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Friday, March 20, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents working alongside Air and Marine Operations (AMO), San Diego Fire Department, and Cal-Fire, helped rescue five people after receiving a distress call Wednesday night.The incident began on March 18 at...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue operators along with Wellton Station agents and Air and Marine Operations – Yuma Air Branch rescued a lost illegal alien in distress Monday.Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customsand Border...
Friday, February 28, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEL MAR, Calif. — Following a disrupted maritime smuggling event, local, state, and Federal agencies rescued 13 people and continue to search for three more.  The event occurred early Friday morning less than one mile off the shore of Del Mar. A...
Monday, February 24, 2020 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –Los agentes de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) detuvieron a 5 dominicanos el lunes por la mañana luego de una extensa búsqueda en respuesta a un desembarco cerca de Rincón.Cerca de la medianoche del 23 de febrero, un...
Monday, February 24, 2020 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents apprehended 5 aliens from the Dominican Republic Monday morning following an extensive search in response to a landing near Rincon. Near midnight of on Feb.23, a CBP Air and Marine...
Sunday, February 23, 2020 | Local Media Release
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. – On February 21, U. S. Border Patrol agents working on Grand Island received a report of a missing 12-year-old girl with autism. Several Border Patrol agents joined the search for the girl alongside the New York State Police,...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | Local Media Release
MOUNT LAGUNA, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued two people who were lost near the Cuyapaipe Indian Reservation in San Diego’s east county after they entered the county illegally yesterday.  Unfortunately, three other people who were with them...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | Local Media Release
MASSENA, N.Y. - U.S. Border Patrol agents, along with Franklin County Sheriff’s Department (FCSD), New York State Police (NYSP) and CBP Air and Marine Operations aircraft were involved in a more than 200 mile vehicle pursuit stretching from Massena...
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | Local Media Release
IMPERAL BEACH, Calif.—Tuesday afternoon, a second person succumbed to their injuries as a result of the maritime smuggling event on February 3rd. Early Monday morning, a distressed vessel quickly overturned in the high surf.  USBP agents were first...
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Comstock and Carrizo Springs Stations collaborated with  U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), Jan 27 to arrest multiple illegal...
Monday, February 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
IMPERAL BEACH, Calif.—A San Diego area smuggling event led to the death of one person and put another individual in grave condition on Monday due to unusually high surf and cold winter weather. “We are saddened by the loss of life,” stated U.S....
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Local Media Release
ATLANTA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers from the Port of Savannah, GA have deployed to help secure Super Bowl LIV in Miami, FL. In addition, Atlanta Field Office CBP Special Response Team (SRT) officers are on duty with Miami...
Friday, January 24, 2020 | Local Media Release
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico -Agentes de Operaciones Aéreas y Marítimas (AMO) de Aduana y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP), detectaron y arrestaron a 3 individuos el jueves intentando contrabandear 34 bloques de cocaína por el sector...
Friday, January 24, 2020 | Local Media Release
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents detected and arrested 3 individuals on Thursday trying to smuggle 34 blocks of cocaine through the Maternillo sector in the east of the island.  "We...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker crew assigned to the National Air Security Operations Center-Jacksonville, spotted a suspicious vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean loaded with cocaine with an...
Friday, January 17, 2020 | National Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol and Air and Marine Operations—Yuma Air Branch located and rescued a 77-year-old man after receiving a call for assistance from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) Wednesday morning.At approximately 8 a.m...
Thursday, January 9, 2020 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – Not since 2008 has CBP’s Air and Marine Operations El Paso Air Branch (AMO El Paso) flown the U.S. military’s premier utility helicopter – the UH-60 Black Hawk – in support of border security operations. The UH-60 is the most...
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Los intentos de los traficantes de drogas de explotar la falta de infraestructura fronteriza conducen a la incautación de 1200 libras de marihuana en cuatro incidentes separados.El domingo, agentes de McAllen que trabajaban cerca...
Thursday, January 2, 2020 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker crew assigned to the National Air Security Operations Center-Jacksonville, intercepted a large low-profile go-fast vessel in the Eastern Pacific loaded with...
Thursday, December 26, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – The holidays got a little bit brighter for the children in the Rio Grande Valley as Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Border Community Liaison (BCL) Unit coordinated with many local schools and nonprofit...
Friday, December 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—Working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations (AMO), Joint Harbor Operations Center (JHOC), and U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents arrested nine people after they entered the U.S. illegally by boat on Thursday. ...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | National Media Release
Drug smugglers haul large loads of cocaine towards the U.S. usingstealthy low-profile vessels (LPV).CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Two P-3 aircrews from Air and Marine Operations found a low-profile vessel (LPV) off the coast of South America and followed...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
VAN HORN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents seized approximately 700 pounds of marijuana in less than 24 hours with the assistance of air support and night vision technology.Agents seize marijuana withhelp from technology and airassets“Day or night...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— A CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker crew assigned to the National Air Security Operations Center-Jacksonville, intercepted two vessels loaded with cocaine in two separate incidents, Nov. 21 and 22. ...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents arrested a group of 12 individuals early Sunday afternoon near Presidio, Texas. During processing, the agents discovered one of the individuals, Jose Jose Baltazar, a citizen of Guatemala, had previously...

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