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Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency responsible for securing United States borders from all threats, is now accepting applications to fill officer positions at the Buffalo Port of Entry. CBP officers detect and...
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered 227 pounds of meth hidden in a vehicle early Saturday morning at the I-19 immigration checkpoint north of Nogales. Officers removed more than 200packages of meth from a smugglingvehicleTucson...
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas- EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Hidalgo quiere advertir a los viajeros que traer productos agrícolas prohibidos resultará en multas que serán...
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge wants to warn travelers that bringing prohibited agriculture products will result in fines being assessed, jeopardize SENTRI...
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico ports of entry over the weekend intercepted $335,000 worth of methamphetamine and heroin hidden in two vehicles.   The first incident occurred on Sunday, Aug. 4,...
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) conducted a joint enforcement action that disrupted a stash house operation resulting in the apprehension of several individuals in Laredo, Texas. The incident...
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station prevented several bundles of narcotics from being smuggled into the country northwest of Laredo, Texas.   The incident occurred early on August 6, when agents working...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
MCALLEN, Texas – On August 6, 2019, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Joseph Quatarone presented Operation Big Rig to students taking part of a Commercial Driving License class at the South Texas College -Technology Campus. Operation Big Rig is a call to...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested 3 U.S. citizens for separate alleged attempts to smuggle methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis since the beginning of the month, worth a total...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
FALFURRIAS, Texas — From July 29th to July 31st, the Fort Brown Station, in collaboration with Brownsville Station and Office of Field Operation  Explorer Programs hosted the Third Annual S.W.A.T. Camp near Falfurrias, Texas. During the S.W.A.T....
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station rescued a group of illegal aliens after receiving a 911 call request for assistance, Aug. 3. “Prolonged exposure during the South Texas summer months is extremely...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – A Yuma Sector Border Patrol agent working along the Colorado River near County 9th Street rescued a Honduran national struggling to stay afloat after he illegally entered the United States Saturday. At approximately 9:25 a.m., a Yuma...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
HARLINGEN, Texas – The Harlingen Border Patrol Station Border Community Liaison (BCL) Program hosted its first Family Border Patrol Academy graduation. On August 1st, Harlingen’s BCL Program held a graduation ceremony for the 11 family members of...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS –  U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Freer Border Patrol Checkpoint located on U.S. Highway 59 seized cocaine and arrested a female Mexican national.  The seizure occurred on August 3, when a white SUV entered the Border...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas - During two separate incidents, U.S. Border Patrol Agents working in El Paso Sector arrested and identified previously deported felons who were attempting to enter the U.S. from Mexico.   On August 2, agents assigned to the El Paso...
Monday, August 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
ST THOMAS, Virgin Islands - US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) partnered with the U.S. Marshals Service regarding the applicable laws that will allow CBP Officers to assist with sex offender compliance, including monitoring and reporting of...
Monday, August 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
PORT OF NEW YORK/NEWARK, NJ  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U. S. Coast Guard (USCG) at the Port of New York/Newark held an event highlighting the 230th Anniversary of the legacy agency U.S. Customs Service, which preceded CBP, by...
Monday, August 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley disrupted four narcotic smuggling attempts. On Friday evening, Fort Brown agents responded to the report of a narcotic smuggling attempt near Brownsville, Texas. Agents located two...
Monday, August 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender on Saturday after he reentered the country illegally near Nogales. Agents patrolling near a residential subdivision of Nogales encountered 26-year-old...
Monday, August 5, 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 methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine last Sunday night.   The incident occurred at approximately 11 p...
Monday, August 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
  LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents intercepted a smuggling attempt of five individuals at the immigration checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 north of Laredo, Texas.  The incident occurred late in the afternoon on August 2, when...
Monday, August 5, 2019 | For the Record
EL PASO, Texas – This morning, all six immigration checkpoints in the El Paso Sector have reopened and will be operating at full capacity.  In March 2019, due to the sharp increase of illegal aliens entering in the El Paso Sector’s area of...
Monday, August 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working along Interstate 8 arrested a wanted man from Yuma and four illegal aliens from Mexico during an attempted human smuggling attempt, Tuesday. Agents seized a loaded handgun and asmall amount of...
Friday, August 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas – An agent assigned to the Presidio Border Patrol Station provided emergency medical treatment to a pregnant woman in distress after she surrendered shortly after crossing the border from Mexico. A Presidio Border Patrol Station...
Friday, August 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza, un perro detector, y un equipo en helicóptero de Operaciones Aéreas y Marinas arrestan seis traficantes de droga y decomisan varios paquetes de metanfetamina el miércoles por la tarde,...

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