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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Border Patrol agents arrested three United States citizens and four foreign nationals during two foiled smuggling attempts near Amado on Saturday evening. The first incident occurred at the Interstate 19 immigration...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
El Paso, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Santa Teresa Station arrested an illegal alien with ties to a violent gang after he entered the United States illegally. Angel Rogelio BorundaParraOn the morning of May 31, Agents from the...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los EE.UU., asignados a las operaciones de la Unidad Marina en la Presa Amistad, ayudaron a rescatar a un ciudadano estadounidense en apuros que había saltado del Puente del Río del Diablo en...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Marine Unit operations on Lake Amistad helped rescue a United States citizen in distress who had jumped from the Devil’s River Bridge on US Highway 90. “Border Patrol agents and our local, state...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – An Operation Guardian Support joint aircrew rescued two men in distress early Sunday following a 9-1-1 call from the desert southwest of Tucson. The National Guard and U.S. Border Patrol aircrew conducted an intensive search and...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Aún en medio de la recuperación por los huracanes Irma y María, y los preparativos en curso para la temporada de huracanes, a partir de hoy, las operaciones de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) en Puerto Rico y las Islas...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Even in the midst of the recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and ongoing preparations for the hurricane season starting today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operations in Puerto Rico and the United States...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos encontraron a dos extranjeros brasileños que intentaban abordar un vuelo desde el Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín con destino a Charlotte, Carolina del...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers found two Brazilian aliens attempting to board a flight from the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport bound to Charlotte, North Carolina.    Gilmar Silva-Pinheiro, 42, and Darli...
Monday, June 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – On Friday, June 1, 2018, an agent assigned to the Brownsville Border Patrol Station was assaulted with rocks during an attempted smuggling event.  The agent responded to a report of four men scaling the border fence with what...
Monday, June 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – From Rio Grande City to Corpus Christi, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested four child molesters and three gang members.  On Thursday, May 31, 2018, Weslaco Border Patrol agents arrested an...
Monday, June 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to encounter abandoned illegal immigrants throughout the Rio Grande Valley Sector. On Friday, June 1, agents assigned to the McAllen Border Patrol Station discovered a deceased subject in the Rio...
Monday, June 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents near Wellton and Quartzsite, arrested 15 subjects, including two United States citizens, in separate attempted human smuggling incidents, and averted a significant drug smuggling event Saturday. The...
Monday, June 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Baltimore Field Office is hosting an employment Resource and Career Fair on June 22 at the Baltimore Custom House. Attendees will be able to speak with CBP employees who fill a variety of professional...
Monday, June 4, 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 149 pounds of marijuana Friday afternoon. The drug was concealed within the fuel tank, rear quarter panels, spare...
Monday, June 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
SWANTON, Vt. – After 31 years of dedicated service, Swanton Sector Chief Patrol Agent John Pfeifer has retired from the U.S. Border Patrol. Chief Pfeifer began his career in Uvalde, TX after entering on duty with the agency on August 11, 1986, as a...
Friday, June 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas - El viernes por la tarde los oficiales de Operaciones de Campo de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos en el puerto de entrada de Presidio incautaron 149 libras de marihuana.  La droga estaba oculta dentro del tanque de...
Friday, June 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –  Con las temperaturas aumentando, los oficiales de la Patrulla Fronteriza del Sector de Tucson quieren recordarle al público que esta época del año es un momento especialmente peligroso para quedar abandonado en el desierto de...
Friday, June 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – In April 2018, National Guard troops were mobilized to Laredo, Texas under Operation Guardian Support.  Operation Guardian Support provided the Laredo Sector Border Patrol the opportunity to leverage the support of the National Guard...
Friday, June 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – As temperatures rise, Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials want to remind the public that this time of year is an especially dangerous time to become stranded in the Arizona desert. During the month of May, Border Patrol agents...
Friday, June 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – On May 21 U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Peace Bridge seized over 104 pounds of alleged marijuana with an estimated street value of just over $300,000. “This is an excellent seizure that demonstrates our...
Friday, June 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y.— Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers prevented a human smuggling attempt at the Peace Bridge, which resulted in the arrest of two individuals. Peace Bridge - Buffalo, New YorkAround 1:45 a.m., CBP officers working...
Friday, June 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Since April 6, the Arizona National Guard has assisted in more than 1,200 arrests, the seizure of more than 1,360 pounds of marijuana, and several conveyances. Agents were led to the location of sixbackpackers and more than 284...
Friday, June 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas - Un miembro de la Guardia Nacional, asignado a la estación de patrulla fronteriza Eagle Pass, fue fundamental al regreso seguro de un niño de 3 años, que según los informes fue sacado de su madre en México. Sgt. Javier Olmos,...
Friday, June 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – A National Guardsman, assigned to the Eagle Pass Border Patrol Station, was instrumental in the safe return of a 3-year-old child, who was reportedly taken from his mother in Mexico. Sgt. Javier Olmos, TexasNational Guard, was...

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