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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at the Port of Naco prevented a Phoenix woman from smuggling more than 40 pounds of marijuana into the United States Monday. Officers uncovered packages ofmarijuana...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican national & a U.S. citizen involved in connection with two separate failed smuggling attempts over the past...
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South and Comstock stations arrested two previously deported sex offenders in separate encounters. “Border Patrol agents encounter people with varying levels of criminal history...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector, rescued seven distressed people, in two separate events this holiday weekend. El Centro Sector BORSTAR respondsto a call of an injured individual in thePinto Wash area south...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has awarded a contract to construct approximately three miles of new bollard wall system on federally owned land within the Rio...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two United States citizens after the failed smuggling attempt of 38 illegal aliens at two U.S Border Patrol Checkpoints in the Rio Grande Valley. On Monday morning, agents working at the Javier...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – While many residents of El Paso, west Texas and New Mexico were commemorating the men and women who died in military service for the United States, area Border Patrol Agents were busier than ever taking into custody more than 2,200...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Comstock Station arrested a United States citizen for attempting to smuggle four undocumented immigrants in a pickup truck. “Comstock agents did an excellent job preventing this attempt to...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station apprehended a group of 15 undocumented immigrants from Congo early Tuesday morning. “Our Border Patrol agents are facing more unique challenges every day as the number of...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Border Patrol agents arrested two sex offenders and a gang member after entering the United States illegally. On Thursday, agents working near Weslaco, Texas, arrested a Mexican national whose record checks revealed an arrest for...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the creation of a new Border Patrol Processing Coordinator position designed to perform administrative tasks related to the intake and processing of individuals apprehended by Border...
Saturday, May 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station arrested two U.S. citizens and nine illegal aliens during a failed smuggling attempt involving two vehicles. “Smuggling organizations will continue to exploit desolate...
Friday, May 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station marine unit recovered the body of a deceased man from the Rio Grande River. “The waters of the Rio Grande River are treacherous and unforgiving.” said Del Rio Sector...
Friday, May 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assisted by helicopters crews from Arizona Department of Public Safety and Air and Marine Operations provided a lifesaving rescue south of Patagonia, Thursday evening. At approximately 2:30 p.m., Border...
Friday, May 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Nogales and Tucson stations seized a modified ultralight aircraft and its illicit cargo of nearly $500,000 in methamphetamine and fentanyl, southeast of Tucson, Thursday night. Air...
Friday, May 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Imperial Valley ports of entry intercepted 208 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside rocker panels, firewall, doors and quarter panels of two vehicles this week...
Friday, May 24, 2019 | National Media Release
SHANNON, Ireland – Clint Lamm, Director of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Preclearance Field Office, and Andrew Murphy, Managing Director of the Shannon Airport Authority in Ireland, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Thursday,...
Friday, May 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico - Oficiales y agentes de Aduanas y Protección fronteriza de los Estados Unidos, junto con otros socios federales de la iniciativa BEST, descubrieron y confiscaron $ 1.6 millones no declarados dentro de un gran tanque de gas...
Friday, May 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers and Agents, along with other federal partners under the Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST), discovered and seized $1.6 million in undeclared currency inside a large...
Friday, May 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
ALPINE, Texas – A convicted sex offender was apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Alpine Station.  The apprehension was made as a result of agents responding to information provided by the Brewster County Sheriff Office. Patrol...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - Dado que la temporada de viajes durante el verano se encuentra entre los momentos más concurridos en todos los aeropuertos internacionales y los puertos de entrada en todo el país, Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station seized a stolen vehicle with fictitious plates and arrested eight illegal aliens. “Border Patrol Agents continue to locate and interdict illegal aliens who are...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – The United States Border Patrol Del Rio Sector reported a record number of single-day apprehensions on Monday. “These increased arrests and especially the rise in family unit and unaccompanied alien children apprehensions have put...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
CAMPO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man and a woman suspected of smuggling over $100,000 in cash Monday afternoon. On May 20, at approximately 12:14 p.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the Campo Border Patrol Station conducted a...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents together with CBP Air and Marine Operations rendered aid to a severely dehydrated subject on Highway 255 in Laredo. Tuesday afternoon, agents assigned to the Laredo West Station rescued a subject...

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