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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | Local Media Release
JAMUL, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 14-year-old and his three companions at the State Route 94 checkpoint on Monday evening.  The youth had three bundles of crystal meth strapped to his body beneath his clothing.   The event began...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint in the Tucson Sector encountered several criminal activities over the weekend. At approximately 10 a.m., Saturday, Tucson Sector agents at the checkpoint...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – On Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported illegal alien with a felony criminal record after he reentered the United States illegally.   Tucson Sector agents patrolling west of Sells, Arizona, encountered...
Monday, January 13, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized several bundles of marijuana near the Rio Grande River. The incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. on January 12, when agents assigned to the Laredo North Station received a report of several...
Monday, January 13, 2020 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted $1,538,500 worth of alleged cocaine hidden within a trailer hauling a commercial shipment of fresh malanga...
Monday, January 13, 2020 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – The most important advice U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offers passengers traveling to and from the United States is to provide truthful declarations to CBP officers when inspected. A woman heading to Lebanon learned this...
Monday, January 13, 2020 | Local Media Release
TEMECULA, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man who had more than 90 packages of methamphetamine hidden inside various locations of his car on Friday.   At approximately 11:15 a.m., an agent patrolling Interstate 15 near Temecula...
Monday, January 13, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents found an unresponsive man on a remote ranch near Carrizo Springs, Jan. 11. Agents conducting line watch duties encountered a group of five illegal aliens, one unresponsive. Agents quickly provided first aid...
Monday, January 13, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – In the last five days, Border Patrol agents arrested a gang member and two sex offenders.   On Thursday, Rio Grande City agents working in Roma, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national after entering the U.S. illegally. During...
Monday, January 13, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Three drug smuggling attempts lead to the seizure of more than 1250 pounds of marijuana.   On Sunday, agents from the Javier Vega Jr. checkpoint referred a white Ford F-150 for secondary inspection after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted...
Monday, January 13, 2020 | Local Media Release
Human smuggler caught in PortalPORTAL, N.D. – Grand Forks Sector Border Patrol Agents arrest convicted human smuggler. On October 24, 2019, at approximately 8:15 a.m., Portal Station agents apprehended Fernando Oviedo-Ortiz for being illegally...
Friday, January 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested three dangerous men, including two confirmed gang members, after they illegally re-entered the United States near Nogales and Sasabe this week.   At approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday, Tucson Sector...
Friday, January 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling heroin Thursday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 8:50 a.m., when a 28-year-old man...
Friday, January 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents, assigned to the Cotulla Station, apprehended an illegal alien who was convicted of Indecent Liberties with a Child. The arrest occurred during the morning of January 9, when agents encountered an...
Friday, January 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
Border Patrol arrest leads to 18-month sentencePEMBINA, N.D. – Grand Forks Sector Border Patrol Agents arrest Convicted Felon. On October 28, 2019, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Pembina Station agents arrested Juan Huerta-Navarrrete for being...
Friday, January 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents, during a 24-hour period, seized narcotics, apprehended multiple individuals and encountered a cartel member with multiple gunshot wounds, Jan. 9. “These multiple events marked just one busy day in Del Rio...
Friday, January 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
PORTLAND, Maine:  On Thursday afternoon, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rangeley Station arrested a U.S. citizen in possession of crack cocaine. The subject also had an active warrant. U.S. Border Patrol agents conducting transportationcheck...
Friday, January 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Peace Bridge Port of Entry arrested a 24-year-old male United States citizen from Kentucky who was in possession of an illegal firearm.    Yesterday, CBP officers encountered a...
Friday, January 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
Eagle Pass, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a member of the Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13 gang, who had been previously deported from the United States. “MS-13 members are dangerous individuals and thrive on...
Friday, January 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – This isn’t the type of baby clothing you can put on your child. One of two marijuana shipments thatBaltimore CBP officers seized Jan. 6, 2020.U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized more than two pounds of marijuana...
Friday, January 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) and the Carrizo Springs Station arrested a man from Mexico with gunshot wounds, Jan. 9. “Cartel violence in Mexico has been on the rise,” said Del Rio...
Friday, January 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – Coaches always preach that practice makes perfect and that the more you train, the better you perform. CBP narcotics K9 DashaThis axiom was clearly on display Tuesday when a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) narcotics detector...
Thursday, January 9, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos en el Valle del Río Grande continúan encontrando extranjeros criminales.El miércoles, agentes de la Ciudad de Río Grande arrestaron a un ciudadano mexicano cerca de Roma,...
Thursday, January 9, 2020 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – While families celebrated Christmas together, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists in Baltimore climbed aboard ocean freighters and searched for destructive insect invaders that threaten our nation’s...
Thursday, January 9, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents, in collaboration with Air and Marine Operations’ Tucson Air Branch, arrested three U.S. citizens for smuggling six illegal aliens west of Arivaca Tuesday morning.   Shortly after 10 a.m., Tucson Sector...

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