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Monday, January 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender and also a wanted man with a $500,000 warrant. On Friday, at approximately 5 p.m., agents assigned to the El Centro Border Patrol Station observed a...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Nogales and Willcox stations working immigration checkpoint operations, interdicted two human smuggling attempts.   The interdictions resulted in the arrest of four United States citizens...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the San Diego Lifeguard Service rescued a kayaker Thursday off the coast of La Jolla, Calif.  AMO agents tend to...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station working at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested two people suspected of smuggling meth inside an SUV’s spare tire early Thursday morning. Agents discovered 27 packages ofmeth concealed...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the San Ysidro port of entry Wednesday discovered a man was wanted for homicide by the San Diego County Sherriff’s Office.   On Jan. 25, at about 7:45 p.m., Mexican officials...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers detected two men, a Sri Lankan and a Ghanaian, as impostors to the passports they possessed upon their arrivals at Washington Dulles International Airport on January 16 and January 23...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers from the Wellton Stationseized 30 pounds of meth within the frame of a smuggling vehicleYUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint east of Yuma arrested two U.S. citizens on Jan. 26, smuggling over 30...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas - En las últimas semanas, los niveles de agua del río Rio Grande han aumentado a una altura muy superior a la normal. El aumento del volumen de agua refuerza la corriente del río y pone a cualquiera que intente cruzar ilegalmente...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos que trabajaban cerca de Eagle Pass ayudaron con la detención de cinco indocumentados y salvaron a uno de ellos de ahogarse en el Río Grande. Los agentes de la Patrulla...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – In recent weeks water levels of the Rio Grande River have risen to well above normal height.  Increased water volume strengthens the river current and puts anyone attempting to illegally cross in jeopardy. U.S. Border Patrol...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol marine agents working near Eagle Pass assisted with the apprehension of five undocumented aliens and saved one of them from drowning in the Rio Grande.Border Patrol agents rescued a suspectedsmuggler after the...
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – An undocumented alien assaulted and attempted to stab a U.S. Border Patrol agent Tuesday night near Three Points, Arizona. Shortly after 9 p.m., agents from the United States Border Patrol (USBP) and Air and Marine Operations (AMO)...
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
Lowell, Vt. – A U.S. Border Patrol canine team assisted in locating and apprehending a fugitive on Tuesday afternoon.  Vermont State Police (VSP) initiated the search operation and contacted Newport Border Patrol agents after a 27-year-old male ran...
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –   U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Coast Guard and the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD), working under the Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG), intercepted 126 undocumented migrants from the Dominican...
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted five loads of alleged narcotics over the past week. CBP officers discovered the alleged drugs, which carried a combined street value of...
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a 27-year-old Kingman man Saturday after finding 10 pounds of cocaine, worth in excess of $113,000, and more than 4 pounds of meth, worth...
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Gerardo Yzaguirre who was working at the Veterans International Bridge helped save the life of a traveler suffering from cardiac arrest. CBP Officer Gerardo Yzaguirre“Officer Gerardo...
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
Hartford, Conn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection opened its latest Global Entry Enrollment Center in New England today at Bradley International Airport, bringing the total number of enrollment centers for the Boston Field Office to seven.  The...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – An Italian man identified as Salvatore Marciante, 56, was apprehended by Border Patrol agents in Nogales on Jan. 21 for being illegally present in the United States. Criminal and immigration checks revealed that Marciante previously...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling drugs hidden inside the rear seat of his vehicle Tuesday afternoon. The arrest occurred at...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers at the Port of Douglas removednearly 200 packages from a smugglingvehicleTUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas arrested a 53-year-old Mexican man Saturday after finding...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. – El Centro Border Patrol agents discovered 46 people in several boxcars of a train on Tuesday morning. At approximately 8:30 a.m., Border Patrol agents received information concerning possible undocumented immigrants hiding in a...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif.  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Calexico East port of entry arrested a man on Monday after discovering 83 pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside the bed of his pickup truck. Shortly before 10 p.m., a...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint near Amado arrested a U.S. citizen Monday after finding two Mexican nationals in the trunk of a vehicle selected for a secondary inspection....
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized black tar heroin from a U.S. citizen Tuesday afternoon. The heroin was being smuggled internally by the male...

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