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Friday, May 31, 2019 | Local Media Release
CAMPO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man Thursday afternoon who had 72 packages of methamphetamine concealed inside his vehicle’s fuel tank. On Thursday, May 30, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the...
Friday, May 31, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two women Thursday suspected of smuggling narcotics in two separate events. The first incident occurred on Thursday, May 30, at approximately 9:30 a.m., when Border Patrol agents patrolling...
Friday, May 31, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Virginia — On consecutive days, a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) currency detector dog alert resulted in the seizure Thursday of unreported currency from Ghana-bound travelers at Washington Dulles International Airport. CBP officers...
Friday, May 31, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station apprehended a large group of 116 individuals Thursday. “Large groups present a unique challenge for the men and women of the Del Rio Sector,” said Chief Raul Ortiz. “This...
Friday, May 31, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – If you were considering a career as a federal law enforcement officer in the City of Brotherly (and of Sisterly) Love, now is your golden opportunity. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is hiring men and women to serve as...
Friday, May 31, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – Members of the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) team rescued two undocumented immigrants with physical limitations in Eagle Pass.“Smuggling organizations have little concern for the wellbeing of...
Friday, May 31, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 1.3 pounds of methamphetamine Thursday. The drugs were being smuggled across the border hidden by two female...
Friday, May 31, 2019 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. – Miembros de la Patrulla Fronteriza del Sector Tucson junto a la Policía Federal Mexicana, descubren túnel fronterizo incompleto debajo de un estacionamiento en Nogales, el miércoles por la tarde.     Agentes capacitados en la...
Friday, May 31, 2019 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol and members of Mexico’s Federal Police, Policia Federal, discovered an incomplete cross-border tunnel Wednesday afternoon, underneath a parking lot in Nogales. Agents trained in illicit tunnel detection,...
Friday, May 31, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Virginia – Consumers are likely to spend $1,000 or more to purchase the newest smartphone model. That’s a hefty price for an essential tool in today’s culture. But then why protect it with a counterfeit smartphone case constructed with...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas — On Thursday, May 30, 2019, Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector Headquarters recognized the importance of higher education and awarded this year’s Youth of the Year recipients at a ceremony held at the Pharr Events...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
WINTERHAVEN, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Andrade port of entry Tuesday intercepted 153 packages of crystal methamphetamine concealed inside the spare tire and gas tank of a pickup truck. The seizure occurred...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
MIAMI — U.S. Border Patrol agents, working closely with deputies assigned to the Broward Sheriff’s Marine Unit, stopped an attempted migrant smuggling event in Pompano Beach on Wednesday.  U.S. Border Patrol Miami Sector securesover 1200 miles of...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
A CBP Air and Marine Operations flight crewfrom Jacksonville, Florida was the first to locateone of two downed civilian aircraft. GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. — Two civilian aircraft collided near Green Cove Springs on May 29.  The Clay County Sheriff’s...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Virginia — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently issued travel tips for international travel through Washington Dulles International Airport. Chiefly among those tips is for travelers to truthfully report all currency they...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Border Patrol agents from El Paso Sector apprehended the largest group of illegal aliens ever encountered early Wednesday morning. Agents took custody of 1,036 people after they illegally crossed the border in El Paso, Texas,...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – Durante esta semana, los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos, junto con colegas de Operation Stonegarden, detuvieron a 17 extranjeros de la República Dominicana que llegaron a la costa occidental de...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –During this week, U.S. Border Patrol agents, along with Operation Stonegarden partners, apprehended 17 aliens from the Dominican Republic that reached Puerto Rico’s western coast in separate instances.    “We continue to work...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales seized nearly 51 pounds of methamphetamine Tuesday. Nearly 51 pounds of meth were seizedTuesday by officers at the DennisDeConcini...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested a teenager for an alleged attempt to smuggle almost 3 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis Tuesday. A San Luis teen was caught...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
DALLAS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s agriculture specialists at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport seized 25 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables after a traveler declares food during CBP processing. CBP officers at DFW...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents at the I-19 Immigration Checkpoint near Tubac arrested a Phoenix woman late Saturday night for attempting to smuggle nearly 100 pounds of meth in her car. Eighty packages of methamphetaminewere found in a...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – Border Patrol agents prevented the smuggling of cocaine at the Highway 59 Checkpoint near Freer, Texas. Late in the afternoon of May 25, agents working the Freer Border Patrol checkpoint encountered a tractor-trailer with visible...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIGHGATE, Vt. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Swanton Station apprehended four illegal aliens attempting to hide in a wooded area on May 27. U.S. Border Patrol Canine Team patrols the borderbetween the United States and CanadaOn Monday, the...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested a San Luis, Arizona woman connected to an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 110 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis over the...

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