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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
DALLAS -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport found 13 live larvae in a package of jujubes. CBP agriculture specialists found 13 liveKhapra beetle in a jujubes.A traveler,...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Peace Bridge arrested a man on October 14, wanted in Pennsylvania for dangerous drugs/manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture.  CBP officers working primary...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, TX – The U.S. Border Patrol /El Paso Sector Foreign Operations Branch and the "Procuraduría General de la Republica" Regional Attaché (PGR) in Mexico have collaborated in the repatriation of a Mexican National found to have an active...
Monday, October 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Willcox Station detained a 27-year-old woman after finding more than 55 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout her GMC Yukon at the State Route 80 immigration checkpoint Sunday evening....
Monday, October 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
BLYTHE, Calif. – An El Centro Sector Border Patrol agent rescued a motorist who was involved in a rollover fiery vehicle crash last Friday evening. The incident occurred Oct. 13th at approximately 9 p.m., when an off duty El Centro Sector Border...
Monday, October 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man and a woman suspected of smuggling narcotics on two separate events over the weekend. The first incident occurred Friday at...
Monday, October 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Blythe Station Border Patrol agents arrested the female driver of a Nissan Xterra and her three male passengers Saturday afternoon at an immigration checkpoint on Highway 78 north of Yuma. Agents referred the woman for a secondary...
Monday, October 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Nogales and Willcox stations arrested three U.S. citizens during the weekend for their involvement in separate human-smuggling attempts. Tucson sector human smugglingOn Saturday afternoon,...
Monday, October 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested three criminal aliens. On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, agents assigned to the McAllen Border Patrol Station arrested a Salvadoran national near Hidalgo, Texas....
Monday, October 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO -- During a 24-hour period at ports of entry along the California border with Mexico, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a total of 244 pounds of narcotics valued at more than $1.9 million. From 12 a.m. Thursday to 12 a.m....
Monday, October 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On October 12, 2017, Border Patrol agents seized 370 pounds of marijuana after observing several subjects loading bundles into a black Ford Explorer at the Father McNaboe Park in Laredo, Texas.  As the agents approached the area, the...
Monday, October 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
LANCASTER., N.Y.  – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Buffalo Border Patrol Station arrested five illegal aliens in the parking lot of a hotel near the Buffalo Airport on October 10.  U.S. Border Patrol agent inspectsidentification...
Friday, October 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis apprehended a 19-year-old man Thursday morning after finding close to 15 pounds of methamphetamine in his vehicle.  As the man was returning from Mexico,...
Friday, October 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — A Border Patrol agent assigned to the Sault Sainte Marie Station assisted in reviving a Bruce Township man. On October 12, 2017, at around 9 p.m., Chippewa County Central Dispatch received an emergency call request for an...
Friday, October 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Border Patrol Station arrested a member of Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, on Oct. 6. MS-13 is a well-known and often violent transnational criminal organization with...
Friday, October 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, NM -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized 9.5 pounds of heroin Thursday. The drugs were concealed within the transfer case of a vehicle.   “Smugglers...
Friday, October 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
BLYTHE, Calif. – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Integrated Targeting Team in Blythe, California, stopped a vehicle near Ehrenberg, Arizona, Wednesday morning and learned that three of four occupants had warrants for their arrest. Loaded 9 mm...
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On October 4, 2017, Border Patrol agents arrested a juvenile attempting to smuggle two illegal aliens. Agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 encountered a passenger vehicle at the primary inspection lane....
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Agents from the U.S. Border Patrol and Air and Marine Operations responded to a 911 call and a rescue beacon activation, resulting in the rescue of seven undocumented aliens stranded in Arizona’s west desert Wednesday. Agents...
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport seized 54 edible bird’s nests tucked among personal items in a traveler’s luggage. These edible bird's nests were seizedand...
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested nine illegal aliens caught with more than 400 pounds of marijuana Tuesday night worth more than $208,000. Agents working in the desert west of Gila Bend, Arizona followed footprints leading...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Ajo and Nogales Stations arrested two previously deported gang members in southern Arizona on Friday and Sunday; both with criminal histories in the United States. Arrested first was Angel...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of more than $1.5 million in two separate enforcement actions. “These were...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –The United States Border Patrol (USBP) Laredo Sector implemented the Classroom-2-Careers program designated as a positive partnership between Border Patrol and the community in an effort to expose students to the process of a career...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza EU que trabajan en Carrizo Springs arrestaron a un hombre que había sido previamente condenado por abuso sexual de un niño de cinco años. Revisión de registros reveló Cruz-Jimenezes un...

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