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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – Agents have discovered a new tactic in counter surveillance as they continue to apprehend large groups and gang members attempting to illegally enter the United States. The object traveled approximately 100yards over U.S. soil and...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
Vehicle seized by U.S. Border Patrol on April 15ROUSES POINT, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Champlain Border Patrol Station apprehended twelve illegal aliens, including a suspected smuggler, on Monday, April 15.  On Monday evening...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
SIERRA BLANCA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Sierra Blanca Station along with CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and Government of Mexico (GoM) agencies work in coordination to rescue three illegal aliens who were abandoned in...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine on Tuesday.   The incident occurred at approximately 1:55 p.m., when a 23-year-old man...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en los Puentes Internacionales de Hidalgo y Anzalduas incautó $280,420 de cocaína en dos incidentes separados y no relacionados. "Estas...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo and Anzalduas International Bridges seized $280,420 worth of cocaine in two separate, unrelated incidents. “These interceptions of hard narcotics are...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
RAYMOND, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reassessing feedback received on the adjustment of hours at the Port of Raymond, Montana.  While that review continues, CBP will be restoring the port to a 24-hour schedule effective April...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. —U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry intercepted 239 pounds of marijuana concealed inside an empty railroad car on Tuesday   The incident occurred shortly before 7:30 a.m., April 16,...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry stopped a human-smuggling attempt Friday afternoon after discovering a male Mexican citizen concealed inside the dashboard of a small sedan.   The...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Philadelphia seized an international parcel that contained more than 1,152 counterfeit Juul pods, three chargers and a Juul device in Philadelphia Monday. CBP officers inspected the...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an 18th Street gang member affiliated with the Mexican Mafia Monday evening.   At approximately 7:10 p.m., Border Patrol agents were on patrol when they observed...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Office of Field Operations officers at the Port of Nogales seized cocaine, Fentanyl, Heroin, and Methamphetamine and arrested six individuals for attempted drug smuggling during the weekend. On Friday night, CBP officers at the...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
VALENTINE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Van Horn Station seize approximately 264.7 lbs. of marijuana. The contents within the backpackstested positive for marijuana.Patrol Agent in Charge Jose Aleman said, “As agents of the Van...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – In a bi-national effort between the United States Border Patrol and officials from Sonora, Mexico, Border Patrol agents rescued a group of 16 migrants lost in the desert near Ajo Monday. Early morning, the Ajo Border Patrol Station...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station encountered 360 migrants after they illegally entered the country and surrendered to agents west of Lukeville this morning. Border Patrol camera operators spotted the mass of people...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
Eagle Pass, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station marine unit rescued a 17-year-old Honduran national from drowning in the Rio Grande River. The girl was distraught from the ordealbut unharmed.“This incident serves as...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
AMHERST, N.Y. – Yesterday, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Buffalo Station arrested a U.S. citizen for marijuana possession subsequent to a transportation and immigration check at a local bus station. Marijuana seized during arrest of traveler....
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working outbound operations at the Presidio port of entry seized a weapon, currency, drug paraphernalia, drugs and detained an undocumented alien Friday...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers working at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted multiple rail containers destined to arrive in Ranier, Minnesota. CBP officers...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
MOBILE, Ala. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) received 23 Cuban nationals rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard in the Gulf of Mexico more than 100 miles north of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico on Sunday. The individuals had been adrift for three...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a significant amount of hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $1.4 million in one enforcement action at the Gateway...
Monday, April 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Office of Field Operations officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas prevented a Douglas woman from smuggling nearly 110 pounds of marijuana into the United States Friday. Hidden drug load.CBP officers referred a 34...
Monday, April 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding travelers that the Easter Holiday may result in delays at the border.  This season is one of the busiest travel weeks of the year at Arizona ports of entry.  CBP would like to...
Monday, April 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz.-- U.S. Customs and Border Protection will host a Change of Command ceremony at the El Conquistador Resort on Thursday, April, 18 2019, at 10 a.m., to commemorate Mr. Guadalupe Ramirez Jr. swearing in as the newly selected CBP, Office...
Monday, April 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
FORT COVINGTON, N.Y. – On April 13, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Burke Station apprehended seven illegal aliens. This past Saturday evening, the Tactical Communications Center of the Swanton Border Patrol Sector notified U.S. Border Patrol...

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