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Monday, February 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Casa Grande Border Patrol Station arrested a sex offender from Guatemala, and a Honduran MS-13 gang member in separate incidents near Casa Grande this weekend. On Friday, agents arrested 39-year-old...
Monday, February 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Over the last few days, Border Patrol Agents arrested three sex offenders and a member of a notorious gang. Friday, agents from the Falfurrias station arrested a Honduran male near Falfurrias, Texas. His records revealed two...
Monday, February 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas –U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to disrupt illicit activity throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Early this morning, agents working near Escobares, Texas, witnessed several subjects, who had just crossed the Rio Grande, carrying...
Monday, February 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Peace Bridge Port of Entry, Buffalo, N.Y. arrested a 20 year-old Buffalo native on an outstanding warrant for Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  Additionally, a 27...
Sunday, February 3, 2019 | National Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - El 2 de febrero de 2019, la agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza Donna Doss murió en el cumplimiento de su deber en Tye, Texas. El sábado, a las 8:50 p.m., la Agente Doss, un Agente Residente de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados...
Sunday, February 3, 2019 | National Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - On February 2, 2019, Border Patrol Agent Donna Doss died in the line of duty in Tye, Texas. At 8:50 p.m. Saturday, Agent Doss, a 49-year-old Resident Agent, with the United States Border Patrol, in Abilene, TX responded to a call...
Friday, February 1, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents of San Diego Sector arrested a woman with more than 140 pounds of narcotics hidden inside her car last week.   On January 24, at approximately 5:50 p.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the San...
Friday, February 1, 2019 | Local Media Release
  LAREDO, Texas — La Oficina de Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO) de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de EE. UU. continúa preparándose para la posible llegada de miles de personas que migran en una caravana a los Estados Unidos a través de la...
Friday, February 1, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) continues to prepare for the potential arrival of thousands of people migrating in a caravan to the United States through the Southwest border.  The eight...
Friday, February 1, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection El Paso Field Office is alerting members of the traveling public to expect to see CBP officers conducting Mobile Field Force exercises at area ports of entry in the days ahead.   “These exercises...
Friday, February 1, 2019 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine on Thursday.   The incident occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m., when a 36-year-old...
Thursday, January 31, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to ports of entry along the California border with Mexico provided medical assistance to 967 travelers in distress that entered a port of entry from Mexico, in fiscal year 2018.  “The...
Thursday, January 31, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Commercial Facility seized nearly $4.6 million in fentanyl and methamphetamine totaling close to 650 pounds on Saturday from a Mexican national when he attempted to enter the...
Thursday, January 31, 2019 | Local Media Release
LORDSBURG, N.M. – Border Patrol Agents working in conjunction with New Mexico National Guard seize more than $100,000 worth of marijuana as it was being smuggled though southern New Mexico near Playas. Seized drug bundles.  On January 29, 2019, at...
Thursday, January 31, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents on Thursday interrupted an apparent alien smuggling attempt at the checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35.  The incident happened shortly after 1:30 a.m. on January 31, when agents encountered a...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Border Patrol agents assigned to El Centro Sector arrested a gang member Wednesday afternoon, 42 miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry, suspected of illegally entering the United States.   At around 5:30 p.m., Border Patrol...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to encounter narcotic smuggling attempts in the nation’s busiest sector. Late Sunday evening, McAllen Border Patrol agents working near Havana, Texas, responded to a report of several subjects...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – On January 25th, President Donald Trump ended the longest government shut down after signing a continuing resolution that funded the government for three weeks while Congress and the Administration continue to negotiate a long-term...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Border Patrol agents continue to encounter and arrest gang members and convicted criminal aliens in the Rio Grande Valley. Saturday, McAllen agents working near Hidalgo, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran male after entering the country...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station agents working in Dome Valley arrested one U.S. citizen and three illegal aliens from Mexico during an attempted human smuggling event Tuesday. At approximately 6:30 a.m., agents observed a white Chevrolet Silverado...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas arrested a Mexican national previously deported and convicted of murder as he attempted to re-enter the United States Sunday evening. Officers...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Virginia – Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized counterfeit consumer goods in an air cargo shipment that arrived recently to Washington Dulles International Airport.  If authentic, the merchandise would have a manufacturer’s...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
MOOERS, N.Y. - On Saturday, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Champlain Station rescued two citizens of Mexico wandering in the woods in dangerously cold conditions.   “I am proud of the dedication these agents showed in extremely cold...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry intercepted a significant narcotic load with an estimated street value of more than $750,000 in one enforcement action...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Agents assigned to the Yuma Sector Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue team partnered with the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Search and Rescue team to assist a stranded motorist complaining of chest and abdominal pain Monday.   At...

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