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Friday, December 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents along with the Hidalgo County Constables Office disrupt active stash house operation and discover sex offender among those arrested. Thursday, agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Special Operations...
Friday, December 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents interdict narcotic smuggling attempts. Wednesday night, agents working at the Sarita Checkpoint referred a tractor-trailer to the secondary inspection area after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the trailer...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents seized nearly $41K in heroin and arrested a shuttle van passenger at the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint Wednesday. Backpack with used by suspect tosmuggle drugs in the United StatesAt...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
El CENTRO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Station arrested a gang member Wednesday afternoon.   The incident occurred at approximately 12:20 p.m., when agents encountered a man three miles west of the...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents foiled a smuggling attempt near the Rio Grande and seized nearly $300K worth of marijuana. Tuesday afternoon, agents from the Fort Brown Station working in Brownsville, Texas, observed a small silver...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two gang members and two child predators in less than 24 hours. Tuesday night, Rio Grande City agents working near Roma, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran male. During...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – Agentes de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos y de las Fuerzas Conjuntas para la Rápida Acción (FURA) del Departamento de Policía de Puerto Rico detuvieron el miércoles a dieciséis extranjeros de República...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA) agents apprehended Wednesday sixteen aliens from Dominican Republic and Haiti after they landed inside a...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
ABRAM, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley encountered over 100 illegal aliens in a single smuggling incident. This morning, McAllen agents responded to a report of illegal aliens being smuggled across the Rio Grande near...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
PORT HURON, Mich. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron seized more than 80 pounds of marijuana during commercial vehicle inspections over the weekend.  Marijuana seized at Blue...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
MCALLEN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents, along with local law enforcement agencies, dismantled an active stash house. Thursday, December 6, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents received information of a home operating as a stash house in McAllen,...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Sonoita Border Patrol agents arrested eleven Mexican nationals, one Guatemalan, and three U.S. citizens Sunday, during two foiled smuggling attempts. Early Sunday, agents conducted an immigration inspection of the occupants of a blue...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas - Agentes del Valle del Río Grande de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos continúan encontrando a grupos grandes de familias y menores no acompañados a lo largo del Río Grande. En la madrugada del domingo, los agentes de...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
CAMPO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents working near the U.S./Mexico International Border recently found a two-year-old child traveling without her parents. On Nov. 27, at approximately 6 p.m., Border Patrol agents apprehended six undocumented...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint thwarted multiple attempts by individuals trying to smuggle methamphetamine over the weekend. Border Patrol agents discoverednearly 4...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Agents assigned to the Ajo Border Patrol Station encountered several large groups of Central Americans, totaling more than 240 people in the last 48 hours. Agents apprehended a group of 80near Lukeville, ArizonaAgents encountered 80...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to encounter large groups of family units and unaccompanied children along the Rio Grande. Early Sunday morning, Weslaco agents patrolling near Hidalgo, Texas, encountered...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – A pair of Guatemalan teens sustained severe injuries after they fell off the 18-foot border wall while attempting to illegally enter the United States Friday. At approximately 1 p.m., six illegal aliens from Guatemala illegally crossed...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two sex offenders and a gang member in separate incidents.  Friday, agents from the Fort Brown Station working near Brownsville, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran man whose...
Monday, December 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted 12 separate narcotic smuggling attempts and seized nearly two tons of marijuana over the weekend.  Friday, McAllen agents working near Mission, Texas, observed smugglers utilize a raft filled...
Saturday, December 8, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly $200,000 in methamphetamine from a vehicle that was attempting to circumvent the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint Friday morning. At approximately 7:54 a.m., Wellton Station agents...
Friday, December 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, California - Los agentes asignados al Sector El Centro de la Patrulla Fronteriza recuperaron el miércoles por la noche el cadáver de un hombre que se sospecha haberse ahogado después de haber ingresado ilegalmente a los Estados Unidos....
Friday, December 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
SUMAS, Wash. — United States Border Patrol agents observed multiple subjects illegally cross into the United States from Canada east of the Sumas Port of Entry on Thursday night.  A Border Patrol agent responded to the location and encountered two...
Friday, December 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Border Patrol agents assigned to El Centro Sector recovered the body of a man suspected of illegally entering the U.S. after he drowned on Wednesday night just after 9:00 p.m. BORSTAR divers retrieved the man'sbody drowned at All-...
Friday, December 7, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly $200,000 in methamphetamine from a vehicle northeast of Yuma Friday morning. At approximately 7:54 a.m., Wellton Station agents working in Dome Valley observed a suspicious vehicle...

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