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Friday, June 21, 2019 | National Media Release
Video: https://dvidshub.net/r/jaen8i Stills: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cbpphotos/albums/72157709179575678 PHILADELPHIA – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)-...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEMING, N.M. – U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued five Mexican nationals who were in distress after illegally entering the United States. Just after midnight June 20, U.S. Border Patrol agents in the El Paso Sector were contacted by the Mexican...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
ANACORTES, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at Anacortes Port of Entry were part of the festivities as the Port of Skagit officially opened a new facility at the Burlington Airport Wednesday. The reimbursement...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – A multi-agency search and rescue incident took place involving Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Hebbronville and Freer Stations, south of Freer, Texas. Large Group Apprehended in Laredo Sector The incident happened...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations P-3 aircraft crews located and tracked several go-fast vessels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean, leading to the seizure and disruption of approximately 22,000...
Thursday, June 20, 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 methamphetamine and heroin Wednesday morning. Smugglers stuff a car's tireswith more than $400K of...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
TECATE, Calif. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), began construction on June 11, 2019, of approximately 15 miles of new border wall system in place of dilapidated and outdated...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 | National Media Release
DONNA, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection is responding to the record numbers of unaccompanied alien children and family units along our Southwest border with an expansion of the current temporary holding facility near Donna-Rio Bravo...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station arrested a United States citizen for attempting to smuggle two undocumented immigrants through a Border Patrol checkpoint. Agents discovered two...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents rescued 17 illegal aliens after they crossed into the Barry M. Goldwater Bombing Range east of San Luis and became lost Monday night. Barry M. Goldwater Bombing RangeAt approximately 10:10 p.m.,...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
Del Rio, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station have arrested a group of Haitian nationals every day this past last week, totaling over 180 people. “Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents have apprehended immigrants from 44...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 111 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Friday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 7:23 a.m., when a 55-year-old man...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents continue to apprehend large numbers of illegal aliens. With this large influx of apprehensions Agents are also identifying criminal illegal aliens attempting to enter undetected among the large groups...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol agents along with DHS partners stopped four smuggling attempts during the past week, yielding drug seizures valued at more than $329,000 and the arrest of nine illegal aliens.   The first event occurred on Wed. June 5...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
CAMPO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man who had 44 packages of methamphetamine concealed inside the vehicle’s dash Thursday evening . On June 13, at approximately 6:15 p.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the checkpoint on...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza, junto con los Vigilantes del Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales de Puerto Rico, detuvieron al viernes a 39 extranjeros de la República Dominicana que desembarcaron en la playa...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
UPDATE - Two missing Indian nationals were located by U.S. Border Patrol late last night when they crossed the border back into the United States and surrendered to agents. The mother and her 8-year-old daughter were transported to a local hospital...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –U.S. Border Patrol agents, along with Park Rangers from the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (PRDNER), apprehended Friday 39 aliens from the Dominican Republic that landed in the Mujeres Beach in...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — A specialty unit within U.S. Border Patrol provided training and equipment to Mexican officials which later supported their discovery and eradication of a huge illegal marijuana grow site in Mexico on June 11, 2019. Agents from San Diego...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is hiring men and women to serve as officers in the Area Port of Philadelphia, which includes Philadelphia International Airport and the seaport environment. To help potential candidates with...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
Eagle Pass, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station reunited a 1-year-old child after he was separated from his mother while crossing the Rio Grande River. Agents coordinated with Mexicanimmigration officials to reunite...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA — Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $16,542 in unreported currency from a Jamaica-bound man at Philadelphia International Airport Thursday. The man, a Jamaican citizen and U.S. lawful permanent resident, verbally told...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
UPDATE - Two missing Indian nationals were located by U.S. Border Patrol late last night when they crossed the border back into the United States and surrendered to agents. The mother and her 8-year-old daughter were transported to a local hospital...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – Agents from the U.S. Border Patrol Special Operations Detachment arrested a Mexican national Wednesday night after he smuggled 22 illegal aliens into the United States. The smuggler was arrested after hewas caught ferrying the...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
CHICAGO–CBP Officers at Chicago O’Hare’s Mail Branch Facility account for more than 20% of the international mail that enters the United States. Recently, during a seven day stint, CBP Officers seized more than 40 pounds of Ketamine and over 55...

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