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Thursday, February 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – An off-duty Border Patrol agent attending his daughter’s soccer practice Tuesday evening responded to a motor vehicle versus bicyclist accident nearby and provided lifesaving medical care to the injured individual on scene.The off-duty...
Thursday, February 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Border Patrol agents, working with Mexican law enforcement, discovered yet another cross-border tunnel Tuesday, that runs beneath the streets of Nogales.Tucson Sector agents and Mexico’s Guardia Nacional located the tunnel’s...
Thursday, February 27, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan today appeared before the House Appropriations Committee in a hearing to discuss the FY2021 budget.“U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) bears an enormous...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | Local Media Release
ANZALDUAS, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional Anzalduas arrestó a un hombre de 19 años de San Juan, Texas, después de descubrir supuesta metanfetamina con...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | Local Media Release
ANZALDUAS, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Anzalduas International Bridge arrested a 19-year-old man from San Juan, Texas after discovering $1,620,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine hidden within...
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | Local Media Release
INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Steward Speakers Inc. in conjunction with Olivet Missionary Baptist Church., will host a National African American History Celebration featuring Rickey Smiley, an American stand-up comedian...
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | Local Media Release
DULZURA, Calif.—Border Patrol agents working near the U.S./Mexico border arrested a convicted sex offender who entered the U.S. illegally.  The man has a felony conviction for a sex crime with a minor. The event occurred on February 23 at...
Monday, February 24, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint arrested a United States citizen attempting to smuggle methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin Friday.A U.S. Border Patrol canine alerted to a...
Monday, February 24, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers, at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested two women and one man in separate drug seizures totaling approximately $508,000.On Sunday, officers referred a 37-year-old...
Monday, February 24, 2020 | Local Media Release
COMSTOCK, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Comstock Station arrested two human smugglers after intercepting a human smuggling attempt, Feb. 20.“The inhumane and dangerous conditions that human smugglers expose people to are...
Monday, February 24, 2020 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos. (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció la implementación, a partir del 24 de febrero, de tecnología biométrica de reconocimiento facial en los cruces fronterizos peatonales en...
Monday, February 24, 2020 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection will introduce biometric facial comparison technology at the pedestrian border crossings in Brownsville, Texas on February 24. The technology will enhance the identity verification process for...
Monday, February 24, 2020 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –Los agentes de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) detuvieron a 5 dominicanos el lunes por la mañana luego de una extensa búsqueda en respuesta a un desembarco cerca de Rincón.Cerca de la medianoche del 23 de febrero, un...
Monday, February 24, 2020 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents apprehended 5 aliens from the Dominican Republic Monday morning following an extensive search in response to a landing near Rincon. Near midnight of on Feb.23, a CBP Air and Marine...
Sunday, February 23, 2020 | Local Media Release
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. – On February 21, U. S. Border Patrol agents working on Grand Island received a report of a missing 12-year-old girl with autism. Several Border Patrol agents joined the search for the girl alongside the New York State Police,...
Friday, February 21, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents arrested eight adult males involved in a maritime smuggling event in the early hours of Friday morning.   Three of them were from Yemen.On February 21, at approximately 1:15 a.m., the Joint Harbor...
Friday, February 21, 2020 | Local Media Release
News ReleaseFebruary 21, 2020Contact: Laredo SectorPublic Affairs Office(956) 764-3349Collaborative Law Enforcement Effort Results in Rescue LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents assist the Laredo Police Department with a distress call...
Friday, February 21, 2020 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en la instalación de carga del Puente Internacional de Pharr interceptó una cantidad significativa de narcóticos fuertes, que incluían...
Friday, February 21, 2020 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted a significant amount of hard narcotics, which included mostly alleged methamphetamine valued at $18,418,...
Friday, February 21, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - La Oficina de Operaciones Aduaneras de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de EE. UU. (CBP), los funcionarios del Puerto de Entrada de Laredo desean informar al público viajero que todo el tráfico de vehículos en el Puente Juárez-Lincoln...
Friday, February 21, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) anunció hoy el nombramiento de Julio Chacón como Director del Puerto de Ponce. " La experiencia del señor Chacón, su experiencia operativa y sus habilidades de...
Friday, February 21, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents in Tucson Sector stopped a variety of human smuggling attempts this week, including several with illegal aliens locked in the trunks of cars, and one with a loaded firearm in the vehicle.In an encounter late...
Friday, February 21, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the appointment of Julio Chacón as the Port Director for the Port of Ponce. “Mr. Chacon’s experience, operational background and leadership skills make him well suited...
Friday, February 21, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Blythe Station Border Patrol agents arrested two female convicted felons and seized a loaded revolver with altered serial numbers at the Highway 78 Immigration Checkpoint Wednesday.At approximately 5 a.m., a U.S. Border Patrol canine...
Friday, February 21, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. –An aggravated felon from Mexico with convictions of first-degree murder and armed robbery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was arrested in Yuma Sector by U.S. Border Patrol Tuesday.A Yuma Sector agent arrested two men who were determined to have...

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