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Friday, January 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—This week U.S. Border Patrol agents working near the U.S./Mexico International Border arrested two men with sexual criminal histories. The first event occurred around 5 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2018. Agents on all-terrain vehicles responded to...
Friday, January 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson Station arrested a previously deported 37-year-old Guatemalan national Thursday afternoon and discovered he was convicted and incarcerated for negligent homicide in Houston,...
Friday, January 5, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection released today an update to the agency’s Directive governing Border Searches of Electronic Devices. This Directive, which supersedes the previous directive released in August 2009, enhances the...
Friday, January 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at El Paso area ports of entry recorded multiple violations the last two days while performing their vital homeland security mission. ​Drugs in bumper...
Friday, January 5, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched two new traveler compliance initiatives today to make it easier for Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travelers to check the status of their stay in the United States and remain in compliance...
Friday, January 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
DONNA, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations officers at the Donna International Crossing arrested a man returning from Mexico Thursday afternoon after learning he had an outstanding warrant for indecency with a child-...
Thursday, January 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—On Jan. 2, 2018, Cesar Rodriguez, a 42-year-old U.S. citizen, pled guilty to his fifth felony conviction. The conviction stemmed from an arrest on Nov. 26, 2017, in Boulevard, Calif. U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested Rodriguez for...
Thursday, January 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested four U.S. citizens, three teenagers and one adult male, in separate incidents over the past two days, preventing more than 52 pounds of hard drugs from...
Thursday, January 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
PROGRESO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Progreso Port of Entry on Wednesday arrested a Mexican woman for violations of immigration law in connection with an attempt to enter the U.S. as an...
Thursday, January 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
DALLAS -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport seized over 65 pounds of liquid methamphetamine with an estimated value of $297,000, Jan. 2. The narcotic was shipped from China to...
Thursday, January 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers marked the new year with a significant seizure of narcotics in the cargo environment; more than two and a half tons of marijuana seized at World Trade Bridge. “Amid heavy traffic as...
Thursday, January 4, 2018 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –U.S. Border Patrol and the Puerto Rico Police Department apprehended 10 undocumented aliens from the Dominican Republic during two separate incidents Wednesday in the island’s west coast. “We remain vigilant to any smuggling...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Pacific Highway Port of Entry took two men into custody this past weekend when routine inspections found both were wanted on warrants. One was a National...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers from the Champlain Port of Entry and U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Champlain Station successfully intercepted a human smuggling operation resulting in the arrest of one subject for...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) detected multiple drug-smuggling vessels with approximately 4735 pounds of cocaine as part of Operation Full Court Press in the Caribbean Sea with interagency partners. The...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol is inviting community members to join them on their first southeastern Arizona “Coffee with a Cop” event on January 10, 2018. The event is set to run from 8 to 10 a.m., at Brews Brothers Coffee Shop, located at 4023 E...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a Phoenix man attempting to smuggle more than a ton of marijuana, over the weekend. Smuggler Caught with $1.2M Worthof Marijuana Saturday afternoon,...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo Station, along with Pima County Sheriff Department deputies, arrested two Mexican nationals and one U.S. citizen in a foiled smuggling attempt that led authorities on a chase...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station arrested a U.S. citizen attempting to smuggle three illegal aliens through the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 19, near Amado, Arizona, Friday afternoon. An agent...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a 50-year-old Yuma woman after finding more than 41 pounds of methamphetamine in her Chevy Friday afternoon. Officers at the Port of San Luis wereled to...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended three Mexican nationals during separate incidents late last week involving attempts to smuggle more than 100 pounds worth of methamphetamine and cocaine...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Willcox Station arrested a local man and two illegal aliens Saturday morning at the Immigration Checkpoint located on State Route 90 near Whetstone. Willcox Border Patrol K9 Team Find2...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — While many of us recovered from celebrating New Year’s Eve and waited on two of the biggest college football playoff games to start, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Washington Dulles International Airport scored a win...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –U.S. Border Patrol, Coast Guard (USCG) and the Puerto Rico Police Department apprehended 39 undocumented aliens from the Dominican Republic during two separate incidents between the New Year celebration through the island’s...
Sunday, December 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN YSIDRO, Calif.— A U.S. Border Patrol agent was knocked off his All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and subsequently hospitalized after being struck with a large rock Saturday night.   On Dec. 30, 2017, at approximately 8:40 P.M., an unknown assailant...

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