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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents arrested seven U.S. citizens and two illegal aliens in multiple smuggling events on Interstate 8 over the weekend.   In the first event Friday, at approximately 6:25 p.m., Wellton Station agents...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents in Yuma Sector apprehended 654 illegal aliens most being family units or unaccompanied juveniles from Guatemala, who surrendered themselves to agents on Monday and Tuesday.    The groups were primarily...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. - Los agentes adscritos al sector de Yuma de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos detuvieron a 654 extranjeros que entraron ilegalmente, en su mayoría familias o jóvenes no acompañados procedentes de Guatemala, que se entregaron...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Tucson woman connected with a failed attempt to smuggle methamphetamine into the United States on Tuesday. Officers seized 2 pounds of meth thatbody...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector disrupted three separate narcotic smuggling attempts, resulting in the seizure of more than $340K worth of narcotics. Thursday evening, agents working in Rio Grande...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has awarded a contract to construct approximately eight miles of levee wall system in the U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) Rio Grande...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested two Mexican nationals and two U.S. citizens connected with separate failed attempts to smuggle a combination of cocaine, heroin and fentanyl into the...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection El Paso Field Office is advising members of the traveling public to plan for longer than normal wait times at area ports beginning Wednesday, November 14. A large number of specially trained CBP...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Three Points Station apprehended a man with a violent criminal history shortly after he entered the U.S. illegally near San Miguel on Saturday. After agents arrested Walter Chun-Chilel, a 32-year-...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested a 53-year-old Nogales man Sunday morning after finding nearly 40 pounds of cocaine in his vehicle during an immigration inspection at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint. 40 pounds...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents discovered 52 illegal aliens concealed inside a trailer after a brief pursuit of a tractor on Interstate Highway 35 (IH-35).  The incident occurred during the mid-afternoon on November 9, when a...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 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 incautó $443.000 de cocaína en tres incidentes separados, sin relación y arrestado a cuatro personas en...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr and Hidalgo International Bridges seized $443,000 worth of cocaine in three separate, unrelated incidents and arrested four people in connection with the...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a U.S. citizen over the weekend, in connection to a failed smuggling attempt of methamphetamine at the Port of San Luis. Officers discovered and seized almost99 pounds of meth,...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Bush Intercontinental Airport intercepted a South African man wanted for felony theft and probation violation prior to his boarding an international flight, Nov. 7. Robert Van Rooyen, 39, was...
Monday, November 12, 2018 | 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 una mujer de Houston después de detectar $307,000 de heroína dentro del vehículo que conducía...
Monday, November 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a woman from Houston after detecting $307,000 worth of heroin within the vehicle she was driving. “I commend our...
Monday, November 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is announcing lane closures starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry. At least three northbound vehicle lanes at San Ysidro and one lane at Otay Mesa will be...
Sunday, November 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 north of Laredo, Texas uncovered a smuggling attempt when they discovered 81 illegal aliens concealed in a refrigerated trailer. On November 9, the event...
Friday, November 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested a 50-year-old Tucson woman and six illegal aliens Tuesday afternoon after she attempted to evade agents near Amado. Agents used a CTDD to partiallydisable a vehicle that failed to yield...
Friday, November 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
CHARLOTTE, NC — On separate occasions just two days apart, arriving international passengers at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport had more than clothes in their luggage when encountered by U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of...
Friday, November 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents assigned to Yuma Sector apprehended over 400 illegal aliens who surrendered to them Tuesday and Wednesday, including two huge groups of Central American nationals totaling 82 and 83 subjects. Illegal aliens crawled...
Thursday, November 8, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Laredo Field Office is proud to announce that Director, Field Operations David P. Higgerson was recognized with a significant national honor at the 2018 DHS Secretary’s Awards. “It is truly an...
Thursday, November 8, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Cooperation between U.S. Border Patrol assets and the Government of Mexico yielded a marijuana seizure by the Mexican Military in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.  On the evening of November 5, agents from the Laredo North Station...
Thursday, November 8, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry arrested two methamphetamine smugglers Tuesday. The pair were traveling together in a vehicle that entered the U.S. from Mexico. Bundle recovered from...

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