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Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender from Honduras Monday night near Sells. Tucson Sector agents patrolling a remote trail encountered and arrested 32-year-old Henrry Zelaya-Flores after he illegally...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
LOUISVILLE, Ky.- Since the middle of July, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Express Consignment Operations hub in Louisville have seized counterfeit bracelets and other jewelry worth over $90 million if the goods were genuine. In a...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously removed sex offender Saturday night. The incident occurred at around 8:20 p.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station encountered a man...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
MISSION, Texas – Border Patrol and the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office discover two stash houses operating in the Rio Grande Valley. On Wednesday, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents received information regarding a residence in Mission, Texas,...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge this weekend seized a poly-drug load valued at more than $1.6 million containing heroin, cocaine and a potent amphetamine that officers...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
ST. THOMAS, Islas Vírgenes - Agentes de Operaciones Aéreas y Marinas de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (AMO), incautaron el viernes 800 mil en moneda no declarada que se encontro dentro de un barco de 25 pies que partió de...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents, seized Friday nearly $800,000 in undeclared currency found inside a 25-foot vessel that departed Fajardo navigating to St. Thomas.  Jose Ernesto...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Border Patrol Station apprehended several illegal aliens and recovered a stolen vehicle west of Encinal, Texas. The incident occurred during the early morning hours of September...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Hidalgo detuvo a dos ciudadanos Mexicanos en relación con dos intentos fallidos de contrabando de drogas de...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested two Mexican citizens in connection with two separate failed drug smuggling attempts of cocaine worth $687,000. “Due to...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va., – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) resumed the Mobile Passport Control option Monday at Washington Dulles International Airport. "Customs and Border Protection listened to concerns voiced by the traveling public and is pleased...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
SWANTON, V.T. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Swanton Sector conducted an immigration checkpoint from September 19 – September 21, resulting in the arrest of five illegal aliens and the seizure of approximately 250 pounds of marijuana....
Monday, September 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a Sureño gang member as well as a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member over the weekend. The first arrest occurred on Saturday, at approximately 10 p.m., when...
Monday, September 23, 2019 | For the Record
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Border Patrol Station and the Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) team, rescued 11 people stranded in the Rio Grande River, Sept. 20. Border Patrol agents rescued...
Friday, September 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
BANGOR, Maine - U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported Guatemalan National in Bangor. The man now faces felony charges for illegal re-entry after deportation under U.S. Code. On the evening of September 19, Houlton Station Border...
Friday, September 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrest two men attempting to smuggle methamphetamine Thursday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 2:45 a.m., when a male driver...
Friday, September 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) led a multi-agency canine examination of ships and shipping containers at the Port of Baltimore Wednesday. The CBP-led multi-agency teaminspected more than 80 containers andtrucks at the Port of...
Friday, September 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
Eagle Pass, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station on Sept. 16, arrested a member of the Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13, criminal gang, who had been previously deported. “Preventing violent criminals from entering our...
Friday, September 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
Fresh oranges, mooncakes, onions, rice crackers among items destroyed   DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) found a variety of prohibited plant and animal...
Friday, September 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector assisted local First Responders in two separate accidents that occurred on September 18, in Hebbronville and Cotulla, Texas. The first accident occurred at approximately 10 a.m., on...
Friday, September 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 (IH-35) north of Laredo, Texas, uncovered a human smuggling attempt when they discovered 53 illegal aliens inside the trailer. On September 17, 2019,...
Thursday, September 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested 2 Phoenix residents for an alleged attempt to smuggle almost 64 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis Tuesday. CBP officers at the...
Thursday, September 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized $1,150,000 worth of heroin and cocaine that officers discovered within a commercial truck arriving from Mexico...
Thursday, September 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Marine Interdiction Agents, seized Tuesday over $1.1 million in undeclared currency found inside a black bag dumped from a vessel traversing from Vieques, Puerto Rico to St. Thomas .  ...
Thursday, September 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
WINTERHAVEN, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Andrade port of entry discovered 215 pounds of methamphetamine Monday hidden in a car with a family of four. The incident occurred on Sept. 16, at about 4 p.m., when a CBP...

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