US flag Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Media Releases

Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—A man driving erratically on Interstate 5 was arrested by Border Patrol agents when they discovered narcotics inside his vehicle this morning.   On Oct. 22, at approximately 3 a.m., Border Patrol agents patrolling I-5 observed a...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from El Centro Sector rescued three men that were in distress in the Jacumba Mountain Wilderness area south of Ocotillo Sunday morning.   At around 5:35 a.m., agents received information from El Centro...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from El Centro Sector rescued a man that was in lost and distress in the Yuha Desert south of Plaster City Friday afternoon.   At around 3:55 p.m., agents assigned to the El Centro Station encountered a...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection will hold informational town hall meetings to discuss proposed adjusted hours of operation at the Antler, Carbury and Maida Ports of Entry.  The Ports of Antler, Carbury and Maida were identified...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
JACKSON, MS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers at the Port of Vicksburg/Jackson recently seized more than $4K worth of counterfeit Nike Air Max, Nike Air Jordan’s, and Balenciaga shoes from Hong Kong. CBP Officers discovered the shoes...
Monday, October 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested two previously deported sex offenders over the weekend.   The first incident occurred on Fri., at around 6 p.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro Station...
Monday, October 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station’s Highway 57 checkpoint arrested a Katy resident, for suspected smuggling, which led to the discovery of a local stash house, Oct. 17. Agents found a sawed-off...
Monday, October 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) interdicted a steady stream of hard narcotics loads this weekend, seizing a total of $2.3 million in methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine in four separate enforcement...
Monday, October 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de los Estados Unidos incautaron el lunes 311 libras (141 kilos) de cocaína, que estaban ocultas dentro de un tanque que llegaba al ferry Santo Domingo - San Juan en el...
Monday, October 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers seized 311 pounds (141 kilos) of cocaine Monday, which were concealed inside a tank arriving on the Santo Domingo – San Juan ferry at the Pan American Dock.   The estimated...
Friday, October 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – Del Rio Border Patrol Sector hosted their annual Citizens Academy, graduating 20 in a special ceremony, Oct. 17. Students participated in interactivelessons including use-of-forceand firearms.“The Citizens Academy gives our fellow...
Friday, October 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station Marine Unit rescued multiple migrant families who attempted to cross the Rio Grande River, Oct. 17. Border Patrol agents rescued 6 Haitian nationals.“Smugglers continue to...
Friday, October 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers continue to remain vigilant and were successful in intercepting dangerous narcotics this week with a combined estimated street value of more than $850,000 in two enforcement actions. “...
Friday, October 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – Wednesday night, U.S. Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint north of El Paso, seized narcotics worth more than $800,000 from a single vehicle. Meth found inside vehicle  While conducting a routine immigration inspection, Border...
Friday, October 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol presented the Youth of the Month honorees for October at a ceremony hosted by United South High School on Wednesday, October 9.  The United States Border Patrol along with community partners, educators,...
Friday, October 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On October 16, with family, friends and fellow employees present, the Laredo Sector Border Patrol held a distinguished award and promotion ceremony honoring over 80 Border Patrol agents and professional staff at the United...
Friday, October 18, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON —For the first time, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) conducted a maritime enforcement training for Trinidad and Tobago Customs and Excise (TTCE) officers. A decade has passed since TTCE officers have...
Friday, October 18, 2019 | 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 de Pharr descubrió metanfetaminas con valor de $1,800,000 en un camión comercial que...
Friday, October 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered $1,800,000 worth of methamphetamine in a commercial truck arriving from Mexico. “Our officers’ outstanding...
Thursday, October 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona and Sonora residents play a critical role in keeping our nation safe and now have a new mechanism to say something, if they see something®. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Tucson Office of Field Operations has a new...
Thursday, October 17, 2019 | National Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – On Monday afternoon, members of the Army National Guard assigned to assist the U.S. Border Patrol with border security were monitoring cameras, when they observed a group of six individuals illegally crossing into the United States...
Thursday, October 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
  YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents worked with the Government of Mexico to identify and extradite a wanted murder suspect who fled to Mexico to evade arrest in the United States last week. At approximately 7 a.m. Sunday, the Yuma Sector...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Agentes de La Patrulla Fronteriza en el retén de immigración localizado en la Interestatal 19, arrestaron a dos ciudadanos de Estados Unidos por tráfico humano después de descubrir 32 indocumentados dentro de semirremolque el Lunes...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint arrested two U.S. citizens for human smuggling after finding 32 illegal aliens hidden inside a semitrailer Monday night. After a Border Patrol canine alerted to...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard and a network of local law enforcement and community partners in South Florida to make a dream come true for a 5-...

Pages