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Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
Lowell, Vt. – A U.S. Border Patrol canine team assisted in locating and apprehending a fugitive on Tuesday afternoon.  Vermont State Police (VSP) initiated the search operation and contacted Newport Border Patrol agents after a 27-year-old male ran...
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –   U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Coast Guard and the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD), working under the Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG), intercepted 126 undocumented migrants from the Dominican...
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted five loads of alleged narcotics over the past week. CBP officers discovered the alleged drugs, which carried a combined street value of...
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a 27-year-old Kingman man Saturday after finding 10 pounds of cocaine, worth in excess of $113,000, and more than 4 pounds of meth, worth...
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Gerardo Yzaguirre who was working at the Veterans International Bridge helped save the life of a traveler suffering from cardiac arrest. CBP Officer Gerardo Yzaguirre“Officer Gerardo...
Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
Hartford, Conn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection opened its latest Global Entry Enrollment Center in New England today at Bradley International Airport, bringing the total number of enrollment centers for the Boston Field Office to seven.  The...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – An Italian man identified as Salvatore Marciante, 56, was apprehended by Border Patrol agents in Nogales on Jan. 21 for being illegally present in the United States. Criminal and immigration checks revealed that Marciante previously...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling drugs hidden inside the rear seat of his vehicle Tuesday afternoon. The arrest occurred at...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers at the Port of Douglas removednearly 200 packages from a smugglingvehicleTUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas arrested a 53-year-old Mexican man Saturday after finding...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. – El Centro Border Patrol agents discovered 46 people in several boxcars of a train on Tuesday morning. At approximately 8:30 a.m., Border Patrol agents received information concerning possible undocumented immigrants hiding in a...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif.  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Calexico East port of entry arrested a man on Monday after discovering 83 pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside the bed of his pickup truck. Shortly before 10 p.m., a...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint near Amado arrested a U.S. citizen Monday after finding two Mexican nationals in the trunk of a vehicle selected for a secondary inspection....
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized black tar heroin from a U.S. citizen Tuesday afternoon. The heroin was being smuggled internally by the male...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
ATLANTA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Boston resident for possession of child pornography at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) on Friday. CBP Office of Field Operations on duty atHartsfield-...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – On January 24, U.S. Border Patrol Agents in New Mexico arrested a man wanted in connection with a sexual assault and kidnapping.     Agents from Las Cruces assigned to the Interstate 10 checkpoint west of Las Cruces were...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
Bangor, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from Swanton Sector’s Burke Station arrested a 43-year-old, male, Indian citizen that entered the U.S. illegally from Canada last week. Manish Patel was apprehended after he entered the U.S. without...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - El advenimiento de la época de la información ha provocado la creación de nuevas formas de comunicación, incluyendo el desarrollo de la tecnología de los medios sociales. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP por sus siglas en inglés...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos asignados a la Estación Sur de Eagle Pass arrestaron a un delincuente sexual condenado que había sido deportado previamente. "Un individuo previamente condenado por delito...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Hidalgo, Pharr, Anzalduas Port of Entry this weekend encountered a traveler with horse shampoo bottles containing nearly 62 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine. “Our officers...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – The advent of the information age has sparked the creation of new ways of communicating, including the development of social media technology.  Customs and Border Protection has taken advantage of the opportunity to use social media...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
ATLANTA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in separate incidents arrested four travelers on outstanding arrest warrants on Thursday and Friday. The U.S. citizens had either arrived or attempted to board flights leaving the United...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into Minnesota or North Dakota to leave their medicinal marijuana at home. Although medical...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station arrested a convicted sex offender who had been previously removed. During processing, agents discovered thatthe subject was previously arrested forcriminal sexual...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents rescued several undocumented immigrants. On January 18, 2017, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo Sector rescued 2 undocumented immigrants, one lost in remote ranch lands and the other...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two people involved in separate weekend attempts to smuggle a combined $1.7 million in cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales. Officers at the Mariposa crossing...

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