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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, N.M. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Santa Teresa Port Director Fernando A. Thome was formally sworn into office this morning at a CBP Field Operations change of command ceremony. Family, friends, colleagues and local dignitaries...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Local Media Release
NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 111 and Highway 86 immigration checkpoints apprehended two illegal narcotics smuggling attempts in as many days.   The first incident occurred on Monday at approximately 9...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man with bulk cash concealed in his car on Monday.   On January 27, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Border Patrol agents initiated a vehicle stop on a 2009 Toyota Corolla that was traveling...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Local Media Release
DETROIT — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers conducting operations at ports of entry in Michigan had a banner year, leading the nation in interceptions of unreported currency and biological specimens that pose a threat to our safety...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Anoche, agentes del Sector del Valle del Río Grande incautaron más de 900 libras de marihuana en cuatro incidentes separados durante un lapso de cinco horas. A última hora de la noche del lunes, agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Last night, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents seized more than 900 pounds of marijuana in four separate incidents during a span of five hours. Late Monday night, Border Patrol agents seized four bundles of marijuana in a subdivision...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | Local Media Release
HAVRE, Mont. – Havre Station Border Patrol agents arrested a man they found in the country on Monday, who had a prior order of removal. The citizen of Mexico was taken into custody for violating federal immigration laws and will be turned over to...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender Monday afternoon.   The incident occurred at around 3:05 p.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station encountered a man...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | Local Media Release
Juan Carlos Alvarez-RoblesPORT CLINTON, Ohio — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Detroit Sector along with the Toledo Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force arrest a wanted 38 year old Mexican national and MS-13 gang member illegally present...
Monday, January 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the El Paso Sector continue to encounter people from various countries attempting to enter the United States illegally.     On Friday, El Paso Border Patrol Agents working just west of downtown...
Monday, January 27, 2020 | For the Record
CAMPO, Calif.— Border Patrol agents from the San Diego Sector’s El Cajon Station arrested two men this weekend who were attempting to smuggle illegal aliens into the U.S.  Both men have prior felony convictions.   The incident occurred on Saturday...
Monday, January 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
TORONTO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted nearly 40 pounds of marijuana at the Toronto Preclearance Facility on January 26. It was the second significant drug seizure by Toronto Preclearance officials in just over a month. CBP...
Monday, January 27, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Recently, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a Mara Salvatrucha gang member, and a wanted child predator.   On Thursday, Rio Grande City agents working near Roma, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national after...
Friday, January 24, 2020 | Local Media Release
Agents on patrol in BottineauBOTTINEAU, N.D. -   Grand Forks Sector Border Patrol Agents arrest and prosecute Illegal Alien.  On August 30, 2018, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Bottineau Station agents apprehended Rafael PUEBLA-Zamora for being...
Friday, January 24, 2020 | National Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) today hosted an open house at the Laredo Immigration Hearing Facility (IHF) for individuals representing Non-Governmental...
Friday, January 24, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza del Valle del Río Grande impiden que casi 900 libras de marihuana lleguen a nuestras comunidades.El jueves, agentes de Weslaco patrullando cerca de San Juan, Texas, observaron huellas de...
Friday, January 24, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents keep nearly 900 pounds of marijuana from reaching our communities. On Thursday, Weslaco agents on patrol near San Juan, Texas, observed shoe prints on a trail just north of the Rio Grande. The...
Friday, January 24, 2020 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico East port of entry discovered 222 pounds of liquid methamphetamine worth $266,000. On Tuesday, Jan. 21, at about 11 p.m., a 36-year-old male U.S. citizen driving...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted six narcotic smuggling attempts in the Rio Grande Valley over a four day period. The narcotics are valued at over 1.4 million dollars. Saturday evening, Rio Grande City agents were advised by a...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | Local Media Release
CAMPO, Calif. — Two U.S. Border Patrol agents were assaulted Tuesday morning as they attempted to arrest a man involved in an alien smuggling event.   The incident occurred at approximately 1:17 a.m., when agents patrolling westbound Interstate 8...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry in the San Diego and Imperial Valley Counties over the weekend intercepted more than 200 pounds of methamphetamine from a grandmother and granddaughter and...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a gang member Sunday evening.   The arrest occurred at approximately 11:25 p.m., when Border Patrol agents on patrol observed a man illegally enter the United...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Tres intentos fallidos de contrabando ilegal de extranjeros conducen al descubrimiento de 37 personas dentro de remolques semitractores. El viernes por la noche, agentes del puesto de control de Falfurrias remitieron un...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 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 narcotics Tuesday afternoon.   The incident occurred at approximately 12:15 p.m., when a 35-year-old...

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