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Monday, August 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents prevent two narcotic smuggling loads from entering our communities. Border Patrol agents seized more than$1 million in marijuana On Saturday evening, agents working near Fronton, Texas, observed a...
Monday, August 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents patrolling the area of Dome Valley arrested a United States citizen found smuggling four illegal aliens Friday. Agents stopped a USC who wasattempting to smuggle illegal aliensthrough Yuma...
Monday, August 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector Border Patrol arrested a previously deported aggravated felon and a man with a felony conviction for attempted murder over the weekend. Agents arrest a previously...
Saturday, August 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway (IH) 35, north of Laredo, Texas on Aug. 11 encountered a tractor-trailer at the primary inspection lane.  The driver and passenger were...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican national for attempting to smuggle cocaine into the United States Thursday, worth more than $643,000. Officers removed cocaine...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
ROMA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City station and Rio Grande Valley Sector’s (RGV) Special Operations Detachment rescued a family unit from a bee attack. Family from El Salvador attacked byswarm of bees...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector interdicted over 1,600 pounds of marijuana in three separate narcotic smuggling attempts. Agents seized over 1,600 pounds ofmarijuana  Yesterday, agents...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
SARITA, Texas – Yesterday, agents working the Sarita Checkpoint referred a Ford dually to the secondary inspection area after a K-9 alerted. During the secondary inspection, agents discovered nearly 60 pounds of cocaine worth $1,893,760.00....
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry recently seized $159,000 in heroin hidden within a vehicle. Packages containing seven pounds ofheroin seized by CBP...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents on Thursday, Aug. 9 encountered a Chevrolet pickup truck believed to be involved in alien smuggling activity traveling on Texas Highway 359 near Hebbronville, Texas.  Eight aliens...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
SARITA, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Kingsville Station disrupted a smuggling attempt at the Sarita Checkpoint.  Yesterday, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Sarita Checkpoint referred a tractor-trailer, driven by a...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than $362,000 in marijuana while on patrol. On Aug. 9, agents observed a suspicious vehicle while patrolling in central Laredo.  As agents approached the vehicle, the...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
ANZALDUAS, Texas- EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Anzalduas decomisó presunta metanfetamina líquida valorada en $2,324,530. "Fue una tremenda...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
ANZALDUAS, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Anzalduas International Bridge seized alleged liquid methamphetamine valued at $2,324,530. “This was a tremendous hard narcotic interception by...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton Station Targeting Enforcement Unit arrested three Mexican citizens and one Guatemalan national after they attempted to smuggle nearly $84K in marijuana along State Route 85 near Gila...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a U.S. teen in connection to a failed smuggling attempt Wednesday resulting in the seizure of nearly five pounds of heroin at Arizona’s Port of San Luis. Officers...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Estados Unidos arrestaron a un delincuente sexual convicto que, en múltiples ocasiones, fue expulsado del país. Juan Murillo-Gomez  "La seguridad de nuestra frontera es nuestra...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – Border Patrol agents from the Del Rio Station located over 10 pounds of methamphetamine adjacent to the Highway 277 North Border Patrol Checkpoint. Agents discovered eight individuallywrapped packages containing 10.4pounds of...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender who, on multiple occasions, has been removed from the country. Juan Murillo-Gomez “The security of our border is our primary mission, and apprehensions like...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry, apprehended a female traveler for allegedly concealing over 188 pounds of narcotics and 7,000 pills of oxycodone on Thursday. CBP officers find 7,000...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Tecate port of entry Wednesday seized 92 pounds of heroin, valued at more than $870,000, from an elderly woman.  81-year-old woman had heroinhidden inside her car....
Thursday, August 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Agents assigned to the Wellton Station Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint arrested a Mexican national Lawfully Admitted for Permanent Residence after he attempted to smuggle $150K in methamphetamine Wednesday. Yuma Sector agents...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Today, Carla Provost, was officially selected to be Chief of the Border Patrol. She previously served in command staff roles at Yuma Sector. U.S. Border Patrol ChiefCarla L. Provost This morning, Carla Provost took the helm as...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Casa Grande Border Patrol agents apprehended 17 illegal aliens and seized 10 bundles of marijuana during two incidents Tuesday with the assistance of Arizona National Guard soldiers using a UH-72 Lakota helicopter. National...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested two Mexican nationals and a U.S. citizen involved in connection with failed attempts to smuggle nearly 104 pounds of heroin, cocaine, and...

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