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Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS –Laredo Sector Border Patrol Youth of the Year Mateo Simpson was hosted by Texas State Representative Richard Peña Raymond at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas. Spencer Peterson; Richard Peña Raymond,Texas State Representative,...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
ROMA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents rescue and resuscitate an unresponsive infant after nearly drowning in the Rio Grande. On Wednesday, the Rio Grande City, Texas, Border Patrol Station (RGC) riverine unit rescued a six month old male...
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
SACRAMENTO– California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the arrest and filing of charges against Naasón Joaquín García (Joaquín García) and his co-defendants for alleged human trafficking, production of child pornography, forcible...
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection released the agency’s May 2019 migration statistics today, which indicate that fiscal year to date (FYTD) enforcement actions on the Southwest border reached 676,315, up 99 percent over last year at...
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – A Guatemalan woman was found dead in the desert after she fell ill on the Barry M. Goldwater Firing Range Monday and was left behind by the group she was traveling with.   Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working with an Air and Marine...
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents are facing complex challenges with concurrent law enforcement and humanitarian missions in what appears to be a new normal on the Southwest Border. A large group of 134 migrants wasarrested by...
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
Del Rio, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station have arrested another group of 34 people from Africa. Del Rio Sector has seen a dramatic rise in the number of arrests of illegal immigrants from African countries over...
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a noteworthy amount of hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $500,000 in one enforcement action at the Juarez-Lincoln...
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Naco prevented a Mexican national from smuggling more than 72 pounds of marijuana into the United States, June 3. Seventy-two pounds of...
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol constructed several compact all-weather mobile shelter systems, CAMSS, to help ease the capacity issues at the Eagle Pass South Station. Compact All-weather Mobile Shelter Systems“All of the stations in Del Rio...
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested a 65-year-old Mexican national for attempted drug smuggling at the Port of Lukeville, June 1. Saturday morning, CBP officers referred the man to the...
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – El viernes, oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de Estados Unidos en el Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín capturaron 32 aves vivas en el equipaje de mano de un pasajero procedente de Madrid, España."Los...
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Virginia — Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 325 grams of marijuana and $20,000 of unreported counterfeit currency Sunday during separate incidents at Washington Dulles International Airport. Sunday morning, CBP officers...
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE — Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized nearly $21,000 of unreported currency Friday at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). A Nigerian couple, who arrived on a flight from London, reported to...
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport  seized on Friday, 32 live birds in the hand carried luggage of a passenger arriving from Madrid, Spain.  “Prohibited agricultural...
Monday, June 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
CHULA VISTA, Calif. — San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two previously deported sex-offenders on two separate events over this weekend, after they illegally entered the U.S. The first incident occurred June 1, at approximately 4:50 p.m...
Monday, June 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –Amid balmy weather and the start of the summer travel season, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers seized more than three and a half tons of marijuana in a single enforcement action at...
Monday, June 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station apprehended a group of 37 undocumented immigrants from Central Africa on Saturday. “We are continuing to see a rise in apprehensions of immigrants from countries not...
Monday, June 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested a Glendale resident attempting to smuggle more than 92 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis, June 2. CBP officers referred a 21-year-...
Monday, June 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – As U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to deal with overwhelming number of illegal aliens traversing through the region, agents disrupted several marijuana smuggling attempts. On Friday afternoon, agents...
Monday, June 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested two previously deported sex offenders on Saturday. The first incident occurred at around 12:30 a.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro Station observed a man...
Monday, June 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Fort Brown Border Patrol Explorer Post 975 assisted the City of Brownsville with their Second Annual Save A Life – Learn Hands Only CPR &  Choking Rescue Event.  On Saturday, June 1, 2019, Fort Brown Explorer Post 975...
Monday, June 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations is installing the Reporting Offsite Arrival-Mobile (ROAM) application for small boat reporting at four sites in the Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan area of responsibility...
Monday, June 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
GUNFLINT TRAIL, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations has added to the list of pilot locations now using the new CBP ROAM ™ application for small boat reporting. CBP has expanded use  of the ROAMApp into the...
Monday, June 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested an individual suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Saturday morning. Agents discover meth stashedinside a spare tire.The incident...

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