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

Friday, January 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
VAN HORN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents seize approximately 400 pounds of marijuana during the first hours of the new year.   “In some professions you get to be off for the holidays, in our line of work we remain alert and vigilant every day of...
Friday, January 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Washington Dulles International Airport continue to encounter travelers who attempt to smuggle unreported currency out of the United States. CBP currency detector dogCato alerted...
Friday, January 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously convicted criminal alien near Nogales Thursday morning. Tucson Sector agents apprehended 55-year-old Santiago Villarreal-Balderrama at approximately 10 a.m. after he illegally entered...
Friday, January 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico tiene la celebración navideña más larga del mundo. Por lo tanto, los árboles naturales de Navidad deben durar desde noviembre hasta mediados de enero. Los especialistas en Agricultura de Aduanas y Protección...
Friday, January 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico has the longest Christmas holiday celebration in the World.  Therefore, fresh cut Christmas trees must last from November well into mid-January.   U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agriculture Specialist...
Friday, January 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
ATLANTA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers on duty at Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) finished out 2019 by seizing 20 pounds of cocaine during recent smuggling attempts. These seizures included:  CBP officers...
Friday, January 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer Stacey McIsaac from the Port of Buffalo recently received the prestigious CBP Commissioner’s Humanitarian Award for saving the life of a child while on temporary duty assignment at the...
Thursday, January 2, 2020 | Local Media Release
NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 111 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling narcotics Tuesday morning.   The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m., when a 57-year-old man...
Thursday, January 2, 2020 | 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, intercepted a large low-profile go-fast vessel in the Eastern Pacific loaded with...
Thursday, January 2, 2020 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley apprehended a registered sex offender with local ties. Wednesday morning, Brownsville agents arrested Bienvenido Alberto BONILLA-Ponce, a Honduran national who was apprehended...
Thursday, January 2, 2020 | Local Media Release
Border Patrol K9 team operating in Houltonin December 2019FORT FAIRFIED, Maine – On December 29, a U.S. Border Patrol agent assisted the Maine State Police with a vehicle stop that resulted in the arrest of a previously deported Honduran man. The...
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | Local Media Release
SCOBEY, Mont. — Agents from Scobey Border Patrol Station assisted Daniels County Sheriff’s Office in the recovery of stolen goods reported out of Minot, North Dakota.    On Dec. 26, several stolen items from a motorsport business in Minot, were...
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously convicted sex offender near Palominas, Sunday night. Agents apprehended 46-year-old Milton Portilla-Moscoso at approximately 9 p.m. after he illegally entered the United States...
Monday, December 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Agentes de La Patrulla Fronteriza arrestaron a un depredador sexual cerca a la ciudad de Nogales el pasado viernes por la noche.   Agentes detuvieron a Manuel Todelo-Gebara de 40-años de edad despues de haberse introducido a los...
Monday, December 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously convicted sex offender near Nogales, Arizona, Friday night. On December 27, at approximately 10 p.m., agents apprehended 40-year-old Manuel Todelo-Gebara after he illegally...
Monday, December 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agent’s disrupted four narcotic smuggling attempts over the weekend. On Saturday, Weslaco agents responded to a call from a concerned citizen regarding a suspicious male subject near Pharr, Texas. Agents...
Monday, December 30, 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 narcotics Sunday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 7:40 a.m., when a 26-year-old man...
Sunday, December 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
COLVILLE, Wash. – A U.S. Border Patrol K-9 agent was involved in a single vehicle accident along Highway 395 early Border Patrol K-9 Jackie was killed in a vehicle accidentSunday morning.Sunday morning. The agent, who was patrolling an area...
Saturday, December 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine - On December 26, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a Canadian citizen, convicted of violating a protection order in the State of Maine. The Canadian man is a lawfully admitted Permanent Resident in the United States. On...
Friday, December 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 106 pounds of marijuana late Thursday. The drugs were hidden in a car being driven by a 17-year-old boy. Drugs in bumper of car.  The seizure...
Friday, December 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested four Mexican citizens and one United States citizen following a vehicle stop in Limestone, Maine. On December 23, Border Patrol agents observed a vehicle with two occupants operating within...
Friday, December 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – On Christmas Eve, U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector rescued a family of three who activated a rescue beacon near Lukeville. Although distressed, the mother, father, and infant did not require medical attention and were...
Friday, December 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico West port of entry apprehended a 16-year-old boy after finding hundreds of pounds of methamphetamine stashed inside his vehicle on Christmas Eve.   At about 12:30 p.m.,...
Friday, December 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de EE. UU., en colaboración con el Departamento de Policía de Puerto Rico (PRPD), incautaron 44 libras (20 kilos) de cocaína de los pasajeros que partían en el Aeropuerto...
Friday, December 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers, collaborating with the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD), seized 44 pounds (20 kilos) of cocaine from departing passengers at the Luis Munoz Marine International Airport...

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