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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Border Patrol agents apprehended a previously deported Mexican national with extensive criminal history Sunday morning after he illegally re-entered the U.S. near Lukeville, Arizona.   Agents encountered 30-year-old Guillermo...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— An Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker crew was conducting maritime patrols in the Eastern Pacific when they detected a surface target of interest on Dec. 2.  Ecuadorian style boat intercepted in the...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Pharr logró una fuerte incautación de de metanfetamina, cocaína y heroína valorizado en $6,998,000, descubierta...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— An Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 Orion Airborne Early Warning crew was conducting maritime patrols in the Eastern Pacific when it acquired a surface target of interest via radar last week during evening hours. Ecuadorian...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge accomplished a hefty narcotics seizure of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin worth $6,998,000, discovered within a commercial...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
MCALLEN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents, along with local law enforcement agencies, dismantled an active stash house. Thursday, December 6, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents received information of a home operating as a stash house in McAllen,...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Sonoita Border Patrol agents arrested eleven Mexican nationals, one Guatemalan, and three U.S. citizens Sunday, during two foiled smuggling attempts. Early Sunday, agents conducted an immigration inspection of the occupants of a blue...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), consistent with existing requirements, reminds international travelers using the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) for travel to the United States to apply as soon as...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON – As the holidays approach, gift-givers may feel the pressure to wrap the perfect four-legged gift. A CDC officer examines a puppy's teeth.That demand has some importers looking to duck federal regulations in order to bring in the perfect...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
MIAMI – A Miami-based U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer has received the Australian Border Force (ABF) Commissioner’s Award supporting global border enforcement initiatives while working as a liaison officer in Australia. It is the...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Los oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos incautaron 163 libras (74 kilos) de cocaína encontrada dentro de un contenedor de entrada de la República Dominicana. El valor estimado de los narcóticos...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers seized 163 pounds (74 kilos) of cocaine found inside an inbound container from the Dominican Republic. The estimated value of the seized narcotics is $1.8 million.  On Dec. 5, CBP...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas - Agentes del Valle del Río Grande de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos continúan encontrando a grupos grandes de familias y menores no acompañados a lo largo del Río Grande. En la madrugada del domingo, los agentes de...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos anunció hoy las estadísticas sobre los reclamos de temor creíble por parte de inmigrantes que son inadmisibles ante los oficiales de CBP al entrar por un puerto de entrada o que han...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
CAMPO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents working near the U.S./Mexico International Border recently found a two-year-old child traveling without her parents. On Nov. 27, at approximately 6 p.m., Border Patrol agents apprehended six undocumented...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint thwarted multiple attempts by individuals trying to smuggle methamphetamine over the weekend. Border Patrol agents discoverednearly 4...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Agents assigned to the Ajo Border Patrol Station encountered several large groups of Central Americans, totaling more than 240 people in the last 48 hours. Agents apprehended a group of 80near Lukeville, ArizonaAgents encountered 80...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to encounter large groups of family units and unaccompanied children along the Rio Grande. Early Sunday morning, Weslaco agents patrolling near Hidalgo, Texas, encountered...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a significant amount of hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $992,000 in one enforcement action at the Juarez-...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – A pair of Guatemalan teens sustained severe injuries after they fell off the 18-foot border wall while attempting to illegally enter the United States Friday. At approximately 1 p.m., six illegal aliens from Guatemala illegally crossed...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection today released statistics regarding claims of fear by those who are determined by CBP officers to be inadmissible at ports of entry or apprehended along the border by U.S. Border Patrol agents.  In...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two sex offenders and a gang member in separate incidents.  Friday, agents from the Fort Brown Station working near Brownsville, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran man whose...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted 12 separate narcotic smuggling attempts and seized nearly two tons of marijuana over the weekend.  Friday, McAllen agents working near Mission, Texas, observed smugglers utilize a raft filled...
Sunday, December 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended over a dozen individuals after responding to a report of a suspected stash house Saturday afternoon. The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. on December 8, when agents received...
Saturday, December 8, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly $200,000 in methamphetamine from a vehicle that was attempting to circumvent the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint Friday morning. At approximately 7:54 a.m., Wellton Station agents...

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