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Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized approximately $90,000 worth of methamphetamine Tuesday morning at the immigration checkpoint on Highway 95, south of Quartzsite, Arizona; and later rescued a Honduran national from the Colorado...
Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – On Thursday, November 23, 2017, the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Falfurrias Border Patrol Station regarding a lost subject near Encino, Texas. Agents responded to the last known GPS coordinates of the phone call and...
Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – On Saturday, November 25, 2017, agents assigned to the McAllen Border Patrol Station apprehended a Mexican national near Cuevitas, Texas. Record checks revealed the male subject was arrested in 2008 by the Federal Way, Washington...
Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas- The Laredo Sector Border Patrol participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony for Kazenopolis.  Kazenopolis is a simulated city allowing for the children of Kazen Elementary to create a virtual society and become citizens in Kazenopolis...
Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
A U.S. Border Patrol agent discharged his service issued firearm, striking an assaultive male subject at approximately 11:30 a.m. (MST) on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in a remote area of the Baboquivari Mountain Range west of Three Points, Arizona. The...
Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A Supervisory Border Patrol agent from the Casa Grande Station was assaulted by a 17-year-old male Mexican national on Thanksgiving Day near Vamori, Arizona. The agent was working alone when he encountered three male Mexican...
Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station apprehend a male 17-year-old from Tucson after he fled from the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint Tuesday night. Tucson Sector Border Patrol agentsfrom the Nogales...
Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Mobile Response Team (MRT) responded to a 911 call Wednesday morning from a 41-year-old Mexican man who had been shot before crossing the border into the United States. Tucson Sector...
Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico West port of entry arrested a SENTRI (Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection) member after discovering 251 pounds of marijuana concealed in an auxiliary...
Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Douglas Station Border Patrol agents seized 10 bundles of marijuana and arrested one person involved in a cross-border zip line smuggling attempt Wednesday morning. Agents using surveillance technology detected a person a few feet...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. – Just before noon today, in a remote area of the Baboquivari Mountain Range west of Three Points, Arizona, a United States Border Patrol agent discharged his service- issued sidearm, hitting an assaultive male subject.  The assaultive...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a significant amount of crystal methamphetamine valued at more than $2 million in one enforcement action this weekend at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge. “I commend our...
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
BOSTON— Global Entry continues to be one of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) most successful programs with more than 4.7 million members and thousands of additional travelers applying for membership each day. To help address the growing...
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $16,100 from a Nigerian man at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Monday. CBP officers seized $16,100 inunreported currency at BWI airportNovember 27,...
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
Yuma, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents were involved in a shooting incident November 28, 2017, at approximately 2:00 a.m. at the westbound rest area on Interstate 10 near milepost 51, west of Phoenix, Arizona. Earlier this morning, Border...
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently recovered three stolen vehicles in Baltimore that were being shipped to Africa, including two premium 2017 models. The vehicles included: 2017 Infiniti QX80 recovered November 20...
Monday, November 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine inside his pickup’s gas tank on Friday morning. Agents pulled 74 packages of methfrom gas tank....
Monday, November 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
OCOTILLO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested two potentially dangerous men, a previously deported sex offender and an MS-13 gang member, who illegally entered the United States Friday morning. The first...
Monday, November 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station seized a Dodge minivan and a handgun Sunday after identifying the driver and three passengers as Mexican nationals illegally present in the United States. Agents discovered a...
Monday, November 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Tucson Station apprehended a 40-year-old Mexican man in the desert near Sasabe, Arizona, on Saturday afternoon for illegally entering the United States. While processing Juan Sotelo-Carasco, agents...
Monday, November 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents working at the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 19 near Amado found more than 50 pounds of methamphetamine and multiple fentanyl pills in a Nissan sedan following a canine’s alert on Nov. 22. A...
Monday, November 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 40 pounds of marijuana Sunday afternoon. The marijuana was hidden in the rear quarter panel of a 1996 Honda Accord...
Friday, November 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
ANDRADE, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Andrade port of entry discovered approximately $283,000 worth of hard narcotics hidden inside the quarter panels of a vehicle.   The incident occurred on Thursday, Nov. 23,...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two men during separate encounters Tuesday and discovered one to be a U.S. citizen wanted in Phoenix for burglary; the other identified as a registered sex offender from Mexico. The first...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at World Trade Bridge recently seized a significant amount of alleged marijuana valued at $186,000 hidden within a commercial shipment of limestone brick and clay articles. Packages...

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