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Friday, August 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested a 34-year-old Tucson man at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint Thursday evening after discovering more than a pound of methamphetamine concealed on his body. Agents referred a...
Friday, August 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents partnered with Arizona National Guard, under Operation Guardian Support, using a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter to arrest four illegal aliens Tuesday afternoon south of Ruby, located northwest of...
Friday, August 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
CAROLINA, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) San Juan Area Port announced Thursday that Fixed Base Operator (FBO) Airport Aviation Services (AAS) opened a new general aviation processing facility at the Luis Munoz...
Thursday, August 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a U.S. citizen as well as a Mexican national for attempting to smuggle fentanyl and methamphetamine into the United States Tuesday, worth...
Thursday, August 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
ALAMOGORDO, New Mexico – On Monday, a multi-agency effort, including the U.S. Border Patrol in New Mexico, helped save the life of a lost hiker who was severely dehydrated. U.S. Border Patrol and Air andMarine Operations team up...
Thursday, August 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
FT. HANCOCK, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents in Ft. Hancock took a man into custody who had been previously deported, but was in need of medical attention. On July 28, agents working near Ft. Hancock were waived down by a local resident...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – The National Guard is improving border security as Operation Guardian Support expands to Arizona’s ports of entry. Since the operation began in April, 491 volunteer National Guard members are now assigned to the Office of...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican national Saturday involved in connection with a previous conviction for sexual assault of a minor in Colorado. Officers at the...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested a 54-year-old Tucson man after finding 12 marijuana bundles concealed in his vehicle Tuesday afternoon at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint in Amado, Ariz. Agents discovered...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
INDIO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Border Patrol Station arrested a man who led agents on a two-hour chase Tuesday night. The incident occurred at approximately 7:45 p.m. on Highway S2, north of Ocotillo. ...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
ROMA, Texas – Yesterday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station identified eight illegal aliens at a stash house. Border Patrol agents responded to a call from the Roma Police Department after they identified a...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
MCALLEN, Texas – Yesterday, agents assigned to the Centralized Processing Center discovered an adult man and woman using a fraudulent birth certificate in an attempt to pass as father and child. Call 911 to report suspicious activity;“...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers yesterday processed Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, one of two remaining cartel members facing extradition to the United States for involvement in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
GARCENO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station disrupted a narcotic smuggling attempt. Agents found 591 pounds of marijuanawith an estimated value of $473,552. Yesterday, close to midnight, agents observed...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley rescued two illegal aliens attempting to enter the United States. Yesterday, agents assigned to the McAllen Border Patrol Station provided medical assistance to a Guatemalan...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Willcox Station Border Patrol agents arrested three illegal aliens in a Jeep Cherokee after they attempted to avoid the State Route 90 immigration checkpoint near Whetstone Saturday evening. Agents stopped a vehicle after...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz – Casa Grande Station Border Patrol agents arrested the U.S. citizen driver of a Ford Fusion, Monday evening, after conducting an immigration stop west of Tucson and discovering his five passengers were in the country...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested two passengers on commercial shuttles for attempting to smuggle dangerous narcotics through the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint over the weekend. On Friday afternoon, two...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
DETROIT – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Detroit Field Office will be hosting its 7th trade Annual Trade Day from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the Cobo Center, One Washington Blvd, Detroit,...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Station Border Patrol agents responded to a report early Saturday from a National Park Service ranger about a large group of illegal aliens approximately 8 miles west of the Lukeville Port of Entry. Agents located and...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) in San Diego announces its latest addition to its Coastal Interceptor Vessel (CIV) class: the All-Weather 41-Foot SAFE Boat. This will provide...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | Local Media Release
GARCENO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City station disrupted a narcotic smuggling attempt. On Monday, July 30, close to midnight, agents observed five subjects loading a vehicle with narcotics near the Rio...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | Local Media Release
McALLEN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Centralized Processing Center on Monday, July 30 discovered an adult man and woman using a fraudulent birth certificate in an attempt to pass as father and child. The man, a...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested two U.S. women for attempting to smuggle fentanyl and methamphetamine into the United States over the weekend, worth nearly $20,000. CBP...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas-Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Oficina de Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO) los oficiales de CBP en el Puerto de Entrada de Laredo confiscaron una cantidad significativa de presunta metanfetamina líquida con un valor estimado en la calle...

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