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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
AUGUSTA, Maine- Border Patrol agents working in the Augusta area on October 10, arrested three men for various immigration related offenses. The men were encountered while Border Patrol agents attempted to assist a stranded motorist. “Border Patrol...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Protection (CBP) officers working at Port Everglades seized approximately 46.5 pounds of cocaine concealed within boxes of oranges arriving from the Dominican Republic over the weekend. The estimated street...
Friday, October 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
TEMECULA, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man near Temecula with fentanyl and cocaine hidden inside his car Wednesday afternoon.   On Oct. 9 at approximately 5:15 p.m., agents stopped on a 2009 Ford Escape and conducted a canine sniff...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 52 pounds of marijuana Tuesday morning. CBP officers located the drug load in the floor of a car driven by an 18-year...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
Street value estimated at more than $1.5 million  ALAMOGORDO, NM – U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents at the U.S. Highway 54 immigration checkpoint in Alamogordo, seized fifty pounds of cocaine on Sunday. USBP checkpoints, a key component in our...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint and Dome Valley seized close to $450K in methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl, and apprehended two Mexican nationals in multiple events over the weekend....
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico - Agentes de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza adscritos a Operaciones Aéreas y Marinas (AMO), incautaron el martes 44 libras (20 Kilos) de cocaína encontrada dentro de un bote en Villa Marina en Fajardo. El valor estimado de la...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents, seized Tuesday 44 pounds (20 Kilos) of cocaine found inside a vessel at Villa Marina in Fajardo.  The estimated value of the seized cocaine is $500,...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partners, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations  and the U.S. Border Patrol, arrested 57 people and confiscated more than 779 pounds of marijuana in multiple...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from El Centro Sector rescued three men that were lost in the Jacumba Mountain Wilderness area south of Ocotillo last night.   At around 10 p.m., agents received information from El Centro Sectors Radio...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
WILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a stolen 2018 Cadillac Escalade, valued at more than $57,000 at the Port of Wilmington, Del, September 25. CBP officers recently seized this 2018Cadillac Escalade, reported...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan, during a press conference today at the White House, announced border enforcement actions for the month of September and discussed preliminary fiscal year border...
Monday, October 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a sex offender Friday evening.   The incident occurred at around 8 p.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro Station encountered a man suspected of illegally...
Monday, October 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande City agents seized more than 950 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents.  Sunday evening, Rio Grande City agents working near La Rosita, Texas, responded to a report of a vehicle involved in narcotics smuggling...
Monday, October 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
NEW ORLEANS, LA—Citizens on the Gulf Coast now have a new way to say something if they see something. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) New Orleans Office of Field Operations announced a new hotline that will allow the traveling public to...
Monday, October 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASs, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass station arrested a Mexican Mafia member during a failed human smuggling attempt, Oct. 2.   Agents assisted Maverick County Sheriff’s deputies on a traffic stop in Eagle Pass and...
Friday, October 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
MARFA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Big Bend Sector had an eventful weekend throughout West Texas with the apprehension of multiple subjects and the seizure of marijuana.   “As a Border Patrol agent, every day presents...
Friday, October 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
VAN HORN, Texas – Border Patrol agents seized over 300 pounds of marijuana after following the foot sign of suspected illegal immigrants.   “This is another example of the diligence and dedication displayed by the agents of Big Bend Sector as they...
Friday, October 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to disrupt smuggling attempts throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Smugglers continue to put aliens lives in danger by failing to yield and locking them in Tractor Trailers, treating them as a...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
PINE VALLEY, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a woman yesterday at the Interstate 8 checkpoint who had 160 packages of methamphetamine hidden inside her SUV.  The woman also had her two minor children in the car, which is a repeat of a...
Thursday, October 3, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector were busy over the weekend, stopping six separate smuggling attempts in which 11 smugglers were arrested while attempting to transport a total of 26 illegal aliens into the...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
El CENTRO, Calif. – On September 20-22, 2019, El Centro Sector Border Patrol Explorer Post 4108 competed in the 2019 Best in the West competition sponsored by the San Diego Sector Explorer Post.   This three-day event gathered 15 explorer posts...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
PINE VALLEY, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a woman at the Interstate 8 checkpoint who had methamphetamine hidden inside her SUV with a child in her car on Tuesday.   At approximately 9 p.m., on Oct. 1, 2019, a woman and her 6-year-old...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
Last week’s foiled smuggling attempts in New Mexico yield Chinese, Cubans, Ecuadoreans, and Salvadorans    LAS CRUCES, NM – Several U.S. Border Patrol incidents in New Mexico last week reveal the diversity of people from all over the world who are...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted two separate narcotics smuggling cases resulting in the seizure of methamphetamine during the past week. On September 26, 2019, U.S. Border Patrol Agents working at the Javier Vega Jr. U.S....

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