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

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to work outbound inspection operations at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge seized over $185,000 in U.S. currency in a single enforcement action over the weekend. “CBP...
Tuesday, May 2, 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 more than 700 pounds of narcotics, valued at over $3 Million, and captured 13...
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
DETROIT— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) highly recommends passengers who are transporting currency in excess of $10,000, to make a report to CBP. The transport of any currency and/or monetary...
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
SIERRA BLANCA, Texas – Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Sierra Blanca Station rescued three illegal immigrants on Monday who became lost this week in the desert, south of Sierra Blanca. Agents received a call from the Hudspeth County...
Monday, May 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Agentes de la estación de Willcox detuvieron a una carroza fúnebre, quien intento eludir el retén de inmigración cerca de Tombstone, y encontraron 67 libras de marihuana entre el cajón en la carroza. El sábado en las tarde,...
Monday, May 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Willcox Border Patrol agents witnessed a rollover accident Wednesday morning on Interstate 10 near mile post 322 and, while providing aide, discovered the vehicle was involved in smuggling humans. Agents were travelling west on...
Monday, May 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Douglas Station discovered a collapsed illicit tunnel after a city employee reported a suspicious opening near the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry Wednesday morning. Border Patrol...
Monday, May 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales arrested four individuals during separate smuggling attempts this week involving a combined 104 pounds of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine, worth an...
Monday, May 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales arrested two U.S. citizens during weekend smuggling attempts involving a combined 56 pounds of methamphetamine and fentanyl worth an estimated $197,000....
Monday, May 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – Border Patrol agents prevented more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana from entering the United States this past weekend. On Sunday, agents working near Rio Grande City observed a pickup truck driving away from the river...
Monday, May 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Willcox Border Patrol Agents, from the State Route (SR) 80 Immigration Checkpoint near Tombstone, stopped a vehicle attempting to avoid the immigration checkpoint and found more than 67 pounds of marijuana concealed within a...
Monday, May 1, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the expansion of Global Entry eligibility to citizens of Argentina. Global Entry, a CBP Trusted Traveler Program, allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travelers...
Friday, April 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Overton Corners, N.Y., border crossing arrested a Canadian citizen after discovering marijuana, hashish and ecstasy in his vehicle.  CBP border crossing at...
Friday, April 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – An employee from a construction team clearing old border fencing near Naco, contacted Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents at the Brian A. Terry Station to report a possible smuggling tunnel. An incomplete border tunnel...
Friday, April 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales arrested a 28-year-old Mexican man Wednesday for attempting to smuggle 23 pounds of fentanyl. Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred the man for a...
Friday, April 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations, at the Port of Eagle Pass, recently hosted its annual “Bring Your Child to Work Day” event, April 17 at the old import lot of the International...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry yesterday took an undocumented man into custody, who was wanted for sexual assault of a minor and burglary, as he was attempting to enter into Mexico. On...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an adult woman Wednesday for attempting to smuggle an undocumented Mexican man through the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 19, near Amado. Agents at the I-19 traffic...
Thursday, April 27, 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 38 pounds of cocaine Wednesday. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $1,216,000. Cocaine bundles...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol in Del Rio will be hosting an open house event on May 13 for anyone who is interested in applying to become an agent. Within fiscal year 2016, the Border Patrol employed 19,828 men and women across the...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today a $199,814.31 award to Asymmetric Technologies, LLC, to enhance U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Small Unmanned...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today a $152,512 award to Planck Aerosystems Inc., to enhance U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Small Unmanned...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced new hours of operation for Cannon Corners Port of Entry, effective May 1. Cannon Corners Port of Entry  Cannon Corners will be operate from Sunday through...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
LtR: sitting: Dr. Leonides G. CigarroaHigh School Gilbert Berrones III;Harmony Science Academy AmandaIbarra; Hector J. Garcia Early CollegeHigh School Agustin Guerrero; John B.Alexander High School Mario J.Saldivar. J.W. Nixon High SchoolHarper...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, arrested a 34-year-old Mexican woman Tuesday when she attempted to enter the United States with more than 300 pounds of...

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