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Tuesday, August 20, 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 estuvieron ocupados este fin de semana no sólo procesando comercio legítimo y viajeros, sino...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge were busy this weekend not only processing legitimate trade and travelers but intercepting narcotics worth a total of $4,613,000...
Tuesday, August 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 en la instalación de carga del Puente Internacional de Pharr frustraron dos intentos de...
Tuesday, August 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 cargo facility foiled two smuggling attempts of marijuana and cocaine, in separate unrelated incidents that totaled...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — For many, summer means travel to exotic international destinations and an opportunity to bring home tasty, rare, and unusual souvenirs to share with friends and family. Most ivory is prohibitedunless accompanied by apermit.U. S. Customs...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico -Agentes de Operaciones Aéreas y Marítimas de Aduana y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (AMO), con el apoyo de la Guardia Nacional de Puerto Rico y los socios del Grupo Interagencial de la Frontera del Caribe (CBIG)...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents, with support from the Puerto Rico Army National Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partners seized Monday night 1,493 pounds (677...
Monday, August 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
SEATTLE—On Monday, August 12, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) conducted an enforcement operation regarding the apprehension of an individual identified as a crewmember who deserted a maritime vessel.  In 2015 the subject who was a...
Monday, August 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
ANTELOPE WELLS, N.M. – United States Border Patrol agents working in Antelope Wells, New Mexico apprehended another large group of illegal aliens early August 18.    The 194 illegal aliens in this group and like many others before was comprised...
Monday, August 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents prevented an attempt to smuggle marijuana through a checkpoint located near Hebbronville, Texas. The incident occurred on Aug. 18, when a black pickup truck approached the primary inspection area of the...
Monday, August 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
NEW ORLEANS —U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) New Orleans agents arrested 15 illegal aliens, including one unaccompanied minor, who were suspected of using fraudulent documents at the Gulf Coast Safety Council (GCSC) in St. Rose, La., Wednesday morning....
Monday, August 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Two off-duty firefighters have been reported lost at sea since Friday, Aug. 16, near Port Canaveral, Fla.  CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) is currently conducting search and rescue missions in hopes of locating the two men...
Friday, August 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working with the Eagle Pass South Station marine unit rescued 28 people from the Rio Grande River, Aug. 15. Marine agents quickly maneuvered theirpatrol vessel to the group and beganassisting people out of...
Friday, August 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – CBP officers assigned to the Otay Mesa cargo facility seized almost four tons of marijuana yesterday co-mingled in a shipment of jalapeño peppers, valued at $2.3 million   “I am proud of the officers for seizing this significant...
Friday, August 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Miami International Airport (MIA) discovered a 26-year-old Cuban man who attempted to evade detection in the belly of an aircraft arriving from Havana early Friday morning. CBP received...
Friday, August 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry intercepted a significant load of cocaine and heroin with a combined estimated street value of more than $628,000...
Friday, August 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – With a welcome back and a high-five, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector Border Community Liaison Program welcomed students back to school at area elementary schools at United Independent School District. Agents were at...
Friday, August 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
SHERMAN, Maine-  On Tuesday, August 13, U.S. Border Patrol agents conducted an immigration checkpoint along I-95. During the checkpoint operation agents identified and arrested two Mexican Nationals for violations of United States immigration laws....
Friday, August 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector disrupted five narcotic smuggling attempts in the last several days. On Saturday afternoon, Fort Brown agents working near Brownsville, Texas, observed several subjects...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – On August 9, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), completed construction on approximately 14 miles of new border wall system in U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) San...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents near Naco arrested a previously deported sex offender Wednesday. Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs andBorder ProtectionTucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Brian A. Terry Station arrested 37-year-old...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales seized just more than 158 pounds of methamphetamine Monday. CBP officersdiscovered 158pounds of methhidden inside of avehicle that...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers alongside their K-9 partner at the Rainbow Bridge discovered 48 pounds of marijuana inside a cargo van.   “This is an excellent arrest that demonstrates our officers’ dedication...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dallas Fort Worth port of entry intercepted 4,000 counterfeit high definition cameras bearing intellectual property rights violations. CBP officers in Dallas intercepted220 boxes of...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
SIERRA BLANCA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Sierra Blanca Border Patrol Station arrested a citizen of France illegally in the United States and wanted for murder by Interpol, Aug. 6. Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J...

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