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Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Management from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Laredo Field Office, together with Dr. Pablo Arenaz, president of Texas A&M International University, (TAMIU) today announced the launch of a CBP Officer Student Trainee...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a failed attempt to import a total of 25 puppies into the United States without proper import permits and vaccinations in one enforcement...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO - Working in coordination with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partners, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested eight people who illegally entered the U.S. by panga boat early Sunday morning.   On Sept. 23, 2018 at approximately 5:15 a....
Monday, September 24, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to checkpoint operations on Interstate 35 rescued more than 100 illegal aliens after disrupting two smuggling attempts in the span of five hours. The first incident occurred on Sunday, September 23, just...
Monday, September 24, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Border Patrol agents arrested two Nogales local residents after finding two male Mexican nationals in the trunk of a sedan at the Intestate 19 Immigration Checkpoint Sunday night. Agents at the I-19 immigrationcheckpoint...
Monday, September 24, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Station Border Patrol agents and an Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter aircrew rescued two illegal aliens southwest of Tucson Sunday afternoon who had been abandoned by their smuggler. Agents encountered two...
Monday, September 24, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN LUIS, Arizona — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today a facial comparison technical demonstration will begin at the San Luis Port of Entry for pedestrian  travelers. CBP will deploy a facial comparison system comprised of a camera...
Monday, September 24, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A National Guard helicopter aircrew participating in Operation Guardian Support landed near Papago Farms Friday night and deployed a team of Border Patrol agents who found and arrested four illegal aliens hiding in the desert. Agents...
Monday, September 24, 2018 | Local Media Release
GRANJENO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued a child who was experiencing an adverse reaction to spider bites. Agents encounter an unresponsivetwo year old in large groupOn Friday afternoon, McAllen agents encountered a large group of family...
Monday, September 24, 2018 | Local Media Release
HIGHGATE, Vt. – U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the Swanton Station issued fines to two hunters that illegally entered the United States from Canada via boat. On September 23, Swanton Station agents were contacted by a Franklin County Sheriff's...
Monday, September 24, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a woman connected with a failed attempt to smuggle a combination of fentanyl and methamphetamine into the United States on Thursday. Officers removed...
Monday, September 24, 2018 | Local Media Release
NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 111 immigration checkpoint arrested two U.S. citizens suspected of smuggling heroin hidden inside of a vehicle the morning of Sep. 22, 2018. Agents found almost 7 lbs. of...
Monday, September 24, 2018 | Local Media Release
HIGHGATE SPRINGS, Vt. – The combined efforts of U.S. Border Patrol agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Vermont resulted in the capture of a suspected arsonist from Massachusetts yesterday. Highgate Springs Port of EntryAt...
Monday, September 24, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents assigned to the area of San Luis, Arizona arrested an El Salvadorian national with a previous conviction of second-degree rape, and is currently a registered sex offender. At approximately 10:22 p.m. on Saturday,...
Monday, September 24, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Sasabe arrested a Mexican national late last week after seizing nearly $68,000 worth of marijuana. Officers seized marijuana that washidden inside of the tires of...
Monday, September 24, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint near Wellton arrested a Mexican national adult male smuggling three Mexican nationals late Friday night. Agents at the Immigration checkpointarrested...
Monday, September 24, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—The Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Kevin K. McAleenan, arrived in Guatemala today, the first stop on his trip to the Northern Triangle countries. The Commissioner will be traveling to Honduras and El Salvador...
Monday, September 24, 2018 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Hidalgo arrestó a un hombre de 59 años de Hidalgo, Texas en relación con un intento fallido de contrabando de...
Monday, September 24, 2018 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 59-year-old man from Hidalgo, Texas in connection with a failed drug smuggling attempt of 114 pounds of...
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. Throughout U.S. ports of entry each day, CBP agriculture specialists board international...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Arizona - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza asignados a Nogales arrestaron a dos Residentes Permanentes en el puesto de control de inmigración Interestatal 19, quienes intentaron contrabandear a cinco inmigrantes ilegales Admitidos...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
CAMPO, California - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Estados Unidos arrestaron el miércoles a un mexicano en posesión de más de 52 libras de metanfetamina escondidas dentro del tanque de gasolina de su automóvil. Aproximadamente a las 7:30 a.m...
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...

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