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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station marine unit recovered the body of a deceased man from the Rio Grande River. “The recovery of a dead body is one of the grimmest tasks performed by Border Patrol agents...
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Local Media Release
MURRIETA, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a woman last week who had methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin hidden inside her child’s car seat and stroller several days ago.   On Wednesday, June 12, at approximately 6:15 p.m., Border Patrol...
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Local Media Release
Eagle Pass, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass and Eagle Pass South stations arrested two convicted sex offenders Monday night and early Tuesday morning. “Agents working along our nation’s borders continue to make...
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted murderer from Mexico after he illegally entered the United States on the evening of June 4.   On June 4, at approximately 5 p.m., agents saw an individual cross the border illegally around one...
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station apprehended a Mexican national with a previous conviction for attempted murder. “Our agents are tasked with upholding the integrity of our borders and the security of our...
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Local Media Release
* Editor’s note: Download video b-roll and still imagery products at Video:  https://dvidshub.net/r/jaen8i Stills: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cbpphotos/albums/72157709179575678 PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) announced...
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 3,942 tires June 13 that were imported from China for violating National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) standards June 13. The tires have an assessed value of...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — On their latest trip to South America, a CBP Air and Marine Operations aircrew spoiled cocaine smugglers’ best efforts when they contributed to the arrest of 11 smugglers and the seizure of almost $300 million worth of...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a significant amount of narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $2 million in two unrelated enforcement actions over the...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Laredo Port of Entry apprehended a traveler wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for indecency with a child by sexual contact. “Our frontline...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station marine unit rescued two undocumented immigrants Sunday morning as they attempted to cross the Rio Grande River. “Migrants continue to disregard the safety of their...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs and Del Rio stations seized two stolen vehicles during separate attempted human smuggling events over the weekend. “Our Border Patrol Agents continue to locate and interdict...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y.  - U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Champlain Port of Entry seized a shipment of fur coats valued at $76,736.   The discovery occurred on June 12, upon inspection of a commercial shipment of 16 fur...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a 29-year-old Ecuadorian national after he entered the country illegally in Nogales, Friday evening. The previously deported man, Walter Patricio Juela-Pinancela, had a violent criminal...
Tuesday, June 25, 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 Paso Del Norte Port Of Entry.   Border Patrol Agents working near the downtown area arrested one...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – Two illegal aliens are alive today thanks to the quick action of two U.S. Army soldiers and the U.S. Border Patrol. The pair were rescued from canal waters on the U.S. border in El Paso on June 20.   The rescue unfolded when two...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – Federal authorities and local partners seized 333 pounds of cocaine from inside a shipping container during a multi-agency examination at the Port of Baltimore June 18. According to CBP records, this is the agency’s largest cocaine...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Virginia — For the third time in two weeks, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Washington Dulles International Airport sacked California marijuana shipments destined to addresses in Belgium. CBP officers discovered a combined...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
PORT HURON, Mich. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) seized ancient Egyptian mummy linens during enforcement operations at the Blue Water Bridge.    Mummy linens seized in Port HuronOn May 25th, CBP Officers...
Monday, June 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos asignados al Sector de Del Rio recuperaron tres cuerpos cerca de Carrizo Springs e Eagle Pass. "Las extremas temperaturas durante esta época del año pueden ser fatales para...
Monday, June 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector recovered three bodies near Carrizo Springs and Eagle Pass. “The extreme temperatures during this time of year can be fatal for anyone attempting to avoid detection by...
Monday, June 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station arrested a man early Thursday morning who was previously deported and convicted for attempted murder in the United States. “Our agents are committed to stop all...
Monday, June 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported child molester after he illegally entered the United States with a group of family units Wednesday night. At approximately 10:45 p.m., Yuma Station agents patrolling along...
Monday, June 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
MASSENA, N.Y.  – U.S. Border Patrol agents with the assistance of their K9 team arrested a U.S. citizen involved in transporting approximately 81 pounds of marijuana. Last Friday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Massena Border Patrol...
Monday, June 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Champlain Port of Entry discovered multiple forms of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) bi-products that included oil, spray, capsules and marijuana that were hidden in a false...

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