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Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector’s Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue, and Mobile Response Team agents, along with an Air and Marine Operations aircrew rescued two distressed brothers Tuesday morning; found miles apart northeast of Ajo. A CBP Air...
Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized 30 pounds of cocaine Wednesday afternoon worth approximately $340,000. Officers at the Mariposa crossingremoved a dozen packages of cocainefrom beneath the...
Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Juan Field Operations announced today that approximately 115 seizures where made of counterfeit products, valued at more than $6.5 million dollars, which were illegally imported into...
Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – The incident occurred on June 19, 2017, when Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents assisted the Laredo Police Department on a traffic stop near Conley Road in Laredo, Texas. Border Patrol agents arrived and assisted the Laredo Police...
Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
CBP Explorers practice their rifle shootingskills at Camp Wilderness near Park Rapids,Minnesota.INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Explorer Post 3604 recently attended Camp Wilderness near Park Rapids. The three-...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection offices working at the Calexico downtown port of entry yesterday discovered a 138 pound load of liquid methamphetamine worth almost $200,000 inside an SUV. On Tuesday, June 20, at about 11 a.m.,...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged methamphetamine carrying an estimated street value of more than $3 million in one enforcement action. “Our CBP officers remain vigilant...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine carrying an estimated street value of more than $300,000 in one enforcement action. Packages containing 16...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHURUBUSCO, N.Y. - U.S. Customs & Border Protection officers conducted an outreach event for the Northern Adirondack Central School District on June 14, 2017. A total of 57 fifth grade students, along with staff and faculty members, were...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
DETROIT - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Detroit Windsor Tunnel arrested a 33 year old citizen of Pakistan who attempted to enter the United States to engage in a sex act with a minor. Detroit...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
SIERRA BLANCA, Texas – Border Patrol Agents assisted a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) State Trooper in the rescue of eight illegal immigrants on Saturday. The subjects were locked in the cargo area of a U-Haul van that had been stopped on I...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales seized a combined $598,000 in heroin and cocaine during three recent incidents. Officers working at the Mariposa crossing Thursday referred a 21-year-old...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos asignados a la Estación Del Río arrestaron a un nacional mexicano que había sido previamente condenado por asesinato. "Nuestros agentes están comprometidos a hacer las...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionLaredo Field Office  Business Resumption Update  June 20, 2017 1630 hours   CBP Laredo Port of Entry announces current hours of operation and modes of commercial traffic processed by CBP for June 20-25: An aerial...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a 39-year-old Nogales, Arizona woman on Monday for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 50 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States. Meth...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Nogales Station encountered two illegal aliens in separate incidents near Tubac, Arizona Monday afternoon, exhibiting symptoms associated with severe dehydration. At approximately 1:...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station arrested a Mexican national who had been previously convicted of murder. “Our agents are committed to making communities safer by steadfastly guarding the borders and...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry yesterday seized 70 pounds of cocaine and five pounds of fentanyl, worth almost $1.2 million. On June 19, at about 2 a.m., a 28-year-old female U.S. citizen,...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
PROGRESO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers at the Progreso Port of Entry arrested a man returning from Mexico Saturday morning after learning he had an outstanding warrant for a sexual offense against a child –...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport arrested a man who was attempting to enter the United States using counterfeit tourist visa, Sunday. Oscar Esparza Garcia, age 33, a citizen of...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHARLOTTE, NC – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists and K9 “Shelia” at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) teamed up to intercept nearly 20 pounds of fruit, vegetables, and salami found in arriving...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry along the California border with Mexico over the weekend intercepted more than 230 pounds of narcotics valued at more than $1.4 million and captured 15 fugitives....
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) held an event Friday at the Cyril E. King Airport to gather local feedback to incorporate the U.S. Virgin Islands into the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), to expedite...
Monday, June 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two male Mexican nationals during separate incidents Saturday morning who were previously removed from the United States following convictions for sex offenses. Agents from the Three Points...
Monday, June 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents stopped two weekend attempts to smuggle illegal immigrants into the United States, locked inside vehicle trunks when outside temperatures throughout Arizona exceed 100 degrees. The first encounter...

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