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Friday, August 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working with the Eagle Pass South Station marine unit rescued 28 people from the Rio Grande River, Aug. 15. Marine agents quickly maneuvered theirpatrol vessel to the group and beganassisting people out of...
Friday, August 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – CBP officers assigned to the Otay Mesa cargo facility seized almost four tons of marijuana yesterday co-mingled in a shipment of jalapeño peppers, valued at $2.3 million   “I am proud of the officers for seizing this significant...
Friday, August 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Miami International Airport (MIA) apprehended a 26-year-old Cuban man who attempted to evade detection in the belly of an aircraft arriving from Havana early Friday morning. CBP received...
Friday, August 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry intercepted a significant load of cocaine and heroin with a combined estimated street value of more than $628,000...
Friday, August 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – With a welcome back and a high-five, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector Border Community Liaison Program welcomed students back to school at area elementary schools at United Independent School District. Agents were at...
Friday, August 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
SHERMAN, Maine-  On Tuesday, August 13, U.S. Border Patrol agents conducted an immigration checkpoint along I-95. During the checkpoint operation agents identified and arrested two Mexican Nationals for violations of United States immigration laws....
Friday, August 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector disrupted five narcotic smuggling attempts in the last several days. On Saturday afternoon, Fort Brown agents working near Brownsville, Texas, observed several subjects...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – On August 9, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), completed construction on approximately 14 miles of new border wall system in U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) San...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents near Naco arrested a previously deported sex offender Wednesday. Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs andBorder ProtectionTucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Brian A. Terry Station arrested 37-year-old...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales seized just more than 158 pounds of methamphetamine Monday. CBP officersdiscovered 158pounds of methhidden inside of avehicle that...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers alongside their K-9 partner at the Rainbow Bridge discovered 48 pounds of marijuana inside a cargo van.   “This is an excellent arrest that demonstrates our officers’ dedication...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dallas Fort Worth port of entry intercepted 4,000 counterfeit high definition cameras bearing intellectual property rights violations. CBP officers in Dallas intercepted220 boxes of...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
SIERRA BLANCA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Sierra Blanca Border Patrol Station arrested a citizen of France illegally in the United States and wanted for murder by Interpol, Aug. 6. Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas– La Oficina de Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) en el Puerto de Entrada de Laredo informó hoy que CBP traerá de regreso el carril designado que tanto...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas– U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Laredo Port of Entry advised today that CBP will bring back the much needed designated lane for local commuters not requiring benefits at the Juarez-...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a combined 4,449 counterfeit LG and ASUS smartphones in Philadelphia, that, if authentic, would have had a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $941,450. CBP...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich— U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Sault Ste. Marie station performed a traffic stop in Munising, Michigan resulting in the arrest of 10 individuals illegally present in the United States. On Monday, August 12, Agents...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
PORT CLINTON, Ohio — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Detroit Sector arrested a citizen of Mexico for being present in the United States after a prior removal. On July 24, Border Patrol agents from the Sandusky Bay station had placed an...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas prevented 2 U.S. citizens and one Mexican national from smuggling nearly 380 pounds of marijuana, heroin and meth...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
US Border Patrol agents rescued agroup of 12 people stranded in theRio Grande River after attemptingto illegally enter the U.S.DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working with the Eagle Pass Station Marine Unit and the Border Patrol Search...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man convicted of child abuse in Maricopa County after he re-entered the country illegally through the desert. Photo Courtesy of U.S.Customs and BorderProtectionTucson Sector Border Patrol agents...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents, in conjunction with the Presidio Police Department, arrested two subjects, including a wanted criminal, Aug. 6. Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak said, “This arrest highlights the success that results...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested an Arizona man for an alleged attempt to smuggle almost 62 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis. CBP officers seized nearly 62pounds...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint arrested a U.S. citizen from Phoenix after he attempted to smuggle multiple packages of methamphetamine Friday afternoon. Border Patrol agents seized over...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to Cargo Operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in coordination with the Import Specialist assigned to the impacted Centers, seized 5,300 counterfeit products. If...

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