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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...
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – An undocumented alien assaulted and attempted to stab a U.S. Border Patrol agent Tuesday night near Three Points, Arizona. Shortly after 9 p.m., agents from the United States Border Patrol (USBP) and Air and Marine Operations (AMO)...
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
Lowell, Vt. – A U.S. Border Patrol canine team assisted in locating and apprehending a fugitive on Tuesday afternoon.  Vermont State Police (VSP) initiated the search operation and contacted Newport Border Patrol agents after a 27-year-old male ran...
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –   U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Coast Guard and the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD), working under the Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG), intercepted 126 undocumented migrants from the Dominican...
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted five loads of alleged narcotics over the past week. CBP officers discovered the alleged drugs, which carried a combined street value of...
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a 27-year-old Kingman man Saturday after finding 10 pounds of cocaine, worth in excess of $113,000, and more than 4 pounds of meth, worth...
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Gerardo Yzaguirre who was working at the Veterans International Bridge helped save the life of a traveler suffering from cardiac arrest. CBP Officer Gerardo Yzaguirre“Officer Gerardo...

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