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Monday, March 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Casa Grande Station arrested a 35-year-old Mexican man Friday near Sells, Arizona, and later learned he been convicted in California for sex crimes against a minor. Agents arrested Aaron Sarmiento-...
Monday, March 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
SWEETGRASS, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of Sweetgrass seized drugs and drug paraphernalia from two Canadian citizens and one U.S. citizen arriving from Canada in separate events on Thursday. The first...
Monday, March 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
OCOTILLO, Calif. –El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Station rescued four men in a remote area of the desert, on Saturday afternoon. At approximately 4:15 p.m., a citizen reported to El Centro Border Patrol agents that...
Monday, March 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
WARROAD, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Warroad Port of Entry stopped a woman Sunday who was attempting to enter the United States carrying marijuana internally. Customs and Border...
Monday, March 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations announces that the Pembina Global Entry enrollment center will be open on Fridays during the month of April. During the month of April, the Global Entry enrollment...
Monday, March 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested two women suspected of drug smuggling on separate events Saturday afternoon. The first incident occurred at approximately 12...
Friday, March 17, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON– U.S. Customs and Border Protection released two Requests for Proposal to award multiple contracts and initial task orders for the design and construction of wall prototypes. The RFPs are posted on the Federal Business Opportunities...
Friday, March 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers were led to discover more than200 pounds of marijuanaTUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas arrested a 26-year-old Mexican man Thursday after finding more than 200 pounds of...
Friday, March 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
Genaro Galvan-Mora wasconvicted of recklesshomicide in Tenn. inMay 2016TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Nogales Station arrested a 26-year-old Mexican national Wednesday evening who had been deported from the United...
Friday, March 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and the Puerto Rico Police Department intercepted a wooden “yola”type vessel Wednesday with 34 undocumented migrants, from Dominican Republic and Haiti...
Friday, March 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
Agents removed nearly 60 poundsof meth and cocaine from a sparetire YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint east of Yuma arrested a 33-year-old female U.S. citizen Thursday for attempting to smuggle more...
Friday, March 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — It was like ‘déjà vu all over again’ for U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers in New York when a would-be smuggler attempted to transport illegal drugs into the United States. Cocaine Found Under Pants atJFK AgainOn March 16...
Friday, March 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
LORDSBURG, NM – U.S. Border Patrol Agents (USBP) on the ground, along with CBP Air and Marine personnel worked together this week to track and locate two vehicles that were smuggling marijuana through dense terrain in the boot heel of New Mexico....
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry thwarted an alleged human-smuggling attempt Tuesday after discovering four Chinese nationals concealed in the trunk of a vehicle. “Concealing persons in vehicles...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station assigned to both Highway 111 and Highway 86 checkpoints arrested two individuals suspected of drug smuggling in separate events. The first incident occurred at...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two men in south San Diego yesterday after they entered the U.S. illegally.  One man had a felony conviction and had served a sentence. At about 10:30 a.m., agents detected two men entering the U.S. four...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, N.M.--U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized more than 52 pounds of marijuana late Tuesday, valued at approximately $40,000. "This seizure was the result...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested two Mexican nationals after finding a combined 92 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine during two inspections Monday. Upwards of $240,000 worth of...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Port of Nogales is relocating their Global Entry Enrollment Center from the DeConcini crossing to the Mariposa crossing effective April 3, 2017. This map shows the direction of travelnecessary...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine with her child in the vehicle on Wednesday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 8:...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A 22-year-old Douglas woman returning from Mexico Tuesday morning delivered a baby boy at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry. The woman approached Customs and Border Protection officers at the pedestrian crossing, stating that she...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of crystal methamphetamine with an estimated value of over $688,000 during one enforcement action. “The primary officers’ experience, and...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A hiker on Mt. Lemon fell nearly 40 feet Tuesday afternoon and suffered multiple injuries, causing an Air and Marine Operations helicopter crew to conduct its second rescue mission in two consecutive days.  A Tucson Air Branch AMO...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Through a coordinated effort with the Joint Task Force-West, South Texas Corridor (JTF-W, STC), a known smuggler operating in Rio Grande City was arrested and sentenced for her role as an alien smuggling coordinator. Smuggler...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass International Port of Entry prevented a shipment of narcotics from making entry into the United States. “Smugglers will go to any extent to cross any sizeable drug...

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