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Saturday, September 22, 2018 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists intercepted viable eggs within Asian Gypsy Moth egg masses aboard a vessel, Aug. 24. The egg masses were found aboard a vessel,arriving from Japan, on the starboard sideof...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
CAMPO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican national in possession of more than 52 pounds of methamphetamine stuffed inside his car’s gas tank on Wednesday. At approximately 7:30 a.m., agents assigned to the U.S. Border Patrol...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Border Patrol agents assigned to El Centro Sector arrested a known gang member Thursday night. The incident occurred at approximately 10:36 p.m., after agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested a man near the Calexico Port...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 111 immigration checkpoint arrested a U.S. citizen suspected of smuggling methamphetamine hidden throughout his vehicle Thursday morning. The incident occurred at...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif.  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico East commercial facility port of entry found more than 256 packages of methamphetamine and cocaine hidden under a mattress in a tractor truck. “Commercial...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo South Station recently prevented a human smuggling attempt involving two vehicles.  The incident occurred on September 20, shortly after 6:00 p.m., when agents observed several subjects...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate Highway 35 Border Patrol Checkpoint prevented a human smuggling attempt of 15 illegal aliens.  On September 20, the event emerged after the driver of box truck consented to a non-...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Pharr incautó incautado $4.2 millones de metanfetamina y heroína escondida dentro de un tráiler comercial que...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge seized $4.2 million worth of methamphetamine and heroin hidden within a commercial trailer containing fresh produce. “This...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers (CBP) and agriculture specialists have seen some interesting things in passenger baggage at Washington Dulles International Airport, but the four baby turtles with painted shells they...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupt smuggling attempts throughout the Rio Grande Valley which resulted in the apprehension of 19 illegal aliens. On Wednesday, Falfurrias agents working at the checkpoint referred a sedan for secondary...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias station discovered two deceased. In less than 24 hours, agents discovered the remains of two subjects on the Falfurrias ranch lands.  In both incidents, agents contacted the...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized two bundles of marijuana with an estimated street value of over $65K. Agents encounter abandoned marijuanabundlesYesterday evening, agents assigned to the Fort Brown station responded to a report...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Border Patrol agents arrested two Legally Admitted Permanent Residents at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint who attempted to smuggle five illegal aliens in their semi-truck sleeper cab during separate incidents this...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – As part of the President's Executive Order 13767, and at the direction of the Secretary of Homeland Security, construction for replacement of existing pedestrian fencing in El Paso with new steel bollard wall will begin on Saturday...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | National Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –Border Patrol agents arrested five U.S. citizens, three Guatemalan, 1 Honduran, and six Mexican nationals during four separate alien smuggling attempts Wednesday. Agents discovered aliens in the trunkof a vehicle that was along...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 north of Laredo, Texas uncovered a smuggling attempt when they found 47 illegal aliens concealed in a trailer. Laredo Sector Border Patrol agentsdiscovered 47...
Thursday, September 20, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested an Arizona man for attempting to smuggle fentanyl into the United States Tuesday, worth more than $15,000. Officers at the Port of NogalesArrested a...
Thursday, September 20, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican national involved in connection with a failed attempt to smuggle a combination of 77 pounds of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine into the...
Thursday, September 20, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents foiled two smuggling attempts resulting in the seizure of nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana. This morning, McAllen agents observed a Chevrolet Silverado parked near the Rio Grande in a rural area near...
Thursday, September 20, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley identified members of the Mara Salvatrucha and 18th Street gangs as well as a sexual predator. Early Tuesday morning, agents apprehended a Salvadoran national near McAllen, Texas,...
Thursday, September 20, 2018 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents of the Indio Station assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine inside a dashboard Wednesday. Agents pulled 25 bundles of meth frominside a...
Thursday, September 20, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a local teen in a failed attempt to smuggle quarter pound of suspected fentanyl pills into the U.S. through Arizona’s Port of San Luis Tuesday. A San Luis, Arizona teen was...
Thursday, September 20, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos arrestaron el martes a un dominicano que encontraron en el Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Munoz Marín previo a abordar un vuelo hacia Punta Cana.  Juan Francisco...
Thursday, September 20, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers arrested Tuesday an alien from the Dominican Republic found in the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport before boarding a flight to Punta Cana.  Juan Francisco Avila-Castillo, a...

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