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Monday, February 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, N.M -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized 8.5 pounds of cocaine Saturday. “This is an unfortunate trend in that the smuggler was traveling with his...
Friday, February 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, N.M -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized 111 pounds of marijuana early Friday morning.  The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $88,...
Friday, February 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
Del Rio, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working with the Border Patrol Marine unit in Eagle Pass, rescued four undocumented immigrants from drowning in the Rio Grande River. Border Patrol in Eagle Pass, rescuedfour undocumented immigrants...
Friday, February 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry prevented a shipment of narcotics from making entry into the United States. “Our dedicated officers are always vigilant in detecting narcotics,” said...
Thursday, February 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two previously deported convicted sex offenders early Thursday morning. At around 2:20 a.m., agents assigned to the El Centro Border Patrol Station observed two men walking north...
Thursday, February 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of cocaine with an estimated street value of more than at $5 million at World Trade Bridge in one enforcement action. “Our CBP officers’ knowledge...
Thursday, February 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents stopped two human smuggling attempts this week while conducting immigration checkpoint operations on State Route 83 near Sonoita. A U.S. citizen driving a 2001 Saturn Ion sped through the...
Thursday, February 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a 31-year-old Phoenix woman Tuesday for an alleged attempt to smuggle close to $180,000 worth of marijuana into the United States. A CBP narcotics...
Thursday, February 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Zapata Border Patrol Station stop two separate drug smuggling attempts while working their assigned duties.    Twenty-five square bundles of narcotics found abandoned in the bed of a truckOn...
Thursday, February 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Otay Mesa cargo port of entry on Tuesday seized approximately 2,800 pounds of marijuana with a value of over $1.5 million.  The seizure was hidden in a false compartment of a...
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...

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