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Monday, March 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents interdicted three narcotic smuggling attempts resulting in the seizure of over 2,400 pounds of marijuana in Laredo, Texas.  The first event took place on March 9, 2018, when Border Patrol agents...
Monday, March 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
Yuma, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working near Quartzsite, Arizona arrested a convicted child molester and three other Mexican nationals Sunday. Early Sunday morning, Blythe Station agents began tracking a group of four subjects who...
Monday, March 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Station Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican man Sunday afternoon shortly after he illegally entered the United States south of Three Points. The agents later learned of his first-degree manslaughter conviction in Oregon....
Monday, March 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Willcox Station Border Patrol agents arrested a male MS-13 gang member Friday evening at the State Route 90 Immigration Checkpoint near Whetstone, after identifying his two passengers as illegal aliens from Mexico. An agent working...
Monday, March 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested two women in separate weekend attempts to smuggle narcotics through the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint near Amado. While checking the immigration status of passengers in commercial...
Monday, March 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three people after they made a drug seizure at a checkpoint over the weekend. The incident occurred late Saturday night, when a male driver along with two female passengers,...
Monday, March 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Phoenix resident Sunday in connection to a failed smuggling attempt at Arizona’s Port of San Luis. A CBP canine alerted officersto the undercarriage of asmuggling vehicle, where...
Monday, March 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Casa Grande Station Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported Sureno Gang member Saturday night near Vamori, Arizona. Agents patrolling south of Sells encountered and arrested three Guatemalan nationals illegally present in...
Monday, March 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 164.5 pounds of liquid methamphetamine Friday afternoon. The drugs have an estimated street value of $3,948,000....
Monday, March 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas –The United States Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley Horse Patrol Unit is currently hosting a training course to include instructors from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Mounted Unit and instructors from the New Orleans,...
Monday, March 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry in recent days seized loads of varied hard narcotics with a combined total street value exceeding $227,000 from two body carriers...
Friday, March 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico - Una ceremonia de inauguración celebrada el miércoles, marcó la finalización de la construcción de un proyecto para reubicar el Laboratorio de San Juan del Negociado de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP), en el complejo...
Friday, March 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On March 7, 2018, Border Patrol agents arrested Jose Manuel Garcia Gonzalez, an illegal alien identified as a registered sex offender.  Garcia Gonzalez was apprehended walking through the brush with a group of illegal aliens near...
Friday, March 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On March 6, 2018, Agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Highway 59, near Freer, Texas encountered a utility truck at the primary lane.  The driver was questioned regarding his immigration status and was referred to secondary for...
Friday, March 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper participating in Operation Stonegarden arrested a 24-year-old Nevada man and seized five AK-47 assault rifles during a traffic stop Wednesday morning on Interstate 10 near Marana. The...
Friday, March 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol partnered with Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers in Operation Stonegarden and arrested two U.S. citizens during separate traffic stops Wednesday on Interstate 10 near Arizona City and seized more than 60...
Friday, March 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint arrested two Mexican nationals after finding more than 24 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin concealed in their vehicle on Thursday afternoon. Agents...
Friday, March 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –Nogales Station Border Patrol agents apprehended two Tucson residents and seized six bundles of marijuana Thursday morning in downtown Nogales after the teenagers attempted to flee in a vehicle. Border Patrol agents witnessed two...
Friday, March 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station arrested a previously convicted sex offender Wednesday afternoon shortly after he illegally entered the United States west of Nogales. Agents apprehended Jesus Ojeda-Ricardez, a 32-year-...
Friday, March 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry took custody of a fugitive listed on Texas DPS 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list. The man was processed by CBP officers...
Friday, March 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – A ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Center here marked completion of construction on a build-out project to relocate the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) San...
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | Local Media Release
PROGRESO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations officers at the Progreso International Bridge arrested a former Texas teacher returning from Mexico yesterday, after learning she had an outstanding warrant for a second-...
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge recently seized $10,652 in unreported U.S. currency from a Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI)...
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos asignados a la Estación Eagle Pass arrestaron a un ciudadano mexicano que había sido condenado por homicidio. Gustavo AlonsoLeon-Huizache"Este arresto pone de relieve la cruda...
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a Mexican national who had been convicted of manslaughter. Gustavo AlonsoLeon-Huizache“This arrest highlights the stark reality that violent criminals are...

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