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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
VERMONT— Interested in a new career, just starting a job search or transitioning out of the military? U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is hosting recruitment events in Burlington and Derby Line, Vt., next week. CBP is looking for hard-...
Monday, August 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port in Douglas, Arizona, arrested a Mexican national on Thursday (August 3) involving more than 200 pounds of marijuana. Officers found packages of marijuana ...
Monday, August 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Un agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza del Sector Del Rio salvó a una jovencita que fue atrapada en una sección de aguas irregulares del río Comal. "Los agentes del sector de Del Rio están comprometidos con la preservación de la vida y...
Monday, August 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – A Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agent saved a young girl who got caught in a rough water section of the Comal River. “Del Rio Sector agents are committed to preserving life and the safety of our communities, both on and off the job...
Monday, August 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers working at the International Falls Port of Entry (POE) recently targeted a rail container destined for the Ranier POE. In early August, CBP...
Friday, August 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended a 25-year-old Phoenix man Friday morning for attempting to smuggle more than $102,000 worth of methamphetamine into the United States. Officers...
Friday, August 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Buffalo Border Patrol Station recently arrested an illegal alien who was found to have a felony arrest warrant issued in Mecklenburg, N.C., for taking indecent liberties with a child.  Border...
Friday, August 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and agriculture specialists at the Port of Buffalo made three separate seizures of marijuana being shipped into the U.S. during the past week. The seizures totaled just over 13 pounds and...
Friday, August 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
DONNA, Texas – Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Progreso/Donna Port of Entry recently seized more than 91 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine. “It is dumbfounding to see the lengths...
Thursday, August 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Willcox Station stopped a Saturn SUV traveling north on State Route 90 near Benson late Wednesday afternoon to conduct an immigration inspection. As the agents exited their service vehicle, the Saturn...
Thursday, August 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a Mexican man Wednesday afternoon when they found nearly $105,000 worth of drugs in his Buick sedan. Officers removed a combination ofmeth and cocaine...
Thursday, August 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a 51-year-old Tucson woman Tuesday evening for attempting to smuggle nearly $130,000 worth of hard drugs into the United States. Officers seized...
Thursday, August 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
DULZURA, Calif.—A 23-year-old man is behind bars for smuggling seven Mexican nationals into the U.S. on Otay Mountain earlier this week, resulting in the death of one of the members of the group. On Monday evening, officials in Mexico notified the U...
Thursday, August 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
MIAMI — U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Miami International Airport (MIA) announced today the addition of Mobile Passport Control (MPC) to MIA Airport Official, MIA’s mobile app.  U.S. citizens and Canadian visitors arriving at Miami...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Tuesday evening. Agents pulled almost 14 lbs. of methfrom car.The incident occurred at...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 5 checkpoint near San Clemente arrested a man last night who had bundles of cocaine and heroin stuffed inside his car’s spare-tire well. At approximately 6:30 p.m., agents at the Border...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a 49-year-old woman Tuesday morning for attempting to smuggle almost $326,000 worth of fentanyl and methamphetamine into the United States. Officers...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized $526,867 worth of alleged cocaine and methamphetamine in separate, unrelated incidents. “Three narcotic interceptions in...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged cocaine carrying an estimated street value of more than $601,000 in one enforcement action over the weekend. “The layered enforcement...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –Border Patrol agents from Tucson Sector’s Casa Grande Station responded to a 911 call Monday afternoon, resulting in the rescue of an adult and four juvenile males south of Sells, Arizona, near Federal Route 19. Agents working south...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized more than 1,675 pounds of marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin during multiple weekend incidents. The rear cargo area of a smugglingvehicle was where...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents on July 30 arrested an individual attempting to enter the United States by crossing the Rio Grande River near the River Hill Subdivision in Laredo, Texas. The individual was later identified as Paulino...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas –  U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 57 immigration checkpoint arrested one Mexican man for narcotics smuggling on Friday. Methamphetamine and heroin seizedat Texas U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint.“Drug trafficking...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security today met with representatives from the privacy community to discuss CBP’s biometric exit program. Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC), Office of...
Monday, July 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Tucson Station apprehended five men approximately 12 miles south of Arivaca, Arizona, on Saturday evening for illegally entering the United States. Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border...

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