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Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.

Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
VAN HORN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents seized approximately 700 pounds of marijuana in less than 24 hours with the assistance of air support and night vision technology. Agents seize marijuana withhelp from technology and airassets“Day or night...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a bottle of gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) November 1 that arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport in international mail from London. The GBL was destined to an address...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz,– Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos comenzaran a implementar los Protocolos de Protección de Migrantes (MPP, por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puerto de Nogales.   El miércoles, nueve venezolanos...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –  U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have implemented Migrant Protection Protocols at the Port of Nogales.  Wednesday, nine Venezuelan nationals without proper documentation arrived at the Port of Nogales using vehicle lanes...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents working along the Colorado River Wednesday afternoon apprehended a previously deported aggravated felon with a conviction for sexual assault of a minor under 13. Border Patrol agents apprehended two adult males,...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— A CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker crew assigned to the National Air Security Operations Center-Jacksonville, intercepted two vessels loaded with cocaine in two separate incidents, Nov. 21 and 22...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection released today seven Use of Force case summaries on CBP.gov. The case summaries detail the National Use of Force Review Board’s (NUFRB) conclusions and if the NUFRB recommended improvements and updates...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 190 toy finger puppets after it was determined that they contained excessive amounts of lead.    Yesterday, CBP officers at the Port of Champlain seized 190 toy finger...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
DULZURA, Calif. — On Thanksgiving Day, a 34-year-old Mexican national with life threatening injuries was left behind by a criminal organization that tried smuggling him into the country. On November 29, a family member informed the Border Patrol...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Border Patrol agents, in collaboration with Air and Marine Operations Tucson Air Branch, arrested a 34-year-old Mesa man for smuggling three illegal aliens in a stolen vehicle east of Douglas Tuesday afternoon. With the...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican Federal Police discovered an incomplete cross-border tunnel running underneath the streets of Nogales on Wednesday. The tunnel was found during a routine, bi-national tunnel sweep of the...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered more than 417 pounds of cocaine onboard a sailboat at Port Everglades on Monday. The estimated street value of the drugs is millions of dollars. CBP officers detected...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
OCEANSIDE, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a woman Tuesday afternoon near Oceanside who, along with her 7-year-old child, had more than 48 pounds of methamphetamine inside her vehicle.  On Dec. 3, at approximately 4:05 p.m., Border...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana from a vehicle that illegally entered into the United States in an area with inadequate infrastructure Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 3:15 p.m., a...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Last week, U.S. Border Patrol agents collaborated with Mexican Federal Police Force officers working a binational operation near Nogales. Tucson Sector’s Foreign Operations Branch and Special Operations Detachment provided...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend nine illegal aliens from a human smuggling event involving destruction of private property.   On November 28, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Border Patrol agents working their assigned...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
MASSENA, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Massena Port of Entry discovered personal use marijuana, amphetamine and various drug paraphernalia in possession of a 56 year-old Native American residing in Canada.       On...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Peace Bridge arrested a 37 year-old Illinois man after officers discovered the subject to be in possession of three credit cards that had been re-coded with other individual’s...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – For 45 years, retired Customs Patrol Officer Jerry Padalino and others who worked with Customs Patrol Officers Louis Davis "Bud" Dixon and Charles "Bo" Bokinskie planned a memorial for the two federal officers who were killed in the...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents arrested a group of 12 individuals early Sunday afternoon near Presidio, Texas. During processing, the agents discovered one of the individuals, Jose Jose Baltazar, a citizen of Guatemala, had previously...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – This past Sunday, U.S. Border Patrol Agents working at the U.S. 62/180 Immigration Checkpoint seized over $200,000 of marijuana. El Paso Marijuana Seizure  On November 24, a Dodge Caravan bearing New Mexico license plates approached...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A medida que las bajas temperaturas caen en el hemisferio norte, las fiestas de fin de año representan el comienzo de la temporada alta en el Caribe; como uno de los destinos más favorecidos por los viajeros, ya sea volando o...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – As the cold temperatures drop in the northern hemisphere, the holidays represent the start of the high season in the Caribbean; as one of the most favored destinations for travelers whether flying or just enjoying a pleasant...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection met yesterday with leading privacy experts to discuss CBP’s implementation of the Congressional biometric entry-exit mandate. The meeting was the third in an ongoing series of discussions about...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine and marijuana valued at more than $2.3 million in two enforcement actions this weekend. “These significant...

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