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Thursday, July 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station prevented several bundles of narcotics from being smuggled into the city.  The bundles tested positive for marijuana, with a total weight of 213.7 lbs, (96.9kgs) with an...
Thursday, July 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry intercepted a significant amount of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $2.2 million in one enforcement...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working near Dome Valley Sunday and Tuesday, arrested nine individuals and apprehended a previously deported felon in two separate human smuggling events. In the first event at approximately 5:30 a.m....
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
PORT CLINTON, Ohio — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Detroit Sector arrested a citizen of El Salvador on suspicion of alien smuggling on Monday afternoon. U.S. Border Patrol Detroit SectorBorder Patrol agents from the Sandusky Bay station were...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
Illegal caught on Jet Ski in Lake EriePORT CLINTON, Ohio— Marine Interdiction Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) along with U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien fishing from a jet ski...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAVANNAH, GA. – On July 31, 1789 the Fifth Act of the First United States Congress created the U.S. Customs Service, to regulate the collection of duties on ship’s tonnage and merchandise at our first ports of entry. U.S. Customs and Border...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Jamaican man at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Sunday on a Palm Beach County, Florida, felony arrest warrant for sex offenses on a child. Officers...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección fronteriza de los Estados Unidos, incautaron 6 libras (28.1 kilos) de cocaína el escondidos dentro de los tambores de los frenos traseros de una camioneta en el Muelle panamericano. El valor...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers seized 6 pounds (2.7 kilos) of heroin Monday concealed inside the rear brake drums of a van at the Pan American dock. The estimated value of the seized contraband is $162,000...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents prevented an attempt to smuggle methamphetamine at the checkpoint located near Hebbronville, Texas.  The incident happened late on the evening of July 15, when a vehicle with two individuals approached the...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized nearly 19 pounds of cocaine from a 29-year-old man as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico yesterday. CBP officers at the DeConcini Crossing referred the...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
South Bend, IND. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection joined South Bend International  Airport (SBN) in opening Indiana’s newest General Aviation Facility (GAF) on July 16, 2019. Jack Bebinger, CBP Assistant Director, Trade, Chicago Field Office,...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) with the assistance of Laredo Sector Border Patrol apprehended three illegal aliens near Rio Bravo, Texas. The event occurred on the morning of July 16, when DPS requested assistance from U.S....
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
CAMPO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a woman Friday morning who had 31 packages of methamphetamine concealed inside her vehicle’s gas tank.   On July 12, at approximately 8:20 a.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the checkpoint on...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Peace Bridge Port of Entry encountered a vehicle occupied by two Canadian citizens who were found to be in possession of illegal narcotics.   On Sunday, a vehicle occupied by...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
WESTVILLE, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Burke Border Patrol Station stopped a smuggling attempt and apprehended an illegal alien from the country of Georgia on Saturday, July 13.  On Saturday evening, a Border Patrol agent...
Monday, July 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
PORT MANATEE, Fla. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at Port Manatee intercepted several significant pests over the last few weeks—including a first-in-state and second-in-state interception—as part of operations to...
Monday, July 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TX — Last month, construction for a temporary roadway was completed at the World Trade Bridge (WTB) at the Laredo Port of Entry (LPOE). The City of Laredo entered into a small scale donation agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
Friday, July 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –The Laredo Sector Border Community Liaison Program participated in the Ruth B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center Summer Camp, here. The camp was held on July 11, for kids with disabilities between the ages of 5-12 years.  The objective of...
Friday, July 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents patrolling near Nogales arrested a man Wednesday afternoon, who had an active warrant for two counts of raping a child and aggravated sexual abuse of a child in Spanish Fork, Utah. The 30-year-old Mexican...
Friday, July 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Los oficiales estadounidenses de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Brownsville y Matamoros interceptaron metanfetaminas con un valor aproximado de $1,797,189.92,...
Friday, July 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a Caborca, Sonora resident for attempting to smuggle $139,000 worth of methamphetamine into the United States yesterday. CBP officers referred a 26-...
Friday, July 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted methamphetamines valued at approximately $1,797,189.92, hidden within a white 2007 Volkswagen Touareg. “Our...
Friday, July 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
ALPINE, Texas – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) crew supporting the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) in pursuit of drug smuggling suspects were cast into a rescue role Thursday. AMO agents transport drug...
Friday, July 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted felon from Mexico after he illegally entered the United States on Thursday evening.   At approximately 5 p.m., agents saw an individual cross the border illegally around five and one-half...

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