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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Virginia – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offers five travel tips for travelers returning from overseas trips to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) during the busy Memorial Day holiday. “Holiday travel can be an...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offers five travel tips for travelers returning from overseas trips to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and Baltimore Washington International...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Pharr interceptó una cantidad significativa de metanfetamina en un envío comercial con valor de $18.5 millones...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge intercepted a significant amount of methamphetamine in a commercial shipment worth $18.5 million this past weekend. “This is truly a...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – As Laredo edges closer toward searing summer temperatures, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers maintained strict vigilance in its border security posture and seized a total of more than...
Monday, May 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
SIERRA BLANCA, Texas – A U.S. Border Patrol agent and his canine partner assigned to the Sierra Blanca Border Patrol Station seized approximately 118 pounds of liquid methamphetamine, worth almost four million dollars. Chief Patrol Agent of Big Bend...
Monday, May 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry recently seized a significant amount of hard narcotics with a combined total street value exceeding $703,000 in two enforcement...
Monday, May 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas-Oficiales de EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Pharr detuvieron a un ciudadano Mexicano después de descubrir medicamentos recetados prohibidos no...
Monday, May 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN ANTONIO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the San Antonio International Airport arrested a man wanted on suspicion of hit and run, Thursday. A 46 year-old airline employee was seeking access to the federal inspection...
Monday, May 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a male Mexican citizen after discovering undeclared prohibited prescription drugs. “Every person is subject to...
Monday, May 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has great news for people seeking a federal law enforcement career in the Philadelphia area – CBP is hiring to fill positions here starting June 1. A CBP officer is a full-time, uniformed,...
Friday, May 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
McALLEN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Stations and the Centralized Processing Center to include the Donna Temporary Facility are holding an average of 8,000 illegal aliens in recent days, a result of waves of migrants fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala...
Friday, May 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry stopped a human-smuggling attempt Monday after discovering two Mexican citizens concealed inside the floor storage compartment of a minivan driven...
Friday, May 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO— U.S. Border Patrol agents working near the U.S./Mexico International Border arrested two convicted sex offenders who had entered the United States illegally Thursday. Both men had felony convictions for sex crimes with a minor. The first...
Friday, May 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
An Air and Marine Operations AS350A-Star helicopter departs Jacksonville,Florida.TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) flight crew, assigned to the Jacksonville Air and Marine Branch, assisted Homeland Security Investigations (...
Friday, May 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station marine unit rescued two undocumented immigrants on Thursday morning after they nearly drowned attempting to cross the Rio Grande River. The agents noticed that the...
Friday, May 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Presidio Station apprehended 98 illegal aliens. The illegal aliens are citizens from El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. Children were in the large group.Patrol Agent in Charge of the...
Friday, May 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - El sector de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos de Del Rio está emitiendo una advertencia a los inmigrantes para que no arriesguen sus vidas y las de sus hijos al intentar cruzar el Río Bravo. Las personas que cruzan el...
Friday, May 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
ROMA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Riverine agents patrolling the Rio Grande continue to save the lives of illegal aliens abandoned in the river by smugglers. Early this morning, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Riverine Unit...
Friday, May 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
Del Rio, Texas –The Del Rio U.S. Border Patrol Sector is issuing a warning to immigrants not to risk their lives and the lives of their children by attempting to cross the Rio Grande River. People crossing the Rio Grande areat the mercy of the...
Friday, May 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas – An agent assigned to the Presidio Border Patrol Station rescued two adult females and two children, ages 8 and 12, from the Rio Grande River near Presidio, Texas.  Border Patrol at the Rio Grande.Chief Patrol Agent Hudak said, “The...
Friday, May 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
ROMA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Riverine agents patrolling the Rio Grande continue to save the lives of illegal aliens abandoned in the river by smugglers. Early Thursday morning, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Riverine Unit...
Friday, May 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
Del RIo, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station arrested a convicted sex offender. “Del Rio Sector remains committed to protecting our communities,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Randy Davis. “...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents across Del Rio Sector are receiving assistance from fellow government employees within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deal with a massive increase in family unit apprehensions. Del Rio Sector...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Hidalgo arrestó a una mujer de McAllen, Texas, en relación con un intento fallido de tráfico de niños con un...

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