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

Monday, April 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Veterans International Bridge intercepted a load of methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the narcotics, valued at approximately $1,975,322, hidden within a tan 2001...
Monday, April 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
Eagle Pass, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a convicted sex offender in Eagle Pass. Records checks revealed he was convictedin DeKalb County, Georgia in 2007 forchild molestation.“Our agents remain...
Monday, April 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers conducting outbound inspections at the Laredo Port of Entry apprehended two southbound travelers who were wanted on outstanding felony warrants for homicide...
Sunday, April 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -U.S. Border Patrol agents from the El Paso Sector responded to a report of a suspected smuggling incident Saturday, at 8 p.m. EDT, near mile marker 131 on Highway 9 in New Mexico. Agents encountered the grey minivan identified by the...
Friday, April 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three illegal aliens, seized 286 pounds of marijuana, and rendered aid to an injured agent west of Nogales, Thursday. An injured agent had to be rescuedfrom a mountain top by a...
Thursday, April 4, 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 está recordando y alentando a las compañías de autobuses a presentar sus viajes internacionales en el...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge is reminding and encouraging bus companies to file their international trips in CBP’s Electronic Advanced Passenger...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Comstock Station arrested a group of 16 undocumented immigrants, including an alleged alien smuggler. “Transnational Criminal Organizations continue to exploit the humanitarian crisis on the...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Los oficiales estadounidenses del Servicio de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional Brownsville y Matamoros interceptaron una carga de cocaína. Los oficiales de CBP...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted a load of cocaine. CBP officers discovered the narcotics, valued at approximately $135,660, hidden within a red...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a noteworthy amount of hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $701,000 in one enforcement action at the World Trade...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
HAVRE, MT -- Havre Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a 28-year-old Serbian man Tuesday on an Amtrak train headed for Chicago, IL. The agents encountered the subject during a routine transportation check and discovered that he had entered the...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Virginia – Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 450 counterfeit designer brand ball cap-style hats this week that arrived in air cargo recently to Washington Dulles International Airport.  If authentic, the merchandise would...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), will begin constructing approximately 13 miles of the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Levee Wall System Project as early as April 4, 2019 on...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
Bridgewater, Maine – Icy roads and windy weather may have contributed to a multi-vehicle accident that brought a heavy emergency response and sent multiple injured motorists to area hospitals.  On Thursday, April 4, local EMTs from Houlton,...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) leaders signed an agreement today to maximize inspection and detection capabilities in order to prevent illegal and harmful products from entering the U...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry arrested a United States citizen wanted for sexual abuse of a child Tuesday afternoon. The arrest warrant originated out...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
HOGANSBURG, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol agents, with the assistance of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police (SRMTP) and the New York State Police (NYSP), arrested a U.S. citizen involved in transporting approximately 50 pounds of marijuana near...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAKELAND, Fla.— CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) is recruiting pilots at this year’s 45th annual Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida.  Sun ‘n Fun will be hosting a career fair, in which AMO will be available to...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers apprehended a 36-year-old Honduran man who attempted to evade detection in a freight train arriving from Mexico early Wednesday morning.    The incident occurred at the downtown Calexico...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested 3 Los Angeles residents Monday after seizing a combination of methamphetamine and fentanyl. Officers removed meth...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) Laredo Field Office (LFO) Ports of Entry continue to processes commercial shipments at the border despite the unprecedented humanitarian and border security...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested an Arizona man for an alleged attempt to smuggle fentanyl through the Port of San Luis. A condom filled with fentanyl wasseized by officers after a...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos incautaron más de $500 mil no declarados, en dos incidentes separados en el Puerto de San Juan y el Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín.   El 30 de...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers seized over $500K in undeclared currency in two separate incidents at the Port of San Juan and the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.   On Mar. 30, during luggage inspections...

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