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Thursday, January 30, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas– U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Laredo Port of Entry continues to make necessary arrangements to implement facilitation measures to assist the traveling public with their experience...
Thursday, January 30, 2020 | Local Media Release
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier.  CBP officers inspected the rail container and...
Thursday, January 30, 2020 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Washington Dulles International Airport seized more than $32,000 from a man traveling to Accra, Ghana who violated federal currency reporting regulations.CBP officers seized $32,...
Thursday, January 30, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection released its annual Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 trade and travel report today. According to the report, CBP personnel processed $2.7 trillion of imports and 410 million travelers in FY 2019.The “Trade and...
Thursday, January 30, 2020 | Local Media Release
Border Patrol Agents conducting transportation hubcheck operations in Maine in January 2020PORTLAND, Maine – On Sunday, January 27, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Portland area to conduct transportation check operations encountered a...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO —After a challenging multi-year, inter-agency investigation, utilizing technology capabilities, intelligence gathering, and community outreach, U.S. Border Patrol San Diego Sector and partners have exposed the longest illicit cross-border...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Local Media Release
MASSENA, N.Y. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Massena Border Patrol Station arrested three individuals in connection with a failed smuggling attempt on Friday morning. On January 24, Border Patrol agents stopped a vehicle on State Route 37 near...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, N.M. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Santa Teresa Port Director Fernando A. Thome was formally sworn into office this morning at a CBP Field Operations change of command ceremony. Family, friends, colleagues and local dignitaries...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Local Media Release
NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 111 and Highway 86 immigration checkpoints apprehended two illegal narcotics smuggling attempts in as many days. The first incident occurred on Monday at approximately 9:...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol and local law enforcement disrupted an active stash house operating in a Laredo neighborhood.On Jan. 27, U.S. Border Patrol acted on information regarding a possible stash house.  Border Patrol, Webb County...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Local Media Release
ATLANTA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers from the Port of Savannah, GA have deployed to help secure Super Bowl LIV in Miami, FL. In addition, Atlanta Field Office CBP Special Response Team (SRT) officers are on duty with Miami...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man with bulk cash concealed in his car on Monday. On January 27, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Border Patrol agents initiated a vehicle stop on a 2009 Toyota Corolla that was traveling...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Local Media Release
DETROIT — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers conducting operations at ports of entry in Michigan had a banner year, leading the nation in interceptions of unreported currency and biological specimens that pose a threat to our safety...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Anoche, agentes del Sector del Valle del Río Grande incautaron más de 900 libras de marihuana en cuatro incidentes separados durante un lapso de cinco horas.A última hora de la noche del lunes, agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Last night, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents seized more than 900 pounds of marijuana in four separate incidents during a span of five hours.Late Monday night, Border Patrol agents seized four bundles of marijuana in a subdivision...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in Del Rio Sector continue to arrest people from numerous countries across the globe.“Del Rio Sector continues to arrest individuals from around the world,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L....
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents foiled 10 smuggling attempts over the weekend, arresting 11 smugglers and 33 illegal aliens.“Our agents and law enforcement partners stay vigilant day and night, working hard to identify smuggling attempts...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | Local Media Release
HAVRE, Mont. – Havre Station Border Patrol agents arrested a man they found in the country on Monday, who had a prior order of removal. The citizen of Mexico was taken into custody for violating federal immigration laws and will be turned over to...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN ANTONIO – In two separate incidents this week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the San Antonio International Airport seized currency from travelers who refused to provide an accurate report. The total amount seized from...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender Monday afternoon. The incident occurred at around 3:05 p.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station encountered a man...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | Local Media Release
Juan Carlos Alvarez-RoblesPORT CLINTON, Ohio — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Detroit Sector along with the Toledo Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force arrest a wanted 38 year old Mexican national and MS-13 gang member illegally present...
Monday, January 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that Randy J. Howe, formerly the Executive Director, Office of Field Operations, for U.S. Customs and Border Protection has entered on duty as Director, Field Operations for Laredo...
Monday, January 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the El Paso Sector continue to encounter people from various countries attempting to enter the United States illegally.   On Friday, El Paso Border Patrol Agents working just west of downtown El...
Monday, January 27, 2020 | For the Record
CAMPO, Calif.— Border Patrol agents from the San Diego Sector’s El Cajon Station arrested two men this weekend who were attempting to smuggle illegal aliens into the U.S.  Both men have prior felony convictions. The incident occurred on Saturday...
Monday, January 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
TORONTO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted nearly 40 pounds of marijuana at the Toronto Preclearance Facility on January 26. It was the second significant drug seizure by Toronto Preclearance officials in just over a month.CBP officers...

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