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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 111 checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine hidden inside an engine’s firewall compartment on Monday morning. The incident occurred at...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents arrested two suspected smugglers after finding more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana hidden on board a pleasure craft Monday afternoon.  On Feb. 6, at approximately...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the B&M International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged marijuana. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $20,070, hidden within a gray 2000...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – A Border Patrol Agent was assaulted with rocks on Saturday afternoon while working near Andrade, Calif. This map shows the proximity of theassault to the borderShortly after noticing two individuals in Mexico approach the International...
Monday, February 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry recently seized a significant amount of alleged methamphetamine, valued at more than $500,000 during an enforcement action. Officers seized a total of 25...
Monday, February 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine on Monday morning. More than 40 lbs. of meth washidden inside this car's gas tank.The incident...
Monday, February 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national attempting to smuggle almost 35 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales, Saturday. Officers at the Port of Nogales removed$105K worth of meth from...
Monday, February 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents stopped two separate smuggling attempts yesterday resulting in the arrest of four undocumented migrants that were being smuggled in vehicles trunks.  Agents discovered two illegal aliens insideof...
Monday, February 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in Eagle Pass arrested a known drug smuggler and aggravated felon who was previously deported from the United States. The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector ispart of the Joint Task Force-WestSouth...
Monday, February 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
ATLANTA --- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) arrested a U.S man and seized over 2 pounds of cocaine on Friday. CBP officers at ATL seized cocaine foundin vitamin packsThe...
Monday, February 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of smuggling cocaine on Friday afternoon. More than 50 lbs. of cocaine washidden inside this car's floor.The incident...
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...

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