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Tuesday, August 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
FALFURRIAS, Texas – U. S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 30 year-old, United States citizen after a failed smuggling attempt at the Falfurrias checkpoint. Imposter vehicle flees Falfurriascheckpoint Early this morning, a marked Fire/Emergency...
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol and Hidalgo County Constables Office Precinct 4 identify a second stash house in two days. Constables and Border Patrolencounter 2 stash houses in asmany days This morning, Border Patrol agents, working in...
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
DETROIT— A U.S. Border Patrol agent rescued a man contemplating suicide from the MacArthur Bridge in Detroit on Sunday evening.  At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, a Border Patrol agent on patrol near downtown Detroit heard...
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, prevented 130 pounds of marijuana from being smuggled into the United States Friday. Officers referred a 21-year-old man for a...
Monday, August 6, 2018 | National Media Release
San José, Calif. - Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today its partnership in using facial recognition technology to process arriving international travelers to secure and enhance the...
Monday, August 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents responded to two 911 calls from illegal aliens amid excessive weekend heat resulting in the rescues of six men and a woman west of Tucson. On Saturday evening, Three Points agents responded to...
Monday, August 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested five people in separate smuggling attempts last week, resulting in the seizure of nearly 80 pounds of methamphetamine, seven pounds of heroin, and almost one and a half...
Monday, August 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested a Rio Rico couple Saturday morning at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint after finding 18 pounds of illegal narcotics in their 2005 Trailblazer. Agents referred the 56-year-...
Monday, August 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Douglas Station Border Patrol agents responded to a request for assistance from a Cochise County Sheriff deputy Saturday evening in Douglas, and arrested two illegal aliens in possession of four handguns. A deputy with Cochise...
Monday, August 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton Station Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint made five arrests and seized $247,000 worth of narcotics in two events over the weekend. At 9:40 a.m. on Saturday, Wellton Station...
Monday, August 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector, working in collaboration with the Hidalgo County Constables Office Pct. 4, dismantled a stash house operation in Edinburg, Texas. Agents identified the stash...
Monday, August 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
WESLACO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Weslaco Border Patrol Station apprehended a group of 60 illegal aliens near Hidalgo, Texas. Weslaco agents apprehend group of60 aliens On Saturday, agents patrolling along the Rio...
Monday, August 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents discover several bundles of cocaine concealed inside a vehicle. Agents seize over $1.5 Million incocaine after K-9 alert On Sunday afternoon, agents working at the Falfurrias Checkpoint referred a...
Monday, August 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Border Patrol Station encountered a severely injured man behind the Gran Plaza Outlet Mall at 9 p.m., Sunday evening. The man injured himself after falling from the...
Monday, August 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Border Patrol station arrested a previously deported sex offender and a previously deported attempted murder suspect, with an active warrant, over the weekend. Agents...
Saturday, August 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
MISSION, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector, working in collaboration with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Hidalgo County Constables Office, interrupted a stash house operation in Mission,...
Saturday, August 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers processed a cartel member, here, July 31, who is wanted in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry. The suspect, who was in the custody of FBI agents, was traveling...
Saturday, August 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Fort Brown station interdicted a narcotic smuggling attempt and rescued one of the smugglers. Agents seize over 200 pounds ofmarijuana and rescue the smuggler Yesterday evening,...
Saturday, August 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents continue rescue efforts in the Rio Grande Valley. On Tuesday, Falfurrias agents responded to three separate 911 calls resulting in the rescue of five illegal aliens who were lost in the brush after...
Saturday, August 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – The Weslaco Border Patrol station is currently seeking applicants for its upcoming citizen’s academy. Weslaco Border Patrol is seekingapplicants for its upcoming Citizen'sAcademy The Weslaco Station’s Border...
Saturday, August 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – The U.S. Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector continues to coordinate border security efforts with state and local law enforcement agencies through Operation Stonegarden. Operation Stonegarden provides funding to...
Friday, August 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry recently seized over $146,000 in narcotics in two separate enforcement actions. “The primary officers’...
Friday, August 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents patrolling the area of Andrade, California arrested a Mara Salvatrucha-13 gang member as he attempted to make an illegal entry into the United States Tuesday morning. At approximately 4:00 a.m....
Friday, August 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials from ports of entry in the San Diego and Imperial Valley Counties are warning undocumented immigrants about the dangers of being smuggled in a vehicle compartment or trunk.  “...
Friday, August 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a felony sex offender Wednesday for the second time this year. He was apprehended in March, and deported through Nogales last month. At approximately 9:45 p.m., Yuma Station agents...

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