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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos arrestaron a un delincuente previamente deportado, junto a su hijo, cuando intentaba ingresar ilegalmente al país cerca del Puente de las Américas. El 24 de enero, los...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents arrested a previously deported felon and his child as he attempted to enter the United States illegally near the Bridge of the Americas.   Border Patrol Agents working in El Paso arrested a family unit that...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national and a U.S. citizen over the weekend for separate alleged attempts to smuggle almost 90 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis. Officers referred...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puerto de Entrada Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas permaneció vigilante mientras se encontraba en estado sin permiso y incautó $3,118,000 en...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry remained vigilant during the temporary lapse in appropriations and seized $3,118,000 in cocaine and methamphetamine and...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector rescued two Mexican nationals from a canal east of Calexico on Monday evening. The incident occurred at approximately 7:10 p.m., when agents assigned to patrol near the...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza adscritos al Negociado de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés), y agentes de las Fuerzas Unidas de Rápida Acción (FURA) de la Policía de Puerto Rico incautaron el...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol and Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA) agents seized Monday 884 pounds (401 Kilos) of cocaine found inside an abandoned vessel on...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
Houlton, Maine — Acting Chief Patrol Agent Jason Schneider of U.S. Border Patrol’s Houlton Sector today recognized the local community for their support during the 35-day government shutdown. Border Patrol agents continued to work without pay for...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender at 1:50 p.m. on Monday.   Agents assigned to the El Centro Station, arrested a man suspected of illegally entering the U.S. approximately...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
ALBANY, N.Y. - On January, 18, four citizens of Georgia were found guilty of the charge Conspiracy to Commit Alien Smuggling in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.   Olegi Charkoshvili, Zurab Gvarliani, Davit...
Monday, January 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – The Laredo Sector Border Patrol held its Youth of the Month event at the Lyndon B. Johnson High School on Wednesday, January 23.  At a ceremony for the January 2019 honorees, Border Patrol along with community partners presented...
Monday, January 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
MECCA, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an woman driving a stolen vehicle on Sunday evening. The incident occurred at approximately 10:35 p.m., when agents received information that a stolen silver 2017...
Monday, January 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents of the Indio Station assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling liquid methamphetamine hidden inside one of his pickup’s gas tanks yesterday.   The arrest...
Monday, January 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine and cocaine concealed in an aftermarket floor compartment underneath the driver and passenger...
Monday, January 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 216 pounds of marijuana Friday morning. The drugs were concealed in a false bed of a pick-up truck.   “Using...
Monday, January 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs and Brackettville stations apprehended two convicted sex offenders in separate incidents over the weekend. “Apprehensions like these highlight our commitment to the safety...
Monday, January 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Carrizo Springs Station seized 17 firearms along with ammunition after receiving a call from a concerned citizen. Carrizo Springs Border Patrol agents seized fourhandguns, and 13 assorted rifles...
Monday, January 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers Juarez-Lincoln Bridge recently seized nearly $1 million in unreported currency hidden within a passenger vehicle during an outbound examination. “Our frontline CBP officers continue...
Monday, January 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
ELY, Minn — On the morning of January 22, 2019, a U.S. Border Patrol Resident Agent from Ely, MN responded to a report of a snowmobile accident with injuries. The Agent and a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer assisted a...
Friday, January 25, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - Entre las 3 p.m. y la medianoche del domingo 3 de febrero, los aviones de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) asistirán en hacer cumplir las restricciones de tráfico aéreo alrededor del Estadio Mercedes-Benz en...
Friday, January 25, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – Between 3 p.m. and midnight on Sunday, February 3, U.S. Customs and Border Protection aircraft will be assisting in the enforcement of an air travel restriction around Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA during Super Bowl 53....
Friday, December 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two illegal aliens during separate incidents Wednesday and Thursday and learned that one is an MS-13 gang member and the other is a sex offender. Wednesday evening, Ajo Station agents...
Friday, December 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –A 19-year-old Mexican man has been arrested and charged with assaulting a U.S. Federal agent after he attacked a Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent south of Bisbee on Wednesday evening. While responding to a call of possible illegal...
Friday, December 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
ROMA, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Roma Port of Entry seized a significant amount of marijuana valued at more than $400,000 in one enforcement action at the Roma International Bridge. “Our frontline officers...

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