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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents (BPAs), working in coordination with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) law enforcement partners, arrested 13 people Sunday morning who had entered the U.S. illegally by panga boat and did so...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – In its efforts to further the objectives of prevention, location, identification and reunification, U. S. Border Patrol Missing Migrant Program (MMP) representatives from Rio Grande Valley and Laredo visited El Salvador on...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas— U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations agents, disrupted an aviation smuggling attempt at the Edinburg International Airport. At approximately 12:30 p.m., agents encountered an aviation smuggling attempt in...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector agents encountered and arrested three international gang members in separate incidents over the last few days. Mexican mafia gang member arrestedby Border PatrolOn Saturday, November 18, 2017, agents...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas — Border Patrol operations throughout the Rio Grande Valley result in nine separate narcotic interdictions. Over 1,700 pounds of marijuana seizedby Border Patrol agentsLast week, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents seized nearly 90...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers who are planning trips across the border to anticipate an increase in traffic due to U.S. Thanksgiving holiday observation, and “Black Friday” shopping events. Travelers...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers inspecting travelers on an Amtrak train in Niagara Falls arrested a traveler on Sunday who attempted to enter the U.S. using another person’s passport. Amtrak bridge at Niagara Falls“An...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted a load of alleged heroin at the Gateway International Bridge. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va., — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 1,200 tubes of Hyprogel ointment on Saturday from a traveler who arrived from Ghana November 11 at Washington Dulles International Airport. CBP officers seized 1,200 tubes...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
Border Patrol Agents working in the area of Ysleta, Texas observed an assault this week  which led to an arrest of one male subject. Agents from Ysleta were performing patrol duties in the Lower Valley when they witnessed what was believed to be a...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Brian A. Terry Station apprehended a previously deported Sureno gang member west of Naco, Arizona, on Monday night. Agents arrested Pedro Castro-Guillen, a 28-year-old Mexican national, for...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
INDIO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested two women last night, suspected of smuggling narcotics in their vehicle. Agents pulled 10 packages ofmeth from a vehicle's spare tire.At approximately 11:30 p.m.,...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested two people in separate incidents Monday afternoon for attempting to smuggle a combined $595,000 worth of heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine. Officers...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A Tucson Station Border Patrol agent was assaulted by a 22-year-old Mexican man Friday morning near Highway 286, north of Sasabe, Arizona. When the agent responded to a group of suspected illegal aliens north of the international...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from Arizona’s Brian A. Terry and Douglas stations apprehended two registered male sex offenders from Mexico shortly after they entered the U.S. illegally during separate weekend incidents. Courtesy of U.S....
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
BURKE, N.Y. – Monday evening, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Burke Station arrested a female citizen of Mexico, age 60, during a failed smuggling attempt. “This case is an excellent example of the important role collaboration between the...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
DETROIT- U.S. Customs and Border Protection advises travelers planning trips across Michigan border crossings with Canada that there are a number of steps that can be taken to facilitate their arrival into the United States during the Thanksgiving...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry recently seized $695,940 worth of alleged cocaine in four separate, unrelated incidents. “The seizure of these hard...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in San Diego are reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States for Thanksgiving, to make sure they have their proper documents and to plan ahead. Border traffic...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
ST. ALBANS, Vt.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds travelers to plan ahead and learn about the options and tips available to facilitate their cross border travels during the busy holiday season. First and foremost, please ensure you have an...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
DERBY, Vt. – Saturday night, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Newport station arrested a man and woman, both citizens of Mexico, during a failed smuggling attempt. “This case is an excellent example of importance of information sharing between...
Monday, November 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry along the California border with Mexico over the weekend intercepted 1,413 pounds of narcotics valued at more than $5.4 million and captured nine fugitives. From...
Monday, November 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $115,600, hidden within a silver 2017...
Monday, November 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $61,800 in one enforcement action this weekend. Packages containing eight poundsof...
Monday, November 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
OCOTILLO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender, who illegally entered the United States Sunday morning. Agents catch convictedsex offender HectorMacedo-ArellanoAt...

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