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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued a medically distressed woman from Guatemala while tracking a group of illegal aliens near Arivaca on Sunday. Border Patrol agents encountered an unconscious female on Sunday afternoon as they tracked...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On August 8, the Laredo Sector Explorer Academy Class #006 graduated from the Laredo Sector Border Patrol Explorer Academy at Laredo College in Laredo, Texas. The ceremony consisted of 18 graduates with nine graduates from Laredo...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—U.S. Border Patrol agents with assistance from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized more than eight pounds of heroin, arrested three people in a fleeing vehicle, and arrested a convicted sex offender who illegally...
Monday, August 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
JACKSON, MS —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of Vicksburg/Jackson, MS seized an express consignment shipment containing more than 27,000 unmarked Viagra capsules. The capsules, estimated to have an MSRP of more than $...
Monday, August 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists from the Houston Seaport found two dead female Asian Gypsy Moths (AGMs) and 20 Asian Gypsy moth egg masses on the superstructure of an international vessel. CBP agriculture...
Friday, August 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas — La Oficina de Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (OFO) en ocho puertos de entrada desde Brownsville a Del Rio continúa manteniendo su compromiso de mantener...
Friday, August 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at eight ports of entry from Brownsville to Del Rio continues to maintain its commitment to uphold its border security mission while offering traveler tips...
Friday, August 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – In three separate incidents, U.S. Border Patrol agents near Ajo and Nogales arrested five U.S. citizens for smuggling 11 illegal aliens Wednesday night, including seven who were locked in a semi-trailer.   The first incident occurred...
Friday, August 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
BATON ROUGE, LA — U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents assigned to the Baton Rouge Station arrested an illegal alien Wednesday afternoon who is wanted in East Baton Rouge Parish for Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile and Forcible Rape and being...
Friday, August 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
NEW ORLEANS, LA —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agriculture specialists assigned to New Orleans recently intercepted 17 separate Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) masses on the same vessel. This is a closeup of an Asian GypsyMoth mass. Each mass can...
Friday, August 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested an Arizona pair after seizing more than 1,600 pounds of marijuana on Wednesday. Officers seized $484K worth ofmarijuana...
Friday, August 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector encountered two large groups of illegal aliens who turned themselves over to agents. On Sunday, McAllen agents observed a large group of suspected illegal...
Friday, August 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
FRONTON, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents patrolling the Rio Grande were shot at from the Mexican riverbank. Early this morning, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station Marine Unit patrolling near Fronton, Texas, reported they were fired...
Friday, August 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Peace Bridge seized over 257 lbs. of marijuana contained within a pallet of boxes. CBP officers at the Peace Bridge selected a commercial shipment for inspection after...
Friday, August 9, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection released the agency’s July 2019 migration statistics today. In July, CBP apprehended or encountered 82,049 individuals who crossed the border illegally or were deemed inadmissible at Southwest border...
Thursday, August 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
CAMPO, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two people last night who had heroin and fentanyl hidden inside a false car battery on Wednesday.   On Aug, 7th, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 8 checkpoint...
Thursday, August 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – Agents from, CBP’s Air and Marine Operations rescued a woman who became severely ill while kayaking on the Pecos River, Aug. 3. A crew member aboard this CBP Air andMarine helicopter disembarked to checkon a group of people spotted...
Thursday, August 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) now knows the answer to the long-asked question about whether the chicken or the egg came first. Hint: it’s not the unpermitted foreign egg. Not after CBP agriculture specialists intercepted 40...
Thursday, August 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Washington Dulles International Airport seized nearly 200 grams of MDMA July 27 in parcels that were destined to Florida and New York. Some of the 325 Ecstasy tablets.Officers inspected...
Thursday, August 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Asian Gypsy Moths are one of the most destructive insect pests in the world. They are not known to occur in the United States, yet they are knocking on our doorsteps. Three recent U...
Thursday, August 8, 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, was conducting maritime patrols when they located and tracked a cocaine-filled go-fast...
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has awarded a contract to construct approximately 11 miles of new levee wall system in three non-contiguous segments located within...
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO), assisted the U.S. Marshal Service Tuesday in the extradition from the Dominican Republic of Wilson M. Vasquez-Rodriguez, one of the 10 most wanted criminals...
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Freer Border Patrol Station arrested four illegal aliens and recovered a stolen vehicle near Freer, Texas. On the evening of Aug. 6, agents responded to a report of a suspicious black pickup...
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
LEWISTON, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers from the Lewiston Port of Entry intercepted a human smuggling attempt that resulted in the arrest of one male subject for criminal alien smuggling and an additional male subject for...

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