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Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
HAVRE, Mont. – Havre Sector Border Patrol agents along with the Glacier County Sheriff’s Office and the Cut Bank Police Department, arrested 19 Mexican citizens who were traveling in two SUVs on Sunday. The arrests stemmed from a tip of a concerned...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol presented the Youth of the Month honorees for November at a ceremony hosted by the Julieta & Frank Staggs Academy of International and STEM Studies on Wednesday, November 20.   The Laredo Sector Border...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – The Laredo Sector celebrated the 35th Anniversary of the U.S. Border Patrol’s Explorer program on November 16, in a ceremony held in Laredo Texas.  Border Patrol Explorers and their families led by Laredo Sector command staff...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry recently seized a significant amount of hard narcotics with a combined total street value exceeding $2.4 million in two...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents encountered people being smuggled in the bed of a truck, north of Laredo, Texas. The event occurred late in the evening on November 18, when agents assigned to the Laredo North Station encountered a...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a Tucson man smuggling two illegal aliens near Willcox Tuesday night.   On 8 p.m. Tuesday night, a Tucson Sector agent conducted an immigration related traffic stop near mile marker 291 on state...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif.  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa Cargo port of entry seized over 10 tons of marijuana Monday hidden in a cargo shipment. At approximately 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, a CBP officer who was inspecting...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station arrested a man who was previously deported and convicted for murder in the El Salvador, Nov. 14. Roberto Guevara“Our agents are continuously apprehending...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station arrested eight smugglers in three failed smuggling attempts, Nov. 14. “Del Rio Sector continues to stay devoted to dismantling these criminal organizations,” said Del...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, recipient for smuggling an illegal alien man near Lukeville Tuesday night.   Tucson Sector agents working the primary inspection lane at the State...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued two illegal aliens in distress west of Nogales after they called 911 Tuesday night.   Shortly after 10 p.m., Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call from two suspected illegal...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
OGDENSBURG, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ogdensburg Border Patrol Station apprehended five illegal aliens and a suspected smuggler on November 15 after the smuggler attempted to evade a temporary immigration checkpoint. “This is...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
PORT CLINTON, Ohio— U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Detroit Sector arrested a Mexican citizen illegally present in the United States after a prior removal. On November 14, Border Patrol agents from the Sandusky Bay station responded to a call...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Laredo Port of Entry apprehended a traveler wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for sexual assault of a child. “Our frontline officers continue...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection has collected $3,320,425 from Satisloh, an importer of machinery used in the production of optical lenses after CBP pursued action pursuant to §19 U.S.C. 1592 for customs violations.  The company...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
CHICAGO– U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Chicago Field Office (CFO) led the nation in narcotic seizures for the second straight year. The CFO seized more than 15,000 packages, totaling more than 19,500 pounds, of narcotics, the...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station assisted by the Laredo Police Department (LPD) disrupted a narcotics smuggling attempt in Laredo, Texas.  The incident occurred late in the evening on November 18, when...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested 5 Mexican nationals and one U.S. citizen for alleged attempts to smuggle 138 pounds of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine through Arizona’s Port of...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –  U.S. Customs and Border Protection will increase inspections on imported tomato and pepper fruit, seed lots and transplants entering at all U.S. ports of entry beginning Friday, Nov. 22, to prevent the introduction of Tomato Brown...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 16-year-old boy on Sunday who was using a remote-controlled car to transport methamphetamine across the border.    On Nov. 17, at about 12:30 a.m., Border Patrol agents observed a person with two...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station seized more than 18 pounds of methamphetamine at the U.S. Highway 57 immigration checkpoint, Nov. 17. Agents seized 18.65 pounds of meth.“This seizure highlights...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
ALPINE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents from Big Bend Sector apprehended a group of ten men dressed in camouflage clothing attempting to conceal themselves in thick brush while walking in a remote canyon 100 miles south of Alpine, Texas....
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
Agents arrest two convicted murderersnear McAllen, TexasEDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two previously convicted murderers within three days of each other. Wednesday, agents from the McAllen station...
Monday, November 18, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – A partir del próximo viernes en todos los puertos de entrada, Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) aumentará sus inspecciones de los tomates y toda la variedad de pimientos (chiles o...
Monday, November 18, 2019 | National Media Release
Washington – U.S. Customs and Border Protection will increase inspections on imported tomato and pepper fruit, seed lots and transplants entering at all U.S. ports of entry beginning Friday, Nov. 22, to prevent the introduction of Tomato Brown...

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