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Thursday, February 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to interdict narcotics at immigration checkpoints and between ports of entry. On Wednesday afternoon, agents working at the Falfurrias Checkpoint referred a vehicle to the...
Thursday, February 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents arrested a previously deported sex offender as he attempted to enter the United States illegally near the location of the old Asarco plant in El Paso, Texas.   Border Patrol Agents working near the downtown...
Thursday, February 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Virginia — Valentine’s Day may have passed a week ago, but that didn’t stop a woman from presenting chocolate to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Washington Dulles International Airport Monday. Only problem was this...
Thursday, February 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
ATLANTA – U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agriculture Specialists and Officers working at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) seized just under three pounds of cocaine hidden in decorative figurines found in a traveler...
Thursday, February 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Special Operations Detachment (SOD) arrested three suspected human smugglers from Mexico and recovered a loaded pistol on Tuesday, as agents nearby were dealing with a large group of...
Thursday, February 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass Station arrested a group of illegal aliens near Eagle Pass, Texas.  A Honduran female in the group stated she was kidnapped in Mexico before entering the United States. “Smugglers have...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
ABU DHABI, Emiratos Árabes Unidos – El 18 de febrero, oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de los Estados Unidos en la estación de pre-inspección confiscaron $ 18,357 en divisas sin declarar. Una pareja de estadounidenses junto a otro...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector rescued a suspected illegal alien from the All-American Canal east of Calexico early Wednesday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m., when agents...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in Brooks County continue to encounter human remains on local ranches. On Sunday, the Falfurrias station received a call from the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) regarding human remains...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized over $870K worth of marijuana in a 24 hour span. Yesterday, Rio Grande City agents working near Fronton, Texas, observed multiple smugglers walking north from the Rio...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican national Tuesday for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine and heroin through the Port of Nogales. Officers removed packages of drugsfrom the...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested 2 young women yesterday for separate alleged attempts to smuggle almost one-quarter pound of fentanyl through the Port of San Luis. Smuggler had wrapped a package offentanyl pills...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers ordered three Jamaican men to be removed Tuesday at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport for coming to the United States to work without authorization at a...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
FALFURRIAS, Texas - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos, localizaron a cuatro extranjeros ilegales abandonados en las vastas tierras de rancho del Condado de Brooks. El martes, agentes de Falfurrias que patrullaban cerca de la...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
Eagle Pass, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a member of the Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13, criminal gang, who had been deported. “Violent criminals continue to illegally cross the border and attempt to enter...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents located four illegal aliens abandoned in the vast ranch lands of Brooks County. On Tuesday, Falfurrias agents patrolling near Highway 755 encountered a woman who claimed was part of a group left behind...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley disrupted six narcotic smuggling attempts resulting in the seizure of over 1,200 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents. On Thursday, Rio Grande City agents working near Los...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas — On Thursday, Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector Border Community Liaison (BCL) Border Patrol agents participated in a Career Day Presentation at Gonzalez Elementary in McAllen, Texas. BCL agents informed students of the qualifications...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested multiple criminal aliens during the holiday weekend. On Friday, McAllen agents working in Mission, Texas, apprehended a Salvadoran man after he entered the United...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized nearly $3M worth of cocaine at the immigration checkpoints.  On Saturday, Kingsville agents working at the Sarita Checkpoint arrested a United States citizen after locating 33 bundles of cocaine...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Abu Dhabi Preclearance seized $18,357 in unreported currency, Feb. 18.  CBP officers working at Abu DhabiPreclearance facility intercept currencysmuggling attempt...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from El Centro Sector rescued a drowning man from the All-American Canal Monday evening.  At around 6:00 p.m., agents observed three individuals illegally enter the United States 12 miles east of the...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended two men in separate incidents over the weekend, the first a wanted person, with an active Maricopa County warrant for six counts of sexual misconduct with a minor; the second, a...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo Station, detained 103 illegal aliens from Central America, Monday morning, after they illegally entered the United States and surrendered west of Lukeville. Agents operating mobile...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers arrested an El Salvadoran national Monday who was identified as an imposter attempting to cross through the Port of San Luis. The 18-year-old male presented a...

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