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.

Monday, July 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested two female United States citizens after seizing more than a combined 64 pounds of heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine during separate incidents Sunday...
Monday, July 31, 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 27 pounds of cocaine Sunday. The drugs were concealed in a metal compartment within a fuel tank. Metal compartment...
Monday, July 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. –  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the International Falls Port of Entry hosted a retirement party Wednesday for CBP narcotics detector dog “Miky.” “Miky” served with his partner, CBP Officer Pete...
Friday, July 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a 27-year-old Somerton, Ariz. man after finding nearly 44 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine in his vehicle Thursday evening. Officers seized 16...
Friday, July 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a 42-year-old Guatemalan man Thursday, near Sells, and later learned he was previously removed from the United States following a conviction for sex with a minor. Agents arrested Miguel...
Friday, July 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Today, 14 Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector graduated as certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).  This was the fifth EMT course conducted by the Laredo Sector Special Operations Detachment Emergency Medical Service...
Friday, July 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
PINE VALLEY, Calif.—Two men who had a loaded firearm stashed in their vehicle while attempting to smuggle five Mexican nationals were arrested early Wednesday morning at a Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 8 near Pine Valley, Calif. Two illegal...
Friday, July 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionLaredo Field OfficeBusiness Resumption UpdateJuly 28, 2017 1600 hours CBP Laredo Port of Entry announces current hours of operation and modes of commercial traffic processed by CBP for July 28 to August 3. This is...
Friday, July 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza EEUU, asignados a la estación de Eagle Pass, arrestaron a un nacional mexicano que tiene una orden activa por intento de homicidio. El 25 de julio, agentes de rastrearon huellas que se alejaron del...
Friday, July 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Border Patrol Station arrested a Mexican national who has an active warrant for attempted murder. On July 25, Border Patrol agents tracked footprints leading away from the Rio...
Friday, July 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales seized more than 3 pounds of heroin Thursday morning, worth approximately $55,000, from a 23-year-old Tucson woman. A CBP narcotics detection canine...
Friday, July 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Station Border Patrol agents working with a canine at the State Route 85 North immigration checkpoint on Wednesday seized almost $199,000 worth of marijuana found in a cloned utility van. Agents at an immigration checkpoint...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Blythe Station Border Patrol agents arrested a 31-year-old woman, traveling with two children, Wednesday afternoon after finding nearly 90 pounds of methamphetamine in her vehicle at the immigration checkpoint on Highway 78, north of...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Willcox Station arrested a woman Tuesday evening near Elfrida for smuggling marijuana, found inside the vehicle’s gas tank. A canine led agents to bricks ofmarijuana within the doors...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a 31-year-old Mexican man Wednesday afternoon after finding more than 24 pounds of methamphetamine in his vehicle at the Mariposa crossing. Officers...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Un agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos, asignado a la estación de Eagle Pass, capturó a un sospechoso armado que había robado a un empleado ferroviario local de su vehículo. "La misión principal de la Patrulla...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – A U.S. Border Patrol agent, assigned to the Eagle Pass Station, captured an armed suspect who had robbed a local railroad worker of his vehicle. “The U.S. Border Patrol’s primary mission is to secure the border,” said Acting Chief...
Thursday, July 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 58 pounds of crystal methamphetamine Wednesday. The drugs were concealed in the quarter panels of a car. The seizure...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
DALLAS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) seized fresh curry leaves found inside a passenger’s luggage, July 17. CBP seized over 5.5 ounces of fresh curry leaves (Murraya...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
MASSENA, N.Y. – Last Thursday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assisting local police following a search successfully identified a subject wanted for murder. Keshawn Sparkman, 20, of Jersey City, N.J., was arrested while in the custody of the Massena...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
MARFA, TX – U.S. Border Patrol Agents at the Sierra Blanca, Texas Immigration Checkpoint apprehended a subject wanted for “First Degree Murder” and “Aggravated Burglary” for crimes committed in Louisiana. Agents identified the man after he and three...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –On July 23, 2017, agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 encountered a white 2003 Dodge Durango at the primary lane.  The driver was questioned regarding his immigration status and was referred for further...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On July 25, 2017, agents working at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 encountered a red Alero vehicle at the primary lane.  The driver and passenger were questioned regarding their immigration status and referred...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today hosted a Change of Command ceremony to formally instate LaFonda D. Sutton-Burke, formerly the Director of the Non-Intrusive Inspection Division at CBP Headquarters, as Port Director for...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations is reminding both Americans and Canadians to ensure they have proper documents when crossing into the United States during the upcoming holiday weekend. Also,...

Pages