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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos asignados a la Estación Sur de Eagle Pass arrestaron a un delincuente sexual condenado que había sido deportado previamente. "Un individuo previamente condenado por delito...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Hidalgo, Pharr, Anzalduas Port of Entry this weekend encountered a traveler with horse shampoo bottles containing nearly 62 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine. “Our officers...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – The advent of the information age has sparked the creation of new ways of communicating, including the development of social media technology.  Customs and Border Protection has taken advantage of the opportunity to use social media...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
ATLANTA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in separate incidents arrested four travelers on outstanding arrest warrants on Thursday and Friday. The U.S. citizens had either arrived or attempted to board flights leaving the United...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into Minnesota or North Dakota to leave their medicinal marijuana at home. Although medical...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station arrested a convicted sex offender who had been previously removed. During processing, agents discovered thatthe subject was previously arrested forcriminal sexual...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents rescued several undocumented immigrants. On January 18, 2017, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo Sector rescued 2 undocumented immigrants, one lost in remote ranch lands and the other...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two people involved in separate weekend attempts to smuggle a combined $1.7 million in cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales. Officers at the Mariposa crossing...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested two U.S. citizens recently for separate attempts to smuggle a combined $140,000 worth of methamphetamine into the United States. Officers removed more...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –U.S. Customs and Border Protection Director of Field Operations Marcelino Borges and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Ricardo Mayoral signed an...
Monday, January 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged marijuana hidden in a tractor trailer of a driver enrolled in the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program. Packages containing 8,905...
Monday, January 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,330 pounds of narcotics, valued over $1,066,400, in seven different incidents. “Dangerous drug trafficking organizations attempt all means to exploit our...
Monday, January 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
Del Rio, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station were instrumental in fighting a house fire. On Jan. 22, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Border Patrol Agents observed smoke billowing from a house at the 1200 block of Missouri...
Monday, January 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – Over the weekend, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were active in seizing more than 14 pounds of hard narcotics, in two separate enforcement actions at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry. Officers seized a total of 13.21...
Monday, January 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Buffalo Field Office is the busiest field office on the northern border.  With 16 land border ports of entry it covers all of New York State except New York City. Thursday thru Saturday saw an...
Monday, January 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
Beecher Falls, N.H. – On January 19, 2017, the New Hampshire Commissioner of Public Safety, John J. Barthelmes, swore in Border Patrol agents from the Beecher Falls Station as New Hampshire Peace Officers. This was the final step in the...
Friday, January 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro and Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents together apprehended a human smuggler who rolled his vehicle in an attempt to evade arrest early Monday. A human smuggler rolled his vehicleand injured his passengers.At approximately...
Friday, January 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers seized more than 34 pounds of methamphetamine, worth almost $103,000, during a joint operation with Tucson Sector Border Patrol on Jan. 18. While participating in “Operation Stonegarden”,...
Friday, January 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo Port of Entry encountered a traveler with iced tea bottles containing 100 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine valued at $2,020,295. "Our CBP officers continue to...
Friday, January 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Wednesday for an alleged attempt to smuggle nearly 300 pounds of marijuana through the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona. Officers discovered...
Friday, January 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. – Pima County Sheriff Deputies and Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized 7.5 pounds of heroin, valued at almost $131,000, during a joint operation Jan. 17. While participating in “Operation Countermeasure”, deputies and agents...
Friday, January 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents working at the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8 east of Yuma apprehended a male U.S. citizen after finding nearly $536,000 worth of methamphetamine and heroin hidden in his vehicle’s spare tire Thursday,...
Friday, January 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Sumas Port of Entry detained a 49-year-old Canadian woman on Jan. 13. The Sumas, Washington, Port of EntryShe told officers her intent was to travel to Bellingham...
Friday, January 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested two “Sureño” gang members near the downtown area of Calexico Thursday night. At approximately 7:23 p.m., Border Patrol agents were on patrol when they observed...

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