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Friday, August 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working with the Eagle Pass South Station Marine Unit rescued three people, including two small boys, stranded in the Rio Grande River, Aug. 28. Agents rescued three Honduran nationals,including two...
Friday, August 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station seized 1.8 pounds of methamphetamine at the U.S. Highway 57 immigration checkpoint, Aug. 27. The methamphetamine is valued at $58k.“Criminal organizations...
Friday, August 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – This week, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the checkpoint north of Las Cruces, New Mexico, arrested two dangerous criminals being smuggled further into the U.S.   On Wednesday, Border Patrol agents from the checkpoint near...
Friday, August 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – On Wednesday evening, U.S. Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint north of Las Cruces, seized narcotics worth approximately $2,200.   Border Patrol Agents stopped a vehicle in order to conduct a routine immigration inspection. The...
Friday, August 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Monday night, U.S. Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint north of Las Cruces, seized narcotics worth more than $1 million from a single pickup truck.   While conducting a routine immigration inspection, Border Patrol Agents stopped...
Friday, August 30, 2019 | Local Media Release
MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel across Florida are making final preparations—working closely with a far-reaching network of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) partners and local officials in advance of Hurricane...
Thursday, August 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – During a joint enforcement action, U.S. Border Patrol, Laredo Police Department (LPD), and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) apprehended several illegal aliens in Laredo, Texas. On August 27, the Laredo Sector Border Patrol...
Thursday, August 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned the Laredo North Station seized several bundles of marijuana at the Interstate 35 Checkpoint located north of Laredo, Texas. The incident occurred on August 27, when a pickup truck approached the...
Thursday, August 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES—On Monday August 26th, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) intercepted a 19 year-old male citizen of Spain, who confessed to the killing of an individual he “caught with his...
Thursday, August 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
  HOULTON, Maine- The United States Border Patrol in Maine reports three Mexican Nationals were arrested for immigration violations over the past week.  The arrests occurred in Farmington on August 23, and in the Bridgewater area on August 24....
Thursday, August 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
Alexandria Bay, N.Y. - On August 28, U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the Wellesley Island Station, along with Homeland Security Investigations, Metro Jefferson County Drug Task Force, New York State Police, New York State Parks Police, and...
Thursday, August 29, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station arrested a convicted sex offender, Aug. 25. “Criminals will keep trying to enter further into the United States and make their way into our communities,” said Chief Patrol...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station arrested a gang member involved in an alien smuggling case at the Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 35 (I-35). The incident occurred during the evening on August 26...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint foiled two methamphetamine smuggling attempts on Tuesday.   The first incident occurred at approximately 11:26 a.m., when a female driver...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector stopped two separate alien smuggling attempts resulting in the arrest of 15 illegal aliens. On Friday, McAllen agents working near Mission, Texas, responded to a report of a...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
GRAND FORKS, ND – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO), National Air Security Operations Center - Grand Forks (NASOC-GF) officially opened its new facility on Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) today. NASOC Grand...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
An Air and Marine Operations crew rescue four individualsclinging on to an overturned vessel in Saint Augustine, Fla.SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla.— Four United States citizens, clinging on to an overturned vessel, were spotted by an Air and Marine...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz invited several local ranch owners and law enforcement officials from the Comstock, Del Rio, Brackettville and Rocksprings areas to a meeting at the Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Headquarters, Aug. 27...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
ROMA, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Roma Port of Entry apprehended a traveler wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for indecency with a child. “Our frontline officers maintain strict...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
Carrizo Springs, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Carrizo Springs Station located and rescued a Mexican immigrant suffering from a heat-related illness following a call for assistance, Aug. 23. “Our agents stand ready to answer any call to...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza y Operaciones Aéreas y Marinas (AMO) de Aduana y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP), junto con socios del Grupo de Interagencial Fronterizo del Caribe (CBIG), capturaron a...
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Border Patrol and Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents, along with partners under the Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) apprehended seven aliens Tuesday from the Dominican...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to work outbound inspection operations at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge stopped an illegal exportation of assorted firearms, firearm accessories and...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | For the Record
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender early Sunday morning.   The incident occurred at approximately 5:50 a.m., when agents arrested a 38-year-old Mexican man...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a Sureño gang member on Saturday afternoon. At approximately 2:40 p.m., Border Patrol agents were on patrol when they observed a man illegally enter the United...

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