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Monday, August 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from Del Rio Sector are assisting in rescue efforts in the Houston area, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. “We are deploying to the hurricane-stricken area to join local, state and federal partners,” said...
Monday, August 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested three women suspected of drug smuggling in three separate events over the weekend.   The first incident occurred on Friday...
Monday, August 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis apprehended a United States citizen after finding more than 3 pounds of methamphetamine during a secondary inspection Saturday morning. A search of a subject...
Monday, August 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Station Border Patrol agents apprehended a Mexican national east of Sasabe on Sunday afternoon and later learned he had been convicted for statutory rape in DeKalb County, Georgia, in 2012. Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border...
Monday, August 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States for Labor Day weekend to make sure they have their proper documents and to plan ahead...
Monday, August 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
Lincoln, N.H. – U.S. Border Patrol agents based out of the Beecher Falls Border Patrol Station, had a busy weekend August 25 – 27, including arresting 25 illegal aliens and seizing various narcotics and drug paraphernalia. The sector established the...
Saturday, August 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents at San Diego Sector, discovered a cross-border smuggling tunnel early Saturday morning after they arrested 30 people who were in the country illegally near the Otay Mesa port of entry. Agents find a...
Friday, August 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, at Charleston seaport seized an estimated $310,500 in counterfeit children’s luggage in late July. The merchandise arrived into the port from China and was...
Friday, August 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Douglas Station Border Patrol agents seized a bundle of marijuana weighing more than 96 pounds after seeing an object fly over the border fence Wednesday evening. After agents operating remote video surveillance technology saw an...
Thursday, August 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO - In the early morning hours of Aug. 24, Border Patrol agents intercepted two panga-style boats along the coast of San Diego County loaded with more than a dozen people making an illegal entry into the country. At approximately 2:20 a.m.,...
Thursday, August 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station responded to a 911 call late Tuesday night, followed by the activation of a rescue beacon in the desert west of Ajo, and rescued two adult male Mexican nationals. This rescue beacon is...
Thursday, August 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. – Willcox Station Border Patrol agents working at the State Route 90 immigration checkpoint near Whetstone arrested two Arizona men, ages 55 and 43, after discovering more than $85,000 worth of marijuana in their extended-cab pickup...
Thursday, August 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis apprehended a United States citizen after finding more than 42 pounds of cocaine in his vehicle during a secondary inspection Tuesday morning. Officers were...
Thursday, August 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
POST FALLS, Idaho – Members of the U.S. Border Patrol from the Spokane Sector, in association with the Post Falls Police Department, will be attending an open house Saturday, Aug. 26, hosted by the Post Falls Police Department at 1717 E. Polston Ave...
Thursday, August 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –The Laredo Sector Border Patrol has developed a Public Service Announcement (PSA) highlighting the dangers of crossing the border illegally.  The PSA labeled, “No Arriesgue Su Vida” (Don’t Risk Your Life) highlights the dangers people...
Thursday, August 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested two Mexican nationals and two U.S. citizens during recent smuggling attempts involving approximately $658,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine....
Thursday, August 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers rescued an illegally-trafficked tiger cub from a traveler who attempted to bring it into California from Mexico early Wednesday morning. Tiger cub found during CBP inspectionin passenger...
Thursday, August 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has collaborated with The Woodlands Township to open a new Global Entry Enrollment location in their building, Aug. 24. A CBP officer enrolls a Woodlandsresident in the Global Entry program. The...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
BREMERTON, Wash. – Two kayakers who fell into distress near the Tacoma Narrows were rescued by an Air and Marine Operations crew on an acceptance testing mission on Aug. 7. A CBP Air and Marine operationscrew recently rescued a pair ofkayakers in...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
MIAMI — Marine crews from U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations and the U.S. Coast Guard interdicted 13 Cuban migrants off the coast near Dania Beach this morning. CBP's Air and Marine Operations mission is to serve and...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. – A marine crew from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO), rescued three boaters near the Port Aransas jetties, Aug. 21. A marine unit with AMO rescues threeboaters from this wreck.Shortly after 10...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On August 19, 2017, Border Patrol agents seized 591.94 pounds of marijuana in Laredo, Texas.  Agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 encountered a white Dodge Durango hauling a trailer at the primary lane. ...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 23 pounds of methamphetamine Monday night. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $736,000. Drug...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of more than $440,000 in one enforcement action. “Our CBP officers remain...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
NORTHWEST ANGLE, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations kicked off a remote reporting pilot project Monday with Congressman Collin C. Peterson (D-Minn.), and six resorts located at the Northwest Angle. Director...

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