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Friday, May 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Una operación de cuatro días con esfuerzos binacionales entre autoridades de Estados Unidos de América y México, dio como resultado el decomiso de más de 250 libras de narcóticos, armas largas y equipo de comunicación usados por...
Friday, May 24, 2019 | National Media Release
SHANNON, Ireland – Clint Lamm, Director of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Preclearance Field Office, and Andrew Murphy, Managing Director of the Shannon Airport Authority in Ireland, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Thursday,...
Friday, May 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico - Oficiales y agentes de Aduanas y Protección fronteriza de los Estados Unidos, junto con otros socios federales de la iniciativa BEST, descubrieron y confiscaron $ 1.6 millones no declarados dentro de un gran tanque de gas...
Friday, May 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers and Agents, along with other federal partners under the Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST), discovered and seized $1.6 million in undeclared currency inside a large...
Friday, May 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
ALPINE, Texas – A convicted sex offender was apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Alpine Station.  The apprehension was made as a result of agents responding to information provided by the Brewster County Sheriff Office. Patrol...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station seized a stolen vehicle with fictitious plates and arrested eight illegal aliens. “Border Patrol Agents continue to locate and interdict illegal aliens who are...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – The United States Border Patrol Del Rio Sector reported a record number of single-day apprehensions on Monday. “These increased arrests and especially the rise in family unit and unaccompanied alien children apprehensions have put...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
CAMPO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man and a woman suspected of smuggling over $100,000 in cash Monday afternoon. On May 20, at approximately 12:14 p.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the Campo Border Patrol Station conducted a...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents together with CBP Air and Marine Operations rendered aid to a severely dehydrated subject on Highway 255 in Laredo. Tuesday afternoon, agents assigned to the Laredo West Station rescued a subject...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
New hours at ports of Scobey, Morgan, Opheim will begin June 1   RAYMOND, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has made its decision to adjust the hours at the Ports of Scobey, Morgan and Opheim starting June 1.  The new hours will be 9...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A four-day binational operation between U.S. and Mexican authorities resulted in seizure of more than 250 pounds of narcotics, assault weapons, and communication equipment from criminal networks over the weekend.    Nineteen...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – Members of the United States Border Patrol’s El Paso Sector along with other law enforcement agencies honored the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol who lost their lives while protecting the nation in a special commemorative...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a noteworthy amount of hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $500,000 in one enforcement action at the World Trade...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
LEWISTON, N.Y. – On May 21, U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to the Lewiston Landing upon identifying what appeared to be a suspicious vehicle in the area. Agents later observed a Canadian vessel drop off two individuals at the dock. The pair...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – As the summer travel season is among the busiest times at international airports and ports of entry across the country, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is offering tips for travelers to adopt when arriving to the United States.  Last...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers, with the assistance of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers, arrested Monday a man attempting to smuggle (19 kilos) of cocaine prior to boarding a...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector ranks third in the nation for total apprehensions along the Southwest Border, and has spent more than $1 million in humanitarian costs for the care of families and unaccompanied alien children in custody in fiscal year 2019...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif.  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East commercial facility Monday seized 242 pounds of cocaine after finding the narcotics comingled with a shipment of bell peppers. “This was great work by the team of...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – Yesterday evening, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Niagara Falls Station responded to a report of an adult male swimming across the Niagara River, just south of the Whirlpool Bridge in Niagara Falls. Responding agents...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
LEWISTON, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Lewiston Bridge Port of Entry encountered a citizen of the Democratic Republic of Congo attempting to illegally enter the United States by impersonating a U.S. Lawful...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A helicopter and crew from the Bellingham Air and Marine Branch of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) located a missing hiker and led a search-and-rescue team to her location Monday. The...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Louisville were able to protect American consumers seizing a shipment that contained 183 counterfeit items worth $1.33 million. CBP officers seized this Rolex and 182other...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Louisville began May helping combat international narcotics smuggling at local express consignment facility. This ottoman did conceal Marijuana and hashish.Officers at Louisville's...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two United States citizens at the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint after discovering nearly 90 pounds of methamphetamine hidden throughout their vehicle Tuesday afternoon. 80 packages of...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a human smuggler and six illegal aliens at a local hotel. “While family units continue to cross the border and give themselves up to Border Patrol agents,...

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