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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en los Puentes Internacionales de Hidalgo y Anzalduas se apoderaron de $2,400,000 en supuesta metanfetamina y cocaína junto con $36,600 en...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo and Anzalduas International Bridges seized $2,400,000 in alleged methamphetamine and cocaine along with $36,600 in undeclared U.S. currency in four...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a pair of illegal aliens entering the United States illegally.On Feb. 12, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ysleta Border Patrol Station observed a group of people, climbing over the Border Wall...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two previously deported child abusers and a gang member near Lukeville and Cowlic, Arizona, in separate events early this week.Around 12:30 a.m. Monday, Tucson Sector agents patrolling near...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
CHULA VISTA, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents assisted a migrant mother give birth at a local Border Patrol Station on Sunday.The incident occurred Feb. 16, at approximately 2:30 p.m., when a Border Patrol agent apprehended a Guatemalan family...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry were successful in seizing two separate loads of hard narcotics with a combined value of over $2.9 million.“Our frontline...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection will introduce biometric facial comparison technology at Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport on February 20 to further secure and streamline international travel.The enhanced entry process...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped seven smuggling attempts, recovered two stolen vehicles, and apprehended 25.74 pounds of cocaine over the busy holiday weekend.“Our agents and law enforcement partners continue to face increased...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
Human brain discovered in shipmentPORT HURON, Mich - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seize human brain in international mail at Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron last week.On February 14, CBP officers assigned to the Area Port of...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEMING, N.M. - U.S. Border Patrol agents patrolling in a remote area south of Deming, New Mexico landed a drug bust last week. Deming station Border Patrol agents observed two people making an illegal entry into the United States Thursday. Agents...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 15 people involved in a maritime smuggling event over the holiday weekend at Mission Bay.  The incident occurred on Sunday, at around 2 p.m., when agents observed a smuggling event in progress on a Cabin...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint near Amado arrested a U.S. citizen for smuggling cocaine Sunday morning.  While conducting an immigration inspection of a passenger shuttle, Tucson Sector agents...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | Local Media Release
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier, Minnesota.  CBP officers inspected the rail...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint Sunday morning seized 16 packages of methamphetamine in an attempted drug smuggling event.  At approximately 10 a.m. Sunday, a U.S. Border Patrol...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | Local Media Release
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier, Minnesota.  CBP officers inspected the rail...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a man wanted for sexual offenses on Monday evening. The incident occurred at around 9 p.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro Station encountered a man...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported gang member early Monday morning.The incident occurred at around 1 a.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station encountered a man...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | Local Media Release
OCOTILLO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two suspected drug smugglers and seized more than 80 pounds of methamphetamine on County Road S-2 Saturday afternoon after the driver failed to yield. The incident occurred at...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) confiscó 217 libras (98.2 kilos) de cocaína oculta dentro de un contenedor de plataforma (Flat Rack) que llegó el viernes a bordo del ferry San Juan-Santo Domingo....
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized 217 pounds (98.2 kilos) of cocaine concealed within a Flat Rack container arriving Friday on board the Santo Domingo – San Juan ferry.   The estimated value of the seized...
Friday, February 14, 2020 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Baltimore Field Office repatriated seven ancient coins, dating back to 81 BC, to the Embassy of Cyprus today that Baltimore CBP officers initially discovered in an air cargo shipment in April...
Friday, February 14, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents working near Tucson’s western city limits arrested five illegal aliens and a U.S. citizen Thursday morning.During an immigration stop around 8 a.m., Tucson Sector agents discovered four Guatemalans, and one...
Friday, February 14, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville station arrested a man with a pistol during a failed smuggling attempt, Feb. 12.“Our agents are encountering armed smugglers now more than ever before,” said Del Rio Sector...
Friday, February 14, 2020 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized illicit steroids in international mail and unreported currency from a traveler at Washington Dulles International Airport during the weekend.$11,097 unreportedcurrencyA South...
Friday, February 14, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – In the last four days, Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents arrested two gang members and a convicted sex offender.On Monday, McAllen agents working near Hidalgo, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national whose record checks revealed...

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