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Friday, December 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported illegal alien with a felony criminal record after he re-entered the United States near Sells today. Just past midnight, Tucson Sector agents encountered Edin Francisco Gamez-...
Friday, December 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – CBP officers assigned to the Tecate cargo facility seized over 2,400 pounds of marijuana comingled in a shipment of wood furniture. “This is another example of the outstanding work accomplished by CBP officers and further stresses the...
Friday, December 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona advises travelers that it will undergo an extensive booth replacement and pavement project. Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs...
Friday, December 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to encounter criminal aliens. On Wednesday, Rio Grande City Border Patrol agents working near Roma, Texas, arrested a Guatemalan national later identified as Ronel Esau De...
Friday, December 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding those who are planning to cross the border for the upcoming Christmas holiday season of a variety of steps they can take to ensure a smooth and efficient processing experience upon...
Friday, December 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
LEWISTON, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Lewiston port of entry arrested a 23 year-old U.S. citizen found to be in possession of approximately 55 grams of marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia that consisted of...
Friday, December 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
COLUMBUS, N.M. – It is unusual but not unheard of to have a mother deliver a baby at a border port of entry. However rarely does that happen twice and almost three times in a matter of hours but that’s exactly what happened at the Columbus port...
Friday, December 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector have arrested more Haitian nationals than people from Guatemala or El Salvador, since Oct. 1. “This is of concern to me, Del Rio continues to be a desired location for...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting security operations at California’s ports of entry with Mexico performed more than 78 million inspections of travelers, seized more than 104 tons of illegal narcotics and apprehended...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man near San Clemente who had liquid methamphetamine inside disguised plastic containers in his car on Wednesday morning.   The event began Dec. 11, at approximately 10:20 a.m., when agents...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos asignados al Sector de Tucson arrestaron a un miembro de la pandilla MS-13 cerca de Douglas, el jueves por la tarde.   El arresto ocurrió alrededor del mediodía, cuando agentes...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas –The U.S. Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) apprehended seven illegal aliens with the assistance of Texas Department of Public Safety’s SWAT team and the Army National Guard, Dec. 9. The group had altered their footwearby attaching...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
SPOKANE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations would like to announce a Global Entry enrollment workshop to be held by CBP in Eastern Washington.  During these enrollment events, CBP will conduct interviews for...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
Eagle Pass, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station were involved in an incident in which the driver fled from an immigration checkpoint, Dec. 10. “These acts committed by criminals risk the lives of our agents and...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender Tuesday night.   The incident occurred at around 10:57 p.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro Station...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
Del Rio, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station rescued a group of people stranded in the Rio Grande River, Dec. 9. Agents acted swiftly and utilized waterrescue devices to safely bring theadults and children across.“We...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a woman suspected of smuggling narcotics Wednesday afternoon.   The incident occurred at approximately 4:15 a.m., when a 27-year-...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
CHICAGO– U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the International Mail Branch (IMB) facility at O’Hare International Airport is opening a new satellite lab located at the IMB to help identify illegal narcotics being shipped through the mail...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson Sector arrested an admitted MS-13 gang member near Douglas, Thursday afternoon. The arrest occurred around noon, when Border Patrol agents on patrol observed a man illegally enter the...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Within the last several days, Border Patrol agents seized over $1.8M worth of marijuana, and arrested an MS-13 gang member. On Friday night, Rio Grande City agents working near Escobares, Texas, responded to a report of multiple...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
Eagle Pass, Texas– U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass Station arrested a convicted sex offender with several prior deportations, Dec. 9. “This arrest highlights the dedication of our agents to safeguard fellow United States citizens from...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas– La Oficina de Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO) de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) en el Puerto de Entrada de Laredo informó esta semana que CBP ya ha comenzado a implementar múltiples medidas de facilitación en...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
  TUCSON, Ariz.-Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two convicted sex offenders in Southern Arizona this week.   On December 10, at approximately 11 p.m., agents apprehended 42-year-old Juan Olarte-Cruz after he illegally entered the United...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas– U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Laredo Port of Entry advised this week that CBP has already begun implementation of multiple facilitation measures in anticipation of the forthcoming...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations would like to announce a Nexus enrollment workshop to be held by CBP in Grand Portage.  During this enrollment event, CBP and Canada Border Services Agency...

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