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Friday, August 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents and Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers participated in Texas A&M International’s (TAMIU) Fall International Student Orientation in Laredo, Texas. On August 22, agents presented to the...
Friday, August 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de los Estados Unidos incautaron el lunes 55 libras (25 kilos) de LSD dentro de un paquete que llegó al Aeropuerto Internacional Rafael Hernández (BQN). "Los contrabandistas...
Friday, August 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers seized 55 pounds (25 kilos) of LSD Monday inside a parcel that arrived at the Rafael Hernandez International Airport (BQN).  “Smugglers seek many ways to introduce contraband...
Friday, August 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Texas Highway 62/180 immigration checkpoint  in El Paso, Texas, , seized almost six pounds of cocaine August 21.   Agents made the seizure while conducting a routine immigration inspection of a 2005...
Friday, August 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE pASS, Texas – Within the past two weeks, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector Foreign Operations Branch worked with the FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the government of Mexico to coordinate the repatriation of two...
Friday, August 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized over 820 pounds of marijuana and arrested 11 illegal aliens in a remote, mountainous canyon southeast of Arivaca Wednesday afternoon. Agents seized 820 pounds of marijuanafrom backpackers near...
Friday, August 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Laredo Port of Entry, working in collaboration with the Government of Mexico, took custody of a United States citizen wanted on outstanding warrants...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint seized over $135K in meth on Wednesday. Late Wednesday morning, Wellton Station agents referred a gold 2001 Ford Explorer to the secondary inspection...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
 YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents working near Yuma rescued a pregnant woman and five others lost in the desert after they illegally entered the country August 15. At approximately 1:30 p.m., Yuma Station agents apprehended a group of seven...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at the Port of Nogales seized nearly two pounds of fentanyl on Tuesday afternoon. CBP officers seized five packages offentanyl pills from a pedestrian crosserat...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents encountered two men who were visibly behaving erratically in separate incidents over the weekend; it was later determined that the men were under the influence of methamphetamine. Saturday morning, Yuma...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
Eagle Pass, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station are searching for a 3-year-old boy reported missing after attempting to cross the Rio Grande River with his mother, Aug. 20. “This is heartbreaking tragedy that...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
PORTAL, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Portal Port of Entry targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Portal.  CBP officers inspected the rail container and discovered electronic...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport in coordination with the Machinery Center of Excellence and Expertise (CEE), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), intercepted and...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents foiled two human smuggling attempts at separate immigration checkpoints Sunday and Monday, resulting in 16 arrests in less than 24 hours. At approximately 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Blythe Station agents...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands – Back in 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) started the process to find a practical way to incorporate the U.S. Virgin Islands into the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) in order to expedite the...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y.  - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Alexandria Bay Port of Entry arrested a 26-year-old man from West Fargo, North Dakota who was wanted for multiple felony sex offenses in Stevens County, Minnesota.  ...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender discovered among a group of illegal immigrants in eastern Arizona early Monday. Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents encountered the group of two men, one woman, and...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On August 19, the City of Laredo honored Border Patrol Agent (BPA) Benigno G. Cepeda by recognizing him as the Veteran of the Month during a city council meeting. BPA Cepeda proudly joined the United States Marine Corps in 1996 and...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley disrupted several narcotic smuggling attempts over the past three days. Early Saturday morning, agents responded to the report of several subjects who illegally entered the United...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
HOULTON, Maine - On Friday, August 16, U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to a report of a vehicle crossing the border illegally in Houlton.  A short time later, responding agents located the vehicle and arrested the Canadian citizen driver. At...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers arrested a Somerton resident for attempting to smuggle nearly four pounds of meth through the Port of San Luis. San Luis drug load.  Officers referred a 28-year-...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at the Port of Nogales seized more than two pounds of meth Monday afternoon.   Officers at the Morley Pedestrian Crossing referred a 35-year-old Tucson man...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
DONNA, Texas – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer temporarily assigned to the Donna, Texas soft-side facility is credited with saving the life of a child on Sunday. While working at the facility, CBP Officer Stacey McIsaac noticed a 1-year...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector identify and arrest an MS-13 gang member and a sex offender in separate incidents. On August 14, 2019, agents apprehended a group of twelve subjects attempting to illegally...

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