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Friday, March 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – A Wellton Station Border Patrol agent rescued a lost and dehydrated illegal alien with the assistance of Air and Marine Operations-Yuma Air Branch Wednesday.In the early afternoon, Wellton Station was notified by emergency services...
Friday, March 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender outside of Douglas, Arizona, Thursday evening after he entered the country illegally.Tucson Sector agents encountered and arrested 57-year-old Cenobio Herrera-...
Friday, March 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – In less than 24 hours, Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender and a wanted INTERPOL fugitive.This morning, at approximately 4:00 am, a male Salvadoran national was encountered by McAllen Border...
Friday, March 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge seized various types of narcotics in separate unrelated incidents on Tuesday, March 24, that totaled over $272,...
Friday, March 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Champlain Port of Entry seized two commercial shipments on March 25. One seizure was of girls’ tops and dresses after they were discovered to have excessive amounts of lead...
Friday, March 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists working at the Houston Seaport intercepted several timber pests in wood packaging material (WPM) from numerous shipments that arrived to the port on international vessels...
Friday, March 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists working at the Houston Seaport intercepted several timber pests in wood packaging material (WPM) from numerous shipments that arrived to the port on international vessels...
Friday, March 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
MEMPHIS—Officers assigned to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Area Port of Memphis seized nearly 2,000 counterfeit driver’s licenses and two fake passports at an express consignment facility over the past week.CBP officers in Memphis seized...
Friday, March 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
Del RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector arrested two previously convicted sex offenders, March 23-24.“Agents within Del Rio Sector work tirelessly to maintain the security of our nation’s borders and protect the...
Thursday, March 26, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents working in Dome Valley seized 22 packages of methamphetamine from a local San Luis resident Tuesday evening.Agents seized meth from within a smugglingvehicle stopped east of YumaAgents conducted a...
Thursday, March 26, 2020 | Local Media Release
COLUMBUS, N.M. – U.S. Border Patrol agents in Southern New Mexico stop two attempted human smuggling events as smugglers attempt to use the desert terrain to camouflage their illegal activities.     Yesterday morning, U.S. Border Patrol agents from...
Thursday, March 26, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Port of San Luis officers arrested three U.S. citizens and one Mexican national on separate inbound and outbound smuggling attempts yesterday. On Wednesday, CBP officers...
Thursday, March 26, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge seized a substantial amount of methamphetamine in a single enforcement action that totaled nearly $37 million in...
Thursday, March 26, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Border Patrol agents encountered and impeded two separate human smuggling attempts over a two day period, one at a checkpoint and one during an attempted vehicle stop.On March 25, 2020, agents received a report of a sedan loading...
Thursday, March 26, 2020 | Local Media Release
SARITA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the Javier Vega Jr. checkpoint disrupted a smuggling attempt resulting in the apprehension of 48 illegal aliens.Early this morning, Kingsville agents working at the Javier Vega Jr. Checkpoint...
Thursday, March 26, 2020 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – Buyer beware when ordering medication on line. CBP officers working at the Bridge of the Americas international crossing at the El Paso port of entry seized a large quantity of over the counter medications and bottles of diluted...
Thursday, March 26, 2020 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is heavily engaged in the whole-of-government response to the Coronavirus pandemic, but Philadelphia CBP officers are also conducting their primary trade enforcement mission and seizing...
Thursday, March 26, 2020 | Local Media Release
LOUISVILLE, Ky.–CBP K-9 officers joined forces with state and local law enforcement for a long-term operation leading to multiple significant drug seizures at the CBP Express Consignment Operations hub in Louisville, Kentucky.Over the course of...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 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 interceptó un cargamento comercial que llegaba de México que contenía más que...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted a commercial shipment arriving from Mexico that contained more than fresh produce. CBP officers discovered...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. –Yuma Sector Border Patrol and special agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) responded to a report of a possible sinkhole or tunnel at the international border west of the San Luis Port of Entry Monday.Law enforcement on...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – A Wellton Station Border Patrol agent, also an Emergency Medical Technician, rescued a man lost in the desert for six days near the Barry M. Goldwater Bombing Range Tuesday evening.Emergency services alerted the Wellton Station Border...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | Local Media Release
PINE VALLEY, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man and woman on Tuesday afternoon who had bundles of fentanyl concealed inside their vehicle’s engine compartment. The incident took place on March 24, at approximately 12:25 p.m., when a...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | Local Media Release
CINCINNATI–U.S. Customs and Border Protections officers in Cincinnati seized a shipment of 72,500 counterfeit disposable flavored pods packets on March 12. The shipment arriving from Hong Kong and heading to Georgia contained 153 cartons containing...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint assisted in subduing an assaultive subject in the Foothills area Sunday. Yuma County Sheriff’s Office contacted Yuma Sector Border Patrol dispatch...

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