Air and Marine Operations (AMO) out of Yuma, Ariz. and U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector rescued a suspected illegal alien lost in the desert 25 miles east of  the Calexico West Downtown Port of Entry on...
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | National Media Release
For CBP's coordinated response to Hurricane Dorian, please visit https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/hurricane-dorian For media entities: b-roll and additional photos are posted to Dvids, https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/cbpdorian For Flickr photos of CBP...
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | National Media Release
*Editor’s Note: Downloadable imagery can be acquired at the following links: Still photos (FLICKR): https://flic.kr/s/aHsmGzAteL Video (DVIDS): https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/cbpdorian Follow CBP’s Hurricane Dorian response at https://www.cbp.gov/...
Monday, September 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO- A San Diego based Air and Marine Operations (AMO) boat crew on patrol rescued 12 people on the water in two separate events within an hour of each other this Labor Day.   The first incident occurred on Monday, at around 1:20 p.m., after...
Friday, August 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – Customs and Border Protection Air & Marine Operations Air & Marine Operations  (AMO) conducted two lifesaving rescues this week of five individuals who entered the country illegally.   The first rescue occurred on Tuesday at 5 p....
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
GRAND FORKS, ND – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO), National Air Security Operations Center - Grand Forks (NASOC-GF) officially opened its new facility on Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) today. NASOC Grand...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
An Air and Marine Operations crew rescue four individualsclinging on to an overturned vessel in Saint Augustine, Fla.SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla.— Four United States citizens, clinging on to an overturned vessel, were spotted by an Air and Marine...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza y Operaciones Aéreas y Marinas (AMO) de Aduana y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP), junto con socios del Grupo de Interagencial Fronterizo del Caribe (CBIG), capturaron a...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Border Patrol and Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents, along with partners under the Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) apprehended seven aliens Tuesday from the Dominican...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
A helicopter crew from CBP Air andMarine Operations Bellingham Airand Marine Branch located a missing90-year-old man on Thursday.BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A helicopter crew from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO)...
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...

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