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Friday, May 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Special Operations Detachment discovered a vehicle rollover accident in a remote area Northeast of Tucson during a training operation that quickly turned into a rescue early this morning....
Friday, May 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Tucson Station arrested a U.S. citizen and four Honduran nationals after a failed human smuggling attempt that led agents on a pursuit from Sasabe to Arivaca, Thursday morning. Agents attempted to stop...
Friday, May 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in Laredo, Texas on May 17 apprehended eight more illegal aliens from the country of Bangladesh in two separate incidents.  The subjects were encountered after illegally crossing the Rio Grande River in...
Friday, May 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
HEBBRONVILLE, Texas –U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Hebbronville Station rescued three illegal aliens at a ranch near Hebbronville, Texas. On May 17, 2018 Jim Hogg County Sheriff’s deputies relayed to agents a 911 call regarding three lost...
Friday, May 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents along with Webb County Sheriff’s deputies on May 17 observed suspicious activity at a residence on Costello Loop in Laredo, Texas. Consent was granted to enter the premises and a total of 38 illegal aliens...
Friday, May 18, 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 2,119 libras de marijuana que estaba oculto dentro de un envió comercial de carbón. Paquetes que...
Friday, May 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized 2,119 pounds of marijuana that was concealed within a commercial shipment of charcoal. Packages containing 2,...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers in Philadelphia seized 23 pieces of counterfeit designer jewelry on March 20, and 64 pieces on April 3, both shipments coming from Hong Kong.  If authentic, the combined seizure of...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas— Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos, Oficina de Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) Oficiales de la CBP en el Puerto de Entrada de Laredo arrestaron recientemente a tres peatones en relación con la...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry recently apprehended three pedestrians in connection with the seizure of alleged methamphetamine with a street value of $331,000...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
DETROIT — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Detroit Sector arrested a previously removed Mexican  national near Lake Township, Ohio, on Wednesday morning. Marcos Mendez-Rablez  wasarrested by Border Patrol agentsfrom the Sandusky Bay Station...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Station Border Patrol agents apprehended seven men Friday morning northwest of Lukeville and later identified one of them as a 22-year-old “Mara Salvatrucha” (MS-13) gang member from Honduras. Agents patrolling a remote mountain...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s El Paso port of entry has implemented the designation of “Ready Lanes” at the Ysleta port of entry. In order to address traffic congestion issues, Ysleta has swapped locations of the Ready Lanes...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | Local Media Release
MIAMI – 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...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection at George Bush Intercontinental Airport welcomed a new port director to head CBP operations at one of the nation’s busiest international airports. CBP Area Port DirectorRaymond PolleyRaymond S. Polley, 26...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Baltimore rape suspect at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) Monday, following an alert from CBP’s Toronto, Canada Preclearance Station. CBP officers...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza y de las Fuerzas Unidas de Rápida Acción (FURA) de la Policía de Puerto Rico incautaron 1326 libras (601 Kilos) de cocaína encontrada el lunes dentro de un bote, arrestando a dos dominicanos...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – U.S. Border Patrol and the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA) agents seized 1326 pounds (601 Kilos) of cocaine found Monday inside a vessel, arresting two aliens from the Dominican...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO - Today, as part of Operation Guardian Support, CBP officials at ports of entry along the California border with Mexico welcomed 24 California National Guard personnel. Operation Guardian Support (OGS) includes the deployment of National...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Border Patrol agents arrested a 22-year-old Tucson woman after finding two male Mexican nationals hiding in the trunk of her vehicle Monday night at the Intestate 19 Immigration Checkpoint near Amado. Agents discovered two...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – With the quickly approaching Memorial Day weekend kicking off the unofficial start to another busy summer boating season, U.S Customs and Border Protection is reminding pleasure boat operators of federal reporting requirements. “It has...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – A 55-year-old woman is alive today after two U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers resuscitated her at Philadelphia International Airport Saturday. CBP Officers Luis Castineiras (left) andMohammed Sajib at the spot where...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—On May 9, 2018, as part of Operation Guardian Support, the U.S. Border Patrol, San Diego Sector welcomed 108 California National Guard personnel.   Operation Guardian Support (OGS) includes the deployment of National Guard troops to San...
Monday, May 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Casa Grande agents arrested two U.S. citizens, after finding a Salvadorian national in the trunk of their vehicle Sunday evening during a secondary inspection at the Federal Route 15 Immigration Checkpoint near Casa Grande.   Agents...
Monday, May 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint arrested a United States citizen attempting to smuggle four Mexican nationals this weekend. At approximately 10 p.m. on Sunday, a Border Patrol K9 team referred a...

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