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Friday, October 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol came together with local law enforcement at the 11th Annual National Night Out in Laredo, Texas. On October 1, the Laredo Sector, together with law enforcement partners came together at this national community-...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas-EE.UU. Especialistas en agricultura de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos en el Puerto de Entrada de Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas descubrieron una plaga rara, un primer descubrimiento de la nación, en un cargamento de...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry discovered a rare pest, a first in nation discovery, in a shipment of prickly pear pads.  “Our CBP agriculture specialists are to be...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en la instalación de carga en el Puente Internacional de Pharr descubrió cocaína con valor de $740,000 en un camión comercial que llegaba de...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered cocaine worth $740,000 in a commercial truck arriving from Mexico. “This interception of hard narcotics,...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
TRENTON, N.J. – CBP’s Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC) located in Riverside, CA, collected evidence which led to the arrest and successful prosecution of a Passaic County, New Jersey man.  Khamraj Lall, 52, of Ringwood, New Jersey, was found...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
PINE VALLEY, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a woman yesterday at the Interstate 8 checkpoint who had 160 packages of methamphetamine hidden inside her SUV.  The woman also had her two minor children in the car, which is a repeat of a...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –Agents from Tucson Sector Border Patrol and Tucson Air Branch Air and Marine Operations seized an ultralight aircraft and arrested the Mexican national pilot Sunday night on State Route 82, east of Nogales.  Shortly after 11:00 p.m.,...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – One priority of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) trade enforcement mission is consumer protection. CBP seizes all sorts of dangerous products, such as narcotics, counterfeit goods, unregulated prescription medicines, and...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector were busy over the weekend, stopping six separate smuggling attempts in which 11 smugglers were arrested while attempting to transport a total of 26 illegal aliens into the...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
Del Rio, Texas – Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz is pleased to announce the appointment of Doyle Edward Amidon Jr. as Deputy Chief Patrol Agent of the Del Rio Sector.  He assumed his duties, Sept 29. Deputy Chief Patrol Agent DoyleAmidon Jr. ...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A P-3 aircrew from Air and Marine Operations is credited with saving three Costa Rican fishermen stranded aboard a disabled fishing vessel drifting in the vast open waters of the Western Caribbean Sea. Sept. 24 Three...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en la instalación de carga del Puente Internacional de Pharr interceptó cocaína con valor de $1.6 millones en un embarque comercial de...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted cocaine in a commercial shipment of fresh carrots worth $1.6 million. “I commend our officers assigned to...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
MIAMI— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Miami and Fort Lauderdale worked to organize and transport hundreds of pounds of clothing items and more than a dozen generators for delivery to the Bahamas last week. A far-reaching...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
El CENTRO, Calif. – On September 20-22, 2019, El Centro Sector Border Patrol Explorer Post 4108 competed in the 2019 Best in the West competition sponsored by the San Diego Sector Explorer Post.   This three-day event gathered 15 explorer posts...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
PINE VALLEY, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a woman at the Interstate 8 checkpoint who had methamphetamine hidden inside her SUV with a child in her car on Tuesday.   At approximately 9 p.m., on Oct. 1, 2019, a woman and her 6-year-old...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
Last week’s foiled smuggling attempts in New Mexico yield Chinese, Cubans, Ecuadoreans, and Salvadorans    LAS CRUCES, NM – Several U.S. Border Patrol incidents in New Mexico last week reveal the diversity of people from all over the world who are...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted two separate narcotics smuggling cases resulting in the seizure of methamphetamine during the past week. On September 26, 2019, U.S. Border Patrol Agents working at the Javier Vega Jr. U.S....
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Willcox Border Patrol agents arrested six illegal aliens and a Benson man in connection to a human smuggling event near Willcox, Monday afternoon. Agents working near the town of Willcox observed vehicles avoiding the Border Patrol...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Philadelphia man at Philadelphia International Airport Monday who was wanted by the Philadelphia Police Department on rape charges. CBP officers detained Edgar Joel Vargas, 21,...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Explorer Post 3604 is holding an open house at the International Falls Port of Entry October 13, 2019 beginning at 4:00 p.m.  CBP Explorer programThe Explorer program is a...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | Local Media Release
AUBURN, Maine – U.S. Border Patrol agents from Rangeley Station arrested one Mexican National using a mobile-biometric-device for identification. Once the identity of the subject was confirmed, he was processed for removal from the United States. On...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de los Estados Unidos incautaron 37 libras (17 kilos) de varios narcóticos encontrados dentro de varios paquetes que llegaron al Aeropuerto Internacional Rafael Hernández (...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers seized 37 pounds (17 kilos) of various narcotics found inside various parcels that arrived at the Rafael Hernandez International Airport (BQN).     “Smugglers seek very...

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