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Friday, November 16, 2018 | Local Media Release
                                              EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two gang members over the course of the past week.   Sunday morning, Rio Grande City agents arrested a Salvadoran national...
Friday, November 16, 2018 | Local Media Release
TORONTO—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) held a change of command ceremony today at Toronto Pearson International Airport to officially introduce Clint A. Lamm as the Director of Field Operations, Preclearance, within the Office of Field...
Thursday, November 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Border Patrol agents arrested a 33-year-old Nogales man Wednesday afternoon after finding an 18-year-old male Guatemalan national in the trunk of his vehicle at the Intestate 19 Immigration Checkpoint.   Agents working the...
Thursday, November 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales are being credited with saving the life of a U.S. citizen Wednesday, suspected of a drug overdose. Officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing assisted an unconscious...
Thursday, November 15, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has awarded a contract to construct up to 32 miles of Primary Pedestrian Replacement Wall in Arizona, within the U.S. Border Patrol’s Yuma and...
Thursday, November 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
BOSTON— On November 8, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers at Logan International Airport discovered $4,900 in undeclared currency sewn inside an Indonesian national’s underwear. CBP Officers Discovered $4,900Sewn Into Traveler's...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. - Los agentes adscritos al sector de Yuma de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos detuvieron a 654 extranjeros que entraron ilegalmente, en su mayoría familias o jóvenes no acompañados procedentes de Guatemala, que se entregaron...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) efectúa preparativos para atender la posible llegada de miles de personas que migran en caravanas hacia la frontera de los Estados Unidos. Para fortalecer los puertos de entrada, CBP organiza...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – CBP has and will continue to prepare for the potential arrival of thousands of people migrating in caravans towards the United States border.  These preparations include training exercises, deploying additional CBP personnel, and...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents arrested seven U.S. citizens and two illegal aliens in multiple smuggling events on Interstate 8 over the weekend.   In the first event Friday, at approximately 6:25 p.m., Wellton Station agents...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents in Yuma Sector apprehended 654 illegal aliens most being family units or unaccompanied juveniles from Guatemala, who surrendered themselves to agents on Monday and Tuesday.  A large group of aliens is...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Tucson woman connected with a failed attempt to smuggle methamphetamine into the United States on Tuesday. Officers seized 2 pounds of meth thatbody...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector disrupted three separate narcotic smuggling attempts, resulting in the seizure of more than $340K worth of narcotics. Agents seized over $250,000 in...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has awarded a contract to construct approximately eight miles of levee wall system in the U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) Rio Grande...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested two Mexican nationals and two U.S. citizens connected with separate failed attempts to smuggle a combination of cocaine, heroin and fentanyl into the...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection El Paso Field Office is advising members of the traveling public to plan for longer than normal wait times at area ports beginning Wednesday, November 14. A large number of specially trained CBP...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Three Points Station apprehended a man with a violent criminal history shortly after he entered the U.S. illegally near San Miguel on Saturday. After agents arrested Walter Chun-Chilel, a 32-year-...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested a 53-year-old Nogales man Sunday morning after finding nearly 40 pounds of cocaine in his vehicle during an immigration inspection at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint. 40 pounds...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents discovered 52 illegal aliens concealed inside a trailer after a brief pursuit of a tractor on Interstate Highway 35 (IH-35).  The incident occurred during the mid-afternoon on November 9, when a...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Pharr incautó $443.000 de cocaína en tres incidentes separados, sin relación y arrestado a cuatro personas en...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr and Hidalgo International Bridges seized $443,000 worth of cocaine in three separate, unrelated incidents and arrested four people in connection with the...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a U.S. citizen over the weekend, in connection to a failed smuggling attempt of methamphetamine at the Port of San Luis. Officers discovered and seized almost99 pounds of meth,...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Bush Intercontinental Airport intercepted a South African man wanted for felony theft and probation violation prior to his boarding an international flight, Nov. 7. Robert Van Rooyen, 39, was...
Monday, November 12, 2018 | 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 arrestó a una mujer de Houston después de detectar $307,000 de heroína dentro del vehículo que conducía...
Monday, November 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a woman from Houston after detecting $307,000 worth of heroin within the vehicle she was driving. “I commend our...

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