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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient of Mexico suspected of smuggling methamphetamine hidden in the trunk of...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Station Border Patrol agents patrolling west of Arizona’s Port of Lukeville rescued 61 distressed illegal aliens Tuesday morning just north of the international border. Mexican officials contacted the U.S. Border Patrol after...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Border Patrol agents arrested two U.S. citizens attempting to circumvent the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint with seven Mexican nationals in a stolen pickup truck Tuesday night. When agents tried to stop a Ford F-250...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection in San Diego is introducing a new way for boaters to check in when they arrive to the U.S. from a foreign port or place, using an app on their phone or other smart device. The Reporting Offsite Arrival-...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two huge groups of surrendering Guatemalans and Hondurans near the San Luis Port of Entry within hours of each other. Just before midnight on Tuesday, Yuma Station agents apprehended a group of...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted two loads of alleged narcotics at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge. CBP officers discovered the alleged drugs, with a...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — An arriving passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport did not enjoy a ‘Happy Hour’ as U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized his prohibited cocktail. JFK Cocaine in Bailey's BottlesOn September 28, Mr. Akeem...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | National Media Release
CLEVELAND— U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers welcomed passenger vessel MS Hamburg to the Cleveland port of entry last week. Officers and Agricultural specialists were onsite to provide passengers a secure and streamlined arrival process...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Arizona - El viernes por la mañana, los agentes de la estación de Wellton de la Patrulla Fronteriza arrestaron a cuatro mexicanos que intentaban transportar múltiples bultos de marihuana hacia los Estados Unidos Aproximadamente a las 12:15 a.m...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Station Border Patrol agents arrested a southern Arizona man Saturday afternoon after finding three illegal aliens in the trunk of a Ford Focus during an inspection at the Arivaca Road East Immigration Checkpoint. Agents sent...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station arrested three United States citizens for attempting to smuggle three illegal aliens in the trunk of their vehicle through the U.S. Highway 57 immigration checkpoint...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents alongside Jim Hogg County Sheriff’s deputies rescued several subjects from an apparent stash house Monday afternoon. The event happened around 2:30 p.m. on October 1, when Border Patrol agents...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos, asignados a la Estación Eagle Pass y la Estación Uvalde, arrestaron a dos delincuentes sexuales, condenados en incidentes separados la semana pasada. Montano-Gomez"Estos...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station and the Uvalde Station arrested two convicted sex offenders in separate incidents last week. Montano-Gomez“These arrests are a testament to the vital role that the men and...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | National Media Release
STERLING, Va., -- Customs and Border Protection’s new cutting-edge facial recognition technology identified a third impostor in 40 days Monday at Washington Dulles International Airport. A 26 year-old Cameroonian woman arrived on a flight from Accra...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents arrested four Mexican nationals attempting to transport multiple bundles of marijuana into the United States early Friday morning. At approximately 12:15 a.m., agents assigned patrol duties near...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
PORT HURON, Mich— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron seize more than 1650 pounds of marijuana during truck inspections over the past five weeks. Processing seizureThe first seizure took place on August...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
PINE VALLEY, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol Agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air Interdiction Agents rescued five individuals who were lost in the desert and suffering from heat related illnesses on Thursday morning.   Around 7:45 p....
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today 17 tentative selections for new reimbursable services agreements to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across the country. These public-private partnerships in...
Monday, October 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Arizona - El 25 de septiembre, agentes asignados a la Estación de Ajo de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos, detuvieron a un delincuente reincidente. Alberto De La Cruz-Werner, de nacionalidad guatemalteca, fue encontrado en el...
Monday, October 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Casa Grande Station arrested a confirmed MS-13 gang member near Quijotoa, Sept. 27. The subject, identified as Gersson Fabricio Reyes-Ascencio, an El Salvadorian national, was found to be...
Monday, October 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two illegal aliens with felony convictions in separate incidents Saturday. Agents from the Brian A. Terry Station in Naco arrested 40-year-old Jose Adan Olvera-Rojas. During processing,...
Monday, October 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents from the Hebbronville Station hosted the third annual Vaquero Bike Tour near Hebbronville, Texas. The event took place on September 30, at the intersection of FM649 and FM3073 near Hebbronville, Texas.  Over 130...
Monday, October 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a noteworthy narcotic seizure with an estimated street value of more than $327,000 in one enforcement action over the weekend.  “This...
Monday, October 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Station Border Patrol agents apprehended a Honduran citizen Sunday who was previously convicted of annoying or molesting a child under 18. At approximately 8:10 p.m., agents assigned to patrol duties near Somerton, Arizona...

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