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Friday, February 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
At approximately 2:30 p.m, yesterday, Swanton Station Border Patrol agents responded to request for local law enforcement to be on the lookout for a vehicle that was seen leaving the scene of a shooting that had occurred in the parking lot of the...
Friday, February 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – With Operation Stonegarden situational awareness and intelligence, the Puerto Rico Police Department’s Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA, for its Spanish acronym) seized Tuesday 1,522 pounds (690 kilos) of cocaine, with an...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) detected a go-fast vessel containing 710 pounds (322 kilos)  of cocaine, worth an estimated $9 million, 60 miles southeast of Guayama, Puerto Rico. “...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Lukeville Port of Entry arrested a 30-year-old man on Feb. 21 wanted in the state of Washington for “escape from community custody.” Zeferino Alaniz Balderas was a passenger in...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol, Office of Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) jointly rescued migrants during three complex operations within the last six weeks in Arizona’s rugged desert....
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Off duty Border Patrol agents from the Sonoita Station provided emergency medical care for a woman injured in a motorcycle accident on State Route 83, near mile marker 46, Wednesday afternoon. Multiple off duty Sonoita agents were on...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents stopped two human smuggling attempts Tuesday; one at the immigration checkpoint near Amado and the other during a vehicle stop near the village of Topawa.   The first incident occurred around 5:30 p...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Veterans International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged marijuana. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $18,219, hidden within a white 2008...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
OROVILLE, Wash. — Oroville Border Patrol agents arrested six people involved in alien smuggling on Feb. 8. Five illegal aliens from India were apprehended after they crossed the international border separating Canada and the United States near...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a “Sureño” gang member near the downtown area of Calexico Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 1:50 p.m., Border Patrol agents were on patrol when they observed...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aircrews based in Jacksonville detected multiple vessels in international waters off the coast of Central America over the past week resulting in the...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAKE CHARLES, LA. —Late Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Lake Charles Station, conducted a vehicle stop on a 2006 Chrysler Town and Country van on interstate-10 near Lake Charles, LA.  The van was occupied with nine people. US...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized $43,514 Tuesday afternoon. The money was discovered hidden in the center console and air manifold of a pick-up truck. CBP officers were...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized alleged cocaine valued at $274,040. “Our CBP officers continue to excel in their commitment to the CBP mission, as a...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a 22-year-old Phoenix man after finding 150 pounds of marijuana concealed within his Dodge van. Officers removed 150 pounds of marijuanafrom within a...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
A CBP narcotics detection caninealerted officers to the locationsof marijuana throughout asmuggling vehicleTUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona arrested three Mexican...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Ysleta international crossing at the El Paso port of entry arrested a murder suspect Tuesday night. The wanted man had been a fugitive since 2007. “Vigilant CBP officers...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry made 10 drug busts Tuesday. A total of 996 pounds of marijuana was seized. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $796,800. “The many...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents stopped two human smuggling attempts during the holiday weekend at the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 19 near Amado. Agents at the I-19 traffic checkpointdiscovered two Mexican nationals in...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents recently arrested seven adult male illegal aliens during two separate events, one south of Tacna and another near Yuma, Arizona. Agents from Camp Grip intercepted fivebackpackers who were caught with morethan 400...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
HIGHGATE SPRINGS, Vt. — On Monday, February 14, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of Highgate Springs intercepted a 25-year-old, male, United States Citizen who was charged with sexual assault of a minor. CBP officers at...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
POTRERO, Calif.—A Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member was arrested by Border Patrol agents on Sunday morning after illegally crossing the border near Potrero, Calif. At about 8 a.m., agents patrolling the border responded to a report of suspected...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from Tucson Sector’s Ajo Station arrested a permanent resident alien and three undocumented immigrants following a vehicle stop Feb. 16 on Interstate 8, east of Gila Bend. Shortly after 10 p.m., agents conducted...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Steward Speakers Inc. in conjunction with Olivet Missionary Baptist Church., will host a National Black History Celebration featuring Kirk Franklin, author and Grammy Award-winning gospel, hip-...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
FORT COVINGTON, N.Y. – A U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to the Burke Station rescued two children and their mother from hypothermia after their car overturned and partially submerged in a culvert on Sunday. “Agent Tebo’s quick reaction saved two...

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