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

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents prevented an attempt to smuggle methamphetamine at the checkpoint located near Hebbronville, Texas.  The incident happened late on the evening of July 15, when a vehicle with two individuals approached the...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized nearly 19 pounds of cocaine from a 29-year-old man as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico yesterday. CBP officers at the DeConcini Crossing referred the...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
South Bend, IND. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection joined South Bend International  Airport (SBN) in opening Indiana’s newest General Aviation Facility (GAF) on July 16, 2019. Jack Bebinger, CBP Assistant Director, Trade, Chicago Field Office,...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) with the assistance of Laredo Sector Border Patrol apprehended three illegal aliens near Rio Bravo, Texas. The event occurred on the morning of July 16, when DPS requested assistance from U.S....
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
CAMPO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a woman Friday morning who had 31 packages of methamphetamine concealed inside her vehicle’s gas tank.   On July 12, at approximately 8:20 a.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the checkpoint on...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Peace Bridge Port of Entry encountered a vehicle occupied by two Canadian citizens who were found to be in possession of illegal narcotics.   On Sunday, a vehicle occupied by...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
WESTVILLE, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Burke Border Patrol Station stopped a smuggling attempt and apprehended an illegal alien from the country of Georgia on Saturday, July 13.  On Saturday evening, a Border Patrol agent...
Monday, July 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
PORT MANATEE, Fla. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at Port Manatee intercepted several significant pests over the last few weeks—including a first-in-state and second-in-state interception—as part of operations to...
Monday, July 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TX — Last month, construction for a temporary roadway was completed at the World Trade Bridge (WTB) at the Laredo Port of Entry (LPOE). The City of Laredo entered into a small scale donation agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
Friday, July 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –The Laredo Sector Border Community Liaison Program participated in the Ruth B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center Summer Camp, here. The camp was held on July 11, for kids with disabilities between the ages of 5-12 years.  The objective of...
Friday, July 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents patrolling near Nogales arrested a man Wednesday afternoon, who had an active warrant for two counts of raping a child and aggravated sexual abuse of a child in Spanish Fork, Utah. The 30-year-old Mexican...
Friday, July 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Los oficiales estadounidenses de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Brownsville y Matamoros interceptaron metanfetaminas con un valor aproximado de $1,797,189.92,...
Friday, July 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a Caborca, Sonora resident for attempting to smuggle $139,000 worth of methamphetamine into the United States yesterday. CBP officers referred a 26-...
Friday, July 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted methamphetamines valued at approximately $1,797,189.92, hidden within a white 2007 Volkswagen Touareg. “Our...
Friday, July 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
ALPINE, Texas – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) crew supporting the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) in pursuit of drug smuggling suspects were cast into a rescue role Thursday. AMO agents transport drug...
Friday, July 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted felon from Mexico after he illegally entered the United States on Thursday evening.   At approximately 5 p.m., agents saw an individual cross the border illegally around five and one-half...
Thursday, July 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted cocaine and heroin in two separate enforcement actions this past weekend that have a combined estimated street value of $853,392. “...
Thursday, July 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 1,626 counterfeit Edison Professional speakers in Philadelphia July 9. If authentic, the speakers would have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $253,572. The...
Thursday, July 11, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection has completed construction of approximately 50 miles of new bollard wall projects authorized by funding from fiscal years 2017 and 2018.   Since January 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
CURLEW, Wash. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Spokane Sector rescued a distressed kayaker on the Kettle River north of Curlew Tuesday.   The Ferry County Sherriff’s Office requested assistance after receiving a call regarding a 70-year-...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents, seized Tuesday $372,000 in undeclared currency found inside a duffle bag on the beach near a vessel found in Bordeaux Bay.   “Transnational criminal organizations seek to...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents arrested a sexual offender and stopped a maritime smuggling attempt this past weekend.   The first event occurred Saturday at approximately 12:30 a.m. in East County San Diego, when agents spotted a man...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – CBP officers assigned to the Otay Mesa cargo facility seize $2.1 million of narcotics in two days.   “Drug trafficking organizations will try every avenue to bring narcotics across,” said Port Director Rosa Hernandez. “These...
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro’s Pedestrian West facility apprehended a Somali national for homicide and U.S. citizen for sexual assault.   The first incident occurred at about 4:10 p.m. on June. 26, when a...
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
MIAMI — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at the international mail facility in Miami seized a shipment containing 30 suspected hatching eggs from the Netherlands this month. It is the third package with hatching eggs...

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