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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this week apprehended a local man with a pending felony warrant regarding charges of aggravated robbery-other dangerous weapon. “Our...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN ANTONIO – El 15 de julio, oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos en el Aeropuerto Internacional de San Antonio interceptaron a un par de viajeros que presuntamente contrabandeaban dinero fuera del país. Los viajeros...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Estados Unidos arrestaron a tres menores traficando drogas. El jueves, los agentes de Fort Brown observaron a varios individuos ingresando ilegalmente a los Estados Unidos acompañados de...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN ANTONIO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the San Antonio International Airport intercepted a pair of travelers allegedly smuggling currency out of the U.S. July 15. CBP seizes currency when internationaltravelers carrying...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrest three juvenile drug smugglers. Juveniles are increasingly being usedin smugglingOn Thursday, Fort Brown agents observed several subjects illegally enter the United States with bundles of...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
MISSION, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector dismantle a stash house operation resulting in the apprehension of multiple illegal aliens. Border Patrol agents encounter 12aliens in stash houseToday, Border...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
WESLACO, Texas – A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle was temporarily disabled by a homemade tire deflation device. Caltrops used to disable vehiclesYesterday, a Weslaco agent was patrolling along the Rio Grande near Pharr, Texas, when he noticed that one...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – The United States Border Patrol launches an initiative to assist migrants lost during their trek through the Rio Grande Valley. The initiative will place over 1,000 signs in the areas vast and desolate ranchlands. Over 1000 signs...
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — On July 15, Ms. Emma Soriano, a United States citizen, arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport from Mexico City.  A baggage inspection by U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) resulted in the discovery of four egg-shaped...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On July 17, 2018, Hebbronville agents assigned to the checkpoint located on Farm to Market Road 1017 intercepted a smuggling attempt of 20 illegal aliens.  The incident occurred after the driver of the tractor trailer presented...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – First Lady of Guatemala Patricia Marroquin Argueta de Morales spent Monday and Tuesday with Tucson Sector Border Patrol where she was briefed on border security operations in Southern Arizona. The first lady’s visit was part of a...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a 37-year-old Arizona woman involved in a failed attempt to smuggle methamphetamine and cocaine into the United States Monday. Officers found cocaine...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
DESERT HAVEN, TX. – Border Patrol Agents working at a Border Patrol immigration checkpoint outside of El Paso intercepted a man earlier this week who attempted to smuggle approximately 530 pounds of marijuana concealed inside a truck. Stash in...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested three U.S. citizens and a Mexican national in connection to a pair of failed smuggling attempts over the weekend at Arizona’s Port of San Luis. Officers seized two handguns...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
MASSENA, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Massena Port of Entry recently implemented a pilot program providing officers the ability to scan the two-dimensional bar code from a non-enhanced U.S. state/Canadian provincial driver's...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, TEXAS – Trying to smuggle drugs through a border port of entry is generally not the brightest idea. But that didn’t stop one smuggler from trying to do so with some colorfully wrapped bundles of contraband. Drug bundles in door.CBP officers...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –Willcox Border Patrol agents arrested five persons in a disrupted smuggling attempt at the State Route 90 Immigration Checkpoint Sunday afternoon near Whetstone. Agents working the primary inspection lane conducted an immigration...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 57 immigration checkpoint in Eagle Pass arrested an 18-year-old woman from Eagle Pass after discovering 11.56 pounds of methamphetamine and 5.12 pounds of black tar heroin with a combined...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Agents across the Rio Grande Valley arrested members of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and 18th Street gangs. On July 12, agents apprehended a Honduran national near Falfurrias, Texas.  His records checks revealed that the subject is...
Monday, July 16, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On July 15, 2018, Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Hebbronville Station were responding to illegal activity involving a white Chevrolet Silverado near Benavides, TX.  Agents provided the vehicle description to the Duval County...
Monday, July 16, 2018 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine inside her vehicle’s gas tank on Saturday evening. The incident occurred at...
Monday, July 16, 2018 | Local Media Release
GOAT HAUNT, Mont. — As part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) comprehensive effort to improve the security of our nation's borders while enhancing legitimate travel, CBP has launched the Reporting Offsite Arrival – Mobile (ROAM) app for...
Monday, July 16, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton Station Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint arrested two United States citizens as they attempted to smuggle $144,012 worth of methamphetamine Friday. At approximately 5 p.m., agents...
Monday, July 16, 2018 | Local Media Release
KINGSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents discover an assortment of  narcotics during a failed smuggling attempt. Agents apprehend over 650K innarcoticsOn Friday, agents assigned to the Kingsville checkpoint referred a Freightliner Truck to the...
Sunday, July 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – As part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) comprehensive effort to improve the security of our nation's borders while enhancing legitimate travel, CBP has launched the Reporting Offsite Arrival – Mobile (ROAM) app and added...

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