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Friday, July 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations Agents from the Jacksonville Marine Unit and interagency partners rescued two boaters after their vessel caught fire near the St. Augustine Inlet on Thursday afternoon...
Friday, July 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—Border Patrol agents patrolling Interstate 5 seized 75 bundles of methamphetamine from the vehicle of a 25-year-old U.S. citizen on Wednesday evening. The 75 bundles of meth werevalued at $256,734.At around 8:45 p.m., agents...
Friday, July 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – The first seizure took place on July 1, 2017, after Border Patrol agents seized 376.6 pounds of marijuana in Laredo, Texas.  Agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 encountered a white Hummer at the primary...
Friday, July 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – The first event occurred on July 4, 2017, when agents assigned to the Laredo North Border Patrol Station were working their assigned duties at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 when they encountered a tractor...
Friday, July 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 72 pounds of liquid methamphetamine Thursday. The drugs were disguised as bottles of liquid detergent. “Smugglers...
Friday, July 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry on Thursday apprehended a man wanted in connection with a March 2017 shooting in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma which left one...
Friday, July 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees at George Bush Intercontinental Airport said farewell and many happy returns to their colleague, K9 Sonny. Sonny, a six-year veteran with CBP’s Beagle Brigade, will retire from service today....
Friday, July 7, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection launched Enrollment on Arrival at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and...
Friday, July 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
MARFA, TX – After 32 years of dedicated service, Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jesse A. Shaw has retired from the U.S. Border Patrol. Chief Shaw, a second generation Border Patrol Agent, began his career in Presidio, TX after entering on duty...
Friday, July 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Multiple agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, assisted by Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers, rescued a 24-year-old Guatemalan woman stranded in the Baboquivari Mountains early Tuesday. At approximately 6 a.m.,...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry made a pair of methamphetamine seizures Wednesday. In both cases the violators were 17-year-old’s who had the drugs...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 2.5 pounds of Ecstasy Wednesday. CBP officers discovered a bundle of pills strapped to the body of a man entering...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— The United States signed two Customs Mutual Assistance Agreements (CMAA) today with Bolivia and with Georgia marking a significant milestone in collaboration on security and trade facilitation. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously-deported sex offender Tuesday evening who was caught in eastern Arizona. Agents from the Brian A. Terry Border Patrol Station arrested Javier Mejia-Pedraza, a 51-year-old...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville & Matamoros International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine, valued at approximately $279,480, hidden within a black 2009 Hyundai Sonata. “This...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aircrew, in coordination with interagency partners, conducted continuous overhead surveillance during the interdiction of vessels carrying more than 4,...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested two men involved in separate drug smuggling attempts during the 4th of July holiday weekend. On Friday morning, officers referred a 46-year-old San...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested two U.S. citizens July 4 for attempting to smuggle a combined 190 pounds of marijuana during separate incidents. Officers first referred a 45-year-...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales arrested three people during long the 4th of July weekend for attempting to smuggle weapons and a combined 102 pounds of hard drugs worth approximately $830,000....
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector agents from the Sonoita Border Patrol Station working at the State Route 83 immigration checkpoint Monday discovered a 40-year-old Mexican woman hiding in the trunk of a Ford Focus. Agents were talking to the 48-year-...
Monday, July 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry along the California border with Mexico over the weekend intercepted 700 pounds of narcotics valued at more than $5.2 million, captured 13 fugitives and discovered...
Monday, July 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Agents assigned to the Willcox Border Patrol Station arrested a Mexican couple Friday after finding more than $730,000 worth of cocaine in his truck at the State Route 90 immigration checkpoint. Agents find false floor bed in a ...
Monday, July 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station arrested an Indonesia national for smuggling methamphetamine at the immigration checkpoint in Amado on Friday evening. Man arrested with meth taped to his legs.Agents working the...
Monday, July 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender on Friday night and seized methamphetamine at the Highway 111 checkpoint on Saturday afternoon. The first incident occurred on June 30, at...
Monday, July 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $157,420, hidden within a blue 2008...

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