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Saturday, June 23, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo Station arrested a large group of aliens during a heatwave, some in distress, including a pregnant female, west of Lukeville Friday afternoon. Agents were alerted to the group’s...
Friday, June 22, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint arrested a Lawfully Admitted for Permanent Residence (LAPR) male from Mexico after he attempted to smuggle five packages of methamphetamine on...
Friday, June 22, 2018 | Local Media Release
ALAMOGORDO, NM — A “911” call from a man in distress riding on top of a train alerted the U.S. Border Patrol to deploy all their efforts to save his life. During morning hours on Thursday, U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to an area where they...
Friday, June 22, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations officers at the Laredo Port of Entry during a recent 48-hour period apprehended two travelers with pending felony warrants regarding sex-related offenses against children in...
Friday, June 22, 2018 | Local Media Release
JACKMAN, Maine — U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Jackman Station arrested a Guatemalan national Thursday who had entered the United States illegally near the Jackman Port of Entry. The Guatemalan national, who had a valid Canadian work visa and...
Friday, June 22, 2018 | Local Media Release
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. – On Wednesday morning, a citizen’s report led to the arrest of Yordan Galabov, 34, a citizen of Bulgaria near the Canadian border in Champlain, N.Y.   The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York is prosecuting Galabov...
Friday, June 22, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas — A group of four illegal aliens are safe thanks to the efforts of U.S. Border Patrol Agents and their life saving training. Just after midnight Wednesday, U.S. Border Patrol camera operators were watching a group of seven people...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On June 20, Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector Border Patrol seized nearly 25.92 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated value of more than $829,440.00 dollars. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Border Patrol...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas – On June 18, the City of Laredo recognized Border Patrol Agent (BPA) Joshua Guell as Veteran of the Month. Border Patrol agent Joshua GuellDuring a city council meeting, the City of Laredo presented BPA Guell with the Veteran of the...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
EASTPORT, Maine — U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calais Station, during maritime boat operations, assisted the U.S. Coast Guard in two separate boat rescues along the Washington County, Maine coastline recently.  F/V Knee Deep fireThe first...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
MATTAMISCONTIS, Maine — U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the Houlton Station operating an immigration checkpoint on Interstate 95 in Mattamiscontis township, Maine arrested a fugitive criminal alien Wednesday wanted by Immigration and Customs...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the integration of facial biometrics into Global Entry as the program celebrates 10 years of expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers arriving in the United States. CBP launched...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 | National Media Release
ORLANDO—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) announced today joint efforts to advance the biometric exit mandate and transform the traveler experience at Orlando International Airport (MCO).  MCO is...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On June 19, Border Patrol Agents in coordination with Laredo Police Department, apprehended seven illegal aliens and several bundles of marijuana from a stash house on San Jacinto Court in Laredo, Texas.  To report suspicious...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas - Los agentes asignados a la estación de Eagle Pass de la Patrulla Fronteriza encontraron una mochila con 4.6 libras de metanfetamina cerca de un área residencial. Esta es la segunda vez en menos de una semana que los agentes...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Arizona - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de la estación Ajo rescataron la noche del martes a un niño costarricense de 6 años después de que fue abandonado en una carretera fronteriza. Los agentes descubrieron al niño al oeste de Lukeville...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Station Border Patrol agents rescued a 6-year-old Costa Rican boy after he was abandoned on the border road Tuesday evening. Agents discovered the child west of Lukeville, Arizona and just north of the border, in temperatures...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a U.S. citizen as well as a Mexican national, in connection to a pair of failed smuggling attempts earlier this week resulting in the seizure of more than 123 pounds of...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to Eagle Pass Station found a backpack containing 4.6 pounds of methamphetamine near a residential area. This the second time in less than a week agents have discovered abandoned narcotics. This is...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of more than $4.2 million in one enforcement action at the Gateway to the...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | For the Record
U.S. Customs and Border Protection separated a child with Down Syndrome from her mother as a result of a smuggling attempt on June 3, 2018. This however was not a result of zero tolerance as the mother is not being prosecuted, rather being held as a...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry recently seized a significant amount of hard narcotics worth more than $636,000 in two enforcement actions over the weekend. “Our...
Tuesday, June 19, 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 incautaron presunta metanfetamina valorada en $2,723,122. Bultos que contienen 136 libras...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized alleged methamphetamine valued at $2,723,122. Packages containing 136 pounds ofmethamphetamine seized by CBPofficers at...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas- EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en la instalación de carga del Puente Internacional Pharr descubrió supuesta heroína valorada en $504,412 oculta dentro de un remolque...

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