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Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 111 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Friday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 7:23 a.m., when a 55-year-old man...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents continue to apprehend large numbers of illegal aliens. With this large influx of apprehensions Agents are also identifying criminal illegal aliens attempting to enter undetected among the large groups...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol agents along with DHS partners stopped four smuggling attempts during the past week, yielding drug seizures valued at more than $329,000 and the arrest of nine illegal aliens.   The first event occurred on Wed. June 5...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
CAMPO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man who had 44 packages of methamphetamine concealed inside the vehicle’s dash Thursday evening . On June 13, at approximately 6:15 p.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the checkpoint on...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza, junto con los Vigilantes del Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales de Puerto Rico, detuvieron al viernes a 39 extranjeros de la República Dominicana que desembarcaron en la playa...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
UPDATE - Two missing Indian nationals were located by U.S. Border Patrol late last night when they crossed the border back into the United States and surrendered to agents. The mother and her 8-year-old daughter were transported to a local hospital...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –U.S. Border Patrol agents, along with Park Rangers from the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (PRDNER), apprehended Friday 39 aliens from the Dominican Republic that landed in the Mujeres Beach in...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — A specialty unit within U.S. Border Patrol provided training and equipment to Mexican officials which later supported their discovery and eradication of a huge illegal marijuana grow site in Mexico on June 11, 2019. Agents from San Diego...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
UPDATE - Two missing Indian nationals were located by U.S. Border Patrol late last night when they crossed the border back into the United States and surrendered to agents. The mother and her 8-year-old daughter were transported to a local hospital...
Friday, June 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – Agents from the U.S. Border Patrol Special Operations Detachment arrested a Mexican national Wednesday night after he smuggled 22 illegal aliens into the United States. The smuggler was arrested after hewas caught ferrying the...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A deceased child, believed to be a seven-year-old citizen of India, was discovered 17 miles west of Lukeville by U.S. Border Patrol yesterday morning. The girl had reportedly been traveling with four others dropped near the...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza arrestaron a 6 dominicanos el martes, que habían sido deportados por antecedentes penales, encontrados dentro de una yola que intentaba ingresar en la costa oeste de la isla.  "De todos los...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 6 aliens from the Dominican Republic Tuesday, who had been removed for prior criminal histories, who were found inside a vessel attempting to reenter the islands’ west coast.    “Out of all...
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector disrupted three narcotic smuggling attempts over the past few days. On Sunday, agents working near La Paloma, Texas, detected an illegal entry in the form of multiple shoe...
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the immigration checkpoints continue to disrupt dangerous human smuggling attempts. On Friday, agents assigned to the Falfurrias checkpoint referred a tractor and trailer for secondary...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
VAN HORN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents seizes approximately 850 pounds of marijuana in 10 days.  Patrol Agent in Charge of the Van Horn Station Jose Aleman said, “These seizures are a result of our agents’ resiliency and the coordinated efforts...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued a group of illegal aliens as the inclement weather takes its toll. On Friday afternoon, Falfurrias agents patrolling Brooks County detected a group of illegal aliens that had crossed into private...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner John P. Sanders traveled to the New Mexico/Mexico border area this week to thank CBP personnel for their diligent efforts in the remote areas of New Mexico. Additionally, he got a...
Monday, June 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Sector rescued seven illegal aliens during three separate incidents over the last two days. Sunday afternoon agents received a distress call from a man reporting he and two other subjects...
Monday, June 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – Temperatures are rising with summer quickly approaching and with that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) anticipates rising numbers of private vessels arriving to Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware from Canada, Bermuda and the...
Monday, June 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – Temperatures are rising with summer quickly approaching and with that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) anticipates rising numbers of private vessels arriving to Maryland from Canada, Bermuda and the Caribbean. CBP reminds vessel...
Monday, June 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents continue to encounter and apprehended large groups of illegal aliens entering the U.S. from Mexico. As this is happening area Border Patrol Agents remain occupied with additional incidents of note including...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
DETROIT— U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Detroit Station have arrested a Honduran national wanted for numerous counts of criminal sexual conduct in Detroit. Detroit U.S. Border PatrolU.S. Border Patrol agents working in conjunction with...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 | National Media Release
RICHFORD, Vt. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Richford Station apprehended two illegal aliens attempting to hide near a river on June 3. On Monday morning, the Tactical Communications Center (TCC) at the Swanton Sector Headquarters notified...
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
SACRAMENTO– California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the arrest and filing of charges against Naasón Joaquín García (Joaquín García) and his co-defendants for alleged human trafficking, production of child pornography, forcible...

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