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Thursday, February 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos asignados a la estación de San Angelo arrestaron a un sujeto con una orden de detención activa en el condado de Travis por abuso sexual de un niño. El sujeto está...
Thursday, February 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the San Angelo Station arrested a subject with an active warrant in Travis County for sexual abuse of a child – fondling. “The work our agents do is not confined to the border area,” said Del...
Thursday, February 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the 2017 open period for applications under the Reimbursable Services Program (RSP).  Pursuant to Section 559 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, CBP is authorized...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the open period for accepting letters of application through the Reimbursable Services Program (RSP) will remain open indefinitely. Applications may be submitted via email to RSP@cbp.dhs...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East commercial facility on Monday stopped an attempt to smuggle 1,832 pounds of marijuana within the false wall compartment of an empty trailer. The incident occurred at...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged cocaine and heroin carrying a combined estimated street value of more than $800,000 in three separate enforcement actions. “These three...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos que trabajan en Eagle Pass encontraron a un individuo fallecido dentro de las aguas del Río Grande, cerca del centro de la ciudad. "Cruzar ilegalmente el río es un acto...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol marine agents working in Eagle Pass found a deceased individual within the waters of the Rio Grande River near the downtown area. “Crossing the river illegally is a hazardous and potentially life-threatening...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two U.S. citizens and a Mexican national for alleged weekend attempts to smuggle a combined 120 pounds of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales’ DeConcini...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — This arriving passenger was looking to more than tuna salad for lunch as U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport discovered. Cans labeled as foodthat tested positive forcocaine.On January...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEMING, N.M – Alertness by Border Patrol Agents in Columbus, New Mexico was the key that led to the arrest of five suspected smugglers over the weekend and the seizure of more than $312,000 in marijuana. On January 15th, Deming Station agents...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — The “Beetle Invasion Tour” was stopped prematurely by skilled and alert U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialists at John F. Kennedy International Airport. While inspecting rice contained in theboxes, CBP Agriculture...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry in the San Diego and Imperial Valley Counties over the weekend intercepted approximately 9,600 pounds of narcotics including more than 500 pounds of marijuana...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
Malone, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Burke Station arrested two subjects after a failed human smuggling attempt near Malone, N.Y. late last week. On Friday evening, a Border Patrol agent from the Burke Station identified a suspicious...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza EU que trabajan en el Sector Del Rio incautaron 2.2 libras de metanfetamina, valoradas en $70,400 y 121.2 libras de marihuana, valoraron más de $96.960 en dos incidentes separados. Para el año...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of smuggling cocaine on Monday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 5:04 a.m., after a 39-year-old man approached...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized 2.2 pounds of methamphetamine, valued at $70,400, and more than 121.2 pounds of marijuana, valued over $96,960 in two separate incidents.  For Fiscal Year 2017, which...
Monday, January 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $122,740, hidden within a white 1994...
Monday, January 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry apprehended a Mexican national who was wanted on an outstanding murder warrant and listed as one of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives. “CBP officers remain...
Monday, January 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Agents Doug Fires and Bobby Taylor were traveling back to their station when they observed an accident and quickly reacted by blocking traffic and rendering initial first aid to the...
Monday, January 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were active over the weekend in intercepting a human smuggling attempt of a Mexican citizen man and seized more than five pounds of methamphetamine, in two separate enforcement actions...
Monday, January 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers seized more than 100 poundsof marijuana from within a smugglingvehicleTUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a man and woman, both 34, from Caborca, Sonora, Mexico, after finding...
Monday, January 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station working at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling meth and heroin inside a truck’s stick shift housing compartment Sunday afternoon. The incident occurred at...
Monday, January 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender and also a wanted man with a $500,000 warrant. On Friday, at approximately 5 p.m., agents assigned to the El Centro Border Patrol Station observed a...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Nogales and Willcox stations working immigration checkpoint operations, interdicted two human smuggling attempts.   The interdictions resulted in the arrest of four United States citizens...

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