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Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | Local Media Release
PROGRESO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Progreso International Bridge intercepted a load of heroin and methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the narcotics, with a combined value of approximately $3,040,647,...
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | Local Media Release
LIMERICK, IRELAND– An off duty United States Border Patrol Agent assigned to the El Paso Sector was flying home from Germany to the United States on an American Airlines flight AA71 when a disruptive passenger attempted to breach the airplane’s...
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is announcing the selection of nine entities for the Section 321 Data Pilot. The Section 321 Data Pilot is a voluntary collaboration with online marketplaces, carriers, technology firms and...
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized marijuana near the Rio Grande River.  The incident occurred during the late evening hours of January 7, when agents assigned to the Laredo North Station observed several individuals crossing the Rio...
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Los intentos de los traficantes de drogas de explotar la falta de infraestructura fronteriza conducen a la incautación de 1200 libras de marihuana en cuatro incidentes separados.El domingo, agentes de McAllen que trabajaban cerca...
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Attempts by drug smugglers to exploit lack of border infrastructure leads to the seizure of 1200 pounds of marijuana in four separate incidents. On Sunday, McAllen agents working near Havana, Texas, observed multiple drug smugglers...
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station checkpoint arrested two smugglers attempting to smuggle an illegal alien in a rental vehicle, Jan. 5. “As these smugglers continue in their attempts to pass through...
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to an Eagle Pass Station temporary checkpoint seized a loaded handgun from a man attempting to smuggle four illegal aliens, Jan. 5. “Smugglers in possession of loaded firearms are of serious...
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry recently seized a noteworthy amount of hard narcotics worth more than $500,000 in two enforcement actions over the weekend. “...
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Laredo Port of Entry apprehended two men wanted on outstanding felony warrants for sex offenses against minors over the weekend. “Our frontline...
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 | Local Media Release
MALIBU, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents seized 60 pounds of marijuana near an abandoned panga on Sunday that had been beached at Deer Creek Beach, near Point Mugu State Park.   On January 5, at approximately 7:45 a.m., agents responded to a report...
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — Due to the vigilance of several Border Patrol agents, three people were rescued after trying to scale the new border wall in San Diego on Sunday evening.   The event began at approximately midnight on January 5, when agents on patrol...
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 | Local Media Release
AUBURN, Maine – On Sunday, January 5, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Auburn area to conduct transportation check operations encountered three individuals who were later found to be illegally present in the United States. Agents...
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 | Local Media Release
FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine – On the evening of January 4, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two Columbian men and two Vietnamese citizens for being in the United States illegally. An area resident observed two hitchhikers near the international border...
Monday, January 6, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — On January 6, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will initiate a limited, small-scale pilot program to assess the operational impact of proposed regulatory changes that would require the collection of DNA samples from certain...
Monday, January 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – La Patrulla Fronteriza arrestó a dos hombres afiliados a bandas notorias.El miércoles, agentes que trabajaban cerca de Falfurrias, Texas, arrestaron a un grupo de nueve extranjeros ilegales. Durante el procesamiento, los chequeos...
Monday, January 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Border Patrol arrested two men affiliated with notorious gangs. On Wednesday, agents working near Falfurrias, Texas, arrested a group of nine illegal aliens. During processing, record checks for a Salvadoran national revealed he is...
Monday, January 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
WILMINGTON, Delaware – A joint U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Sector Delaware Bay inspection discovered nearly 400 rounds of ammunition December 30 at the Port of Wilmington, Del., that was concealed inside a...
Monday, January 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – A Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture detector dog led to the seizure of nearly 14 pounds of prohibited food products at Philadelphia International Airport December 19. CBP agriculture specialists discovered thisunknown...
Friday, January 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a teenager in possession of a loaded firearm suspected of smuggling narcotics Thursday night.   The incident occurred at...
Friday, January 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
VAN HORN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents seize approximately 400 pounds of marijuana during the first hours of the new year.   “In some professions you get to be off for the holidays, in our line of work we remain alert and vigilant every day of...
Friday, January 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Washington Dulles International Airport continue to encounter travelers who attempt to smuggle unreported currency out of the United States. CBP currency detector dogCato alerted...
Friday, January 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously convicted criminal alien near Nogales Thursday morning. Tucson Sector agents apprehended 55-year-old Santiago Villarreal-Balderrama at approximately 10 a.m. after he illegally entered...
Friday, January 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico tiene la celebración navideña más larga del mundo. Por lo tanto, los árboles naturales de Navidad deben durar desde noviembre hasta mediados de enero. Los especialistas en Agricultura de Aduanas y Protección...
Friday, January 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico has the longest Christmas holiday celebration in the World.  Therefore, fresh cut Christmas trees must last from November well into mid-January.   U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agriculture Specialist...

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