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Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint near Arivaca arrested a 57-year-old Tucson woman Monday evening for transporting an undocumented Mexican woman in her vehicle. Agents arrested...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is offering an expedited NEXUS enrollment process prior to the beginning of the World Juniors Championship being held in Buffalo from December 26, 2017 through January 5, 2018. DATES: Now through...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at both Calexico ports of entry thwarted two smuggling incidents; one involving two Mexican men concealed inside a vehicle and 50 pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside a gas tank....
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is hiring and we are looking for special candidates who are interested in a challenging and rewarding career serving our country.  Interested applicants can discuss career options with CBP...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
BOSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at Boston Logan International Airport arrested two individuals on September 14 in unrelated cases who were wanted on active felony arrest warrants. CBP officers...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomed the addition of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to the Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center (CTAC) on September 19 with the signing a Memorandum of Understanding. TTB...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brian A. Terry Station assisted Fort Huachuca’s law enforcement personnel in arresting three people and seizing a vehicle during a human smuggling attempt on Sunday evening near Sierra Vista,...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized over $518,000 in alleged crystal methamphetamine during one enforcement action this past weekend. “This seizure was an excellent interception made by our CBP officers...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — Two people died along the I-5 freeway following a port runner attempt at the San Ysidro Port of Entry early Sunday morning. “This dangerous and ultimately fatal incident provides another example of why we caution people that their lives...
Monday, September 18, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted two loads of alleged narcotics this weekend. CBP officers discovered the alleged drugs, with a combined estimated street value of...
Monday, September 18, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On September 16, 2017, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo Sector Marine Unit rescued an illegal alien in south Laredo, Texas.  The subject had fallen into distress while attempting to cross the perilous Rio Grande River. ...
Monday, September 18, 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 more than 45 pounds of alleged cocaine this weekend. Packages containing 45.67 pounds ofcocaine...
Monday, September 18, 2017 | Local Media Release
COLUMBUS, N.M. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Columbus port of entry seized 44 pounds of marijuana Friday. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $35,200. Drug load in quarter...
Monday, September 18, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced plans today to launch a new Trusted Traveler Programs website in October. CBP will transition from the Global Online Enrollment System to the Trusted Traveler Programs System which will...
Friday, September 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A Nogales Police Department officer working in support of Operation Stonegarden arrested a U.S. citizen and seized a stolen Nissan Versa containing thousands of rounds of rifle ammunition Thursday evening. Border Patrol agents...
Friday, September 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents working near Interstate 8, east of the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, arrested five individuals following a pursuit after the driver of a Chevrolet SUV failed to yield to a traffic stop Friday morning. Agents...
Friday, September 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis apprehended a 30-year-old local woman early Wednesday after finding almost 36 pounds of methamphetamine in her vehicle. Officers found packages of meth...
Friday, September 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Arch Port of Entry detained a 70-year-old Ronan, Montana, man Wednesday when a name check revealed he was the subject of a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) warrant out...
Friday, September 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector were involved in a shooting incident early today on Interstate 10 and in the 1300 block of Main Street in Quartzsite, Arizona. Early this morning, Border Patrol agents responded...
Friday, September 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
BRUNSWICK, GA – Following Irma’s widespread damage that struck part of southern Georgia, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Academy officers from Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Glynco, GA were quick to...
Friday, September 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), would like to advise the public that vacancy announcements are currently open for CBP officer, Border Patrol agent and air interdiction agent positions in South Texas and invite those...
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents working near Interstate 8 and the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area arrested five individuals following a pursuit late Wednesday afternoon when the driver of a Dodge pickup truck failed to stop for an immigration...
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – Are you a military veteran seeking a challenging and rewarding career that allows you to continue serving your country?  U.S. Customs and Border Protection is hiring and we’re looking for you. Interested applicants can discuss career...
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) will begin evaluating Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) in the operational environment this month as part of a pilot program. Testing will take...
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
SUMAS, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations is advising travelers that the Sumas Port of Entry will undergo construction in the passenger, bus and cargo lanes Sept. 20 through Oct. 1. Construction at the Sumas...

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