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Friday, February 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working with the Border Patrol Marine unit and the Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue unit in Eagle Pass, rescued five Honduran nationals from the Rio Grande River. Border Patrol agents rescued five...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo Station encountered 325 Central Americans after the group illegally entered the country and surrendered to agents west of Lukeville Thursday morning. A large group of 325 Central...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
PORT HURON, Mich - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Blue Water Bridge seize nearly 600 grams of Fentanyl during special operations.   Fentanyl found in shipment at BlueWater BridgeIn the month of January,...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, NY — On January 19, 2019, a 26-year-old woman traveling from Mexico City, Mexico presented herself for inspection, with a United States passport, to a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer.  The CBP officer suspected the subject may...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection released January border enforcement statistics today. These border enforcement statistics show a sustained, high volume of families and unaccompanied children from Central America are attempting to...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza adscritos al Negociado de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés), y agentes de las Fuerzas Unidas de Rápida Acción (FURA) de la Policía de Puerto Rico encontaron y...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –U.S. Border Patrol and Puerto Rico Police Department Joint Forces of Rapid Action (FURA) agents apprehended Thursday 7 aliens from the Dominican Republic that illegally landed in Domes Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico.  Aliens...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. – A Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations Officer was involved in a shooting incident on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at approximately 7:00 p.m. The shooting occurred at the Port of Nogales, DeConcini Crossing in...
Thursday, February 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES —A joint collaborative effort between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and members of HSI’s Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)...
Thursday, February 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Pharr descubrió la mitad de una tonelada de metanfetamina valorizada en $14,075,000 y casi 10 libras de cocaína...
Thursday, February 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge discovered half a ton of methamphetamine worth $14,075,000 and nearly 10 pounds of cocaine concealed within a commercial shipment of...
Thursday, February 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas –Border Patrol Agents arrest two sex offenders and a violent gang member. Monday, McAllen agents working near Hidalgo, Texas, arrested eight illegal aliens shortly after they entered the United States. While being processed, a...
Thursday, February 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. OwensHOULTON, Maine — U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla L. Provost has selected Jason D. Owens as the new Chief Patrol Agent (CPA) of Houlton Sector. Chief Owens assumed command as the 26th Chief Patrol Agent of Houlton...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a previously deported man with a violent criminal history after he entered the U.S. illegally Friday evening east of Lukeville. Ajo Border Patrol Station agents patrolling near the...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Tecate port of entry discovered 122 pounds of methamphetamine hidden within metal casings in the tires of an SUV. “This interdiction prevented a large amount of methamphetamine from...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On Friday, February 1, 2019, Chief Chavez addressed the current security and humanitarian crisis on the Southern border focusing on the Laredo Sector area of operations. The Laredo Sector covers 86,673 square miles in 101 counties,...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—On February 4, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a withhold release order against tuna and tuna products from the Tunago No. 61 based on information obtained by CBP indicating tuna is harvested with the use of forced labor....
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
Newark, NJ - On February 1, U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers conducting enforcement examinations at the International Mail Facility (IMF) in Secaucus, New Jersey discovered a clear plastic bag sealed inside a foiled pouch that was...
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Arizona - Durante el fin de semana, oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos arrestaron a dos mexicanos en intentos separados de contrabandear cerca de 35 libras de metanfetamina a través del Puerto de San Luis. El...
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican nationals over the weekend in separate attempts to smuggle nearly 35 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis. Saturday morning, CBP officers referred the...
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted six separate narcotic smuggling attempts and seized over 1200 pounds of marijuana. Monday, agents working at the Falfurrias checkpoint referred a commercial passenger bus to for secondary...
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI—Despite a historic partial government shutdown stretching 35 days, agents from the National Air Security Operations Center remained laser focused on doing what they do best—catching cocaine smugglers. A P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker...
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—For the duration of the partial government shutdown from Dec. 22, 2018 to Jan. 24, 2019, San Diego Sector (SDC) Border Patrol made 4,824 arrests and seized more than 661 pounds of narcotics. The breakdown of the arrest numbers encompass 1,...
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif.  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East commercial facility arrested a Mexicali man on Friday after discovering 395 pounds of methamphetamine stashed inside the shipment of decorative rocks he was hauling...
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Virginia – By now, many of us have broken our new year’s resolution of getting into better physical or financial shape. For some of us, work, family or other commitments may have contributed to our inability to stay the course, but it’s...

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