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Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Hebbronville Station foiled a human smuggling attempt and arrested 10 illegal aliens near Mirando City, Texas.  Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents,with the assistance of an Air and...
Friday, October 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican national connected with a failed attempt to smuggle methamphetamine into the United States on Thursday. Officers removed 33 pounds of meth ...
Friday, October 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector Mobile Response Team deployed to Florida to assist once again in law enforcement support, rescue efforts as Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida panhandle.  The deployment of...
Friday, October 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two men in connection to failed smuggling attempts of methamphetamine at the Port of San Luis. Officers discovered packages of methwithin the spare tire of a...
Friday, October 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - El Puerto de Entrada de Laredo de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de los EE. UU. informa al público que viaja que los alcances a la plaza de peaje en la dirección sur en el Puente Juárez-Lincoln se reducirán temporalmente a dos...
Friday, October 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Laredo Port of Entry is advising the traveling public that southbound approaches to the toll plaza at Juarez-Lincoln Bridge will be temporarily reduced to two lanes during ongoing...
Friday, October 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Station Border Patrol agents apprehended a Mexican man Thursday morning near Why, Arizona and later identified him as a previously-deported, convicted sex offender. During processing, agents learned 41-year-old Jose Rivera-...
Friday, October 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is helping with recovery efforts in the Southeastern United States as another major hurricane blew ashore—leaving a path of destruction in its wake. New footage has been released of a CBP...
Friday, October 12, 2018 | National Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s new cutting-edge facial comparison technology identified two impostors at the Port of San Luis over the weekend. The two impostors are the first to be detected using biometric technology in the...
Friday, October 12, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection today released the Discipline and Office of Professional Responsibility annual reports for FY 2016 and FY 2017 on www.cbp.gov. CBP Discipline Overview Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017 Employee Misconduct and...
Friday, October 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de los EE. UU. informa que implementará medidas de reanudación de negocios en los puertos del sur de Texas para ayudar a facilitar el comercio legal mientras la Aduana de México actualiza su...
Friday, October 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested a homicide suspect and a sex offender. Wednesday, agents from the McAllen station arrested a Mexican national near Havana, Texas, who entered the United States illegally....
Friday, October 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Laredo Field Office advises that it will implement business resumption measures at South Texas ports to help facilitate lawful trade as Mexico Customs upgrades its computer system this...
Friday, October 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
PITTSBURGH – Fans of Showtime’s “Shameless,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” and CBS’s “Big Bang Theory” might find it difficult to find knockoffs of the latest seasons at their local Pittsburgh area flea markets after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (...
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents at the I-19 Immigration Checkpoint arrested an adult woman and a male juvenile who attempted to smuggle meth during separate incidents Tuesday. Around 2 p.m., agents referred a passenger shuttle...
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Blythe Station Border Patrol agents arrested three U.S. citizens and one illegal alien from Mexico with two backpacks filled with methamphetamine and a stolen firearm near the Highway 95 Immigration Checkpoint early Thursday. At...
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican woman connected with a failed attempt to smuggle a combination of heroin and methamphetamine into the United States on Wednesday. More than $...
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas – United States Border Patrol Chief Carla L. Provost appoints Chief Felix Chavez as Interim Chief Patrol Agent for the Laredo Sector. Felix Chavez was the Chief Patrol Agent of the Del Rio Sector, prior to his appointment to Interim...
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos arrestaron a una mujer previamente deportada mientras intentaba abordar el ferry entre San Juan y Santo Domingo.  Magaly Hilario Perez, dominicana, compareció el...
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers found Wednesday a previously deported woman prior to boarding the San Juan-Santo Domingo ferry.   Magaly Hilario-Perez made an initial appearance Thursday before U.S. Magistrate...
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to monitor Hurricane Michael’s track and is deploying personnel and relief supplies to the impacted area. CBP personnel prepare to leave El PasoCBP contributes unique capabilities...
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas - Agentes adscritos al Sector del Valle del Río Grande de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los EEUU, encontraron a dos personas fallecidas y rescataron a cuatro extranjeros. El jueves, los agentes de Fort Brown detuvieron a un grupo de...
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | National Media Release
CHICAGO— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at O’Hare International Airport recently celebrated the retirement of three of their agricultural canines at a ceremony in Terminal 5. Dino, Chex, and Frodo (L-R) wait toenjoy some cake during their...
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to encounter criminal aliens. Thursday evening, McAllen agents arrested a Mexican national near Hidalgo, Texas. During processing, record checks revealed a previous...
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to encounter family units and unaccompanied children in large numbers. Early Friday morning, agents assigned to the Weslaco station encountered a group of 40 illegal...

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