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Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - La Oficina de Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO) de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) en el Puerto de Entrada de Laredo continúa haciendo los arreglos necesarios para implementar medidas de facilitación para ayudar...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas– U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Laredo Port of Entry continues to make necessary arrangements to implement facilitation measures to assist the traveling public with their experience...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized just over a half pound of methamphetamine Thursday. The drugs were hidden in the vaginal cavity of a pedestrian border crosser. Contraband...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
SUNLAND PARK, N.M. – On Thanksgiving Day, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Santa Teresa Station arrested an El Salvadoran national attempting to illegally enter the United States. Research during intake and processing revealed that forty-year-...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender near Lukeville Wednesday evening. Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs andBorder ProtectionTucson Sector agents patrolling the desert near the border apprehended 48-year...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – Agents assigned to Del Rio Sector brought home the top award from the Border Patrol firearms competition, The Chief’s Traveling Cup Trophy, beating out 19 other sector teams, Nov. 19. Del Rio Sector agents won theTraveling Chief’s...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station arrested a convicted sex offender, Dec. 1. “Aggravated felons, like this one, are a prime example of the dangerous individuals our agents come across on a daily basis,” said...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a gang member Tuesday morning. The arrest occurred at approximately 5:45 a.m., when Border Patrol agents on patrol observed a man illegally enter the United...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | For the Record
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station seized over 17 pounds of methamphetamine at an immigration checkpoint, Dec. 2. “Checkpoints play a key role in keeping these dangerous drugs out of our communities,”...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
UVALDE, Texas – Uvalde Border Patrol Station, along with their local law enforcement partners hosted a Citizens Academy, graduating eight, Dec. 3. Students participated in interactivelessons including signcutting, K-9demonstrations and field...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – While most of the country watched football and holiday-shopped to wear off their tryptophan-induced comas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Washington Dulles International Airport remained on the top of their game...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
VAN HORN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents seized approximately 700 pounds of marijuana in less than 24 hours with the assistance of air support and night vision technology. Agents seize marijuana withhelp from technology and airassets“Day or night...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a bottle of gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) November 1 that arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport in international mail from London. The GBL was destined to an address...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz,– Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos comenzaran a implementar los Protocolos de Protección de Migrantes (MPP, por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puerto de Nogales.   El miércoles, nueve venezolanos...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –  U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have implemented Migrant Protection Protocols at the Port of Nogales.  Wednesday, nine Venezuelan nationals without proper documentation arrived at the Port of Nogales using vehicle lanes...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents working along the Colorado River Wednesday afternoon apprehended a previously deported aggravated felon with a conviction for sexual assault of a minor under 13. Border Patrol agents apprehended two adult males,...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— A CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker crew assigned to the National Air Security Operations Center-Jacksonville, intercepted two vessels loaded with cocaine in two separate incidents, Nov. 21 and 22...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection released today seven Use of Force case summaries on CBP.gov. The case summaries detail the National Use of Force Review Board’s (NUFRB) conclusions and if the NUFRB recommended improvements and updates...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 190 toy finger puppets after it was determined that they contained excessive amounts of lead.    Yesterday, CBP officers at the Port of Champlain seized 190 toy finger...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
DULZURA, Calif. — On Thanksgiving Day, a 34-year-old Mexican national with life threatening injuries was left behind by a criminal organization that tried smuggling him into the country. On November 29, a family member informed the Border Patrol...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Border Patrol agents, in collaboration with Air and Marine Operations Tucson Air Branch, arrested a 34-year-old Mesa man for smuggling three illegal aliens in a stolen vehicle east of Douglas Tuesday afternoon. With the...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican Federal Police discovered an incomplete cross-border tunnel running underneath the streets of Nogales on Wednesday. The tunnel was found during a routine, bi-national tunnel sweep of the...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered more than 417 pounds of cocaine onboard a sailboat at Port Everglades on Monday. The estimated street value of the drugs is millions of dollars. CBP officers detected...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
OCEANSIDE, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a woman Tuesday afternoon near Oceanside who, along with her 7-year-old child, had more than 48 pounds of methamphetamine inside her vehicle.  On Dec. 3, at approximately 4:05 p.m., Border...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana from a vehicle that illegally entered into the United States in an area with inadequate infrastructure Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 3:15 p.m., a...

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