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Friday, April 19, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON —U.S. Customs and Border Protection awarded a contract Thursday to Deployed Resources LLC of Rome, New York, to construct soft-sided temporary facilities in El Paso and Donna, Texas. Valued at $36.9 million, the contract is for a four-...
Friday, April 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Agents assigned to the Ajo Border Patrol Station rescued two migrants following the activation of a U.S. Border Patrol rescue beacon Wednesday evening. Location of where individuals wererescuedAgents responded to the rescue beacon...
Friday, April 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Sonoita Station arrested a 37-year-old Ecuadorian man after he assaulted an agent atop a mountain south of Tucson Wednesday evening. Agents responded to a group of suspected illegal...
Friday, April 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – Well that didn’t take long. Transnational criminal organizations are quick to counterfeit any popular consumer merchandise and Bryce Harper’s Philadelphia Phillies jerseys are no exception. Philadelphia CBP officers seized about$44,...
Friday, April 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Following additional medical care, a Guatemalan national in the custody of Yuma Sector Border Patrol previously diagnosed with the measles underwent further testing and received corrected diagnoses of strep throat Thursday. The 8-year-...
Friday, April 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - Con las festividades de Pascua a la vuelta de la esquina, el departamento de Aduana y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) recuerda al público viajero que los cascarones están restringidos a cantidades de 12 por pasajero.  El cascaron puede...
Friday, April 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – With the Easter festivities right around the corner,  CBP is reminding the traveling public that cascarones (confetti-filled eggshells) are restricted to quantities of 12 per passenger and the shells may be decorated, etched, or...
Friday, April 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
LEWISTON, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Lewiston Bridge Port of Entry encountered two vehicles traveling together occupied by U.S. citizens who were found to be in possession of illegal narcotics and weapons....
Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender on Tuesday. On Apr. 16, at around 7:30 p.m., agents assigned to the Calexico Station, arrested a man suspected of illegally...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – In separate incidents, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended two members of the Mara-Salvatrucha, MS-13, street gang after they illegally entered the United States this week.     Agents patrolling a remote canyon west of...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling fentanyl and methamphetamine valued at more than $1 million on Wednesday afternoon. Agents stop man...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – On Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents near Naco, Ariz. apprehended a man present in the country illegally, who had been previously convicted for murder in Baltimore, Maryland. Nahum Rivas-RiveraAgents from the Brian A. Terry Station...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – Agents have discovered a new tactic in counter surveillance as they continue to apprehend large groups and gang members attempting to illegally enter the United States. The object traveled approximately100 yards over U.S. soil and...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
ROUSES POINT, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Champlain Border Patrol Station apprehended twelve illegal aliens, including a suspected smuggler, on Monday, April 15.  Vehicle seized by U.S. Border Patrolon April 15On Monday evening...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
SIERRA BLANCA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Sierra Blanca Station along with CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and Government of Mexico (GoM) agencies work in coordination to rescue three illegal aliens who were abandoned in...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 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 methamphetamine on Tuesday. Agents find 99 bundles of methin man's car.The incident occurred at...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en los Puentes Internacionales de Hidalgo y Anzalduas incautó $280,420 de cocaína en dos incidentes separados y no relacionados. "Estas...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo and Anzalduas International Bridges seized $280,420 worth of cocaine in two separate, unrelated incidents. “These interceptions of hard narcotics are...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
RAYMOND, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reassessing feedback received on the adjustment of hours at the Port of Raymond, Montana.  While that review continues, CBP will be restoring the port to a 24-hour schedule effective April...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. —U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry intercepted 239 pounds of marijuana concealed inside an empty railroad car on Tuesday The incident occurred shortly before 7:30 a.m., April 16, when...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry stopped a human-smuggling attempt Friday afternoon after discovering a male Mexican citizen concealed inside the dashboard of a small sedan. The...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Philadelphia seized an international parcel that contained more than 1,152 counterfeit Juul pods, three chargers and a Juul device in Philadelphia Monday. Philadelphia CBP officers...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an 18th Street gang member affiliated with the Mexican Mafia Monday evening.   At approximately 7:10 p.m., Border Patrol agents were on patrol when they observed...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Office of Field Operations officers at the Port of Nogales seized cocaine, Fentanyl, Heroin, and Methamphetamine and arrested six individuals for attempted drug smuggling during the weekend. On Friday night, CBP officers at the...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
VALENTINE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Van Horn Station seize approximately 264.7 lbs. of marijuana. The contents within the backpackstested positive for marijuana.Patrol Agent in Charge Jose Aleman said, “As agents of the Van...

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