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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. - On December 2, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Rainbow Bridge port of entry had just finished their shift and were walking to their cars when they encountered a lone male in the nearby New York state...
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Agents assigned to the Ajo and Casa Grande Border Patrol stations encountered two large Central American groups totaling 124 adults and children within a 24 hour period.   Casa Grande agents encountered the first group early...
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – In biblical references, residents feared the destructive arrival of the locust; however, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists were undeterred when they encountered an Egyptian tree locust recently in the Port...
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Naco, Arizona, prevented a US citizen from smuggling almost 75 pounds of marijuana through the port on Friday. Officers removed packages ofmarijuana from throughout...
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, prevented a Mexican national from smuggling more than 250 pounds of marijuana into the United States this past Thursday. Officers...
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
NEW YORK – They’re known as sneakers, but 9,024 pairs of counterfeit Nike sneakers could not sneak past alert U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of New York/Newark recently. If authentic, the sneakers would have a...
Monday, December 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas - Durante el fin de semana, agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Estados Unidps detuvieron varios intentos de contrabando de narcóticos que resultaron en la incautación de más de una tonelada de marihuana. El sábado por la mañana,...
Monday, December 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Arizona - Temprano en la mañana del lunes, los operadores de cámaras del Sector Yuma grabaron a un grupo de seis extranjeros ilegales, incluidos dos niños pequeños, que con asistencia cruzaban el muro fronterizo, cerca del Puerto de Entrada de...
Monday, December 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector camera operators observed a group of six illegal aliens, including two small children, traversing over the border wall with assistance, near the San Luis Port of Entry early Monday morning. The children were dropped from...
Monday, December 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Border Patrol agents assigned to El Centro Sector arrested two gang members Saturday night, 20 miles east of the Calexico Port of Entry, for illegally entering the United States.   At around 10:16 p.m., Border Patrol agents...
Monday, December 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an MS-13 gang member from Mexico along with three U.S. citizens and five other illegal aliens attempting to travel to Los Angeles in two separate immigration stops Thursday. In the first event...
Monday, December 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two sex offenders in two separate incidents. On Saturday, Fort Brown agents apprehended a group of eight illegal aliens near Isla Blanca Park in South Padre Island, Texas...
Monday, December 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley encountered large groups of family units flowing into the United States. On Friday evening, Weslaco agents patrolling near Hidalgo, Texas, encountered a large group of illegal...
Monday, December 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a significant amount of narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $1.5 million in two enforcement actions over the weekend.  “...
Monday, December 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Rio Grande Valley locate human remains. On Saturday afternoon, the Falfurrias Border Patrol Station received a call from the Brooks County Sherriff’s Office (BCSO) regarding skeletal remains...
Monday, December 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped several narcotic smuggling attempts resulting in the seizure of more than a ton of marijuana over the weekend. On Saturday morning, Rio Grande City agents responded to the report of a narcotic...
Monday, December 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
Meth-filled waffle conesvalued at $39,900 wasseized at IAH.HOUSTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) were inspecting cargo shipments of foodstuff when they made a sweet discovery, Nov. 27 CBP...
Sunday, December 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – On November 21, U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla L. Provost selected Andrew K. Scharnweber as the new Deputy Chief Patrol Agent for the Buffalo, N.Y. Sector.  A 22 year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol, Deputy Chief Scharnweber...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
ORLANDO, Florida - Esta semana, en el Aeropuerto Internacional de Orlando (MCO), los oficiales de Operaciones de Campo de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de los Estados Unidos, detuvieron a un hombre que llegó desde Costa Rica con bolsas de...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Arizona- En la tarde del martes, agentes adscritos a la estación de Ajo de la Patrulla Fronteriza detuvieron a un extranjero que viajó con la caravana de migrantes e ilegalmente en el país, que fue luego identificado como integrante de la...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
Travelers Should Expect Minimal Processing Delays   SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is advising the traveling public of a scheduled large-scale operational readiness exercise that may result in minimal processing delays at the...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested an 18-year-old-male and 17-year-old juvenile male in possession of various types illegal narcotics and a rifle Wednesday evening. The incident...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Ajo station apprehended an illegal alien Tuesday afternoon and later identified him as a Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13, gang member who traveled with the migrant caravan. Agents arrested the gang member near...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted murderer from Honduras Saturday night after he illegally entered the United States with other members of the migrant caravan. On Nov. 24th, around 11 P.M., agents detected three people crossing...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested a criminal alien and two gang members in three separate incidents. Wednesday night, McAllen agents working near Hidalgo, Texas arrested a Salvadoran man. During processing...

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