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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations is reminding both Americans and Canadians to ensure they have proper documents when crossing into the United States during the upcoming holiday weekend. Also,...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A Douglas Police Department officer working within Operation Stonegarden seized more than 140 pounds of marijuana launched over the International Boundary Fence near Douglas on Monday afternoon. Agents recovered a large bundle...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers seized more than 50 pounds ofmeth from within a smuggling vehicleTUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working with a narcotics-detection canine at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a local 19-year-old man after...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHARLESTON, S.C. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, at Charleston seaport seized $121,442 worth of counterfeit children’s toys that arrived into the port. The cargo arrived in late June from China and was destined...
Wednesday, July 26, 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 $1,000,000 in one enforcement action over the weekend. “I congratulate our...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted four loads of alleged narcotics over the past weekend. CBP officers discovered the alleged drugs, which carried a combined street value of...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from Tucson Sector’s Ajo Station stopped a vehicle Monday evening, near Why, Arizona, to conduct an immigration inspection and found three adult males with more than 260 pounds of marijuana and a .40-caliber...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested eight illegal aliens Monday, northeast of Douglas, Arizona, and later learned one man in the group was previously convicted in California for engaging in sex with a minor. Agents...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged cocaine, crystal methamphetamine and heroin carrying an estimated street value of more than $1,000,000 in two enforcement actions over...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents found more than 1,100 pounds of abandoned marijuana Monday morning worth in excess of $550,000. Agents seized 24 bundles ofmarijuana that was hiddenbeneath brush in the areaA Border Patrol canine...
Monday, July 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Willcox Station worked with Cochise County Sheriff’s Office and the Willcox Police Department to stop a sedan near Benson early Sunday with four suspected illegal aliens inside. CCSO...
Monday, July 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a 20-year-old Yuma man after finding nearly $132,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine in his vehicle Saturday morning. Officers referred the man...
Monday, July 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales stopped five individuals with a combined 136 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin, worth nearly $415,000, during separate weekend incidents at the Dennis DeConcini...
Monday, July 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Una tripulación de helicóptero de las Operaciones Aéreas y Marítimas de las Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (AMO y CBP por sus siglas en inglés) de Estados Unidos rescató a dos indocumentados durante el fin de semana. Helicóptero AS...
Monday, July 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations helicopter aircrew rescued two undocumented over the weekend. U.S. CBP Air and Marine OperationsAS-350 "A-Star" helicopter.“Fortunately we were able to find these two...
Monday, July 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 310 pounds of marijuana Saturday. The drugs were hidden in the bed, rear wall and door of a pick-up truck. The...
Friday, July 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Sonoita Station found three illegal aliens in the trunk of a vehicle during an immigration inspection late Thursday afternoon on State Route 83, north of Sonoita. Agents in Sonoita found...
Friday, July 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
Agents arrested a20-year-old smugglerafter finding 155pounds of marijuanainside of the vehiclehe was drivingTUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Border Patrol Station agents working at an immigration checkpoint on State Route 85 arrested a 20-year-old male U.S....
Friday, July 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – After Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers stopped a 2005 Chevrolet Tuesday afternoon for an expired registration, they called the Border Patrol in Casa Grande for assistance to investigate possible human smuggling. The DPS...
Friday, July 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – On Thursday evening, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias Border Patrol Station received a call from a concerned citizen that he encountered a deceased individual. At approximately 9:00 p.m., the Brooks County...
Friday, July 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – On Tuesday morning, U.S. Border Patrol riverine agents working near Brownsville, Texas recovered a drowning victim from the Rio Grande. At approximately 10:00 a.m., Brownsville riverine agents patrolling the river observed a person...
Friday, July 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested numerous criminals over the last few days, including two felons and an MS-13 gang member. The most significant arrest occurred when Border Patrol Station agents...
Friday, July 21, 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 Friday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 9 a.m. when a 48-year-old man...
Friday, July 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On July 20, 2017, members of the Laredo Sector Border Patrol Foreign Operations Branch repatriated a Mexican national by turning him over to the custody of Government of Mexico officials from the Procuraduria General de la Republica...
Thursday, July 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $79,560, hidden within a silver 2003...

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