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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos de la estación Comstock rescataron a un hombre de 65 años que sufrió dos piernas rotas cerca de un traicionero tramo del Río Grande. La coordinación entre el gobierno de...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol marine agents from the Comstock Station rescued a 65-year-old man who suffered two broken legs near a treacherous stretch of the Rio Grande River. Coordination between the government of Mexico and U.S. officials...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized $141,252 Sunday. The money was discovered hidden in a child’s backpack and in a purse. “There is absolutely no limit to the amount of currency a...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, New Mexico -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry made two drug busts over the weekend.  The first occurred on Friday and the second on Sunday.  A total of 15.5 pounds of cocaine was...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers discovered nearly 220 pounds ofmarijuana within a smuggling vehicleTUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona arrested a 24-year-old Mexican man Feb. 23 for attempting...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested three people after finding $346,000 worth of marijuana from separate weekend seizures. A CBP narcotics detection canine alertedofficers to the...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers discovered multiple packagesof meth within the center hump of asmuggling vehicleTUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a 38-year-old Mexican woman after finding nearly 30 pounds of...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
ZAPATA, TEXAS – On February 10, 2017, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Zapata Border Patrol Station spent some time helping the youth in Zapata, Texas. Border Patrol agents assisted Zapata High School students with a program called The Coffee...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents and their canine partners stopped two weekend smuggling attempts at immigration checkpoints near Tombstone and Three Points.   A Border Patrol canine alerted officers tothe discovery of packages of...
Monday, February 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
JULIAN, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a suspected human smuggler who rolled his vehicle in an attempt to evade arrest early Sunday. At approximately 5:00 a.m., Border Patrol agents notified El Centro Sector...
Monday, February 27, 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 on Saturday. CBP officers discovered the alleged drugs, which carried a combined street value of...
Monday, February 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE — Federal currency reporting requirements are simple.  International travelers can carry as much currency as they wish into and out of the United States, but they must report all U.S. and foreign monetary instruments totaling $10,000 or...
Friday, February 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized 1,007.3 pounds of marijuana, valued over $805,840.00, as well as 6.4 pounds of methamphetamine, worth $201,389.00, in five separate incidents. Three United States...
Friday, February 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
At approximately 2:30 p.m, yesterday, Swanton Station Border Patrol agents responded to request for local law enforcement to be on the lookout for a vehicle that was seen leaving the scene of a shooting that had occurred in the parking lot of the...
Friday, February 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – With Operation Stonegarden situational awareness and intelligence, the Puerto Rico Police Department’s Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA, for its Spanish acronym) seized Tuesday 1,522 pounds (690 kilos) of cocaine, with an...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) detected a go-fast vessel containing 710 pounds (322 kilos)  of cocaine, worth an estimated $9 million, 60 miles southeast of Guayama, Puerto Rico. “...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Lukeville Port of Entry arrested a 30-year-old man on Feb. 21 wanted in the state of Washington for “escape from community custody.” Zeferino Alaniz Balderas was a passenger in...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol, Office of Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) jointly rescued migrants during three complex operations within the last six weeks in Arizona’s rugged desert....
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Off duty Border Patrol agents from the Sonoita Station provided emergency medical care for a woman injured in a motorcycle accident on State Route 83, near mile marker 46, Wednesday afternoon. Multiple off duty Sonoita agents were on...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents stopped two human smuggling attempts Tuesday; one at the immigration checkpoint near Amado and the other during a vehicle stop near the village of Topawa.   The first incident occurred around 5:30 p...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Veterans International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged marijuana. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $18,219, hidden within a white 2008...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
OROVILLE, Wash. — Oroville Border Patrol agents arrested six people involved in alien smuggling on Feb. 8. Five illegal aliens from India were apprehended after they crossed the international border separating Canada and the United States near...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a “Sureño” gang member near the downtown area of Calexico Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 1:50 p.m., Border Patrol agents were on patrol when they observed...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aircrews based in Jacksonville detected multiple vessels in international waters off the coast of Central America over the past week resulting in the...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAKE CHARLES, LA. —Late Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Lake Charles Station, conducted a vehicle stop on a 2006 Chrysler Town and Country van on interstate-10 near Lake Charles, LA.  The van was occupied with nine people. US...

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