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Monday, December 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Rio Grande Valley locate human remains. On Saturday afternoon, the Falfurrias Border Patrol Station received a call from the Brooks County Sherriff’s Office (BCSO) regarding skeletal remains...
Monday, December 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped several narcotic smuggling attempts resulting in the seizure of more than a ton of marijuana over the weekend. On Saturday morning, Rio Grande City agents responded to the report of a narcotic...
Monday, December 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
Meth-filled waffle conesvalued at $39,900 wasseized at IAH.HOUSTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) were inspecting cargo shipments of foodstuff when they made a sweet discovery, Nov. 27 CBP...
Sunday, December 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – On November 21, U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla L. Provost selected Andrew K. Scharnweber as the new Deputy Chief Patrol Agent for the Buffalo, N.Y. Sector.  A 22 year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol, Deputy Chief Scharnweber...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
ORLANDO, Florida - Esta semana, en el Aeropuerto Internacional de Orlando (MCO), los oficiales de Operaciones de Campo de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de los Estados Unidos, detuvieron a un hombre que llegó desde Costa Rica con bolsas de...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Arizona- En la tarde del martes, agentes adscritos a la estación de Ajo de la Patrulla Fronteriza detuvieron a un extranjero que viajó con la caravana de migrantes e ilegalmente en el país, que fue luego identificado como integrante de la...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
Travelers Should Expect Minimal Processing Delays   SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is advising the traveling public of a scheduled large-scale operational readiness exercise that may result in minimal processing delays at the...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested an 18-year-old-male and 17-year-old juvenile male in possession of various types illegal narcotics and a rifle Wednesday evening. The incident...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Ajo station apprehended an illegal alien Tuesday afternoon and later identified him as a Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13, gang member who traveled with the migrant caravan. Agents arrested the gang member near...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted murderer from Honduras Saturday night after he illegally entered the United States with other members of the migrant caravan. On Nov. 24th, around 11 P.M., agents detected three people crossing...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested a criminal alien and two gang members in three separate incidents. Wednesday night, McAllen agents working near Hidalgo, Texas arrested a Salvadoran man. During processing...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to apprehend large groups of family units and unaccompanied children. Thursday, a group of 57 illegal aliens turned themselves in to McAllen agents near Granjeno, Texas....
Friday, November 30, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, awarded a contract to construct border wall gates in the U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector, which was funded in CBP...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 around 4:10 pm, Border Patrol Agents discovered tire tracks for multiple vehicles originating near U.S./Mexico International Boundary and continuing north into the United States, typical signs of a drive-through...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector disrupted five narcotic smuggling attempts in three days. On Tuesday morning, agents working near Rio Grande City, Texas, observed multiple subjects carrying bundles of...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested a criminal alien and gang member in two separate incidents. On Wednesday morning, Harlingen agents encountered a group of eight illegal aliens near the Progreso Port of...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
 ORLANDO, Fla. —  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations officers at Orlando International Airport (MCO) apprehended a man arriving from Costa Rica this week with bags of marijuana gummies and thousands of dollars’ worth of...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, along with the Department of Defense, is conducting readiness exercises at the Port of San Luis similar to those at the Port of Nogales, which may lead to temporary suspensions of port activity. In...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers assigned to the World Trade Bridge recently seized over $587,000 in marijuana in two enforcement actions.  “I congratulate our officers for these...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
PROGRESO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Laredo Field Office, on November 29, 2018, formally announced the selection of Walter Weaver as the new port director (PD) for the Port of Progreso at a change of...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents were assaulted during two separate incidents west of Tucson Tuesday.    The first assault occurred when agents disrupted a human smuggling attempt south of Three Points. While attempting to arrest...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – On Nov. 24, information sharing between the United States and the Government of Mexico (GoM) led to the rescue of 106 migrants held against their will. During the U.S.-Mexico Border Security Multi-Agency Law Enforcement training...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a man with a violent criminal history after he entered the U.S. illegally near San Miguel southwest of Tucson Tuesday evening. During processing, agents conducted a records check on...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector intercepted two separate marijuana smuggling attempts and seized multiple vehicles.   Friday morning, Weslaco agents patrolling along the Rio Grande detected an illegal...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to disrupt alien smuggling attempts throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Sunday, McAllen Border Patrol agents working in Los Ebanos, Texas, observed several subjects who illegally entered the United...

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