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Friday, March 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican nationals in separate incidents Wednesday and Thursday for attempting to smuggle 48 pounds of methamphetamine and 10 pounds of heroin, worth approximately $324,000 combined...
Friday, March 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — An arriving passenger was “busting out of his pants.”  Fortunately this is not the first time U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers in New York have seen this concealment method. On March 4, Mr. Juan Carlos Galan Luperon, a...
Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
Photo is of Rene Murillo-Almansa,who has an extensive criminal historydating back to 1990TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station arrested a 46-year-old Mexican man Tuesday who was previously deported as an aggravated felon and...
Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
INTERNATONAL FALLS, Minn. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the International Falls Port of Entry detained a man Tuesday who has drug trafficking convictions in Canada and who had been living illegally in the United...
Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
GREAT FALLS, Mont. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Area Port of Great Falls detained two individuals Monday who were wanted on felony arrest warrants. One of the incidents occurred when a woman, who is a Canadian...
Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged heroin carrying a combined estimated street value of more than $800,000 in one enforcement action. “This is an excellent seizure from...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Rainbow Bridge Port of Entry arrested a Kitchener, Ontario man after CBP officers discovered child pornography on the subject’s cell phone.  CBP officers at the Rainbow Bridge...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested four people after finding nearly 90 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin in separate seizures in the last several days. Officers searching an Acura...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested three people after finding more than 42 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin in separate weekend seizures. Officers searching an Acura sedan Saturday...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—Persistence paid off last week for U.S. Border Patrol agents who were involved in the investigation and apprehension of a convicted felon who recently entered the country illegally. Border Patrol agents discovered evidence that...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted two loads of alleged narcotics on Saturday. CBP officers discovered the alleged drugs, which carried a combined street value of...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged cocaine carrying a combined estimated street value of more than $365,000 in one enforcement action. Packages containing 48 pounds of...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized almost 140 pounds of marijuana and arrested three U.S. citizens, two El Salvadorian nationals and one Mexican national in separate weekend smuggling attempts. Agents from the Naco Station...
Monday, March 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector seized a narcotic seizure this past weekend at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on State Highway 59.  On March 5, 2017, Border Patrol agents working their assigned duties at the Border Patrol...
Monday, March 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
SEATTLE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma seized a shipment of toy ski scooters and a shipment of toy UFOs in February that were found to contain high levels of lead. “CBP officers’ primary...
Sunday, March 5, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge arrested a U.S. citizen this weekend, after discovering he was wanted for a probation violation in Georgia related to a narcotics conviction.  Peace Bridge Port of...
Saturday, March 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Alexandria Bay Port of Entry arrested a Haitian citizen on a weapons charge after a gun was discovered in his vehicle on Friday. In a separate encounter the same day, another U.S...
Friday, March 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agent Mario Martinez, presented new insignia ranks, and certificates to 8 Border Patrol agents and 4 promotion certificates to sector employees during a ceremony held yesterday at University...
Friday, March 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged methamphetamine carrying a combined estimated street value of more than $3 million in two separate enforcement actions. “CBP officers...
Friday, March 3, 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 $78,200, hidden within a blue 1999...
Friday, March 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested two women, after discovering a total of seven pounds of alleged cocaine concealed on their bodies. “Our CBP officers did an...
Friday, March 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol and Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents combined efforts to airlift a 19-year-old Guatemalan man with a broken ankle from mountainous terrain southwest of Three Points on Thursday. Tucson Sector BORSTAR...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHULA VISTA, Calif.—A 42-year-old man is behind bars after Border Patrol agents discovered him in possession of a variety of narcotics at a self-storage facility in Chula Vista on Tuesday evening. At about 6:20 p.m., agents spotted the man driving a...
Thursday, March 2, 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 $172,720, hidden within a black 2007...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine carrying a combined estimated street value of more than $1 million in three separate enforcement...

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