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Friday, March 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine on Friday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 10 a.m., after a 26-year-old woman...
Friday, March 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
Del rio, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in Carrizo Springs apprehended five undocumented immigrants after they fled from a stolen truck on Highway 83. Agents followed the footprints and wereable to find five undocumentedimmigrants who had...
Friday, March 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents, game wardens, Kinney County sheriff’s office deputies, and CBP Air and Marine units located and air-lifted a 68-year-old man who was lost for several hours in remote and arduous terrain. Border Patrol...
Friday, March 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On the cusp of Spring Break and as Holy Week draws closer, one of the busiest times of year for U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s South Texas ports of entry, CBP encourages holiday travelers to use Ready Lanes, enroll in trusted...
Friday, March 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas– U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Laredo Port of Entry encourages travelers to plan ahead and avoid unnecessary delays during the upcoming Semana Santa traffic. CBP also reminds the traveling public that they may obtain their...
Friday, March 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va., – People are using handheld technology for more things every day.  From sales clerks swiping credit cards in stores to security guards checking ticket authenticity at sporting events, handheld technology is enhancing routine processes...
Friday, March 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican nationals in separate incidents Wednesday and Thursday for attempting to smuggle 48 pounds of methamphetamine and 10 pounds of heroin, worth approximately $324,000 combined...
Friday, March 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — An arriving passenger was “busting out of his pants.”  Fortunately this is not the first time U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers in New York have seen this concealment method. On March 4, Mr. Juan Carlos Galan Luperon, a...
Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
Photo is of Rene Murillo-Almansa,who has an extensive criminal historydating back to 1990TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station arrested a 46-year-old Mexican man Tuesday who was previously deported as an aggravated felon and...
Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
INTERNATONAL FALLS, Minn. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the International Falls Port of Entry detained a man Tuesday who has drug trafficking convictions in Canada and who had been living illegally in the United...
Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
GREAT FALLS, Mont. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Area Port of Great Falls detained two individuals Monday who were wanted on felony arrest warrants. One of the incidents occurred when a woman, who is a Canadian...
Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged heroin carrying a combined estimated street value of more than $800,000 in one enforcement action. “This is an excellent seizure from...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Rainbow Bridge Port of Entry arrested a Kitchener, Ontario man after CBP officers discovered child pornography on the subject’s cell phone.  CBP officers at the Rainbow Bridge...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested four people after finding nearly 90 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin in separate seizures in the last several days. Officers searching an Acura...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested three people after finding more than 42 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin in separate weekend seizures. Officers searching an Acura sedan Saturday...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—Persistence paid off last week for U.S. Border Patrol agents who were involved in the investigation and apprehension of a convicted felon who recently entered the country illegally. Border Patrol agents discovered evidence that...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted two loads of alleged narcotics on Saturday. CBP officers discovered the alleged drugs, which carried a combined street value of...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged cocaine carrying a combined estimated street value of more than $365,000 in one enforcement action. Packages containing 48 pounds of...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized almost 140 pounds of marijuana and arrested three U.S. citizens, two El Salvadorian nationals and one Mexican national in separate weekend smuggling attempts. Agents from the Naco Station...
Monday, March 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector seized a narcotic seizure this past weekend at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on State Highway 59.  On March 5, 2017, Border Patrol agents working their assigned duties at the Border Patrol...
Monday, March 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
SEATTLE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma seized a shipment of toy ski scooters and a shipment of toy UFOs in February that were found to contain high levels of lead. “CBP officers’ primary...
Sunday, March 5, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge arrested a U.S. citizen this weekend, after discovering he was wanted for a probation violation in Georgia related to a narcotics conviction.  Peace Bridge Port of...
Saturday, March 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Alexandria Bay Port of Entry arrested a Haitian citizen on a weapons charge after a gun was discovered in his vehicle on Friday. In a separate encounter the same day, another U.S...
Friday, March 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agent Mario Martinez, presented new insignia ranks, and certificates to 8 Border Patrol agents and 4 promotion certificates to sector employees during a ceremony held yesterday at University...
Friday, March 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged methamphetamine carrying a combined estimated street value of more than $3 million in two separate enforcement actions. “CBP officers...

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