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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 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 arrestó a una mujer de 42 anos y su hijo de 18 anos, ambos de Dallas, Texas, después de detectar $ 2,...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 42-year-old woman from Dallas, Texas  and her 18-year-old son after detecting $2,920,000 worth of alleged...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | Local Media Release
Champlain, N.Y. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Champlain Border Patrol Station arrested nine individuals in two separate failed smuggling events over the weekend.  On February 28, Border Patrol agents stopped a vehicle on U.S. Route 11 near...
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif. — San Diego Sector Border Patrol Agents rescued a 29-year-old Mexican national who was left behind by a criminal smuggling organization after he suffered a severe leg injury. On March 2, at approximately 6:15 p.m., Border Patrol...
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
EL CAJON, Calif — San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex-offender who was in the United States illegally Monday. On March 2, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Border Patrol agents patrolling Interstate 8 observed a...
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station prevented several bundles of narcotics from being smuggled into the country in two separate incidents. The first incident occurred during the early afternoon hours of Feb...
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Virginia – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested Luis Gustavo Sanchez Arenales, wanted by New York City Police on suspicion of homicide, before he could board a Mexico-bound flight Saturday at Washington Dulles International...
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Alexandria Bay Port of Entry discovered personal use heroin, cocaine, methylenedioxy- methamphetamine (MDMA) and marijuana in possession of a two United States citizens...
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza, y las Fuerzas Unidas de Rápida Acción (FURA) del Departamento de Policía de Puerto Rico incautaron 1.724 libras (782 Kilos) el lunes y $ 1.3 millones en divisas no declaradas el sábado,...
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –U.S. Border Patrol agents and the Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA, for its Spanish acronym) of the Puerto Rico Police Department seized 1,724 pounds (782 Kilos) on Monday and $1.3 million in undeclared currency on...
Monday, March 2, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry along the California border with Mexico over the weekend intercepted 207 pounds of narcotics valued at more than $1.8 million, in two separate cases.On Saturday,...
Monday, March 2, 2020 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported gang member Sunday afternoon. The incident occurred at around 12:07 p.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station encountered a man...
Monday, March 2, 2020 | Local Media Release
GRAND FORKS N.D. — On Friday, February 28, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Grand Forks Sector arrested a man wanted for sexual assault of a minor.Pembina Station agents arrest wanted GutemalanThe arrest took place Friday morning, when...
Monday, March 2, 2020 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a man convicted of a sexual offense on Friday evening. The incident occurred at around 8:56 p.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station encountered a man...
Monday, March 2, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has awarded a contract to construct approximately 15 miles of new border wall system within U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) Rio Grande...
Friday, February 28, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEL MAR, Calif. — Following a disrupted maritime smuggling event, local, state, and Federal agencies rescued 13 people and continue to search for three more.  The event occurred early Friday morning less than one mile off the shore of Del Mar. A...
Friday, February 28, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) this week announced a number of significant enforcement actions, including several cases of CBP Officers and Border Patrol Agents stopping illegal drugs from entering the country. CBP’s news...
Friday, February 28, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is testing innovative blockchain solutions and specifications to enhance the agency’s ability to protect American businesses from intellectual property rights (IPR) theft.  A recently completed proof...
Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 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 interceptaron $5,801,000 en presunta metanfetamina y $214,000 en moneda estadounidense...
Thursday, February 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo and Anzalduas International Bridges intercepted $5,801,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine and $214,000 in unreported U.S. currency in three separate...
Thursday, February 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – An off-duty Border Patrol agent attending his daughter’s soccer practice Tuesday evening responded to a motor vehicle versus bicyclist accident nearby and provided lifesaving medical care to the injured individual on scene.The off-duty...
Thursday, February 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Border Patrol agents, working with Mexican law enforcement, discovered yet another cross-border tunnel Tuesday, that runs beneath the streets of Nogales.Tucson Sector agents and Mexico’s Guardia Nacional located the tunnel’s...
Thursday, February 27, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan today appeared before the House Appropriations Committee in a hearing to discuss the FY2021 budget.“U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) bears an enormous...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | Local Media Release
ANZALDUAS, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional Anzalduas arrestó a un hombre de 19 años de San Juan, Texas, después de descubrir supuesta metanfetamina con...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | Local Media Release
ANZALDUAS, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Anzalduas International Bridge arrested a 19-year-old man from San Juan, Texas after discovering $1,620,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine hidden within...

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