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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,...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
Del Rio, Texas –The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector has seen a 1,600 percent increase of Cuban nationals crossing the Rio Grande River illegally. “Migrants seeking entry into the United States need to present themselves at a Port of Entry to be...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East port of entry seized more than 150 pounds of hard narcotics on Sunday in a hidden compartment under the bed of a pickup truck.  The incident occurred shortly after...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents arrested a previously deported child molester as he attempted to enter the United States illegally near downtown El Paso, Texas.  El Paso Sector agents see no decrease in the number of groups entering...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Virginia – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offers five travel tips for travelers returning from overseas trips to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) during the busy Memorial Day holiday. “Holiday travel can be an...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offers five travel tips for travelers returning from overseas trips to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and Baltimore Washington International...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Pharr interceptó una cantidad significativa de metanfetamina en un envío comercial con valor de $18.5 millones...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge intercepted a significant amount of methamphetamine in a commercial shipment worth $18.5 million this past weekend. “This is truly a...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – As Laredo edges closer toward searing summer temperatures, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers maintained strict vigilance in its border security posture and seized a total of more than...
Monday, May 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
SIERRA BLANCA, Texas – A U.S. Border Patrol agent and his canine partner assigned to the Sierra Blanca Border Patrol Station seized approximately 118 pounds of liquid methamphetamine, worth almost four million dollars. Chief Patrol Agent of Big Bend...
Monday, May 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry recently seized a significant amount of hard narcotics with a combined total street value exceeding $703,000 in two enforcement...
Monday, May 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas-Oficiales de EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Pharr detuvieron a un ciudadano Mexicano después de descubrir medicamentos recetados prohibidos no...
Monday, May 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN ANTONIO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the San Antonio International Airport arrested a man wanted on suspicion of hit and run, Thursday. A 46 year-old airline employee was seeking access to the federal inspection...
Monday, May 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a male Mexican citizen after discovering undeclared prohibited prescription drugs. “Every person is subject to...
Monday, May 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has great news for people seeking a federal law enforcement career in the Philadelphia area – CBP is hiring to fill positions here starting June 1. A CBP officer is a full-time, uniformed,...
Friday, May 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
McALLEN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Stations and the Centralized Processing Center to include the Donna Temporary Facility are holding an average of 8,000 illegal aliens in recent days, a result of waves of migrants fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala...
Friday, May 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry stopped a human-smuggling attempt Monday after discovering two Mexican citizens concealed inside the floor storage compartment of a minivan driven...

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