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Monday, February 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - A medida que se acerca rápidamente el Día de San Valentín, los especialistas en agricultura altamente calificados de la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de EE. UU. en más de 328 puertos de entrada continúan examinando...
Monday, February 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – As Valentine’s Day rapidly approaches, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s highly skilled agriculture specialists across more than 328 ports of entry continue to dutifully examine hundreds of millions of arriving cut flower stems to...
Monday, February 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested two men suspected of smuggling narcotics Sunday afternoon.The incident occurred at approximately 2:55 p.m., when a 25-year-old man...
Monday, February 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – As Valentine’s Day rapidly approaches, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s officers and agriculture specialists will be busy with travelers arriving at Arizona ports of entry. Groceries, plants, medications, liquor, pets and...
Monday, February 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Over the weekend, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two sex offenders and a member of a notorious gang.Friday night, Rio Grande City agents working near Roma, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national who admitted...
Monday, February 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande City station Border Patrol agents seize more than 750 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents.Friday morning, Rio Grande City agents on foot patrol near Garciasville, Texas, observed several shoe prints traveling...
Monday, February 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists recently seized a package of tiny dead birds in a passenger’s baggage at Washington Dulles International Airport.The package of pet food fromChina consisted of tiny...
Monday, February 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
Yuma, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested two United States citizens Sunday.Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customsand Border ProtectionLate Sunday evening,...
Monday, February 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested two previously deported sex offenders over the weekend.The first incident occurred Friday, at approximately 12:44 p.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro...
Monday, February 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pre departure operations in the Cyril E. King Airport (CEK) Terminal and operations at the Edward W. Blyden Marine Terminal on St. Thomas have been temporarily relocated until...
Monday, February 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
NEWARK, NJ. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plays a major role in the battle against Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) and other innovative and constantly evolving transnational criminal networks whose collaborative efforts seek...
Saturday, February 8, 2020 | Local Media Release
LOS INDIOS, Texas– U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Free Trade International Bridge at Los Indios, Texas jumped into action and helped with a special delivery, a baby that could not wait to be born. “Our officers are ready for a...
Friday, February 7, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are advising travelers of construction activity in the southbound pedestrian walkway at the San Ysidro port of entry.Construction activity will begin on Monday, Feb. 10, during the daylight...
Friday, February 7, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a 31-year-old United States citizen for facilitating the smuggling of 13 undocumented aliens on Feb. 6.“Unscrupulous human smugglers expose people to dangerous...
Friday, February 7, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man on Thursday who was smuggling half-a-million dollars’ worth of cocaine while traveling with his wife and infant son.Agents approached the couple and asked for consent to search their...
Friday, February 7, 2020 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry made five drug seizures Thursday. The enforcement activity included cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana. “CBP officers...
Friday, February 7, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported child sex offender near Sasabe Thursday afternoon.Tucson Sector agents patrolling the desert apprehended 22-year-old Alexander Morales-Domingo, a Guatemalan national, around 6...
Friday, February 7, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Los Oficiales y Especialistas de Importación de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP), confiscaron 138 envíos de productos falsificados durante el mes de enero, incluidos fajos de billetes falsos de $100."CBP por sí solo no...
Friday, February 7, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers and Import Specialist seized 138 shipments of counterfeit products during the month of January,  including stacks of fake $100 bills.    “CBP alone cannot stem the tide of...
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents working the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint near Amado discovered an 18-year-old lawful permanent resident attempting to smuggle meth into the United States Thursday, the second teenage drug smuggler...
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents prevent narcotics smuggling attempt from entering the United States.The incident occurred late in the afternoon on Feb. 5, when agents assigned to the Laredo North Station received a report of individuals...
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
HOLDEN, Maine – On Tuesday, February 4, U.S. Border Patrol agents conducted a multi-vehicle stop, based on information received from law enforcement partners.  As a result, agents arrested seven Honduran Nationals and one Guatemalan National.Upon...
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
Aaron Heitke Named Chief Patrol Agent SAN DIEGO — On February 4, U.S. Border Patrol (USBP), San Diego Sector, welcomed Aaron Heitke as its newest Chief Patrol Agent (CPA).   CPA Heitke entered on duty on February 2, 1998.  His first assignment as a...
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry made a weapons seizure January 29. The ensuing investigation led to the arrest of another person being sought in Austin...
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
DETROIT – U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers arrested a Dayton, Ohio man who fled the Ambassador Bridge after being referred for a secondary inspection.Subject taken into custody in Dayton, OhioOn January 22, 2020 a 31 year old male U....

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