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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — This arriving passenger was looking to more than tuna salad for lunch as U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport discovered. Cans labeled as foodthat tested positive forcocaine.On January...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEMING, N.M – Alertness by Border Patrol Agents in Columbus, New Mexico was the key that led to the arrest of five suspected smugglers over the weekend and the seizure of more than $312,000 in marijuana. On January 15th, Deming Station agents...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — The “Beetle Invasion Tour” was stopped prematurely by skilled and alert U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialists at John F. Kennedy International Airport. While inspecting rice contained in theboxes, CBP Agriculture...
Tuesday, January 31, 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 9,600 pounds of narcotics including more than 500 pounds of marijuana...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
Malone, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Burke Station arrested two subjects after a failed human smuggling attempt near Malone, N.Y. late last week. On Friday evening, a Border Patrol agent from the Burke Station identified a suspicious...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza EU que trabajan en el Sector Del Rio incautaron 2.2 libras de metanfetamina, valoradas en $70,400 y 121.2 libras de marihuana, valoraron más de $96.960 en dos incidentes separados. Para el año...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of smuggling cocaine on Monday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 5:04 a.m., after a 39-year-old man approached...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized 2.2 pounds of methamphetamine, valued at $70,400, and more than 121.2 pounds of marijuana, valued over $96,960 in two separate incidents.  For Fiscal Year 2017, which...
Monday, January 30, 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 $122,740, hidden within a white 1994...
Monday, January 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry apprehended a Mexican national who was wanted on an outstanding murder warrant and listed as one of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives. “CBP officers remain...
Monday, January 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Agents Doug Fires and Bobby Taylor were traveling back to their station when they observed an accident and quickly reacted by blocking traffic and rendering initial first aid to the...
Monday, January 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were active over the weekend in intercepting a human smuggling attempt of a Mexican citizen man and seized more than five pounds of methamphetamine, in two separate enforcement actions...
Monday, January 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers seized more than 100 poundsof marijuana from within a smugglingvehicleTUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a man and woman, both 34, from Caborca, Sonora, Mexico, after finding...
Monday, January 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station working at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling meth and heroin inside a truck’s stick shift housing compartment Sunday afternoon. The incident occurred at...
Monday, January 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender and also a wanted man with a $500,000 warrant. On Friday, at approximately 5 p.m., agents assigned to the El Centro Border Patrol Station observed a...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Nogales and Willcox stations working immigration checkpoint operations, interdicted two human smuggling attempts.   The interdictions resulted in the arrest of four United States citizens...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the San Diego Lifeguard Service rescued a kayaker Thursday off the coast of La Jolla, Calif.  AMO agents tend to...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station working at the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested two people suspected of smuggling meth inside an SUV’s spare tire early Thursday morning. Agents discovered 27 packages ofmeth concealed...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the San Ysidro port of entry Wednesday discovered a man was wanted for homicide by the San Diego County Sherriff’s Office.   On Jan. 25, at about 7:45 p.m., Mexican officials...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers detected two men, a Sri Lankan and a Ghanaian, as impostors to the passports they possessed upon their arrivals at Washington Dulles International Airport on January 16 and January 23...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers from the Wellton Stationseized 30 pounds of meth within the frame of a smuggling vehicleYUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint east of Yuma arrested two U.S. citizens on Jan. 26, smuggling over 30...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas - En las últimas semanas, los niveles de agua del río Rio Grande han aumentado a una altura muy superior a la normal. El aumento del volumen de agua refuerza la corriente del río y pone a cualquiera que intente cruzar ilegalmente...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos que trabajaban cerca de Eagle Pass ayudaron con la detención de cinco indocumentados y salvaron a uno de ellos de ahogarse en el Río Grande. Los agentes de la Patrulla...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – In recent weeks water levels of the Rio Grande River have risen to well above normal height.  Increased water volume strengthens the river current and puts anyone attempting to illegally cross in jeopardy. U.S. Border Patrol...
Friday, January 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol marine agents working near Eagle Pass assisted with the apprehension of five undocumented aliens and saved one of them from drowning in the Rio Grande.Border Patrol agents rescued a suspectedsmuggler after the...

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