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Friday, November 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Tucson and Three Points Sub-Station rescued a woman in distress, requiring helicopter extraction from a treacherous mountain top west of Three Points on Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after noon Tucson...
Friday, November 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va., — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $40,900 from a man boarding a flight to Ghana last Thursday at Washington Dulles International Airport. The man, who CBP has not named because he was not criminally charged,...
Friday, November 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
WILLISTON, N.D. - A Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member was arrested by Border Patrol agents assigned to Grand Forks Sector. A Border Patrol vehicle sits outsideof Portal N.D.The incident began at about 7 p.m., on November 15th, when Border Patrol...
Friday, November 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aircrews based at the Miami Air and Marine Branch will perform a flyover during NASCAR's championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway in front of tens of thousands of...
Friday, November 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
ATLANTA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers and import specialists enjoyed presenting a counterfeit product outreach with travelers at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) on Thursday. A...
Friday, November 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol Agents apprehended 4 undocumented aliens early this morning attempting to disembark is a “yola” vessel near the coast of the town of Aguada, in the island’s west coast....
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
PINE VALLEY, Calif. — Border Patrol agents in East County San Diego arrested a man on Tuesday morning who approached the Interstate 8 checkpoint, made a U-turn, then drove into oncoming traffic on I-8. After turning around again, the driver fled...
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — Travelers planning to cross into the U.S. through Arizona’s Port of San Luis for the upcoming holidays need to plan ahead and make sure they have proper documents in hand due to construction, advises Customs and Border Protection...
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG,Texas - On Tuesday, November 14, a K-9 team assigned to the Brownsville Border Patrol Station Cocaine seized by Brownsville Agentsconfiscated slightly more than eight pounds of methamphetamine during an operation in Brownsville, Texas. The...
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de EEUU asignados a la Estación de Patrulla Fronteriza Eagle Pass arrestaron a un hondureño que había sido condenado por un delito grave previamente. Carlos Mil Ruiz-MatuteEl 10 de noviembre,...
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Border Patrol Station arrested a Honduran man, who had a previous felony conviction. Carlos Mil Ruiz-MatuteOn Nov. 10, agents arrested Carlos Mil Ruiz-Matute, 26, for entering the...
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered alleged heroin and marijuana valued at $2,465,404 within commercial trailers in three separate enforcement...
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrest a female United States citizen from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico after discovering 2.56 pounds of alleged cocaine...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas- La Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos y su oficina de Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO) en el Puerto de Entrada de Laredo pide a los viajeros que planeen por anticipación sus viajes a los Estados Unidos para...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at ports of entry along the California/ Mexico border seized almost 842 pounds of narcotics valued at $8.3 million over the busy holiday weekend. From 6 a.m. on Thursday through 6 a.m. on...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
Border Patrol agents from theCasa Grande Station encounteredfour illegal aliens in the mountainswest of Sells, Arizona, Tuesdayafternoon, one of whom requiredan aerial extraction by an ArizonaDepartment of Public Safetyhelicopter.TUCSON, Ariz. –...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), is informing potential job seekers interested in a fulfilling federal law enforcement career that the CBP Eagle Pass Recruiting Office, housed at Eagle Pass International Bridge, is open...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended an 18-year-old male U.S. citizen Tuesday evening after finding weapons and ammunition under the front and rear seats of the Chevy sedan he was driving....
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
November Youth of the MonthRecipientsLaredo, Texas – Celebrating 30 years, The United States Border Patrol Laredo Sector has been recognizing outstanding high school seniors. Youth of the Month Recipients for November were announced at a beautiful...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas– U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Laredo Port of Entry encourages travelers to plan ahead and avoid unnecessary delays during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend. CBP at the Laredo...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Port of Laredo, Texas recently participated in the annual Laredo Noon Optimists Youth Appreciation Day. The event took place at the Laredo Port of Entry...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended a 42-year-old Arizona woman Monday night after finding almost 34 pounds of methamphetamine hidden behind the rear seat of her crew-cab Ford F150....
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas– As the holiday travel season approaches, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Port of Brownsville encourages travelers to plan ahead and avoid unnecessary delays during the upcoming...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged marijuana. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $21,644, hidden within a gray 2007...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
FALFURRIAS, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a United States citizen after finding 26 illegal aliens concealed in a rental truck. 26 illegal aliens rescued by FalfurriasBorder Patrol agentsOn Friday evening, agents assigned to the...

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