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Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested several individuals attempting to smuggle illegal aliens from the countries of Mexico, Ecuador, Honduras, and El Salvador. “Criminal organizations attempt to utilize the holiday season to blend in...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en los Puentes Internacionales de Hidalgo y Anzalduas obstaculizaron el contrabando de metanfetamina y heroína con valor de $3,786,000 en dos...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo and Anzalduas International Bridges hampered the smuggling of methamphetamine and heroin worth $3,786,000 in two separate, unrelated incidents this...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
Eagle Pass, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the processing center at the Eagle Pass South Station discovered a previously deported man falsely claiming to be the father of a juvenile Guatemalan national, Nov. 30. “We receive cases all...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested four Mexican nationals and three U.S. citizens for separate alleged attempts to smuggle nearly 387 pounds of methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Two U.S. Border Patrol agents patrolling in Southern Arizona were assaulted in separate incidents within 24 hours last week. Thursday evening, a Tucson Sector agent was assaulted by a man who had illegally entered the United States...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) working in coordination with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partners arrested 34 people this weekend who had entered the U.S. illegally by sea. The first incident occurred on Sunday,...
Monday, December 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling a mixed load of narcotics Friday morning.   The incident occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m., when a...
Monday, December 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Agents assigned to the Yuma Sector Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue Team provided aid to a 25-year-old male involved in an off-road rollover accident in the Imperial Sand Dunes November 30. At approximately 1:20 p.m. Saturday,...
Monday, December 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en los puentes internacionales de Pharr y Anzalduas decomisaron cocaína y marihuana valorizada en $828,000 en tres incidentes separados, no...
Monday, December 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr and Anzalduas International Bridges seized $828,000 worth of cocaine and marijuana in three separate, unrelated incidents over a three-day period. “...
Monday, December 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Peace Bridge seized just over 20 grams of cocaine and 6 grams of crack cocaine in two separate incidents over the weekend.  On Friday, CBP officers encountered a 24 year-old...
Monday, December 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas- Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Hidalgo arrestaron a una mujer que pretendidamente intentó contrabandear a un ciudadano mexicano a los...
Monday, December 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a woman who allegedly attempted to smuggle a Mexican citizen into the United States and another woman for...
Friday, November 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
DULZURA, Calif. — Rescues continue to be made by San Diego Sector Border Patrol Agents due to the recent inclement weather. In the 22nd rescue made by agents in the last 24 hours, a 16-year-old girl and her mother were saved from the Otay Mountain...
Friday, November 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the San Ysidro port of entry intercepted two men with unrelated warrants in two days.   On Nov. 28, at about 2:30 p.m., Antonio Gonzalez, a 43-year-old Mexican citizen and Lawful...
Friday, November 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. —Last night, San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents rescued 20 individuals with the aid of San Diego Fire & Rescue and discovered one person deceased on the beach during unusually heavy rains on Thanksgiving Day.   At...
Thursday, November 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Travelers using U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Port of Raul H. Castro, in Douglas, Arizona may experience travel delays due to vehicle lane closures. Vehicle lanes approaching the United States from Mexico may be reduced at the...
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Otay Mesa port of entry thwarted a dangerous human-smuggling attempt after discovering an 18-year-old man concealed in a bolted down seat compartment. The incident occurred at...
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Port of Nogales experienced travel delays Tuesday evening November 26 after vehicle lane closures. Vehicle lanes approaching the United States from Mexico were reduced at both DeConcini and...
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas– U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry encourages travelers to plan ahead, apply for I-94 travel permits online and utilize Ready Lanes as CBP prepares...
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a gang member on Tuesday night.   The arrest occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m., when Border Patrol agents on patrol observed a man illegally enter the United...
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Since Tuesday, Border Patrol Agents seized more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana along with 28 pounds of cocaine in six separate incidents. On Wednesday, McAllen agents working near Havana, Texas, observed several drug smugglers...
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
LA JOYA, Texas — Agents assigned to the McAllen Border Patrol Station apprehend 19 smuggled aliens. This morning, McAllen agents working in La Joya, Texas observed 19 subjects run into an awaiting pickup truck, located less than half a mile away...
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas– A marijuana seizure valued at over $200,000 was made by Border Patrol Agents working at the U.S. 62/180 Border Patrol Checkpoint on Sunday. The seizure yielded a total of 260pounds of marijuana.On November 24, a Dodge Caravan bearing...

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