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Thursday, March 4, 2021 | Local Media Release

HAVANA, Texas – On Thursday, U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of 105 illegal aliens in Havana, Texas.

Early this morning, agents assigned...

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | Local Media Release

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a MS-13 gang member, and two convicted sexual offenders in the Rio Grande Valley....

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | Local Media Release

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents responding to a request for assistance from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office that discovered a stash house...

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | Local Media Release

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Electronics and Machinery Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEEs) and Homeland Security...

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | Local Media Release
MARFA, Texas -

The number of apprehensions continue to climb throughout Big Bend Sector.  Yesterday, agents apprehended large groups near Van Horn, Texas...

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | Local Media Release

LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to Cotulla Station requested assistance from Texas Department of Public...

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | National Media Release

EL CENTRO, Calif. – On the morning of March 2, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents, at the request of the California Highway Patrol and Imperial County...

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | Local Media Release

LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol and Webb County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) shut down a stash house in east Laredo.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | Local Media Release

YUMA, Ariz. – A Yuma Air Branch air interdiction agent, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents and concerned members of the public saved the life of a two-year-...

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | Local Media Release

LAREDO, Texas –Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Cotulla Station while working with local law enforcement, foiled six...

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | Local Media Release

INTERNATIONAL FALLS Minn. — On February 27, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m., a Border Patrol agent assigned to the International Falls Station responded to...

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | Local Media Release

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 1000 pounds of marijuana in a 24-hour period.

Monday afternoon,...

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | Local Media Release

DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector arrested a convicted rapist, Feb. 27.

“Our agents arrested two more sex...

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | Local Media Release

DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector have detected more than 3,000 individuals with the assistance of small Unmanned...

Monday, March 1, 2021 | Local Media Release

OCOTILLO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an illegal alien on Saturday evening with a prior conviction for a...

Monday, March 1, 2021 | Local Media Release

SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling eight...

Monday, March 1, 2021 | Local Media Release

CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector rescued a man who was at risk of drowning in the All-American Canal Saturday...

Monday, March 1, 2021 | Local Media Release

LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents recovered three vehicles used for human smuggling while working their assigned...

Monday, March 1, 2021 | National Media Release
CBP AMO leverages P-3 LRT aircraft for a variety of operations.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO)...

Monday, March 1, 2021 | National Media Release
CBP AMO and partners rescued 3 individuals adrift off Ecuador.

WASHINGTON — A P-3 Long Range Tracker (LRT) aircrew with the U.S. Customs and Border...

Monday, March 1, 2021 | Local Media Release

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – On Sunday, Rio Grande City Border Patrol (RGC) agents seized more than $770K worth of marijuana.

Yesterday afternoon, RGC...

Monday, March 1, 2021 | Local Media Release

SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents seized methamphetamine and fentanyl during a traffic stop last week.

Agents also discovered U.S. currency...
Monday, March 1, 2021 | National Media Release

WASHINGTON — A new type of telephone scam is targeting residents nationwide in an attempt to gain their banking information. U.S. Customs and Border...

Monday, March 1, 2021 | Local Media Release

LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents, working with local law enforcement agencies, apprehended almost 4 dozen individuals...

Monday, March 1, 2021 | Local Media Release

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Juarez Lincoln Bridge intercepted methamphetamine...

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