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Thursday, December 26, 2019 | Local Media Release
BOULEVARD, Calif.—Border Patrol agents who were tracking drug smugglers in a rural east county San Diego community, discovered abandoned marijuana left by “Drug Mules” on Christmas Eve.   At approximately 1 p.m., agents discovered five burlap...
Thursday, December 26, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – On Monday, December 23, 2019, Rio Grande City agents conducting line watch operations responded to information about a red Dodge pickup truck loading possible narcotics. Agents observed the vehicle leaving the area and a pursuit...
Thursday, December 26, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – The holidays got a little bit brighter for the children in the Rio Grande Valley as Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Border Community Liaison (BCL) Unit coordinated with many local schools and nonprofit...
Thursday, December 26, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to encounter criminal aliens and gang members. On Thursday, Falfurrias agents responded to a call from the Premont, Texas, Police Department after they conducted a traffic...
Monday, December 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the State Route 83 immigration checkpoint near Sonoita apprehended a Mexican national illegally present in the United States Sunday afternoon.   After arrest, record checks revealed 38-...
Friday, December 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—Working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations (AMO), Joint Harbor Operations Center (JHOC), and U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents arrested nine people after they entered the U.S. illegally by boat on Thursday...
Friday, December 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested two previously deported sex offenders Thursday morning.   The first incident occurred at around 4:35 a.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station...
Friday, December 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents assigned to East County San Diego stopped fleeing smugglers in two separate events resulting in 15 arrests Wednesday night. The first event occurred near Boulevard, Calif. on December 18 at around 7:30 p....
Friday, December 20, 2019 | National Media Release
TORONTO —U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted nearly 40 pounds of marijuana at the Toronto Preclearance Facility on December 19. CBP officers used non-intrusive inspection technology to identify 42 wrapped packages of marijuana in the...
Friday, December 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – Del Rio Sector employees joined forces with local charities and donated hundreds of gifts to share the holiday spirit and bring happiness to local children. Del Rio Sector employees joined forces withlocal charities and donated...
Thursday, December 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
  TUCSON, Ariz. - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos arrestaron a un depredador sexual previamente deportado cerca de Nogales el miércoles por la tarde.   Agentes del Sector Tucson que patrullaban el desierto cerca de la...
Thursday, December 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender near Nogales Wednesday afternoon.   Tucson Sector agents patrolling the desert near the border apprehended 49-year-old Curicaberi Aguirre Gomez around 4:20 p.m....
Thursday, December 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Laredo Port of Entry apprehended a traveler wanted on three outstanding felony warrants for indecency with a child.   “The arrest of a fugitive with...
Thursday, December 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Muchas personas y pequeñas empresas buscan comprar productos a través de sitios populares en línea, que ofrecen la comodidad de evitar las terribles filas durante de vacaciones navideñas. La Oficina de San Juan de...
Thursday, December 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —Many individuals and small businesses seek to purchase products via popular online websites, which offer the convenience of avoiding the dreadful holiday lines.     U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Juan Field...
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — Compared to this time last fiscal year, San Diego Sector Border Patrol (SDC) has experienced a 17% decrease in apprehensions from 8,804 to 7,318. The hardworking agents of San Diego Sector continue to diligently impede and deny illegal...
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection encourages international travelers to “Know Before You Go” this holiday season. Planning and using the following travel tips can save time and lead to a more pleasant journey.   Obtain all necessary...
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—On December 17, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two illegal aliens in separate events tied to sexual crimes against minors.  The first event occurred at approximately 7:40 a.m., when agents observed eight people just north of the U.S./...
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
MEMPHIS — As the end of the NFL season nears, more and more teams are showing playoff implications. For some fans, excitement to see their team move closer to the Super Bowl may lead them to purchase a replica of their favorite team’s championship...
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Monday afternoon, an individual driving a 2014 Ford Taurus fired shots at U.S. Border Patrol agents at an immigration checkpoint south of Casa Grande.   At approximately 2:40 p.m., the vehicle failed to yield to Tucson Sector agents...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents encountered a large human smuggling attempt this week. A commercial tractor trailer approached the commercial vehicle inspection lanes of a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint yesterday.  Agents soon...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – On Wednesday, December 11, a U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologist confirmed an invasive insect, Polyamia delongi, from the Cicadellidae family, was found by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agricultural specialist at the...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
BRACKETTVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station were involved in a vehicle pursuit that resulted in the arrest of nine illegal aliens, Dec. 14. “Smugglers often try to evade law enforcement and in doing so,...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested two sex offenders over the weekend.   The first incident occurred on Saturday at around 1:20 a.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station encountered a man...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
BOMBAY BEACH, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents tracked an ultralight aircraft that made a cross-border incursion from Mexico that lead to a drug seizure and the arrest of four individuals early Friday morning.   The incident occurred...

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