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Friday, December 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
HOULTON, Maine — On November 28, 2017, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Houlton Station arrested a male citizen of Mexico, Eliud Lopez-Baez, during a failed attempt to illegally enter the United States. Lopez-Baez has been removed from the...
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—On Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017, the San Diego Sector Border Patrol welcomed its newest Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott. A Change of Command ceremony was held at the Coronado Community Center in Coronado, CA. U.S. Border Patrol Acting...
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Los empleados de la patrulla fronteriza del sector de Tucson en el sur de Arizona donaron más de 1,260 regalos esta semana para ayudar a alegrar la Navidad para 539 niños locales. Empleados de la Patrulla Fronterizaentregan...
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Del Rio International Bridge recently discovered more than a quarter-million dollars’ worth of suspected narcotics hidden in a vehicle coming from Mexico. Officers seized 12...
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Sector’s Integrated Targeting Team interdicted two vehicles and arrested 11 people connected to an alien smuggling attempt Tuesday morning. ITT agents working west of Felicity...
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol employees from southern Arizona donated more than 1,260 gifts this week to help brighten Christmas for 539 local children. Tucson Sector is proud to serve ourcommunities Agents and professional staff...
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine inside a van engine compartment Wednesday morning. Agents found 4 packages of methinside...
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station arrested a 32-year-old Mexican man after discovering more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana in a tractor-trailer at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint near Amado on...
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry conduct numerous enforcement operations on a daily basis. These efforts paid off as they recently seized hard narcotics valued at more than $530,000...
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Douglas Station assisted the Douglas Police Department with a traffic stop Tuesday night, resulting in the arrest of five people involved in a human smuggling attempt. After stopping...
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Douglas Station arrested a previously deported 40-year-old Mexican male national Wednesday night and discovered he was convicted and incarcerated for sexual assault of a child...
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Sector rescued two illegal aliens during separate weekend incidents. Rescue beacon instructions in 3languages and pictograms In the first incident, Wellton Station Border Patrol...
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection El Paso port of entry is offering expedited entry for those international travelers who apply for their I-94 document in advance online this holiday season. Designated and marked lanes for the...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Willcox Station arrested a previously deported 46-year-old Guatemalan man Wednesday morning and discovered he was convicted in 2007 for sexual battery by restraint in...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged marijuana. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $22,769, hidden within a black...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, prevented a 34-year-old Sierra Vista woman from smuggling almost 220 pounds of marijuana into the United States on Tuesday...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged cocaine at the World Trade Bridge in one enforcement action. Packages containing 200 pounds ofcocaine seized by CBP officers...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents arrested a 31-year-old Mexican male national Tuesday morning after finding nearly 75 pounds of methamphetamine in his vehicle at the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8, east of Yuma....
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas – Celebrating 30 years, The United States Border Patrol Laredo Sector has been recognizing outstanding high school seniors. Youth of the Month Recipients for December were announced at a beautiful ceremony at St. Agustine High...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
New Orleans, L.A. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony today to officially open the new U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) New Orleans Sector Headquarters and Station at the historic U.S. Custom House. The new...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
SWEETGRASS, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations want importers and the traveling public to know that mandarin or “Christmas” oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, and pomelo are banned from non...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station, assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint, arrested a woman suspected of smuggling drugs hidden inside her vehicle’s battery Monday afternoon....
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
LANCASTER, Minn. —  U.S. Customs and Border Protection will adjust the hours of operation at the Lancaster and Roseau ports of entry (POE), effective Jan. 7. The Lancaster POE will implement a seasonal schedule while hours at the Roseau...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a Yuma woman and seized more than 50 pounds of methamphetamine Monday evening. Officers located more than 52pounds of meth inside...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Mobile Response Team foiled a substantial drug smuggling event seizing 224 pounds of marijuana, and nearly 9 pounds of meth east of Ajo, Monday. MRT and canine agents...

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