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Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection revoked the Withhold Release Order for rubber gloves imported by WRP Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd. yesterday.Effective March 23, 2020, disposable rubber gloves manufactured by WRP Asia Pacific Sdn. Bhd after...
Monday, March 23, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a significant amount of narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $8.7 million in two unrelated enforcement actions over the...
Monday, March 23, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender west of Tucson Saturday.Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customsand Border ProtectionTucson Sector agents apprehended 39-year-old Darwin Escobar-Lopez near Three Points...
Monday, March 23, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -  Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) incautó 3.5 kilos (8 libras) de cocaína la semana pasada dentro de varias cajas que llegaron a la inspección de carga aérea del Aeropuerto...
Monday, March 23, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized 8 pounds (3.5 kilos) of cocaine last week inside several parcel boxes arriving to the air cargo inspection of the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.   The estimated value...
Monday, March 23, 2020 | Local Media Release
Fort Covington, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the Burke and Massena Border Patrol Stations arrested four individuals in connection with a failed smuggling attempt on Wednesday.   On March 18, Border Patrol agents attempted to stop a vehicle...
Friday, March 20, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents working alongside Air and Marine Operations (AMO), San Diego Fire Department, and Cal-Fire, helped rescue five people after receiving a distress call Wednesday night.The incident began on March 18 at...
Friday, March 20, 2020 | Local Media Release
OCOTILLO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector rescued a man that rolled over driving a HAZMAT semi-truck Thursday afternoon.The incident occurred at approximately 2:06 p.m., when agents assigned near the S-2 Highway...
Friday, March 20, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Port of Nogales officers arrested two Tucson residents on separate smuggling attempts, and seized 16 pounds of methamphetamine, and nearly half pound of heroin yesterday...
Friday, March 20, 2020 | Local Media Release
DETROIT— Detroit Sector Border Patrol agents arrested four aliens illegally present in the United States during a smuggling event.Four Brazilian nationals apprehended in MarysvilleOn March 16, Border Patrol agents assigned to Marysville Station...
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – Smuggling can be a dirty business even when it involves cleaning supplies.CBP officers working at the Bridge of the Americas commercial import facility at the El Paso port of entry, learned this when they encountered a large...
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
Carrizo springs, Texas – The U.S. Border Patrol, Del Rio Sector, and the Carrizo Springs Station continue to honor the memory of fallen Border Patrol Agent Tyler R. Robledo by working with county and state officials to rename the road on which he...
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
CHICAGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to O’Hare International Airport, International Mail Facility (IMF) intercepted packages containing prohibited medical drug kits arriving from the United Kingdom.On March 17, 2020,...
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas- En medio de la disponibilidad limitada o reducida de productos de productos comunes en las tiendas de EE. UU., la Oficina de Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO) de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) en todos los...
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a previously convicted sex offender, March 17.“The agents of Del Rio Sector work around the clock to ensure our communities are safeguarded against violent...
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas– Amid the limited or reduced availability of common produce items in U.S. stores, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Laredo and other South Texas ports of entry is reminding the traveling...
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
OROVILLE, Wash. – Agents from the Oroville Border Patrol Station encountered an individual in Okanogan County who not only was in the country illegally but also failed to register as a sex offender.On March 16, agents conducting targeted enforcement...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station arrested a man suspected of smuggling 42 illegal immigrants, which most were dangerously packed in a towed utility trailer Tuesday morning.The incident...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – A Yuma Station Border Patrol agent working in the San Luis area apprehended a subject with an active arrest warrant who fled the scene of a domestic violence call Wednesday.The San Luis Police Department contacted Yuma Sector Border...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection will temporarily suspend operations at Trusted Traveler Program enrollment centers nationwide from March 19 until at least May 1, 2020. CBP is taking this precautionary measure to minimize the exposure...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station marine unit rescued five illegal aliens as they attempted to cross the Rio Grande River, March 15.Agents rescue family from Rio Grande.There are many dangers associated...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector agents assigned to the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint arrested a United States citizen and recovered a stolen vehicle Tuesday.Around 8 p.m., a Honda SUV approached Wellton Station agents in the primary inspection lane...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Commercial Facility seized methamphetamine last week from a Mexican national when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales. The seizure is the...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue operators along with Wellton Station agents and Air and Marine Operations – Yuma Air Branch rescued a lost illegal alien in distress Monday.Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customsand Border...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is seeking public input concerning new border barrier projects in Maverick and Val Verde counties, Texas.In Maverick County, CBP will be replacing approximately two (2) miles of existing...

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