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Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –Ramey Station Border Patrol agents and Puerto Rico Police Department Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA, for its Spanish acronym) agents arrested five aliens and seized 401 pounds (182 kilos) of cocaine Tuesday inside a...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — CBP officers at the San Ysidro port of entry thwarted an alleged human smuggling attempt of 11 Chinese nationals concealed in a moving truck full of furniture. “CBP cannot stress enough the dangers of smuggling people,” said CBP Director...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender Saturday morning. The incident occurred at around 12:15 a.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station encountered a man...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested two subjects attempting to smuggle narcotics on their bodies on Friday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 10:15 a.m.,...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station have seen a recent increase of illegal aliens from the continent of Africa. “During last summer, Del Rio Sector experienced an increase in arrests of people from countries in...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – El día Sábado, agentes de La Patrulla Fronteriza de Los Estados Unidos, descubren segundo túnel subterraneo bajo las calles de Nogales, en menos de una semana. Este es el Tunel numero 125descubierto en el SectorTucson desde el ano...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
KEY WEST, Fla. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in the Florida Keys arrested a man wanted for murder in Arkansas at Key West International Airport on Monday. CBP officers coordinated with local authorities in advance and arrested...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – On Sunday, U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered the second cross-border tunnel running beneath the streets of Nogales in less than a week. Nogales Border Patrol agentslocated a tunnel west of theDeConcini Crossing onSundayTucson...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — CBP enforcement actions decreased about 6% in November as compared to October and represent a 70% decrease since the peak of the crisis in May. November 2019 CBP Total Enforcement Actions are at 42,649 (33,510 apprehensions and 9,139...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | National Media Release
Drug smugglers haul large loads of cocaine towards the U.S. usingstealthy low-profile vessels (LPV).CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Two P-3 aircrews from Air and Marine Operations found a low-profile vessel (LPV) off the coast of South America and followed...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in the Baltimore Field Office set a record in 2019 for recoveries of stolen vehicles being exported from the United States. Collectively, CBP officers at seaports in Baltimore, Wilmington...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
  HIDALGO, Texas –E.E.U.U. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras de CBP en el Puente Internacional de Hidalgo arrestó a un hombre de 59 años que había escapado de una prisión federal en Beaumont, Texas, en julio de este año. “...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection, CBP Field Operations at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 59-year-old man who had escaped from a federal prison in Beaumont, Texas back in July of this year. “We are always ready to...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | National Media Release
HANOI - The United States signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) with Vietnam on Friday to further strengthen bilateral cooperation on security and the facilitation of lawful trade. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Caryn McClelland and Vietnamese...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - La Oficina de Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO) de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) en el Puerto de Entrada de Laredo continúa haciendo los arreglos necesarios para implementar medidas de facilitación para ayudar...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas– U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Laredo Port of Entry continues to make necessary arrangements to implement facilitation measures to assist the traveling public with their experience...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized just over a half pound of methamphetamine Thursday. The drugs were hidden in the vaginal cavity of a pedestrian border crosser. Contraband...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
SUNLAND PARK, N.M. – On Thanksgiving Day, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Santa Teresa Station arrested an El Salvadoran national attempting to illegally enter the United States. Research during intake and processing revealed that forty-year-...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender near Lukeville Wednesday evening. Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs andBorder ProtectionTucson Sector agents patrolling the desert near the border apprehended 48-year...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – Agents assigned to Del Rio Sector brought home the top award from the Border Patrol firearms competition, The Chief’s Traveling Cup Trophy, beating out 19 other sector teams, Nov. 19. Del Rio Sector agents won theTraveling Chief’s...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station arrested a convicted sex offender, Dec. 1. “Aggravated felons, like this one, are a prime example of the dangerous individuals our agents come across on a daily basis,” said...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a gang member Tuesday morning. The arrest occurred at approximately 5:45 a.m., when Border Patrol agents on patrol observed a man illegally enter the United...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | For the Record
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station seized over 17 pounds of methamphetamine at an immigration checkpoint, Dec. 2. “Checkpoints play a key role in keeping these dangerous drugs out of our communities,”...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
UVALDE, Texas – Uvalde Border Patrol Station, along with their local law enforcement partners hosted a Citizens Academy, graduating eight, Dec. 3. Students participated in interactivelessons including signcutting, K-9demonstrations and field...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – While most of the country watched football and holiday-shopped to wear off their tryptophan-induced comas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Washington Dulles International Airport remained on the top of their game...

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