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Thursday, June 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 10 illegal aliens during three incidents Tuesday thanks to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office participating in Operation Stonegarden. Border Patrol agents and assets fromthe Pinal County...
Thursday, June 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended a Mexican national in connection with a failed attempt to smuggle cocaine, into the United States Tuesday. Officers removed 32 pounds of cocainefrom...
Thursday, June 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
PITTSBURGH – With the busy summer travel season upon us, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is pleased to announce that Pittsburgh International Airport today becomes the 26th U.S. airport to offer Mobile Passport Control to initiate the CBP...
Thursday, June 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
SWEETGRASS, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations is pleased announce the addition of Waterton, Alberta, to the list of pilot locations now using the new Reporting Offsite Arrival-Mobile (ROAM) application for...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man suspected of smuggling drugs inside a vehicle’s fuel tank Wednesday morning.   The incident occurred on June 13, just before 6 a.m., when a black Chevrolet pick-up truck...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a man in connection to a failed smuggling attempt at Arizona’s Port of San Luis. Officers removed $44,000 worth ofheroin from the roof of a smugglingvehicleOfficers referred a 65-...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de EE. UU. rescataron a siete sujetos que se quedaron varados debido a los altos niveles de agua y las fuertes corrientes en el Río Grande aquí. Agentes asignados a la Estación EaglePass...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued seven subjects who became stranded due to high water levels and strong currents in the Rio Grande River here. Agents assigned to the Eagle Pass StationBoat Unit rescued seven subjects fromthe Rio...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Estados Unidos asignados a la Estación Eagle Pass arrestaron a un hondureño, previamente condenado por violación y exposición indecente a un menor, quien intentó volver a ingresar al país después...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a Honduran man, previously convicted of rape and indecent exposure to a minor, who attempted to re-enter the country after having been previously removed. David...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A U.S. Border Patrol agent was injured in the early morning hours of Tuesday,June 12, while investigating sensor activity on foot near Ruby Road and Chimney Canyon, south of Arivaca, Arizona.  At approximately 4:30 a.m., the agent...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | National Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –  Un agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza fue herido en la madrugada del martes, 12 de junio, mientras investigaba la actividad de un sensor a pie cerca de Ruby Road y Chimney Canyon, al sur de Arivaca, Arizona. Aproximadamente a las 4:30...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On June 9, 2018, Freer Border Patrol Agents seized 44.1 pounds of methamphetamine at the checkpoint located on Highway 59 near Freer, Texas.   The narcotics were found concealed inside the rocker panels of a sedan after the vehicle...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On June 12, 2018, Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents coordinated with the Webb County Sheriff’s Office in an enforcement action which resulted in the arrest of 62 illegal aliens from a stash house in Laredo, Texas.  The incident...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) y la Administración de Seguridad en el Transporte (TSA) anunciaron que el programa de Revisión Anticipada de Carga Aérea (ACAS, por sus siglas en inglés) comenzó hoy y requiere...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza del Sector Rio Grande Valley continúan trabajando con otras entidades de orden público local, estatal y federal para identificar y desbaratar las operaciones de contrabando y escondite de...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the International Falls Station served a seizure warrant and detained four people on Rainy Lake on June 6. Agents seized the vessel, charging one person with 19 USC 1436(b), and 19...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
NILAND, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender, along with four other individuals at the Highway 111 Checkpoint early Monday morning.   The incident occurred at 5:30 a.m., when...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas –Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents continue to work with local, state and federal partners to identify and disrupt stash house operations.  On Sunday, June 10, Border Patrol agents, working in collaboration with the...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Transportation Security Administration announced that the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program went into effect today requiring the submission of advanced air cargo information on...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection is hosting a “Day in the Life at CBP” career webinar Wednesday, followed by an employment Resource and Career Fair on June 22 at the Baltimore Custom House. The webinar is 3 p.m. EDT on June 13. CBP...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Officials at the Nogales Border Patrol Station unveiled a new stone monument Monday honoring fallen Border Patrol Agent Alexander Kirpnick who was killed in the line of duty 20 years ago on June 3, 1998. Family & former co-...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
PITTSBURGH – As the summer travel season begins in earnest, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) urges all international visitors to ensure they possess the appropriate U.S. travel visa for the purpose of their visit. Two women learned that...
Monday, June 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
  Agentes continúan atendiendo rescatesa través del Rio GrandeEDINBURG, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Estados Unidos continúan atendiendo rescates a través del Rio Grande. Los agentes de la CBP continúan rescatando a extranjeros...
Monday, June 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
La Patrulla Fronteriza en el Valle del Río Grande detiene una fardo de cocaína valorado en $ 2.5 millones SARITA, Texas - El viernes, los agentes en el Sarita Checkpoint enviaron una Dodge Caravan al área de inspección secundaria para seguir...

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