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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a Mexican national and a Tucson resident connected to separate significant seizures of cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl totaling nearly 723...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
RANGELEY, Maine- Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rangeley Border Patrol Station arrested 17 men during three separate incidents beginning on Saturday, November 9.  The 17 men represented five countries and were arrested for immigration related...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender near Nogales Monday morning. Photo Courtesy of U.S.Customs and BorderProtectionTucson Sector agents patrolling near the border apprehended 35-year-old Santiago...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that Rose Brophy, formerly the Director, Field Operations, Buffalo Field Office, has been selected as interim Director, Field Operations for Laredo Field Office. Brophy succeeds DFO...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
LEWISTON, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Lewiston Bridge Warehouse seized over 1.75 pounds of steroids contained within six shipments. On Saturday, November 9, CBP officers at the Lewiston Bridge warehouse selected...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to Ontario International Airport (ONT) express air cargo operations in Ontario, California in coordination with import specialists assigned to the Automotive & Aerospace...
Saturday, November 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — CBP officers at the San Ysidro port of entry thwarted an alleged human smuggling attempt of six Chinese nationals, who were concealed in a false wall of a moving truck. “We routinely encounter persons from all over the world attempting...
Friday, November 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
SANDERSON, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents apprehend a group of 31 subjects dressed in camouflage attempting to conceal themselves in a deep mountain ravine.              Camouflaged Guatemalans“The majority of the area in which our agents conduct...
Friday, November 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas - On November 7, a U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to the Ysleta Border Patrol Station detained Miguel Marines-Patino, a Mexican National and convicted murderer, attempting illegal entry into the United States. The agent, while...
Friday, November 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa pedestrian facility apprehended a woman on Wednesday who was wanted on homicide charges by authorities in San Bernardino, California. On Nov. 6, at about 8:40 p.m., Roxana...
Friday, November 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Diversity and Inclusion Program Committee (DIPC) honored Veterans at a special program held at the National Guard Armory in Laredo, Texas. On November 7, 2019, CBP honored Veterans with a special...
Friday, November 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
Alpine, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents with the Big Bend Park Substation coordinated across multiple law-enforcement agencies to locate and rescue four individuals lost in the desert yesterday. Brewster County Sheriff’s Office, National Park...
Friday, November 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized counterfeit consumer goods Thursday at Washington Dulles International Airport that, if authentic, would have a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of more than $2...
Friday, November 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Hidalgo detecto $2,363,000 en heroína y cocaína dentro dos autobuses comerciales que llegaban de México esta...
Friday, November 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge detected $2,363,000 worth of heroin and cocaine within two commercial buses arriving from Mexico this past week. “Commendations...
Friday, November 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists have seen some strange things packed into foreign visitors’ baggage at Philadelphia International Airport, but there’s always room for one more interesting find. CBP...
Friday, November 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents patrolling near Why, Arizona, arrested two U.S. citizens smuggling five Mexican nationals during an immigration traffic stop Thursday morning. Agents found two illegalaliens inside the trunk of asmuggling...
Thursday, November 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested aMexican national and a U.S. citizen for separate alleged attempts to smuggle 34 pounds of methamphetamine and more than $69,000 through Arizona Ports...
Thursday, November 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro PedWest facility apprehended two men wanted for jail escape out of Salinas, California.  “CBP officers within the San Diego Field office inspect over 200,000 travelers a day...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro PedWest facility apprehended a man on Monday, who was wanted on homicide-attempted murder charges by authorities in Los Angeles, California. On Nov. 4, at about 2 p.m.,...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
NILAND, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a sex offender Tuesday morning.   The incident occurred at around 6:45 a.m., when an agent assigned to roving patrol duties near the Highway 111 Checkpoint...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector disrupted seven separate smuggling attempts over the weekend, in which 11 smugglers and 27 illegal aliens were arrested. “Human smugglers demonstrate a complete disregard for...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a Honduran national with an active warrant for cocaine possession, after he made illegal entry into the United States, Nov. 4. “Border Patrol agents continue...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
WILMINGTON, Del. – It isn’t only stolen vehicles that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers are encountering at the Port of Wilmington, Del. Officers seized a 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Monday that was destined to Lagos, Nigeria for...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in Eagle Pass arrested a convicted sex offender, Nov. 3. Felix Canales-Padilla“By stopping dangerous criminals at the border, U.S. Border Patrol agents protect communities throughout the country,” said...

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