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Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
PORTLAND, Maine – On Monday, February 3, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Portland area to conduct transportation check operations, encountered a person who was wanted on multiple felony warrants. Agents encountered an adult male with a...
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de la Estación Ramey arrestaron el lunes a un dominicano buscado en República Dominicana por un doble asesinato.El 29 de enero, un avión de patrulla marina de Operaciones Aéreas y Marinas (...
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –Ramey Station Border Patrol agents arrested Monday an alien from the Dominican Republic wanted for a double murder.   On Jan. 29, an Air and Marine Operations (AMO) marine patrol aircraft detected a makeshift “yola” type...
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents working the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint near Amado arrested a woman transporting crystal meth in a stereo speaker box in her vehicle Thursday afternoon.Tucson Sector agents encountered a 19-year-old...
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Comstock Station seized a loaded handgun from a Mexican national illegally in the U.S., Feb. 4.Agents seized a loaded .380-caliber pistol.“Illegal aliens possessing concealed firearms pose a...
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | Local Media Release
BRACKETTVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station were involved in a vehicle pursuit that resulted in the arrest of two U.S. citizens and five illegal aliens, Feb. 4.“The swift response of our agents and law...
Wednesday, February 5, 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 three separate loads of hard narcotics with a combined value of over $2.7 million.“Our frontline...
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – This week, U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott selected Brian Hastings as the new Chief Patrol Agent (CPA) of the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector.Throughout his career, Chief Hastings held multiple executive leadership positions....
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | Local Media Release
IMPERAL BEACH, Calif.—Tuesday afternoon, a second person succumbed to their injuries as a result of the maritime smuggling event on February 3rd. Early Monday morning, a distressed vessel quickly overturned in the high surf.  USBP agents were first...
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | Local Media Release
BLOOMINGTON, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assisted the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) in arresting a criminal illegal alien.Tuesday morning, the VCSO contacted the Corpus Christi Border Patrol Station and requested assistance in...
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – British Royal Navy and U.S. law enforcement partners seized 1,400 kilograms (3,086) pounds of cocaine and detained nine suspected smugglers following the interdiction of two separate drug smuggling events in the Caribbean Sea...
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – An aggravated felon attempting to illegally cross into the United States was arrested by El Paso Sector Border Patrol Agents Monday. U.S. Border Patrol agents conducting operations near the Paso Del Norte port of entry were alerted...
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents prevented nearly 700 pounds of marijuana from being smuggled into the country on two separate events. On Jan. 31, agents assigned to the Laredo North Station responded to a report of individuals attempting...
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | Local Media Release
AUBURN, Maine – On Tuesday, February 4, Rangeley agents made two arrests stemming from a traffic check operation in the Auburn and Lisbon area.  Both subjects admitted to being illegally present in the United States.Upon questioning, the first...
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas — La Oficina de Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) del Puente Internacional de Hidalgo arrestó a Raúl Arreguillin, ciudadano estadounidense de Weslaco, Texas, que es buscado...
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested Raul Arreguillin, a U.S. citizen from Weslaco, Texas who is wanted from that city’s Police Department on charges of...
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en los Puente Internacionales de Hidalgo y Pharr interceptó $757,000 de presunta metanfetamina y cocaína en dos incidentes separados, no...
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo and Pharr International Bridges intercepted $757,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine and cocaine in two separate, unrelated incidents this weekend.“...
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Comstock and Carrizo Springs Stations collaborated with  U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), Jan 27 to arrest multiple illegal...
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | Local Media Release
NEW ORLEANS — Aside from being known for Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, and other celebrations, New Orleans has long been known for its cultural diversity, which can often be reflected in the work environment.Lauren Morgan is one of four African-American...
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously convicted sex offender near Rio Rico, on Monday.Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customsand Border Protection Tucson Sector agents apprehended 28-year-old Juan Carlos Hernandez-Garcia early...
Monday, February 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
IMPERAL BEACH, Calif.—A San Diego area smuggling event led to the death of one person and put another individual in grave condition on Monday due to unusually high surf and cold winter weather. “We are saddened by the loss of life,” stated U.S....
Monday, February 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested three people on separate passenger shuttles for attempting to smuggle narcotics through the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint near Amado Friday.Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs andBorder...
Monday, February 3, 2020 | 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 detuvó a un hombre de 49 años de Houston después de descubrir $3,260,000 de supuesta metanfetamina...
Monday, February 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 49-year-old man from Houston after discovering $3,260,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the SUV he...

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