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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 57 Checkpoint apprehended a convicted sex offender with a warrant out for his arrest. “Our agents work tirelessly to protect our nation from criminals seeking to illegally enter...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
MURRIETA, Calif.—Border Patrol agents working on Interstate 15 seized 58 bundles of narcotics from the vehicle of a 39-year-old woman last Friday. The narcotics are valued at more than $800,000. The 58 bundles of narcoticswere valued at $868,154.At...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers found 116 pounds (52.55 kilos) of cocaine concealed inside a private vessel inspected on Sunday. The estimated wholesale value is $1.6 million. On Jun. 24, a private vessel...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two men with history of sexual offenses in the United States in two separate incidents on Friday. Agents assigned to the Ajo Border Patrol Station patrolling west of the town of Ajo...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection joined San Antonio International Airport (SAT) in opening Texas’ newest General Aviation Facility, today. The new state-of-the-art facility will begin welcoming travelers aboard private and general...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector’s Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) agents rendered aid to one individual hiking with a group in a remote area of the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument on Sunday afternoon. The Ajo Border Patrol Station...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station responded to a rescue beacon activation Saturday night west of Why, Arizona and found a two men, a Mexican national and a Guatemalan national who required Life Flight transport...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station seized more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana, worth in excess of half a million dollars, abandoned in a cargo van when two men fled on foot in an attempt to avoid apprehension...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection deployed facial recognition biometric exit technology today to George Bush Intercontinental Airport for one daily flight from the United States to Tokyo. The deployment builds upon a June 2016 pilot at...
Monday, June 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Willcox Station seized more than 220 pounds of marijuana and found a Mexican man in the trunk of a vehicle during separate weekend incidents at immigration checkpoints. On Saturday, agents...
Monday, June 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales seized almost $1.1 million in hard drugs and arrested four Mexican nationals during separate weekend incidents. A combination of meth and heroinwere removed...
Monday, June 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
FALFURRIAS, Texas – Border Patrol agents seize cocaine hidden in vehicle after a K-9 alerts. $2.1 Million  in cocaine seized at theFalfurrias checkpointSunday afternoon, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias checkpoint seized over 65...
Monday, June 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested two U.S. citizens and a Mexican national during separate drug seizures recently. Officers discovered nearly 35 poundsof meth within the rear cargo...
Monday, June 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
PROGRESO, Texas – Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Progreso/Donna Port of Entry arrested a 17-year-old citizen of the United States returning from Mexico Friday morning in connection with...
Monday, June 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
FORT PIERCE, Fla.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations Agents from the Fort Pierce Marine Unit assisted an injured man near the Fort Pierce Inlet Sunday afternoon. The Treasure-Coast based Air and Marine Operations marine...
Monday, June 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
ALPINE, TX – Border Patrol agents from Big Bend Sector made one of the largest marijuana seizures to date in Fiscal Year 2017 after seizing 1,537 pounds Thursday from a 2003 Ford F-150 truck approximately Drug-laden truck in BBT20 miles southeast of...
Monday, June 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, TX – Extreme temperatures experienced along the SW Border, and dangers from area waterways have become major concerns for area Border Patrol Agents, as evidenced by recent rescues of undocumented immigrants and calls for help along the...
Monday, June 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
U. S. Custom and Border Protection Will Conduct Global Entry Interviews NEW YORK CITY--- U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers from John F. Kennedy and Newark Liberty International Airport will host a Global Entry Enrollment event with...
Saturday, June 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On June 21, 2017, Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector Border Patrol were working their assigned duties near a ranch in El Cenizo, Texas when they encountered a subject in distress.  Agents assigned to the Laredo South Border...
Friday, June 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – El Sector de Tucson de la Patrulla Fronteriza ha renovado un programa con México con la implementación de una nueva política para procesar contrabandistas de personas en ambos lados de la frontera. La Patrulla Fronteriza inicio el “...
Friday, June 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol has renewed a longstanding program with Mexico with the implementation of new policy to prosecute human smugglers on both sides of the border. In an effort to enhance public safety across the southwest,...
Friday, June 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized approximately $829,000 worth of methamphetamine and heroin during separate incidents Thursday. Officers seized multiple packages of cocainethat was hidden...
Friday, June 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – An El Centro Sector Border Patrol agent assigned patrol duties in Calexico, was assaulted Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred at approximately 3:40 p.m., when agents observed three men scale over the international boundary...
Friday, June 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – Within a 5 hour period on Wednesday U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry and PedWest facility seized over $1 million in cocaine and apprehended a U.S. fugitive wanted for homicide. A significant...
Friday, June 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
CBP officers at the Peace Arch Port ofEntry detained a Hillsboro, Oregon,man when a name check revealed he wasthe subject of an arrest warrant.BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Peace Arch...

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