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Thursday, September 7, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — The United States signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) with Kuwait today marking a significant milestone in collaboration on security and trade facilitation between the two countries. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (...
Thursday, September 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
BOSTON — Interested in a new career?  Starting a job search?  Transitioning out of the military?  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is looking for hard-working, dedicated men and women to protect our homeland, and currently Boston is listed...
Thursday, September 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a significant amount of alleged cocaine with a value of more than $484,000 during an enforcement action. Packages containing 63 pounds ofcocaine seized by CBP officers atLaredo...
Thursday, September 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
MIAMI – As one of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricanes ever recorded approaches the coastline, U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel across Florida are making preparations and implementing emergency management procedures in advance of...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry in the San Diego and Imperial Valley Counties over the weekend intercepted over 950 pounds of narcotics, valued over $3.7 million, and intercepted 19 wanted...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – Com a chegada do furacão Irma aos Estados Unidos e seus territórios, as principais prioridades do Controle Alfandegário e de Imigrações dos Estados Unidos (ICE) e da Proteção da Fronteira e Alfândega dos Estados Unidos (CBP) – como...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - Habang lumalapit ang Bagyong Irma sa Estados Unidos at mga teritoryo nito, ang pinakamataas na prayoridad ng immigrasyon ng US at Customs Enforcement (ICE) at US Customs at Border Protection (CBP) - tulad ng mga ito ay sa bagyong Harvey...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | National Media Release
华盛顿 - 随着伊尔玛飓风日益临近美国及其领地,美国移民和海关执法局(ICE)和美国海关与边境保护局(CBP)的最高优先政策 - 与飓风哈维一样,是推动挽救生命和维持生命的活动,安全疏散离开受影响地区的人,维护公共秩序,尽可能防止财产损失,使受灾地区迅速复苏。任何在飓风路线上的人都应该遵守当地官员的指示,并注意收听收看这一危险风暴临近的任何警告。 该部的执法部门将随时准备帮助需要援助的任何人。在撤离或回应工作中,我们致力于确保我们能够快速、安全、有效地协助当地政府。...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – Según el huracán Irma se acerca a los Estados Unidos y a sus territorios, las prioridades del Servicio de Control de Aduanas e Inmigración (ICE, por sus siglas en ingles) y de la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – As Hurricane Irma approaches the United States and its territories, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) highest priorities – as they were with Hurricane Harvey – are to promote...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, referred a man to Imperial County Sheriff’s Office suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol Tuesday night, with two children passengers....
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Imperial Valley ports of entry intercepted two significant narcotic smuggling attempts, 53 pounds of cocaine at the Andrade port of entry, and 49 pounds of methamphetamine...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered alleged methamphetamine within a commercial trailer; the narcotics are valued at approximately $3,992,090....
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested several criminal aliens attempting to illegally enter the United States. On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, agents assigned to the Weslaco Border Patrol Station...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – On Monday, agents apprehended a group of 13 illegal aliens as they crossed the Rio Grande south of Granjeno, Texas. As the group was being processed, a Honduran woman carrying her one year-old infant informed agents that her child...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol in Del Rio will be hosting a special hiring event for women who are interested in applying to become an agent. Within fiscal year 2016, the Border Patrol employed 19,828 men and women across the nation. Of that...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Laredo Port of Entry would like to advise the traveling public of the temporary stoppage of vehicular traffic at Lincoln-Juarez Bridge the morning of Sep. 11, during the 16th annual...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from Tucson Station’s sub-station in Three Points responded to a 911 call Saturday afternoon and found a 28-year-old man from El Salvador lost in a remote desert area west of Three Points. The man told...
Tuesday, September 5, 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 Monday afternoon.   The incident occurred at approximately 3:19 p.m., when a 26-year-old man...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 | Local Media Release
ATLANTA –The dangerous winds and torrential rain of Harvey has left the Texas and Louisiana region, but not the need for humanitarian and support assistance. “Every day our CBP officers head out to the community’s focused on helping those affected...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 | Local Media Release
DETROIT - Two Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang members were arrested by Border Patrol agents in two separate incidents over a 24-hour span by U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Sandusky Bay Station in Port Clinton, Ohio. The first incident began...
Monday, September 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON –  U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) deployed three P-3 Orion Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft to aid in relief Three AMO P-3 aircraft arrived toprovide key communication capabilitiesto emergency...
Saturday, September 2, 2017 | National Media Release
HOUSTON – After an 80-foot ride through the air in a rescue basket to an awaiting UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, a mother and her young son are safe thanks to the rescue efforts of agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine...
Friday, September 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port in Douglas, Arizona, detained a Douglas resident Thursday afternoon after finding almost 300 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle. Officers discovered packages...
Friday, September 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol leadership selected Rodolfo Karisch to serve as the new Chief Patrol Agent for the Tucson Sector and Commander of Joint Task Force-West, Arizona. Chief Karisch started serving in his new position on Aug. 20,...

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