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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...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) working in coordination with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partners arrested 34 people this weekend who had entered the U.S. illegally by sea. The first incident occurred on Sunday,...
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—Working with U.S. Department of Homeland Security partners, U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents arrested 14 people this morning who entered the U.S. illegally by boat.   The event began Tuesday at approximately 12 a.m., when the U.S. Coast...
Monday, November 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A man was arrested Wednesday after he landed his airplane in the U.S. without authorization and fled from personnel with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations The incident occurred when agents from the...
Friday, November 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Agentes de Operaciones Aéreas y Marinas (AMO) de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) Estados Unidos detectaron e interceptaron el miércoles una embarcación improvisada de madera con 32 indocumentados de nacionalidad...
Friday, November 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents detected and intercepted Wednesday a wooden makeshift vessel with 32 undocumented aliens from the Dominican Republic attempting to reach the...
Friday, November 15, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) retired its C-550 Citation aircraft. AMO agents flew the high-speed aircraft for the last time Thursday to Houston.  AMO retired the C-550 Citation aircraft...
Friday, November 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
Alpine, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents with the Big Bend Park Substation coordinated across multiple law-enforcement agencies to locate and rescue four individuals lost in the desert yesterday. Brewster County Sheriff’s Office, National Park...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO), released AMO Vision and Strategy 2030 today. AMO Vision and Strategy 2030 establishes a renewed vision, mission, and five strategic goals to move AMO forward....
Thursday, October 31, 2019 | Local Media Release
PONCE, Puerto Rico - Las Operaciones Aéreas y Maritimas de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (AMO) interceptaron el jueves un barco operado por dos hombres de la República Dominicana que transportaba 80 fardos de cocaína cerca de...
Thursday, October 31, 2019 | Local Media Release
PONCE, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) interdicted a vessel Thursday operated by two men from the Dominican Republic transporting 80 bales of cocaine near the southern coast of the island.    The 80...
Friday, October 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—Working with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partners, San Diego Sector Border Patrol and Air and Marine Operations agents arrested 30 people during three maritime smuggling events within a 24 hour period this week.   The first event...
Friday, October 18, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON —For the first time, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) conducted a maritime enforcement training for Trinidad and Tobago Customs and Excise (TTCE) officers. A decade has passed since TTCE officers have...
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...

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