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Friday, April 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales arrested a 28-year-old Mexican man Wednesday for attempting to smuggle 23 pounds of fentanyl. Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred the man for a secondary...
Friday, April 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations, at the Port of Eagle Pass, recently hosted its annual “Bring Your Child to Work Day” event, April 17 at the old import lot of the International Bridge.  Assistant...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry yesterday took an undocumented man into custody, who was wanted for sexual assault of a minor and burglary, as he was attempting to enter into Mexico. On...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an adult woman Wednesday for attempting to smuggle an undocumented Mexican man through the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 19, near Amado. Agents at the I-19 traffic checkpointarrested...
Thursday, April 27, 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 38 pounds of cocaine Wednesday. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $1,216,000. Cocaine bundles...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol in Del Rio will be hosting an open house event on May 13 for anyone who is interested in applying to become an agent. Within fiscal year 2016, the Border Patrol employed 19,828 men and women across the nation. Of...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today a $199,814.31 award to Asymmetric Technologies, LLC, to enhance U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Small Unmanned Aircraft...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today a $152,512 award to Planck Aerosystems Inc., to enhance U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced new hours of operation for Cannon Corners Port of Entry, effective May 1. Cannon Corners Port of Entry Cannon Corners will be operate from Sunday through Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
LtR: sitting: Dr. Leonides G. CigarroaHigh School Gilbert Berrones III;Harmony Science Academy AmandaIbarra; Hector J. Garcia Early CollegeHigh School Agustin Guerrero; John B.Alexander High School Mario J.Saldivar. J.W. Nixon High SchoolHarper...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested a 34-year-old Mexican woman Tuesday when she attempted to enter the United States with more than 300 pounds of...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana on Tuesday while conducting line operations. Marijuana seized by RioGrande City agentsAgents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station observed a Chevy Silverado...
Wednesday, April 26, 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 $36,550, hidden within a silver 2003...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales arrested two Mexican nationals during separate smuggling attempts earlier this week involving a combined 57 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $645,000. Officers...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
PROGRESO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Progreso/Donna Port of Entry confiscated a total of 1,960 pounds of marijuana in two separate seizures which took place over the last couple of...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
ROMA, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents prevented two adult males from drowning while swimming with their families in the Rio Grande. Border patrol agents save man indistress from the Rio GrandeTuesday evening riverine agents responded to a report...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Attentive Border Patrol agents prevented a large amount of suspected narcotics from entering the United States. Bundles of marijuana floating in theRio GrandeFriday afternoon, Border Patrol agents working near the Rio Grande in...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – Border Patrol agents prevented illicit narcotics from entering the United States on Friday. While conducting patrol duties, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station observed a black Chevy Suburban loaded...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged heroin and methamphetamine carrying a combined estimated street value of more than $1.8 million in one enforcement action over the...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents working near Blythe, California, seized more than 50 pounds of cocaine during a vehicle stop on April 21. Agents conducted a vehicle stop of Nissan Sentra traveling west on Interstate 10 near Neighbors, Arizona....
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers in New York arrested not one, but two travelers arriving on the same flight attempting to transport illegal drugs into the United States. Cocaine Found Under Pants by CBPOn April 19, Mr....
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 54-year-old woman on Monday who is linked to a significant narcotics and illicit currency seizure at a Los Angeles residence.   The arrest took place during the course of a Border Patrol...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
BOSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at Boston Logan International Airport arrested a man with an active warrant for sexual assault charges, attempting to board an outbound flight over the weekend. On...
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents working at the immigration checkpoint on State Route 86, near Three Points, interdicted a human smuggling load on April 22. Attempted alien smuggling inTucson, AZAgents stopped a Chevrolet Impala...
Monday, April 24, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the recent seizure and destruction of a shipment of over 132 kilograms of prohibited yak meat, dung pods, and seeds for propagation imported from Nepal at New York’s John F. Kennedy (...

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