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Friday, September 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) led a multi-agency canine examination of ships and shipping containers at the Port of Baltimore Wednesday. The CBP-led multi-agency teaminspected more than 80 containers andtrucks at the Port of...
Friday, September 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
Eagle Pass, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station on Sept. 16, arrested a member of the Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13, criminal gang, who had been previously deported. “Preventing violent criminals from entering our...
Friday, September 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
Fresh oranges, mooncakes, onions, rice crackers among items destroyed   DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) found a variety of prohibited plant and animal...
Friday, September 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector assisted local First Responders in two separate accidents that occurred on September 18, in Hebbronville and Cotulla, Texas. The first accident occurred at approximately 10 a.m., on...
Friday, September 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 (IH-35) north of Laredo, Texas, uncovered a human smuggling attempt when they discovered 53 illegal aliens inside the trailer. On September 17, 2019,...
Thursday, September 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested 2 Phoenix residents for an alleged attempt to smuggle almost 64 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis Tuesday. CBP officers at the...
Thursday, September 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized $1,150,000 worth of heroin and cocaine that officers discovered within a commercial truck arriving from Mexico...
Thursday, September 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Marine Interdiction Agents, seized Tuesday over $1.1 million in undeclared currency found inside a black bag dumped from a vessel traversing from Vieques, Puerto Rico to St. Thomas .  ...
Thursday, September 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
WINTERHAVEN, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Andrade port of entry discovered 215 pounds of methamphetamine Monday hidden in a car with a family of four. The incident occurred on Sept. 16, at about 4 p.m., when a CBP...
Thursday, September 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol initiated the Youth of the Month Program, for the 2019-2020 school year.  The Youth of the Month ceremony was hosted by United High School on Wednesday, September 18.  Laredo Sector, along with community...
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – Reduced border crossing numbers aided by efforts of the Mexican government have allowed U.S. Border Patrol Agents from El Paso Sector to reemphasize traditional activities, resulting in drug seizures and criminal apprehensions along...
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested a Mexican national as well as a local teen for alleged attempts to smuggle fentanyl through the Port of San Luis Friday. Friday evening, officers...
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – There have been many recent media reports concerning serious illness and death of users of electronic cigarettes, but that threat may be compounded by the proliferation of counterfeit products being imported to the United States. U.S...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
JAMUL, Calif. — A U.S. citizen is currently behind bars after attempting to smuggle 10 foreign nationals into the U.S. early Thursday morning. On September 12, at approximately 3 a.m., U.S. Border Patrol agents attempted to pull over the male driver...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va., -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intercepted an Indian national in possession of a fraudulent German passport Monday at Washington Dulles International Airport. The man was refused admission to the United States....
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
JACUMBA, Calif. — On September 11, Border Patrol agents in San Diego Sector aided a man who was lost in the high desert and in desperate circumstances. At approximately 6:15 a.m., agents noticed a man walking along the U.S./Mexico International...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint intercept a methamphetamine smuggling attempt on Sunday. The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m., when a male driver approached...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
SEATTLE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) piloted the first facial debarkation of cruise ship passengers on the West Coast at Bell Street Cruise Terminal 66 on Saturday. During the processing of Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) C/S...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos arrestaron el lunes a tres extranjeros de Albania que intentaban abordar un vuelo desde el Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín hacia Nueva York.  El 16...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers arrested three aliens from Albania attempting to board a flight from the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport towards New York on Monday. On Sep. 16, during pre-boarding...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint near Amado arrested a truck driver for human smuggling after finding 31 illegal aliens in his tractor-trailer Wednesday night. A scan of a tractor trailer...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents near Whetstone and Why arrested three U.S. citizens for smuggling five illegal aliens in separate incidents Sunday night. The first incident occurred shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday when a Tucson Sector...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales seized 46 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine on Thursday. Officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred a 26-year-old Tucson man...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint seized $500 in counterfeit currency and arrested an illegal alien during an attempted smuggling event Sunday night. At approximately 11:10 p.m., Wellton...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Working with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Joint Harbor Operation Center (JHOC), U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 13 people Sunday who had entered the U.S. illegally. On September 15, at approximately 2:15 p.m., JHOC contacted...

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