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Thursday, March 8, 2018 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. – Douglas Border Patrol Station is hosting their first “Coffee with a Cop” event on March 12 at the Blueberry Café, 1113 G Avenue, from 7:30 to 10 a.m., to further strengthen ties and communication between agents and community members...
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va., — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized more than $56,000 in unreported currency from three groups of Ghana- and Turkey-bound travelers at Washington Dulles International Airport this week. Travelers may carry as much...
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – Trogoderma granarium, commonly known as Khapra beetle, is one of the world’s most destructive insect pests of stored grains, cereals and seeds, and it presents potentially crippling economic consequences to grain and cereal exporters...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents assigned to the I-8 Immigration Checkpoint seized drugs, a loaded handgun, ammunition, and a vehicle early this morning.   At approximately 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, a Border Patrol canine alerted to a...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
What: Laredo Sector Border Patrol R.E.A.L. (Rewarding Education, Attitude, and Leadership) Program. Who: Acting Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens and Honorable Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Jose "Pepe" Salinas              About: The Rewarding...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
SOUTH TEXAS– During the months of January and February 2018, Border Patrol agents throughout the South Texas Corridor disrupted 30 tractor-trailer human smuggling cases resulting in the rescue of 448 illegal aliens. Border Patrol agents discovered...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — Law enforcement agents assigned to southern California’s Joint Task Force – West (JTF-West) arrested a Mexican national on March 5 in Santa Ana, Calif. who was wanted by Mexican officials for a murder that occurred in the State of Oaxaca...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Station Border Patrol agents arrested two male U.S. citizens Sunday afternoon at the State Route 85 Immigration Checkpoint near Ajo after finding six bundles of marijuana in the trunk of their Volkswagen sedan. An agent working...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
  TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Naco, Arizona, prevented a Mexican national from smuggling more than 60 pounds of marijuana through the port on Sunday. Officers discovered marijuanapackages within the...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
CINCINNATI—Since January 1, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists in Cincinnati have intercepted more than 4,850 pounds of prohibited mangoes, strawberry guava, and grugru fruit coming from Mexico. Seized fruitThe fresh...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On March 5, 2018, Border Patrol agents seized 101.63 pounds of cocaine near Freer, Texas.  Agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 59 encountered a Dodge Ram truck at the primary lane. The driver was questioned...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
LORDSBURG, NM – On March 6, 2018, Border Patrol Agents from Lordsburg assigned to a Forward Operations Base (FOB) near Antelope Wells seized 115 pounds of marijuana and arrested two illegal immigrant smugglers. Early Tuesday, Agents utilizing night...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On March 5, 2018, Border Patrol agents responded to assist the Frio County Sheriff’s Office regarding an attempted smuggling attempt on Interstate Highway 35, near Moore, Texas.  Fifteen subjects were found in a trailer and...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos hizo público hoy su estrategia de comercio electrónico, que atiende el creciente volumen de paquetes importados pequeños, y los desafíos y oportunidades que presenta para la economía y...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza adscritos al Negociado de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés), la Guardia Costera (USCG) y el Departamento de Policía de Puerto Rico (PRPD) coordinaron la...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Brian A. Terry Station arrested a previously convicted sex offender Monday afternoon shortly after he illegally entered the United States near Naco. Agents apprehended Cirilo Flores-Albino, a 46-year-old...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –Three Points Border Patrol agents patrolling a remote mountain pass west of Tucson Sunday evening encountered and arrested a Salvadorian man who entered the U.S. illegally. The man, later identified as 23-year-old Gerson Sanchez-...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested two wanted men Monday.   The first incident occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m. when an agent referred a man in a white pick-up truck to...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two U.S. Citizens over the weekend in separate failed smuggling attempts at Arizona’s Port of San Luis. Officers referred a 21-year-old male for an additional search of his Ford...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection released today its e-commerce strategy that addresses the growing volume of imported small packages and the challenges and opportunities it presents for the U.S. economy and security. The e-commerce...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents interdicted three narcotic smuggling attempts resulting in the seizure of over 1,600 pounds of marijuana in Laredo, Texas.  1.3 million seizureThe first event took place on February 28, 2018, when...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, prevented a Phoenix woman from smuggling more than 130 pounds of marijuana into the United States Saturday afternoon. A CBP canine...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On March 2, 2018, Border Patrol agents responded to a request for assistance involving an individual lost in a ranch near San Ygnacio, Texas.  The subject had resorted to calling 911 after he became lost in the brush.  Border Patrol...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | Local Media Release
DERBY LINE, Vt. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Newport Station apprehended seven Romanian citizens and four French citizens as they attempted to illegally enter the United States in Derby Line, Vermont on Saturday. During the early morning...
Monday, March 5, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) incautaron 9 libras (4.25 kilos) de cocaína líquida escondida dentro de un envío de carga suelta de botellas de champú. El valor estimado de los narcóticos incautados es de...

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