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Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered cocaine concealed in parcels that a Honduran courier was delivering to an address in Maryland September 26 at Washington Dulles International Airport. Roving CBP officers...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | Local Media Release
CAMPO, Calif. — Border Patrol agents arrested two women at the Interstate 8 checkpoint who had crystal methamphetamine hidden inside their car on Saturday.   On Sept. 28 at approximately 12 p.m., a 2008 Saturn Aura approached the I-8 checkpoint. ...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | Local Media Release
CAMPO, Calif.—San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents from the El Cajon Station arrested two men in two separate events during the weekend.  Both had entered the U.S. illegally and were prior felons.   The first incident occurred on Friday, Sept. 27...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued five Withhold Release Orders (WROs) covering five different products, imported from five different countries yesterday, September 30. This action was based on information obtained and...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a waiver, which will ensure expeditious construction of new border wall gates located within Cameron County, Texas. The gate construction project includes the installation of...
Monday, September 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested two convicted aggravated felons previously removed from the United States on two separate arrests last week.   The first incident occurred on Friday, Sept 27 at...
Monday, September 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), officers at the Alexandria Bay Port of Entry arrested a 62-year-old man from Stevensville, Michigan who was in possession of a loaded firearm and personal use marijuana.   On...
Monday, September 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the LA/Long Beach Seaport, in coordination with import specialists assigned to the Machinery Center of Excellence and Expertise (Machinery Center), seized 5,202 counterfeit...
Monday, September 30, 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 three contracts to construct up to approximately 65 miles of new border wall system within U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP)...
Monday, September 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
A 25-foot twin engine go-fast vessel immediately fledthe area, after the occupants spotted the AMO aircraft.JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker crew assigned to the National Air Security Operations...
Monday, September 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
CBP Air and Marine Operations detected a fast movingsuspect vessel in the Caribbean Sea.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...
Sunday, September 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
Del RIO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station cared for a smuggled toddler over the course of nearly 24 hours after Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents recovered the child from two unrelated individuals...
Friday, September 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
SWEETGRASS, Mont.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Area Port of Sweetgrass wants importers and the traveling public to know that raw pet food is not allowed into the United States, unless accompanied by an import...
Friday, September 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
ST JOHN, N.D. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Grand Forks Sector arrest two illegal aliens after concern citizen tip leads to the pairs arrest. Border Patrol agents arrest 2 near St John, NDOn September 9, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to...
Friday, September 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Austin L. SkeroEDINBURG, Texas – The U.S. Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector proudly introduces the newly selected Deputy Chief Patrol Agent, Austin L. Skero.  Deputy Chief Skero began his Border Patrol career...
Friday, September 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
CBP officers at the Pembina Port of Entryseized a variety of drugs from a commercialshipment on Sept. 20.PEMBINA, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Pembina Port of Entry targeted a commercial...
Thursday, September 26, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales seized more than 515 pounds of methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl over the past 5 days. 11 U.S. citizens and a Mexican...
Thursday, September 26, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas-Oficiales de EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Hidalgo interceptaron $715,010 en moneda estadounidense no reportada en un autobús comercial que...
Thursday, September 26, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge intercepted $715,010 in unreported U.S. currency in a commercial bus attempting to enter into Mexico. “This seizure...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | National Media Release
DETROIT — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched Simplified Arrival at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) today, September 25.  Simplified Arrival is modernizing international arrivals for air travelers and crew by automating processes...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
HARLINGEN, Texas – On September 21, 2019, Harlingen Border Patrol Station commemorated the 15th anniversary of the line of duty deaths of Jeremy Wilson and Travis Attaway with a Memorial Run. On September 19, 2004, a U.S. Border Patrol Riverine...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested two members from dangerous gangs. Early Thursday morning, Rio Grande City agents working near Roma, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national after he illegally entered...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a 29-year-old man with a felony criminal history early Monday morning near Blythe, California.  At approximately 1:45 a.m., Blythe Station agents conducted a vehicle stop on Interstate 10....
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos arrestaron a un hombre el lunes con una orden de arresto pendiente por múltiples delitos que llegó en un vuelo desde Panamá al Aeropuerto Internacional Luis...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers arrested a man Monday with an outstanding warrant for multiple felonies arriving on a flight from Panama into the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. On Sep. 23, CBP officers...

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