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Thursday, March 12, 2020 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo and Anzalduas International Bridges thwarted three attempts to smuggle a combined $385,300 worth of alleged cocaine and methamphetamine in one day.“...
Thursday, March 12, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two U.S. citizens attempting to smuggle seven illegal aliens near Sasabe, Arizona, Tuesday.At approximately 5 p.m., Tucson Sector agents conducted an immigration related traffic stop on a pickup...
Thursday, March 12, 2020 | Local Media Release
NEW YORK — U.S. Customs and Border Protection introduced biometric facial comparison technology at John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 4 on March 12 to further secure and streamline international travel. This action is part of a...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. –U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Blythe Integrated Targeting Team arrested two Mexican nationals Monday. The pair was carrying nearly $100,000 in unreported cash.Border Patrol agents in Blythe, Calif. seizednearly $100,000 in...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents located and rescued two stranded men in the mountains under heavy rain east of Otay Mesa early Tuesday morning. On March 10, at approximately 12:30 a.m., two men dialed 911 and told law enforcement...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | Local Media Release
SIERRA BLANCA, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested the driver of a stolen vehicle after fleeing the Immigration Checkpoint located on Interstate 10 in Sierra Blanca, Texas. “This is a great example of the vigilance and professionalism our...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two previously deported sex offenders near Sasabe and Amado, Arizona, Tuesday.Tucson Sector agents apprehended 27-year-old Andres Lopez-Rosales near Amado, around midnight. Records checks revealed...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | Local Media Release
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Around the nation teams of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers work inside express consignment operation hubs inspecting thousands of packages nightly. Nightly, the officers in Louisville look at 400 packages inspecting...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | Local Media Release
CINCINNATI—On March 6, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) canine team in Cincinnati intercepted smuggled narcotics in eight paintings being imported through a local express consignment facility. The paintings contained 4.18 kilograms (...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | Local Media Release
HOULTON, Maine: A human smuggler was sentenced to eight months in prison for alien smuggling during a July 2019 incident. The individual was convicted under Title 8 U.S. Code 1324.On July 23, 2019, Maine State Police conducted a vehicle stop near...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en Puente Internacional de Hidalgo detuvo a dos hombres de Reynosa, Tamaulipas, México en incidentes separados y no relacionados en relación...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested two men from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico in separate, unrelated incidents in connection with two failed drug smuggling...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at Arizona’s Ports arrested two United States citizens and one Mexican national in separate unsuccessful attempts to smuggle marijuana, methamphetamine, and...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Louisville have made no less than 400 seizures of counterfeit identification in the past six months.Back in November, CBP officers seized six shipments containing 2,909 counterfeit...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents intercepted a large human smuggling attempt at the Interstate Highway 35 Checkpoint.The incident occurred late in the evening hours of March 5, when a gray tractor hauling a white trailer approached the I-35...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry found a man concealed inside the rear seat of a car.“The primary focus of our national security mission is to protect the American homeland...
Monday, March 9, 2020 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a convicted murderer suspected of smuggling three undocumented immigrants Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred at...
Monday, March 9, 2020 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector foil an alien smuggling scheme Sunday evening. The incident occurred at approximately 9:35 p.m., when Border Patrol agents conducted a vehicle stop near Heil Avenue and...
Monday, March 9, 2020 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a man convicted of a sexual offense early Sunday morning. The incident occurred at around 5:45 a.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro Station encountered a...
Monday, March 9, 2020 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector rescued a woman in peril from the All-American Canal late last Thursday.The incident occurred at approximately 10 p.m., when agents assigned to patrol eight miles west of...
Monday, March 9, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Station Border Patrol agents rescued 16 Mexican nationals and arrested a United States citizen in an attempted human smuggling event near Avenue 9E and the International Border Monday morning.Yuma Sector agents rescued 16 Mexican...
Monday, March 9, 2020 | Local Media Release
ALPINE, Texas - MS-13 Gang Member Arrested in Alpine, Texas U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a known Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member south of Alpine, Texas.  On March 5, 2020, Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Alpine Station along with...
Monday, March 9, 2020 | Local Media Release
ST.CROIX, Virgin Islands - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized 3 pounds (1.2 kilos) of cocaine Saturday at the Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport from an outbound passenger flying to Miami.   The estimated value of the seized cocaine...
Monday, March 9, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported convicted felon near Nogales, Saturday.Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customsand Border ProtectionTucson Sector agents patrolling the desert apprehended 44-year-old Noel Montes-Lopez,...
Monday, March 9, 2020 | Local Media Release
Bombay, N.Y. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Massena Border Patrol Station arrested six individuals in connection to a failed smuggling attempt on Monday.On March 2, Border Patrol agents stopped a vehicle on State Route 95 in Bombay.  During...

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