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Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to apprehend large groups of family units and unaccompanied children. Thursday, a group of 57 illegal aliens turned themselves in to McAllen agents near Granjeno, Texas....
Friday, November 30, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, awarded a contract to construct border wall gates in the U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector, which was funded in CBP...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 around 4:10 pm, Border Patrol Agents discovered tire tracks for multiple vehicles originating near U.S./Mexico International Boundary and continuing north into the United States, typical signs of a drive-through...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector disrupted five narcotic smuggling attempts in three days. On Tuesday morning, agents working near Rio Grande City, Texas, observed multiple subjects carrying bundles of...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested a criminal alien and gang member in two separate incidents. On Wednesday morning, Harlingen agents encountered a group of eight illegal aliens near the Progreso Port of...
Friday, November 30, 2018 | Local Media Release
 ORLANDO, Fla. —  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations officers at Orlando International Airport (MCO) apprehended a man arriving from Costa Rica this week with bags of marijuana gummies and thousands of dollars’ worth of...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, along with the Department of Defense, is conducting readiness exercises at the Port of San Luis similar to those at the Port of Nogales, which may lead to temporary suspensions of port activity. In...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers assigned to the World Trade Bridge recently seized over $587,000 in marijuana in two enforcement actions.  “I congratulate our officers for these...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
PROGRESO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Laredo Field Office, on November 29, 2018, formally announced the selection of Walter Weaver as the new port director (PD) for the Port of Progreso at a change of...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents were assaulted during two separate incidents west of Tucson Tuesday.    The first assault occurred when agents disrupted a human smuggling attempt south of Three Points. While attempting to arrest...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – On Nov. 24, information sharing between the United States and the Government of Mexico (GoM) led to the rescue of 106 migrants held against their will. During the U.S.-Mexico Border Security Multi-Agency Law Enforcement training...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a man with a violent criminal history after he entered the U.S. illegally near San Miguel southwest of Tucson Tuesday evening. During processing, agents conducted a records check on...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector intercepted two separate marijuana smuggling attempts and seized multiple vehicles.   Friday morning, Weslaco agents patrolling along the Rio Grande detected an illegal...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to disrupt alien smuggling attempts throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Sunday, McAllen Border Patrol agents working in Los Ebanos, Texas, observed several subjects who illegally entered the United...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas - Agentes en el Valle del Río Grande de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los EEUU arrestaron a varios delincuentes sexuales y pandilleros con antecedentes criminales significativos. El sábado, los agentes de Weslaco arrestaron a un hombre...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at ports of entry along the California/Mexico border seized 625 pounds of narcotics valued at more than $2.7 million over the past five days and arrested 39 people for a variety of criminal...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrest multiple sex offenders and gang members with significant criminal histories. Saturday, Weslaco agents arrested a Salvadoran male near Pharr, Texas. During processing, record...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
LA ROSITA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupt narcotic smuggling attempt. Thursday, Rio Grande City agents working in La Rosita, Texas, observed subjects loading marijuana bundles into a black Ford Expedition. The driver then left the area at...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested three sex offenders and an MS-13 gang member in separate incidents. Early Monday morning, McAllen agents arrested a group of eight illegal aliens a near Abram, Texas....
Thursday, November 29, 2018 | Local Media Release
DONNA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents and Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) deputies dismantled a stash house operation in the Rio Grande Valley. On Tuesday evening, agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Special Operations Detachment,...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, California. – En la noche del sábado, agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza adscritos al Sector El Centro arrestaron a un pandillero. El incidente ocurrió aproximadamente a las 6:09 p.m., cuando los agentes encontraron a un hombre justo al...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Calexico East port of entry discovered approximately $225,750 worth of hard narcotic hidden inside the quarter panels and rocker panels of a pickup truck.   The incident...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville on Tuesday arrested a Gila Bend, Arizona man after seizing more than a pound of methamphetamine. Officers discovered a package ofmeth when they searched...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – The Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents and staff attended the #GivingTuesday Charity Fair for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) at the Falcon National Bank in Laredo, Texas on Tuesday, November 28. Juan P. Benavides, Director,...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican man connected with a failed attempt to smuggle cocaine into the United States on Thursday. Smugglers hid 20 pounds of cocainebehind the...

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