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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
Donna, Texas –A human smuggler crashed through a fence after eluding Border Patrol agents at the Donna Port of Entry (POE). Monday night, Weslaco Station Border Patrol agents working near the Donna POE observed a man pick up a suspected illegal...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico ports of entry over the weekend intercepted $273,005 in unreported U.S. currency and discovered approximately $57,400 worth of methamphetamine in two separate...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – On Saturday afternoon, two agents patrolling the Padre Island National Seashore discovered a nesting Kemp Ridley turtle, the most endangered species of sea turtles. Agents, from Corpus Christi Station, were conducting their normal...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, N.M -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized hundreds of rounds of ammunition and sixteen semi-automatic rifle magazines Wednesday afternoon. Ammunition...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- CBP Border Patrol in El Paso, the El Paso Air Branch of CBP Air and Marine (AMO), the Consulate General of Mexico and the El Paso Fire Department joined forces today to help protect human life. Representatives from various agencies...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Juan Field Operations announced Friday a significant increase of more than 300% in the seizure of counterfeit merchandise during the first two quarters of federal fiscal year (FY)...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that in the first six months of FY17, CBP searched the electronic devices of 14,993 arriving international travelers, affecting 0.008 percent of the approximately 189.6 million travelers...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection is expecting an increase in border traffic over the busy Easter break, and is reminding travelers planning trips across the border to anticipate delays and prepare accordingly. Vehicles in line at...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
ST. ALBANS, VT — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers that there will be increased traffic volumes associated with Good Friday and Easter weekend beginning April 14; however there are a number of tips to help expedite cross-...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, at Charleston seaport seized an estimated $1.1 million in counterfeit mobile phone accessories, including phone cases, chargers, cables, and headphones on March...
Monday, April 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $95,200, hidden within a white 2009...
Monday, April 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
MURRIETA, Calif.—A 53-year-old man was arrested on Friday afternoon after Border Patrol agents discovered nearly $200,000 worth of narcotics stashed in a vehicle he was driving on Interstate 215 in Murrieta, Calif.   At about 1:30 p.m., agents...
Monday, April 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man and woman suspected of drug smuggling Saturday morning and a previously deported sex offender later that night.   The first incident occurred at approximately 9 a.m., when a...
Monday, April 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – With the Easter festivities right around the corner, CBP is reminding the traveling public that cascarones (confetti-filled eggshells) are restricted to quantities of 12 per passenger and the shells may be decorated, etched, or...
Friday, April 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine carrying a combined estimated street value of more than $3 million in three enforcement actions. “...
Friday, April 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in the Imperial Valley are anticipating an increase in applications by Mexican travelers for the required I-94 permit during the Easter holiday season. Mexican border crossing...
Friday, April 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
MURRIETA, Calif.—Border Patrol agents arrested a 21-year-old man who was allegedly smuggling nearly 35 pounds of crystal methamphetamine on Interstate 15 in Murrieta, Calif. on Thursday afternoon.   At about 3:30 p.m., agents conducted a vehicle...
Friday, April 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa port of entry yesterday caught a fugitive wanted for attempted homicide and arson, as he attempted to enter the U.S. using a tourist visa. On Apr. 5, at about 5:45 a.m., 42-...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Casa Grande Station rescued an injured 24-year-old male Honduran national found Tuesday morning near the border southwest of Sells, Arizona. Agents render life-saving aidto gunshot victim.​An agent...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza y diputados del Alguacil del Condado de Maverick, trabajando en conjunto, arrestaron a un hombre que se había barricado en un remolque que albergaba armas de gran potencia. A pesar de los...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported, convicted murderer yesterday in Calexico. On Wednesday evening, at approximately 6 p.m., agents assigned to the Calexico Border Patrol Station observed a man...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents and Maverick County Sheriff’s deputies, working in conjunction, apprehended a man who had barricaded himself in a trailer housing high-powered weapons. Despite repeated attempts by anegotiator, the man was...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | Local Media Release
PROGRESO, Texas - Progreso/Donna Port of Entry bid farewell to a senior manager who has served with a variety of federal agencies and ends his career with over 32 years of federal service. On March 30, 2017 CBP employees from the Progreso/Donna and...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, at Charleston seaport arrested two U.S. citizens Monday. The individuals arrived on a cruise ship from the Bahamas and were taken into custody on outstanding...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | Local Media Release
Truck carrying narcotics in Sierra Blanca.SIERRA BLANCA, TX –U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the I-10 Sierra Blanca Immigration Checkpoint east of El Paso made a significant drug seizure on Monday, and arrested one subject attempting to...

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