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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, prevented a Mexican national from smuggling more than 235 pounds of marijuana into the United States on Friday afternoon. Officers...
Monday, October 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – Tras hallar el domingo el cuerpo de un hombre dentro de una yola en el sector “the Steps” del Municipio de Rincón, la Patrulla Fronteriza, adscrita al Negociado de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en...
Monday, October 23, 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 seized over 1,800 pounds of narcotics worth $3.2 million this weekend. CBP officers at the Calexico East portcargo...
Monday, October 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol Agents from the Casa Grande Station arrested a U.S. citizen for smuggling three illegal aliens in a Chevy Equinox near Casa Grande, Arizona on Sunday evening. Agents on Sunland Gin Road were conducting an...
Monday, October 23, 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 28.4 pounds of methamphetamine in a seizure on Friday. The estimate street value of the seized contraband is $681,...
Monday, October 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry intercepted eight pounds of cocaine Friday evening with an estimated value of $406,400. The drugs were hidden beneath the...
Monday, October 23, 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 $1.7 million in one enforcement action. “Our CBP officers...
Saturday, October 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a U.S. citizen attempting to smuggle nearly 4 ounces of methamphetamine inside a body cavity Thursday. U.S. Customs and Border Protectionofficers at...
Saturday, October 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
CBP officers at the Port of Naco, Arizona,seized 94 pounds of marijuana on Thursday.A portion of the marijuana seized was hiddenin the spare tire of the man's vehicle.TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of...
Friday, October 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man and a woman for smuggling narcotics on two separate events that occurred in less than an hour of each other. The first incident...
Friday, October 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On October 20, 2017, agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Highway 359, near Hebbronville, Texas encountered a white Ford box truck at the primary lane. The driver was questioned regarding his immigration status and was referred...
Friday, October 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Two events during this week resulted in Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector seizing over 700 pounds of marijuana in Laredo, Texas. Border Patrol agents seized 376.6pounds of marijuana in Laredo.The first seizure took place on...
Friday, October 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
FALFURRIAS, Texas - Agents encountered an aggravated murderer and foiled two smuggling attempts at the checkpoint. On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, agents apprehended a Salvadoran national near Falfurrias, Texas. During processing, it was discovered...
Friday, October 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
MISSION, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents took five illegal immigrants into custody after performing emergency medical treatment following a vehicle roll over. Vehicle rollover after a failure to yieldOn Wednesday, October 18, 2017, a Hidalgo...
Friday, October 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents arrested two U.S citizens Wednesday after finding nearly 2 pounds of methamphetamine in a stuffed toy dog during a search of their vehicle at the immigration checkpoint on Highway 78 near Blythe, California. Blythe...
Friday, October 20, 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 177 pounds of liquid methamphetamine Wednesday. The drugs were concealed in plastic bottles concealed within the...
Friday, October 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
MIAMI — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the deployment of facial recognition biometric exit technology to Miami International Airport (MIA) for a select flight from MIA. The deployment builds upon a June 2016 pilot at Hartsfield-...
Friday, October 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
DETROIT – Daily commuters and travelers who use the Detroit Windsor Tunnel are advised to plan trips into the U.S. by utilizing the Ambassador Bridge and taking advantage of Trusted Traveler and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) cards to help...
Friday, October 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
The United States Attorney’s Office and the United States Border Patrol Swanton Sector announce that Jose Moreira De Sousa, 51, a naturalized U.S. citizen who lives in Newark, N.J., appeared on Wednesday in United States District Court in Burlington...
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales seized more than $194,000 worth of hard drugs from an Arizona couple’s vehicle Wednesday afternoon. CBP officers at the DeConcini crossingfound multiple packages...
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged methamphetamine (meth) with an estimated street value of more than $2.9 million in three separate enforcement actions this weekend at...
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
PROGRESO, Texas – Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Progreso/Donna Port of Entry seized alleged methamphetamine valued at nearly $1 million this weekend. “Drug smugglers employ some...
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station apprehended three male Mexican nationals and rescued a fourth west of Nogales early Thursday. Agents on horseback and ATVs arrested three men for entering the country...
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, TX—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello will visit El Paso and Juarez on October 19 and 20, 2017 to promote cross-border relations with Mexico. On Thursday, October 19, 2017, Deputy...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales searched a 24-year-old Tucson man’s vehicle early today and found more than 51 pounds of methamphetamine, valued at almost $154,000. Firewall containing methWhen the...

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