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Friday, December 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
  Patrulla Fronteriza Ayuda A Familias En Arizona   Tucson, Ariz.- Empleados de la Patrulla Fronteriza Sector Tucson unieron esfuerzos para donar cientos de regalos a familias de bajos recursos para juntos hacer llegar la navidad a sus hogares.  ...
Friday, December 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested two United States citizens in two separate drug smuggling events yesterday. Early Thursday, officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred a 19-year...
Friday, December 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –Tucson Sector Border Patrol employees across southern Arizona donated Christmas gifts to families in need.  Agents and professional staff across Tucson Sector provided gifts for children through the U.S. Border Patrol’s yearly Angel...
Friday, December 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
Carrizo Springs, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station assisted the Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department, Texas Department of Transportation personnel and electric company crews following damage to...
Friday, December 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
Pictured left to right:John Labelle, Salvation Army Volunteer;Brent Conley, Patrol Agent in Charge, Houlton Station;Jodi Williams, Deputy Patrol Agent in Charge, Houlton Station;Jason Schneider, Acting Chief Patrol Agent, Houlton SectorHOULTON,...
Friday, December 14, 2018 | 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 $1.3 million in one enforcement action at the Juarez-...
Friday, December 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
SEBASTIAN, Texas – Yesterday, the holidays got a little bit brighter for the students of the Sebastian Head Start. U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Weslaco Border Patrol Station, along with members of the National Guard, coordinated with...
Friday, December 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents along with the Hidalgo County Constables Office disrupt active stash house operation and discover sex offender among those arrested. Thursday, agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Special Operations...
Friday, December 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents interdict narcotic smuggling attempts. Wednesday night, agents working at the Sarita Checkpoint referred a tractor-trailer to the secondary inspection area after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the trailer...
Friday, December 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Virginia – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 78 pounds of khat Tuesday near Washington Dulles International Airport. Khat seized by CBP officers in aircargo near Washington DullesInternational Airport.CBP officers...
Friday, December 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized anabolic steroids from a Dutch man Wednesday at Philadelphia International Airport. The man, whose name CBP is not releasing because he was not criminally charged, arrived on a...
Friday, December 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Brownsville Port of Entry seized 3,919 pounds of marijuana concealed within a commercial shipment of plastic scrap at the Veterans International Bridge Cargo...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents seized nearly $41K in heroin and arrested a shuttle van passenger at the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint Wednesday. Backpack with used by suspect tosmuggle drugs in the United StatesAt...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
El CENTRO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Station arrested a gang member Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred at approximately 12:20 p.m., when agents encountered a man three miles west of the Calexico...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two convicted sex offenders in separate incidents this week. Tuesday evening, Casa Grande Station agents encountered and arrested 34-year-old Mario Bergochea-Ayala, from Mexico, after he...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents encountered two juveniles, reported as runaways, attempting to travel through the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint Wednesday. At approximately 6:30 p.m., agents assigned to the primary inspection...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Virginia – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is accepting employment applications to fill CBP officer positions at Washington Dulles International Airport.  This hiring opportunity is open during December. CBP officer inspects...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - La Oficina de Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO) de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) en el Puerto de Entrada de Laredo informó hoy que el CBP ya ha iniciado la implementación de múltiples medidas de facilitación en anticipación de la...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas– U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Laredo Port of Entry advised today that CBP has already begun implementation of multiple facilitation measures in anticipation of the forthcoming...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents foiled a smuggling attempt near the Rio Grande and seized nearly $300K worth of marijuana. Tuesday afternoon, agents from the Fort Brown Station working in Brownsville, Texas, observed a small silver...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two gang members and two child predators in less than 24 hours. Tuesday night, Rio Grande City agents working near Roma, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran male. During...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – Agentes de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos y de las Fuerzas Conjuntas para la Rápida Acción (FURA) del Departamento de Policía de Puerto Rico detuvieron el miércoles a dieciséis extranjeros de República...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA) agents apprehended Wednesday sixteen aliens from Dominican Republic and Haiti after they landed inside a...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
ABRAM, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley encountered over 100 illegal aliens in a single smuggling incident. This morning, McAllen agents responded to a report of illegal aliens being smuggled across the Rio Grande near...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
MCALLEN, Texas — On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol announced December’s Head of the Class recipients at a beautiful ceremony at Texas A&M University Higher Education Center. Rio Grande Valley Sector Border...

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