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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the nation’s border security agency, is hosting an employment resource and career fair Thursday and on September 27, at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the U.S. Custom House, 200 Chestnut Street in...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – In a joint effort, the Laredo Police Department and Border Patrol agents conducted an enforcement action on a stash house in Laredo, Texas.  On September 17, the Joint Task Force (JTF-W) South Texas Corridor (STC) Joint Targeting...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Laredo Field Office formally announced the selection of Paul Del Rincon as port director for the Eagle Pass Port of Entry during a change of command ceremony held at...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
GRANJENO, Texas – Early this morning, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the McAllen station encountered 170 illegal aliens comprised of family units and unaccompanied children. Rio Grande Valley agents encounterlarge family unit groupsJust after...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents encountered three separate smuggling attempts that resulted in pursuits.   Smugglers show no regard for humanlife in their tacticsOn Sunday, McAllen agents responded to a report of several subjects...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents disrupted three separate smuggling attempts at immigration checkpoints.  On Friday, agents working at the Sarita checkpoint referred a sedan to secondary inspection following a K-9 alert. While in...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped several marijuana smuggling attempts over the weekend. Agents seize 600 pounds of marijuanaduring several eventsEarly Saturday morning, Weslaco agents responded to an illegal entry near the Santa...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | National Media Release
INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers assigned at Port of Indianapolis seized 135 Chinese Mitten Crabs. CBP Officers seized 135 Chinese MittenCrabs. It is illegal to import, transport, orpossess live Chinese Mitten Crabs...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
SARITA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 17 year-old United States citizen following a failed smuggling attempt. Juvenile wrecks vehicle while attemptingto flee the Sarita checkpointEarly Monday morning, an agent assigned to the Sarita...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos arrestaron el domingo a un extranjero brasileño que intentaba abordar un vuelo desde el Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín con destino a Ciudad de Panamá...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers arrested a Brazilian alien, illegally present in the United States Sunday attempting to board a flight from the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport bound to Panama City, Panama...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
SWANTON, V.T. –Swanton Sector conducted three separate tactical immigration checkpoints September 13-17, including two near North Hudson and one near Tupper Lake in New York. In total, the three checkpoints resulted in the arrest of 16 individuals...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
RICHFORD, Vt. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Richford Station apprehended three Mexican citizens in two separate incidents over the weekend. U.S. Border Patrol agents keep a close watchon the international border with Canada.During the early...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A U.S. Border Patrol agent was assaulted during the apprehension of an illegal alien. Yesterday, agents assigned to the Fort Brown Station encountered a Mexican national who had illegally entered the United States near...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
MISSION, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended three illegal aliens following a pursuit that ended in a vehicle accident. Smugglers collided with vehicles whiletrying to escape agentsThis afternoon, McAllen agents responded to a report of...
Monday, September 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender last Thursday night. Miguel Ramirez-GonzalezBorder Patrol agents near Calexico apprehended Miguel Ramirez-Gonzalez, a...
Monday, September 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
RALEIGH, N.C.--Two U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine (AMO) agents and a U.S. Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) team member were unintended first responders on an accident scene in Morrisville, N.C., Monday morning....
Monday, September 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two illegal alien gang members and a sex offender in three separate incidents.   On Thursday, McAllen agents apprehended a group of 19 illegal aliens, comprised of family...
Monday, September 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a Mesa, Arizona woman after seizing more than 60 pounds worth of methamphetamine over the weekend. Officers discovered andseized more than 64...
Monday, September 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents, along with the Hidalgo County Constables Office (HCCO), Precinct 4, identified a stash house operating in Edinburg, Texas. Agents arrest 22 illegal aliens in stashhouse near Edinburg, TexasEarlier today,...
Monday, September 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint Sunday arrested a 24-year-old Mexican man with a Border Crossing Card after finding him in possession of nearly $97,000 in methamphetamine. At...
Monday, September 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A team of U.S. Border Patrol Grand Forks Sector agents have deployed to assist in the support, response, and recovery along the East Coast in response to Hurricane Florence. The primary responsibility of the U.S. Border Patrol is...
Monday, September 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Yuma and Wellton Stations retrieved three illegal aliens during two weekend rescues. In the first event at approximately 10 a.m. Saturday, Wellton Station agents learned that two men from Mexico had called...
Monday, September 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 240 pounds of marijuana Friday afternoon. The marijuana was hidden underneath the floorboard of a 2007 GMC Denali....
Monday, September 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
MCALLEN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents, along with the McAllen Police Department, discovered illegal aliens in two hotel rooms smugglers utilized as a temporary stash location. On Saturday, agents received information regarding illicit activity...

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