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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...
Friday, February 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
A CBP narcotics detection canine alertedofficers to a truck with mesquite firewoodin the back. A further search of the woodled to the discovery of more than 100pounds of marijuana inside of someof the pieces of wood.TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and...
Friday, February 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
Wellton, Ariz. Station agents stopped atruck and discovered four undocumentedaliens insideYUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton Station arrested a U.S. citizen Feb. 15 after finding four undocumented aliens in his Chevrolet...
Friday, February 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Sonoita Station arrested a female U.S. citizen Feb. 16 after finding nearly 2 dozen bundles of marijuana, worth almost $260,000, in her Dodge Ram truck. The woman was driving north...
Friday, February 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender yesterday in an isolated area near Mount Signal. On Thursday, at approximately 3 p.m., agents assigned to the El Centro Border Patrol...
Friday, February 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers seized 370 pounds of marijuanafrom throughout a smuggling vehicle,including from within the ceilingTUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona arrested two Mexican...
Friday, February 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
MIAMI – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Dania Beach Station and law enforcement partners arrested a man convicted of and wanted for murder in Brazil on Monday near Pompano Beach. U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended the Brazilian national...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents seized a heroin and methamphetamine load valued at more than $400,000 on Tuesday on northbound Interstate 5 near San Clemente. Shortly before noon, agents on patrol spotted a 1993 Ford F-150 pickup...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
PROGRESO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Progreso/Donna Port of Entry seized alleged cocaine valued at $105,740 during an enforcement exam. Packages containing 13.71 pounds ofcocaine seized by CBP...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAVANNAH, GA. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Savannah Port of Entry completed a seizure of counterfeit firearm magazines. The shipment container arrived from Southeast Asia destined for Tennessee. In late January during...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Peace Arch Port of Entry detained a 34-year-old Chinese man Sunday night when an outstanding National Crime Information Center (NCIC) warrant was...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
RICHMOND, VA. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will open a Global Entry enrollment center in Richmond, VA on March 1, 2017. Conditionally-approved Global Entry applicants can begin scheduling interviews for the Richmond Enrollment Center...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
FORT HANCOCK, TX – Vigilance by Border Patrol Agents was responsible this week for thwarting an attempt to smuggle 50 bundles of marijuana into the U.S. It began when a Border Patrol Agent assigned to the Fort Hancock Station spotted a white...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A Mexican national crossed the U.S. border illegally Feb. 11 on the Tohono O’odham Nation, near the village of Vamori, and assaulted a Border Patrol agent assigned to the Three Points Station. Agents had tracked down two men...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a convicted sex offender who had been previously removed. During processing, agents discovered aHonduran man had been deported followingarrest and conviction...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists have seen some really unusual things in traveler baggage at Washington Dulles International Airport over the years.  From charred full monkeys, to voodoo ceremony tools, to...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – For the second time in three days, Pennsylvania U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a load of khat from Kenya after discovering 97 pounds of the illicit narcotic concealed inside herbal hair dye bags near...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
Hamburg, N.Y. – On February 13, 2017, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Buffalo Border Patrol Station arrested 23 illegal aliens in Hamburg, New York. Border Patrol agents arrest 23 illegal aliens inHamburg, N.Y.Earlier this year, on two...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
Grand Island, N.Y. – On February 14, 2017, U.S. Border Patrol received an anonymous call that there were 12-20 illegal immigrants at an address on Long Rd. In response, agents assigned to the Buffalo Border Patrol Station increased patrols in the...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
Left to Right sitting: Dr. Leonides G.Cigarroa High School Maribel Perez;Harmony Science Academy Ybi Huacuja;Hector J. Garcia Early College High SchoolKayla Martinez; John B. Alexander HighSchool Alyssa Cruz; J. W. Nixon HighSchool Ben Mora; Lyndon...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers at the DeConcini crossing wereled to a BMW motorcycle by a canineteam, where they discovered $460Kworth of heroin hidden within the fueltankTUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Tucson at the...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Willcox Station arrested two individuals Monday night after finding more than 175 pounds of marijuana in the back of a Chevrolet truck at the immigration checkpoint on State Route 191 near Elfrida....

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