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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...
Friday, March 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Un esfuerzo conjunto de Operaciones Aéreas y Marítimas (AMO, por sus siglas en inglés) de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP), y la Guardia Costera detectaron e interceptaron Provocó la intercepción el viernes pasado de...
Friday, March 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico — A joint effort by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and U.S. Coast Guard  resulted in the interception last Friday night of a vessel attempting to smuggle 2,513 pounds (1,140  kilos) of...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Agentes adscritos al Negociado de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés), y agentes de las Fuerzas Unidas de Rápida Acción (FURA) de la Policía de Puerto Rico, detuvieron el martes a 12 extranjeros...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Puerto Rico Police Department Joint Forces of Rapid Action (FURA) agents, apprehended on Tuesday 12 aliens from the Dominican Republic that attempted to reach the city of Mayaguez,...
Monday, March 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Over a two-day period, agents from Air and Marine Operations (AMO) foiled an international attempt to smuggle nearly three-tons of cocaine across open waters between Feb. 28 and Mar. 2. These suspects were transporting...
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI—Despite a historic partial government shutdown stretching 35 days, agents from the National Air Security Operations Center remained laser focused on doing what they do best—catching cocaine smugglers. A P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker...
Friday, January 25, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - Entre las 3 p.m. y la medianoche del domingo 3 de febrero, los aviones de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) asistirán en hacer cumplir las restricciones de tráfico aéreo alrededor del Estadio Mercedes-Benz en...
Friday, January 25, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – Between 3 p.m. and midnight on Sunday, February 3, U.S. Customs and Border Protection aircraft will be assisting in the enforcement of an air travel restriction around Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA during Super Bowl 53....
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – Los agentes de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) detuvieron a 10 extranjeros de la República Dominicana en dos incidentes separados, el martes y el miércoles, en la zona oeste de Puerto Rico "Patrullamos el Pasaje de la...
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents apprehended 10 aliens from the Dominican Republic on two separate incidents Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the western coast of Puerto Rico  “We patrol the Mona Passage by air and...
Monday, December 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
ST.THOMAS, Virgin Islands — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities seized a $30 million worth cocaine shipment and apprehended the smugglers,...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— An Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker crew was conducting maritime patrols in the Eastern Pacific when they detected a surface target of interest on Dec. 2.  Ecuadorian style boat intercepted in the...
Saturday, November 24, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Last night, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents and a CBP pilot had rocks thrown at them when they tried to arrest a subject who claimed to have been part of the migrant caravans. On Friday night, at approximately 5:45 p.m., Yuma Sector...
Thursday, November 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Agentes adscritos al Negociado de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés), junto a agentes de las Fuerzas Conjuntas de Rápida Acción de la Policia de Puerto Rico, la Guardia Costera y Investigaciones...
Thursday, November 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – U.S.Customs and Border Protection (CBP) along with partners from the Police Department (PRPD) Joint Forces of Rapid Action (FURA, for its Spanish acronym), U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations detected...

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