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Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos que trabajaban en Eagle Pass arrestaron a un hombre que había sido previamente condenado por agresión sexual contra un menor de edad. "Los hombres y mujeres de la...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in Eagle Pass arrested a man who was previously convicted of sexual assault on a minor. “The men and women of the United States Border Patrol are committed to protecting and serving our citizens...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
SIERRA BLANCA, Texas – Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Sierra Blanca Traffic Checkpoint on I-10, 85 miles east of El Paso, arrested a United States citizen from El Paso on Tuesday who was attempting to smuggle methamphetamine. After conducting...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - La Patrulla Fronteriza del Sector Del Rio inició recientemente la Academia Explorer anual, donde 29 jóvenes cadetes pasaron un intenso curso de una semana para participar en el Programa Explorers. Los participantes de Explorer...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
Del RIO, Texas – The Del Rio Sector Border Patrol recently hosted the annual Explorer Academy where 29 young cadets passed an intense, week-long course in order to participate in the Explorers Program. Explorer Academy participants learnbuilding-...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) participated in a multi-agency operation recently that led to 22 arrests across three states. The focus of this investigation was an organized crime group...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Agents assigned to the Brownsville Border Patrol station prevented a large amount of suspected narcotics from entering the United States this week. Splashdown vehicle full of marijuanain the Rio GradeTuesday morning, Border...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector recovered three more bodies early this week of migrants who succumbed to the trek into the United States. Early Sunday afternoon, Falfurrias agents received a call from a...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
CONSTABLE, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers recently hosted their first “Bring Your Child To Work Day,” at Churubusco Port of Entry on June 14.  CBP children at Churubusco Port ofEntryThe inaugural event resulted in 28 children in...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
DETROIT - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations advises travelers planning trips across the Detroit, Port Huron and Sault Ste. Marie border crossings to anticipate heavy traffic during the Fourth of July and Canada Day...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection is expecting an increase in border traffic throughout the next week which includes Canadian and U.S. national holidays on July 1 and July 4. CBP  reminds travelers who are planning trips across the...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
POTRERO, Calif.—Border Patrol agents patrolling the border in East County on Tuesday rescued a man who suffered from heat-related injuries. Due to the remote location, the man was air-evacuated to a local hospital. Throughout the afternoon, agents...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – In the midst of the ongoing construction at the Laredo Port of Entry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge apprehended a Mexican national who attempted to make illegal...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo Port of Entry seized 108.77 pounds worth of alleged cocaine in separate, unrelated incidents. “Our officers continue to uphold the CBP mission by...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – The first seizure took place on June 23, 2017, after Border Patrol agents seized 1,731.71 pounds of marijuana in Laredo, Texas. Agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 encountered a U-Haul truck at the primary...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized more than $93,000 from a Qatar-bound family for violating federal currency reporting regulations Tuesday at Philadelphia International Airport. Philadelphia CBP seized $93,393...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is extending enrollment center hours during the summer in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh for conditionally-approved applicants to complete interviews for CBP’s widely popular Global Entry...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
ST. ALBANS, VT — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding travelers that there will be increased traffic volumes associated with holiday weekends, as well as throughout the busy summer travel season; however there are a number of tips...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas – On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, officials from the Government of Mexico found two deceased individuals in the Rio Grande River, west of Presidio. During the early morning hours, officials from the Government of Mexico alerted Border...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – The arrest of two U.S. citizens Monday for attempting to smuggle more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $600,000, was part of a larger operation involving multiple U.S. Customs and Border Protection agencies. An...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
Alpine, Texas – On June 24, 2017, Alpine Border Patrol Agents apprehended a Mexican Citizen and convicted murderer who was illegally present in the United States. He was encountered during an immigration inspection at the Highway 385 Checkpoint near...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued 19 people in the past six days (June 21-26) and the numbers are expected to climb along with Arizona’s deadly heat. Rescue beaconShifting resources to the west desert area, between Tucson...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized approximately $201,000 worth of cocaine and heroin Monday morning. Officers located a combination ofheroin and cocaine within a speakerbox, worth nearly $201,...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – On Sunday U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry seized over $3.2 million in cocaine and methamphetamine inside a gas tank of a commercial bus this past Sunday. This significant seizure occurred June...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos asignados al punto de revisión en la carretera 57 aprehendieron a un delincuente sexual condenado con una orden de detención. "Nuestros agentes trabajan incansablemente...

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