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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector disrupted three narcotic smuggling attempts over the past few days. On Sunday, agents working near La Paloma, Texas, detected an illegal entry in the form of multiple shoe...
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the immigration checkpoints continue to disrupt dangerous human smuggling attempts. On Friday, agents assigned to the Falfurrias checkpoint referred a tractor and trailer for secondary...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican national involved in connection with a failed smuggling attempt Monday. Officers removed packages of cocainefrom the rocker panels of a...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
VAN HORN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents seizes approximately 850 pounds of marijuana in 10 days.  Patrol Agent in Charge of the Van Horn Station Jose Aleman said, “These seizures are a result of our agents’ resiliency and the coordinated efforts...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued a group of illegal aliens as the inclement weather takes its toll. On Friday afternoon, Falfurrias agents patrolling Brooks County detected a group of illegal aliens that had crossed into private...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos (CBP) el domingo a un dominicano remitido por la Policía de Puerto Rico que intentaba abordar un vuelo con una licencia de conducir de Puerto Rico fraudulenta,...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers arrested Sunday a Dominican Republic national referred by the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) attempting to board a flight using a fraudulent Puerto Rico Driver’s license,...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner John P. Sanders traveled to the New Mexico/Mexico border area this week to thank CBP personnel for their diligent efforts in the remote areas of New Mexico. Additionally, he got a...
Monday, June 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Sector rescued seven illegal aliens during three separate incidents over the last two days. Sunday afternoon agents received a distress call from a man reporting he and two other subjects...
Monday, June 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station found the bodies of two men floating in the Rio Grande River within three hours of each other, Friday. “The recovery of the deceased is a grim task that Border Patrol...
Monday, June 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – As usual, summer brings an increase in the number of international travelers arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport. This increase in travelers also means that Customs and Border Protection expects to see an increase in...
Monday, June 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – Temperatures are rising with summer quickly approaching and with that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) anticipates rising numbers of private vessels arriving to Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware from Canada, Bermuda and the...
Monday, June 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – Temperatures are rising with summer quickly approaching and with that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) anticipates rising numbers of private vessels arriving to Maryland from Canada, Bermuda and the Caribbean. CBP reminds vessel...
Monday, June 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents continue to encounter and apprehended large groups of illegal aliens entering the U.S. from Mexico. As this is happening area Border Patrol Agents remain occupied with additional incidents of note including...
Friday, June 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brian A. Terry Station arrested three Phoenix men, five illegal aliens, and seized a firearm in Sierra Vista Thursday evening. Shortly after 5:00 p.m., agents attempted to conduct a...
Friday, June 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass South Station along with members of the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) team rescued a Honduran male suffering from a heat related illness near El...
Friday, June 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued a mother and child during an attack by bees. On Tuesday afternoon, an agent patrolling along the Rio Grande in Brownsville, Texas, was temporarily detoured after he encountered a small swarm of...
Friday, June 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station found the remains of two deceased people over the past two days. “The triple-digit temperatures experienced during the summer months make traveling on foot extremely...
Friday, June 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – Los agentes de la estación Ramey de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos, junto con la Policía Municipal de Aguada, detuvieron a 11 extranjeros de Cuba que llegaron el jueves a la costa de Aguada, Puerto Rico.  "Al...
Friday, June 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –Ramey Station U.S. Border Patrol agents, along with the Aguada Municipal Police, apprehended 11 aliens from Cuba that reached Puerto Rico’s western coast on Thursday.   “As with all aliens that we apprehend, we will process...
Friday, June 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Two men were hospitalized after human smugglers pushed a group of illegal border crossers to their physical limit in a desert mountain range west of Tucson Wednesday. U.S. Customs and BorderProtection agents from Tucsonrescued two...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
DETROIT— U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Detroit Station have arrested a Honduran national wanted for numerous counts of criminal sexual conduct in Detroit. Detroit U.S. Border PatrolU.S. Border Patrol agents working in conjunction with...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales seized more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine and fentanyl Wednesday. Officers removed a package of fentanylfrom the backpack of a...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier, Minnesota.  CBP officers inspected the rail...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 | National Media Release
RICHFORD, Vt. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Richford Station apprehended two illegal aliens attempting to hide near a river on June 3. On Monday morning, the Tactical Communications Center (TCC) at the Swanton Sector Headquarters notified...

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