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Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested two previously deported sex offenders Saturday morning. The first incident occurred at around 4:37 a.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro Station encountered...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | Local Media Release
UVALDE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station arrested a member of the Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13 gang, Jan. 19. MS-13 gang is a violent transnationalcriminal organization.“Yet another MS-13 gang member was arrested in our...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D. — 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 Minot.  During this enrollment event, CBP will conduct interviews for conditionally...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an admitted Mara Salvatrucha 13, commonly known as MS-13, gang member from El Salvador Monday evening.                                                                         At approximately 6...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Los oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de EE. UU. (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Brownsville y Matamoros interceptaron una carga de presunta cocaína, heroína y metanfetamina. Los...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint thwarted two methamphetamine smuggling attempts valued at more than $345K in two separate events over the weekend.   In the first event at...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry detained a man at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge wanted on an outstanding warrant for homicide out of Fort Worth, Texas. “CBP officers remain...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents apprehended a Tango Blast gang member attempting to make an illegal entry through the desert of West Texas.   “The criminal element is something that our agents are always aware of, we never know who we...
Friday, January 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
Jackman, Maine – On Tuesday, January 14, a U.S. Border Patrol agent was severely injured in a snowmobile accident while patrolling his area of responsibility.  Fellow Border Patrol agents as well as the Maine Warden Service and Rockwood Emergency...
Friday, January 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO— U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two men suspected of smuggling more than $600,000 of narcotics in two separate vehicle stops Thursday.   The first incident occurred at approximately 12 p.m., when agents patrolling northbound...
Friday, January 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass Station and Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) arrested an adult and two juveniles attempting to smuggle seven illegal aliens in two different vehicles, near Quemado, Jan. 16. “The...
Friday, January 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
COMSTOCK, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Comstock Station arrested a convicted sex offender, Jan. 16. “Our agents work hard to keep these predators out of our communities,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “I...
Friday, January 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
WINTERHAVEN, Calif.  - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Andrade port of entry stopped a man with almost 200 pounds of methamphetamine in his car on Thursday.   The incident occurred on Jan. 16, at about 7:45 a.m., when a CBP...
Friday, January 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers, at Arizona’s Port of San Luis saved a man from dying of an apparent drug overdose, this past Monday. Two days earlier, they helped deliver a baby.   Early...
Friday, January 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector stop a dangerous human smuggling attempt near the American Canal Wednesday afternoon.   The incident occurred at approximately 5:29 p.m., when Border Patrol agents...
Friday, January 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos arrestaron a un delincuente sexual previamente condenado e interrumpieron dos intentos de contrabando de narcóticos en el Valle del Río Grande. El miércoles, agentes de Fort...
Friday, January 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously convicted sex offender and disrupted two narcotic smuggling attempts in the Rio Grande Valley. On Wednesday, Fort Brown agents observed two subjects carrying bundles of suspected...
Friday, January 17, 2020 | National Media Release
TUCSON, Arizona – Esta semana Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos,(CBP por sus siglas en ingles) y el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de Estados Unidos (ICE por sus siglas en inglés) continuaron la Iniciativa de...
Friday, January 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Virginia. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) narcotics detector dog team detected four outbound mail parcels that contained nearly seven pounds of marijuana combined near Washington Dulles International Airport Saturday. CBP...
Friday, January 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) en colaboración con el Departamento de Policía de Puerto Rico (PRPD), confiscaron 24 libras (11 kilos) de cocaína de un pasajero que partía en el Aeropuerto Internacional...
Friday, January 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers, collaborating with the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD), seized 24 pounds (11 kilos) of cocaine from a departing passenger at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport,...
Friday, January 17, 2020 | National Media Release
ICE works closely with CBP to ensure the safe and timely removalof individuals who have unlawfully crossed the southern border.TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Protection and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement this week continued the Interior...
Friday, January 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at George Bush Intercontinental Airport intercepted two vials of undeclared biological sciences, Jan. 10. CBP agriculture specialists intercepted thesebiological samples...
Friday, January 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – CBP Officers assigned to the Port of El Paso apprehend three illegal aliens yesterday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers processing a northbound train arriving from Mexico apprehended three undocumented aliens, all Mexico...

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