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Monday, June 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The U.S. Border Patrol is conducting Citizens Academies this summer, at the Buffalo and Niagara Falls Border Patrol Stations. The academies provide residents an opportunity to learn about the U.S. Border Patrol, its role in the...
Monday, June 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas – Acting Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens officially welcomed participants to the Summer Session of the Laredo Sector Citizens Academy. The United States Border Patrol Laredo Sector commenced the eight-week citizens’ academy on June 6...
Monday, June 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – The first event occurred on June 2, 2017, at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 when border Patrol agents encountered a tractor-trailer at the primary lane.  The driver and passenger were questioned regarding their...
Saturday, June 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection is assisting in the investigation of a report of an assault against an off-duty Border Patrol agent assigned to the Deming, New Mexico, Border Patrol Station. The agent was discovered on the side...
Friday, June 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry yesterday intercepted approximately $88,200 worth of methamphetamine concealed inside the gas tank of a vehicle. The incident occurred at...
Friday, June 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo Station, assisted by an Air and Marine Operations helicopter aircrew, seized more than 135 pounds of marijuana and arrested one Nicaraguan national southwest of Ajo Thursday...
Friday, June 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station arrested two previously-deported felons from Honduras in less than 24 hours. Agents patrolling near the Lukeville Port of Entry early Thursday apprehended Antonio Torres-...
Friday, June 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - La Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos en Del Rio organizará un evento de puertas abiertas el 17 de junio para cualquier veterano que esté interesado en solicitar ser un agente. En el año fiscal 2016, la Patrulla Fronteriza...
Friday, June 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested two U.S. citizens Thursday for attempting to smuggle a male Mexican national through the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 19, near Amado. During the primary immigration inspection,...
Friday, June 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Nogales Station, along with Air and Marine Operations aircraft, seized more than 300 pounds of marijuana Thursday night after smugglers abandoned their loads and ran back into Mexico...
Friday, June 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers removed the drugs fromthroughout the smuggling vehicleTUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port in Douglas, Arizona, arrested two women during separate smuggling attempts Thursday involving...
Friday, June 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol in Del Rio will be hosting an open house event on June 17 for any veterans who are interested in applying to become an agent. Within fiscal year 2016, the Border Patrol employed 19,828 men and women across the...
Thursday, June 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Air Interdiction agents aboard an Air & Marine Operations helicopter Wednesday evening reported seeing what appeared to be a deceased individual hanging from a tree near the village of Santa Cruz on the Tohono O’odham Nation....
Thursday, June 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from Tucson Sector’s Sonoita Station seized more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana earlier today from a Benson woman. At approximately 5 a.m., a Border Patrol agent stopped a Mitsubishi Montero on State Route 83,...
Thursday, June 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Border Patrol agents arrested eight foreign nationals Wednesday evening on the Tohono O’odham Nation, suspected of smuggling almost 300 pounds of marijuana. Agents patrolling a remote area on horseback near the Mesquite Mountains...
Thursday, June 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
PONCE, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA, for its Spanish acronym) agents found Wednesday morning 16 bales of cocaine amounting to 1198 pounds (543 kilos) inside an...
Thursday, June 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers in Nogales discoveredpackages of unreported currencywithin the seat back of the driver's seat TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound inspections at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested two Mexican...
Thursday, June 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers found and arrested Monday a deported alien attempting exit the island on board the San Juan- Santo Domingo ferry. Martires Torres-Garcia, 42, a citizen of the Dominican...
Thursday, June 8, 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 $201,280. CBP officers arrested a teen afterfinding more than 26 lbs. of cocainein her car.“...
Thursday, June 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Border Patrol Agents at the Immigration Checkpoint north of Las Cruces arrested a convicted sexual offender over the weekend. The apprehension occurred Saturday night, June 3, 2017, as Agents from the Las Cruces Station watched a...
Thursday, June 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
SWANTON, Vt. – On June 6, the U.S. Border Patrol Swanton Sector presented New York State Police with a check for $29,777.44 and the keys to a vehicle closing out a case from 2015. On August 15, 2015, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Massena...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro Pedestrian West border crossing yesterday caught a fugitive wanted for attempted homicide as he attempted to enter the U.S.. On June 5, at about 3:20 p.m., a 31-year-old male...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry in the San Diego and Imperial Valley Counties over the weekend intercepted approximately 837 pounds of narcotics valued at over $3.9 million, including 150 pounds...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Casa Grande agents working south of Sells, Arizona arrested two male Salvadorian nationals yesterday and, during processing, discovered one was a former MS-13 gang member. Agents were processing the two men for immigration violations...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 57 immigration checkpoint arrested an Eagle Pass woman for narcotics smuggling, on Wednesday. U.S. Border Patrol agents at the EaglePass South Station checkpoint onHighway 57 seized 7.9...

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