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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard and a network of local law enforcement and community partners in South Florida to make a dream come true for a 5-...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector were involved in a vehicle pursuit that resulted in the arrest of two Austin area residents, suspected of human smuggling, Oct. 15. “Smugglers continue in their attempts to...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station seized approximately $614,000 in narcotics at the U.S. Highway 57 immigration checkpoint in three separate events over the past nine days. All subjects, narcotics...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
AUGUSTA, Maine- Border Patrol agents working in the Augusta area on October 10, arrested three men for various immigration related offenses. The men were encountered while Border Patrol agents attempted to assist a stranded motorist. “Border Patrol...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Protection (CBP) officers working at Port Everglades seized approximately 46.5 pounds of cocaine concealed within boxes of oranges arriving from the Dominican Republic over the weekend. The estimated street...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Hidalgo arrestó a dos ciudadanos Mexicanos de Reynosa y una Estadounidense femenina después de descubrir un...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested two Mexican citizens from Reynosa and a female United States citizen after discovering a combined $5,835,000 worth of...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested a Mexican national and three U.S. citizens for separate alleged attempts to smuggle a 271 pounds of methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and fentanyl...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
WILMINGTON, Delaware – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discovered a handgun and nearly 1,500 rounds of ammunition October 4 at the Port of Wilmington that was concealed inside household goods destined to Honduras. CBP officers seized a...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists hit the mother lode this week, intercepting a total of 99 pounds of deeply concealed pork, raw poultry and heroin from a passenger vehicle at Juarez-Lincoln Bridge. “...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –El sector de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Ramey anunció el viernes la adjudicación de $ 2.6 millones bajo el programa de subvenciones de la Operation Stonegarden para el año fiscal 2020 para cuerpos de policía territoriales y...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –The Ramey Border Patrol sector announced Tuesday the award of $2.6 million under the FY 2020 Operation Stonegarden grant program for territorial and municipal law enforcement partners in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) de los Estados Unidos confiscaron 117 libras (53 kilos) de cocaína escondida dentro de cuatro (4) cajas de flores que llegaron al Aeropuerto Internacional Rafael Hernández (...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers seized 117 pounds (53 kilos) of cocaine concealed inside four (4) flower boxes that arrived at the Rafael Hernandez International Airport (BQN) on Friday.   The estimated...
Friday, October 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – A Honduran man is facing federal prosecution for assaulting a U.S. Border Patrol agent, following an incident at an immigration checkpoint, Oct. 7. “Acts of violence against our agents will not be tolerated,” said Del Rio Sector...
Friday, October 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas arrested a man wanted for murder. Early Wednesday morning, officers referred a 52-year-old United States...
Friday, October 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – It’s fairly common for American tourists to purchase bottles of choice tequila during their vacations to Mexico, but it was a bottle of another substance that surprised U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists....
Friday, October 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
TEMECULA, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man near Temecula with fentanyl and cocaine hidden inside his car Wednesday afternoon.   On Oct. 9 at approximately 5:15 p.m., agents stopped on a 2009 Ford Escape and conducted a canine sniff...
Friday, October 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 38 designer brand watches Tuesday in Philadelphia that, if authentic, would have had a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of $412,750. Instead, they’re headed to...
Thursday, October 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Carrizo Springs Station rescued four illegal aliens and found the remains of a deceased man on a remote ranch, Oct. 5. “Many illegal aliens are unprepared for the distances they must walk...
Thursday, October 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists have some skin in the game when it comes to protecting our nation’s natural resources. They work diligently to inspect imported cargo and arriving international...
Thursday, October 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists in Philadelphia recently encountered a taxidermied species of finch that is categorized under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) as an...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 52 pounds of marijuana Tuesday morning. CBP officers located the drug load in the floor of a car driven by an 18-year...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
Street value estimated at more than $1.5 million  ALAMOGORDO, NM – U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents at the U.S. Highway 54 immigration checkpoint in Alamogordo, seized fifty pounds of cocaine on Sunday. USBP checkpoints, a key component in our...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint and Dome Valley seized close to $450K in methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl, and apprehended two Mexican nationals in multiple events over the weekend....

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