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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry arrested a local man being sought on an El Paso County Sheriff’s Department warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child. “CBP officers are...
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Interdiction Agents intercepted Thursday a dinghy with three aliens, two Haitians and 1 British men navigating without lights crossing the border...
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, TEXAS -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 108 pounds of marijuana Thursday morning. The drugs were concealed within a false bed of a 1993 Ford Ranger. “This...
Monday, October 8, 2018 | Local Media Release
IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Imperial Valley ports of entry intercepted more than $653,500 worth of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin over a two-day span.  The first seizure occurred at the...
Sunday, October 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 north of Laredo, Texas uncovered a smuggling attempt when they found 43 illegal aliens concealed in a refrigerated trailer. Border Patrol agents discovered 43...
Friday, October 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Arizona - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los sectores de Tucson y Yuma continúan encontrando a familias que cruzan ilegalmente la frontera a través del sur de Arizona, a pesar de los índices record de calor, los peligros de cruzar...
Friday, October 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested six Mexican nationals and five U.S. citizens after three separate smuggling attempts this week. Tuesday afternoon, Nogales agents working at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint...
Friday, October 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents arrested two U.S. citizens as they attempted to smuggle almost 55 pounds of methamphetamine around the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint early Friday.   At approximately 9:50 a.m., agents assigned...
Friday, October 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson and Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents continue to encounter families illegally crossing the border in southern Arizona, despite law enforcement efforts, a summer of record-breaking heat, and the dangers of crossing the border...
Friday, October 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agent struck in the head during skirmish with illegal alien. Early this morning, agents encountered a group of illegal aliens near Brownsville, Texas. As the agents attempted to take the group into custody,...
Friday, October 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two MS-13 gang members.  MS-13 member arrestedby RGV Border PatrolMonday, McAllen agents arrested a Salvadoran national in McAllen, Texas. Record checks confirmed that he...
Friday, October 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted smuggling attempts at Rio Grande Valley checkpoints. Early Saturday morning, agents working at the Falfurrias checkpoint arrested a United States citizen after a failed smuggling attempt of two...
Friday, October 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
MERCEDES, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents and the Hidalgo County Constable’s Office disrupted an active stash house operating in a residential neighborhood. On Monday afternoon, Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents received information regarding...
Friday, October 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents participated at several National Night Out (NNO) celebrations held in communities throughout the Rio Grande Valley (RGV). RGV agents participate in NationalNight Out celebrationsNNO is an annual community-...
Friday, October 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted two smuggling attempts resulting in the seizure of more than 450 pounds of marijuana. A load of marijuana seized by BorderPatrol near Rio Grande City.On Friday, Fort Brown agents observed two...
Friday, October 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - La Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) Oficina Regional de Operaciones Aduaneras de Laredo (LFO por sus siglas en inglés) se está preparando para lanzar una campaña de...
Friday, October 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Laredo Field Office (LFO) is preparing to launch an awareness campaign during the month of October 2018 for dedicated processing lanes for vehicles and pedestrians with technology-enabled...
Thursday, October 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Station Border Patrol agents and the Gila Bend Fire and Rescue extracted a 36-year-old Mexican man stuck inside a culvert drainage pipe near Gila Bend on Tuesday evening. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine...
Thursday, October 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Station rescued a drowning man from the All-American Canal Wednesday night.  Around 11 p.m., agents observed three individuals illegally enter the United States near the All-...
Thursday, October 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists intercepted Khapra beetles at Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Aug. 31. CBP agriculture specialists had a busy day at the end of August when they found harmful pests...
Thursday, October 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA -- Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted a Mexican impostor to a United States citizen’s passport at Philadelphia International Airport Sunday night. The woman, who arrived on a flight from Mexico City, Mexico, presented a...
Thursday, October 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos arrestaron a tres dominicanos que eran polizones dentro del barco M/T Derg que llego al puerto de Yabucoa procedente de San Pedro de Macoris, Republica Dominicana...
Thursday, October 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers found Wednesday three alien stowaways on board the vessel M/T Derg arriving into the Yabucoa port from San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. One of the aliens, Hector Jesus...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, California – En la mañana del martes, agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza del Sector El Centro  arrestaron el martes a un beneficiario, de ascendencia mexicana, del programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA, por...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender early this morning. Nicson NictahelValenzuela-RedondoJust after midnight, agents assigned to the Calexico Border Patrol Station observed a man...

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