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Friday, August 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On August 7, 2017, Border Patrol agents arrested a United States Citizen as a result of a vehicle stop on Interstate Highway 35, north of Laredo, Texas.  The subject had an outstanding warrant of arrest from La Salle County, Texas...
Friday, August 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On August 5, 2017, Border Patrol agents seized 1,582.9 pounds of marijuana in Laredo, Texas.  Agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 encountered a white tractor pulling a white trailer at the primary lane. ...
Friday, August 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – The first event occurred on August 7, 2017, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) Unit rescued four illegal aliens in a ranch northwest of Laredo, Texas. The subjects had resorted to...
Friday, August 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –On August 10, 2017, Border Patrol agents from the Zapata Station donated school supplies to over 100 children from the Zapata County Independent School District.  The school supplies were purchased by Border Patrol agents to assist...
Friday, August 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists intercepted Khapra beetle larvae, an insect considered one of the world’s most destructive insect pests of grains, cereals and stored foods, in passenger baggage...
Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – Andrea Miranda Paez, a graduate of United South High School, was selected as the Laredo Sector Border Patrol Youth of the Year for 2017. Laredo Sector Border Patrol made the announcement of her selection during the 2017 International...
Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
EUREKA, Mont. – Due to an ongoing fire threat in Eureka, U.S. Border Patrol agents from U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Eureka,Montana, Station assisted with evacuationsdue to a nearby forest fire.the Eureka Border Patrol Station were asked to...
Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va., — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $77,586 combined in three seizures of travelers flying international through Washington Dulles International Airport recently for violating federal currency reporting...
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico – U.S. Border Patrol Agents from New Mexico were first on the scene to provide assistance to three occupants of a roll-over car accident west of Las Cruces on Monday. Time was of the essence when the Agents were advised about...
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 111 immigration checkpoint arrested a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Tuesday afternoon.   The incident occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. when a 31-year-old...
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations recently announced the selection of a new Director for its National Air Security Operations Center – Corpus Christi. William Allen Durhamrecently assumedcommand as...
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas — Border Patrol Agents seized more than 1,300 pounds of marijuana near Los Arrieros, Texas. Over 1300 pounds ofmarijuana seized byagentsThe seizure occurred today at approximately 1:30 a.m. when Rio Grande City agents observed...
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the deployment of facial recognition biometric exit technology to William P. Hobby International Airport (HOU) in Houston for select flights from HOU. The deployment builds upon a June...
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a 28-year-old male Mexican national Sunday morning east of Douglas, Arizona, for illegally entering the United States. Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionDuring processing...
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – The Texas Hold ‘Em initiative was launched on June 19, 2008, by the U.S. Border Patrol and the Texas Department of Public Safety, who joined in a multi-agency enforcement effort to improve border security. The Texas Hold ‘Em...
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAS VEGAS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the deployment of facial recognition biometric exit technology to McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas for one daily flight from the United States to Guadalajara, Mexico....
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested three United States citizens and 1 Mexican national after seizing more than a combined 36 pounds of methamphetamine and fentanyl during separate...
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | 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 1,500 pounds of narcotics valued at more than $3.3 million and captured 17 fugitives. From Fri...
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
VERMONT— Interested in a new career, just starting a job search or transitioning out of the military? U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is hosting recruitment events in Burlington and Derby Line, Vt., next week. CBP is looking for hard-...
Monday, August 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port in Douglas, Arizona, arrested a Mexican national on Thursday (August 3) involving more than 200 pounds of marijuana. Officers found packages of marijuana ...
Monday, August 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Un agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza del Sector Del Rio salvó a una jovencita que fue atrapada en una sección de aguas irregulares del río Comal. "Los agentes del sector de Del Rio están comprometidos con la preservación de la vida y...
Monday, August 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – A Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agent saved a young girl who got caught in a rough water section of the Comal River. “Del Rio Sector agents are committed to preserving life and the safety of our communities, both on and off the job...
Monday, August 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers working at the International Falls Port of Entry (POE) recently targeted a rail container destined for the Ranier POE. In early August, CBP...
Friday, August 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended a 25-year-old Phoenix man Friday morning for attempting to smuggle more than $102,000 worth of methamphetamine into the United States. Officers...
Friday, August 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Buffalo Border Patrol Station recently arrested an illegal alien who was found to have a felony arrest warrant issued in Mecklenburg, N.C., for taking indecent liberties with a child.  Border...

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