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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the marine unit in Del Rio rescued seven Salvadoran nationals from the Rio Grande River Tuesday afternoon. “The higher number of families attempting to illegally enter the United States exposes...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, AZ- Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de la estación de Ajo encuentran grupo numeroso de familias centroamericanas después de cruzar ilegalmente al país al oeste de Lukeville, el martes por la mañana. Agentes operando tecnología de...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, AZ- Agentes de La Patrulla Fronteriza del Sector de Tucson detienen a dos hombres previamente deportados con antecedentes criminales violentos después de entrar a los Estados Unidos irregularmente el domingo. El domingo por la mañana,...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Naco prevented a Mexican national from smuggling 55 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States Sunday. Officers located packages of meth intwo locations within a...
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Agents assigned to the Ajo Station encountered a large group of Central American families after they illegally entered the country west of Lukeville, Tuesday morning.     Agents operating mobile surveillance technology detected the...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported felon Monday evening. At around 8:50 p.m., agents assigned to the Calexico Station, arrested a man suspected of illegally entering the U.S. approximately 12...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in El Paso apprehended two large groups of illegal immigrants consisting of over 400 people within five minutes. These groups, like many others before, are comprised primarily of Central American...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this weekend apprehended a subject wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for aggravated sexual assault with a child. “Our...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Agentes adscritos al Negociado de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés), y agentes de las Fuerzas Unidas de Rápida Acción (FURA) de la Policía de Puerto Rico, detuvieron el martes a 12 extranjeros...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Puerto Rico Police Department Joint Forces of Rapid Action (FURA) agents, apprehended on Tuesday 12 aliens from the Dominican Republic that attempted to reach the city of Mayaguez,...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
TORONTO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees at Toronto Preclearance operations welcomed CBP Agriculture K-9 “Wade” in February.  CBP Beagle Wade is the first beagle towork at CBP Toronto Preclearance.Wade is the first CBP...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended two previously deported men with violent criminal histories after they entered the U.S. illegally in separate events Sunday. Sunday morning, agents from the Three Points Station arrested...
Monday, March 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Andrade and Calexico East ports of entry arrested three Arizona residents on Friday for their alleged involvement in separate attempts to smuggle 182 total pounds of...
Monday, March 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Station Border Patrol agents assigned to the State Route 85(SR85) immigration checkpoint north of Lukeville, arrested a United States citizen couple and an illegal alien in a disrupted smuggling attempt that originated at a...
Monday, March 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Over a two-day period, agents from Air and Marine Operations (AMO) foiled an international attempt to smuggle nearly three-tons of cocaine across open waters between Feb. 28 and Mar. 2. These suspects were transporting...
Monday, March 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos arrestaron el viernes a un extranjero intentando abordar un vuelo en el Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín hacia la ciudad de Nueva York, haciendo uso de...
Monday, March 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers arrested Friday an alien man using fraudulent documents prior to boarding a domestic flight at the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport bound to the city of New York. Juan...
Monday, March 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - La semana pasada, Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos confiscaron más de $ 390 mil escondidos dentro de dos vehículos en incidentes separados en el Puerto de San Juan. El 11 de marzo, durante...
Monday, March 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers seized over $390K concealed inside two vehicles in separate incidents last week in the Port of San Juan.     On Mar. 11, during the boarding process at the ferry M/V Maestro...
Monday, March 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine on Saturday.   The incident occurred at approximately 5:47 p.m., when a 26-year-old...
Friday, March 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis, Sonora, Mexico, man and Phoenix woman Wednesday for separate alleged attempts to smuggle 58 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin through the Port of San Luis. Officers...
Friday, March 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –Border Patrol agents, assisted by Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office (SCCSO), Department of Public Safety (DPS) and an Air and Marine Operation (AMO) aircrew, rescued five illegal aliens in distress on a snowcapped mountain south of...
Friday, March 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of illegal aliens who were trafficking bundles of marijuana in eastern Yuma County Tuesday. Wellton Station Border Patrol agents apprehended six Mexican nationals and four Honduran...
Friday, March 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rocksprings Station arrested a convicted sex offender in Rocksprings, Thursday.  On Mar. 14, Rocksprings agents arrested a 26-year-old Mexican national after he illegally entered the United...
Friday, March 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas prevented an Arizona man from smuggling 157 pounds of marijuana into the United States Wednesday. Officers were alerted to the presenceof...

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