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Friday, September 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a 32-year-old Mexican man Wednesday morning after finding almost $725,000 worth of cocaine in his vehicle when he applied to enter through the Secure...
Friday, September 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On September 1, 2017, the Laredo Sector Border Patrol conducted a promotion ceremony honoring over 40 Border Patrol agents and support staff. Acting Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens presented the honorees with new badges and...
Friday, September 1, 2017 | National Media Release
 HOUSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is working diligently to resume normal operations at Houston Port of Entry’s airports and seaport to restart the flow of commercial goods and international passengers as quickly as possible in the...
Friday, September 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
SPOKANE, Wash. – Members of the U.S. Border Patrol from the Spokane Sector delivered food to a local food bank today as part of the 2017 Feds Feed Families campaign. A Spokane Sector Border Patrol agentdelivers food to the Spokane VeteransCenter....
Friday, September 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Douglas Station arrested two Mexican nationals, a man and woman, Thursday night near 9th and H Street in Douglas, Arizona for entering the United States illegally. Courtesy of U.S. Customs...
Friday, September 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Willcox Station arrested two U.S. citizens at the State Route 90 immigration checkpoint Thursday night for smuggling two Mexican nationals in the trunk of a vehicle. Agents working at the...
Friday, September 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
BEAUMONT, TX – After being stranded in their home since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday, a man suffering from quadriplegia and his family were rescued this week by agents from Air and Marine Operations (AMO). The man and his family were...
Thursday, August 31, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that contracts have been awarded for concrete prototypes of the Border Wall. The companies selected to construct concrete border wall prototypes are: Caddell Construction Co., (DE...
Thursday, August 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station, with assistance from an Air and Marine Operations aircrew, rescued two adult Mexican nationals Wednesday night approximately 20 miles southwest of Why, Arizona following a 911 call. Agents...
Thursday, August 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On August 28, 2017, Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector seized 347.22 pounds of marijuana after responding to suspicious activity near Mines Road area in Laredo, Texas.  Agents responding to the area located five abandoned...
Thursday, August 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On August 28, 2017, Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector deployed to the Houston area to assist in life preservation and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  The deployment of Border Patrol assets to Houston...
Thursday, August 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
SWEETGRASS, Mont. — Agents assigned to the Sweetgrass Border Patrol Station arrested a 25-year-old man from Alberta, Canada, near Sweetgrass Port of Entry on Tuesday evening. U.S. Border Patrol agents from the HavreSector seized cash from a Canadian...
Thursday, August 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON, TX – On Tuesday evening, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) UH-1N aircrews transported critical supplies from the temporary Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters at Randolph Air Force Base, in San Antonio, to a FEMA relief...
Thursday, August 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
PITTSBURGH – Today’s world is more global and accessible, and that’s making it easier for people across oceans to meet.  However, when relationships build to the point of marriage, there are lawful ways to immigrate to the United States for marriage...
Thursday, August 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – In order to assist with search-and-rescue efforts in the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Harvey, the Bellingham Air and Marine Branch of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) deployed aircraft...
Thursday, August 31, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agents partnered with Houston’s local law enforcement to transport cases of donated blood, destined for a blood bank serving Hurricane Harvey victims on Aug. 29. Agents flying in a Bell...
Thursday, August 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Tucson Border Patrol Station is taking applications for their “Citizen’s Academy” winter session scheduled to start in October. Each session consists of classes, discussions, scenarios and demonstrations to provide community...
Thursday, August 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON, Texas – The Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) Units have been deployed along the Texas Gulf Coast to assist with humanitarian efforts. BORSTAR Operator Lupe Ramirezassist an elderly woman in Houston.Getty Images/Scott...
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
MIAMI — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations Disaster Assistance Response Team with 35 officers from across Florida has deployed to Texas to aid federal, state, and local agencies helping those in need as part of the multi...
Wednesday, August 30, 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 heroin Monday afternoon. The incident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. when a 39-year-old man...
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis apprehended two U.S. citizens after finding more than 66 pounds of methamphetamine during separate encounters Monday. Officers discovered more than 40pounds of...
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON, TX – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and numerous other local and state agencies in south Texas continue to work together to protect the lives and safety of the victims impacted by Hurricane, and...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Sonoita Border Patrol agents working at the immigration checkpoint on State Route 83 discovered a male Mexican national concealed in the trunk of a black 2005 Mercury Montego on Monday afternoon. Agents located an illegal alien in...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued five distressed illegal aliens who called 911 Saturday, and two more Monday morning after they activated a rescue beacon in the west desert. Agents from the Ajo Station responded to a 911...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations Special Response Team Members are supporting the federal government response to Hurricane Harvey. Seven members of the El Paso SRT deployed Monday. The team includes...

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