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Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
MCALLEN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested a sex trafficker and a registered sex offender. On Sunday, agents assigned to the McAllen Border Patrol station apprehended a Mexican national near Los Ebanos, Texas....
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents help disrupt two human smuggling attempts in the Rio Grande Valley. On Saturday, Weslaco agents working near Pharr, Texas, observed two All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) with multiple subjects traveling north of...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – The U.S. Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley Sector continues to experience unprecedented numbers in illegal alien apprehensions.  Less than seven months into the fiscal year, the Rio Grande Valley Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
ALPINE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Alpine Station coordinated efforts with Big Bend National Park Service to rescue two illegal aliens in Big Bend National Park.   Patrol Agent in Charge of the Alpine Station Roberto Dominguez...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
Burke Station Border Patrol agents patrolling theborder in northeastern New YorkFORT COVINGTON, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Burke Border Patrol Station apprehended two illegal aliens from Italy, and a Spanish smuggler, on Friday...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested multiple criminal aliens over the Easter holiday weekend. On Friday, McAllen agents working near Mission, Texas, arrested a Mexican national whose record checks revealed an arrest by the Gwinnett...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
MARFA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Big Bend Sector graduates twelve new Emergency Medical Technicians. Newly trained EMT's.Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak said, “I want to personally congratulate these new EMT’s. We work in some...
Monday, April 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) destroyed a tunnel created in an attempt to bypass technology and infrastructure. On January 5, 2019, Rio Grande Valley Sector Riverine Units discovered an unfinished tunnel along the U.S....
Friday, April 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Agents assigned to the Ajo Border Patrol Station rescued two migrants following the activation of a U.S. Border Patrol rescue beacon Wednesday evening. Location of where individuals wererescuedAgents responded to the rescue beacon...
Friday, April 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Sonoita Station arrested a 37-year-old Ecuadorian man after he assaulted an agent atop a mountain south of Tucson Wednesday evening. Agents responded to a group of suspected illegal...
Friday, April 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Following additional medical care, a Guatemalan national in the custody of Yuma Sector Border Patrol previously diagnosed with the measles underwent further testing and received corrected diagnoses of strep throat Thursday. The 8-year-...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender on Tuesday. On Apr. 16, at around 7:30 p.m., agents assigned to the Calexico Station, arrested a man suspected of illegally...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling fentanyl and methamphetamine valued at more than $1 million on Wednesday afternoon. Agents stop man...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
ROUSES POINT, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Champlain Border Patrol Station apprehended twelve illegal aliens, including a suspected smuggler, on Monday, April 15.  Vehicle seized by U.S. Border Patrolon April 15On Monday evening...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine on Tuesday. Agents find 99 bundles of methin man's car.The incident occurred at...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested an 18th Street gang member affiliated with the Mexican Mafia Monday evening.   At approximately 7:10 p.m., Border Patrol agents were on patrol when they observed...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
VALENTINE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Van Horn Station seize approximately 264.7 lbs. of marijuana. The contents within the backpackstested positive for marijuana.Patrol Agent in Charge Jose Aleman said, “As agents of the Van...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – In a bi-national effort between the United States Border Patrol and officials from Sonora, Mexico, Border Patrol agents rescued a group of 16 migrants lost in the desert near Ajo Monday. Early morning, the Ajo Border Patrol Station...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station encountered 360 migrants after they illegally entered the country and surrendered to agents west of Lukeville this morning. Border Patrol camera operators spotted the mass of people...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working outbound operations at the Presidio port of entry seized a weapon, currency, drug paraphernalia, drugs and detained an undocumented alien Friday...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
MOBILE, Ala. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) received 23 Cuban nationals rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard in the Gulf of Mexico more than 100 miles north of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico on Sunday. The individuals had been adrift for three...
Monday, April 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Office of Field Operations officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas prevented a Douglas woman from smuggling nearly 110 pounds of marijuana into the United States Friday. Hidden drug load.CBP officers referred a 34...
Monday, April 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz.-- U.S. Customs and Border Protection will host a Change of Command ceremony at the El Conquistador Resort on Thursday, April, 18 2019, at 10 a.m., to commemorate Mr. Guadalupe Ramirez Jr. swearing in as the newly selected CBP, Office...
Monday, April 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
FORT COVINGTON, N.Y. – On April 13, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Burke Station apprehended seven illegal aliens. This past Saturday evening, the Tactical Communications Center of the Swanton Border Patrol Sector notified U.S. Border Patrol...
Monday, April 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
TEMECULA, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents patrolling Interstate 15 arrested a man on Sunday who had $400,700 worth of narcotics hidden inside his vehicle. Following a K-9 alert, agentsdiscovered 14 bundles of cocaineand two bundles of heroin...

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