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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Peace Arch Port of Entry turned over to Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputies, a Colorado man wanted on a probation violation. CBP accepted custody from Canada...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) detected Monday a go-fast vessel containing 3545 pounds (1,608 kilograms) of cocaine, which was intercepted 60 nautical miles southeast of Dorado,...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A Border Patrol agent from Ajo Station, along with his canine partner, helped Arizona’s Department of Public Safety apprehend two suspects who abandoned a vehicle on foot following a pursuit near Gila Bend early today. At...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The U.S. Border Patrol will be conducting Citizens Academies beginning the first week of May at the Buffalo and Niagara Falls Border Patrol Stations. Border Patrol Citizens Academies provide residents the opportunity to learn about U...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
CINCINNATI— From March 6-26, Cincinnati CBP officers seized 83 shipments of illegal synthetic drugs, including over 36 pounds of furanyl fentanyl and 233 pounds of GBL. Officers stationed at a local Cincinnati express consignment facility also found...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents recently stopped a human-smuggling attempt at the immigration checkpoint near Amado and another one during a vehicle stop near Three Points. Agents discovered a Mexican nationalin the trunk of a...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
BONSALL, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents on Interstate 15 arrested a 39-year-old man yesterday who had heroin and methamphetamine hidden inside his car. Agents pulled packages of drugsfrom seat backs.​At approximately 12:30 p.m., Border Patrol...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested three wanted persons at Washington Dulles International Airport over the weekend. Oguzhan Baris Sagir, 35, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Montgomery County, Md., charges of felony theft...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
MASSENA, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Massena port of entry arrested two travelers at the Massena port of entry yesterday – one traveler for driving while intoxicated, while the other was wanted on a bench warrant in...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $100,000 worth of narcotics, in an enforcement action at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry. Officers seized a total of 8.23 lbs ofcocaine and 1.37 lbs of Mexicanblack tar...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today a $198K award to PetPace LLC to assess their product’s ability to provide real-time health monitoring of U.S. Customs and Border...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today a $179,800 award to Kiana Analytics, Inc. to enhance U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) passenger screening technology. The...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Two Mexican nationals recently attempted to slip back into the United States separately after having been convicted of sex crimes committed in California and then deported. Tucson Station agents arrested Vicente Gonzalez-Hernandez in...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Peace Arch Port of Entry detained a 44-year-old Canadian man Saturday morning after a routine inspection found he was wanted on a National Crime Information...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station arrested 15 individuals and seized more than 518 pounds of marijuana Saturday, worth almost $260,000.  Ajo agents working with two helicopter crews from Air & Marine...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 35-year-old Mexican man after finding approximately $126,000 worth of methamphetamine in his PT Cruiser at the Port of Nogales’ DeConcini crossing Friday. CBP officers from the Port...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound inspections at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a Mexican national Thursday after finding unreported U.S. currency, hidden inside of tortilla dough. Officers at the...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
An Explorer from the Oroville, Washington,Border Patrol Station Explorer Post emergesfrom an improvised shelter during winterwilderness survival training.OROVILLE, Wash. – Oroville Border Patrol Explorer Post #0023 held its annual Winter Survival...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO, CA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry in San Diego and Imperial Valley Counties over the weekend intercepted approximately 808 pounds of narcotics, valued at almost $2.8 million. A total of 19...
Monday, March 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to work at the Lincoln-Juarez International Bridge seized a noteworthy amount of crystal methamphetamine and heroin in one enforcement action this weekend. Packages containing...
Monday, March 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
LtR: sitting: Dr. Leonides G. CigarroaHigh School Angela Chaires; HarmonyScience Academy Sofia Gallardo;John B. Alexander High SchoolVictoria Gutierrez; J. W. NixonHigh School Raquel Reyes; Hector J.Garcia Early College High SchoolJesus Sebastian...
Monday, March 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
*Editor’s note: For additional details, view the Incognito Bandit arrest press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested Albert Taderera, wanted by...
Monday, March 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
SIERRA BLANCA, TX – After an extensive two-day search involving multiple agencies and air and ground assets, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) located three missing persons from Guatemala near Sierra Blanca, Texas. Aircrews with the AMO El Paso Air...
Monday, March 27, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection today unveiled a new webpage making available to the public data on apprehensions, admissibility, recidivism, and arrests of criminal aliens at the border. Information on the page will be expanded to...
Friday, March 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos y los diputados del alguacil del condado de Dimmit, trabajando conjuntamente, arrestaron a un hombre sospechoso de secuestro. El 22 de marzo, los agentes de la...

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