US flag Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Media Releases

Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a 47-year-old Phoenix man recently after finding more than 580 pounds of marijuana and more than 9 pounds of hashish in his vehicle and a...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port in Douglas, Arizona, arrested an 18-year-old Arizona woman Friday after finding almost 250 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout her 2008 Toyota Camry....
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound inspections at Arizona’s Port of Nogales on June 9 arrested a male Mexican national for failing to report more than $190,000 in U.S. currency bound for...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
Subject was previouslyremoved for sexualbattery and immigrationviolations YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents recently arrested two adult males during separate incidents for illegal re-entry into the country after being previously...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Nogales and Casa Grande stations seized more than 670 pounds of marijuana, worth in excess of $336,000, and arrested two Honduran nationals during separate weekend incidents near the...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
SWANTON, Vt. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Swanton Sector had a busy week June 8 – June 12, including arresting 11 illegal aliens, seizing 48 pounds of marijuana and arresting one subject with an active arrest warrant. The...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — Travelers walking through six international airports this summer, including through Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), will see “The Truth Behind Counterfeits” posters.  These posters are part of...
Monday, June 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists intercepted 11 shipments with wood boring insects at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge. On June 2, CBP agriculture specialists at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge conducted...
Monday, June 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Willcox Station Border Patrol agents arrested a 33-year-old Douglas woman Sunday after finding a Mexican national in the trunk of her Chrysler 300 sedan during an inspection at the immigration checkpoint on Highway 80 near...
Monday, June 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a 31-year-old Mexican man last Wednesday after finding 38 pounds of methamphetamine under the back seats of his Pontiac sedan. CBP...
Monday, June 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Los oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronterizo de Estados Unidos en el Puerto de Entrada de Del Río recientemente decomisaron más de 60 libras de metanfetamina en dos incidentes separados. "Nuestros agentes del CBP son...
Monday, June 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Del Rio Port of Entry recently seized more than 60 pounds of methamphetamine in two separate incidents. “Our CBP officers are vigilant professionals, constantly on the lookout...
Monday, June 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Nogales and Casa Grande stations seized more than 670 pounds of marijuana, worth in excess of $336,000, and arrested two Honduran nationals during separate weekend incidents near the...
Monday, June 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The U.S. Border Patrol is conducting Citizens Academies this summer, at the Buffalo and Niagara Falls Border Patrol Stations. The academies provide residents an opportunity to learn about the U.S. Border Patrol, its...
Monday, June 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas – Acting Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens officially welcomed participants to the Summer Session of the Laredo Sector Citizens Academy. The United States Border Patrol Laredo Sector commenced the eight-week citizens’...
Monday, June 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – The first event occurred on June 2, 2017, at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 when border Patrol agents encountered a tractor-trailer at the primary lane.  The driver and passenger were questioned...
Saturday, June 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection is assisting in the investigation of a report of an assault against an off-duty Border Patrol agent assigned to the Deming, New Mexico, Border Patrol Station. The agent was discovered on the...
Friday, June 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry yesterday intercepted approximately $88,200 worth of methamphetamine concealed inside the gas tank of a vehicle. The incident occurred...
Friday, June 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo Station, assisted by an Air and Marine Operations helicopter aircrew, seized more than 135 pounds of marijuana and arrested one Nicaraguan national southwest of Ajo...
Friday, June 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station arrested two previously-deported felons from Honduras in less than 24 hours. Agents patrolling near the Lukeville Port of Entry early Thursday apprehended Antonio Torres-...
Friday, June 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - La Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos en Del Rio organizará un evento de puertas abiertas el 17 de junio para cualquier veterano que esté interesado en solicitar ser un agente. En el año fiscal 2016, la Patrulla Fronteriza...
Friday, June 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested two U.S. citizens Thursday for attempting to smuggle a male Mexican national through the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 19, near Amado. During the primary immigration...
Friday, June 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Nogales Station, along with Air and Marine Operations aircraft, seized more than 300 pounds of marijuana Thursday night after smugglers abandoned their loads and ran back into...
Friday, June 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers removed the drugs fromthroughout the smuggling vehicle TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port in Douglas, Arizona, arrested two women during separate smuggling attempts Thursday...
Friday, June 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol in Del Rio will be hosting an open house event on June 17 for any veterans who are interested in applying to become an agent. Within fiscal year 2016, the Border Patrol employed 19,828 men and women across...

Pages