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Thursday, June 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On June 20, Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector Border Patrol seized nearly 25.92 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated value of more than $829,440.00 dollars. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Border Patrol...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
EASTPORT, Maine — U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calais Station, during maritime boat operations, assisted the U.S. Coast Guard in two separate boat rescues along the Washington County, Maine coastline recently.  F/V Knee Deep fireThe first...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
MATTAMISCONTIS, Maine — U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the Houlton Station operating an immigration checkpoint on Interstate 95 in Mattamiscontis township, Maine arrested a fugitive criminal alien Wednesday wanted by Immigration and Customs...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On June 19, Border Patrol Agents in coordination with Laredo Police Department, apprehended seven illegal aliens and several bundles of marijuana from a stash house on San Jacinto Court in Laredo, Texas.  To report suspicious...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas - Los agentes asignados a la estación de Eagle Pass de la Patrulla Fronteriza encontraron una mochila con 4.6 libras de metanfetamina cerca de un área residencial. Esta es la segunda vez en menos de una semana que los agentes...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | For the Record
U.S. Customs and Border Protection separated a child with Down Syndrome from her mother as a result of a smuggling attempt on June 3, 2018. This however was not a result of zero tolerance as the mother is not being prosecuted, rather being held as a...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Brian A. Terry Station discovered 18 illegal aliens, including two children, hidden inside a box truck in Hereford Saturday afternoon and arrested the 56-year-old male driver. Agents in the Coronado...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – National Guard personnel assigned to the Ajo Border Patrol Station’s area of responsibility as part of Operation Guardian Support, provided vehicle mechanics to complete an inspection of the station’s vehicle fleet this week. During...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – Border Patrol agents recently found a backpack containing 6.9 pounds of methamphetamine on the banks of the Rio Grande River near here. The drugs were turned over to theDrug Enforcement Administration.“Drug smuggling...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | Local Media Release
WOODSTOCK, N.H. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Swanton Sector conducted an immigration checkpoint from June 15 – June 17, resulting in the arrest of five illegal aliens from five different countries and the seizure of various narcotics...
Monday, June 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a Honduran man, convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child, who attempted to re-enter the country after having been previously removed. Jose Santos Cruz-...
Monday, June 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
MASSENA, N.Y.  -  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Massena Port of Entry encountered two U.S. citizens who arrived at the border on June 13. During a primary inspection of the U.S citizens, CBP officers became...
Friday, June 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Douglas Border Patrol agents found 10 illegal aliens Wednesday afternoon in a Douglas home without air conditioning, littered with trash, decaying food, and human feces. Agents discovered a group of illegalaliens inside of a Douglas...
Friday, June 15, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today 20 tentative selections for new reimbursable services agreements to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across the country. U.S. Customs and Border...
Friday, June 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested a 33-year-old Mexican man at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint on Wednesday afternoon after finding more than 10 pounds of illegal narcotics in his truck. Agents at the Interstate...
Thursday, June 14, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 10 illegal aliens during three incidents Tuesday thanks to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office participating in Operation Stonegarden. Border Patrol agents and assets fromthe Pinal County...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man suspected of smuggling drugs inside a vehicle’s fuel tank Wednesday morning.   The incident occurred on June 13, just before 6 a.m., when a black Chevrolet pick-up truck...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Estados Unidos asignados a la Estación Eagle Pass arrestaron a un hondureño, previamente condenado por violación y exposición indecente a un menor, quien intentó volver a ingresar al país después...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a Honduran man, previously convicted of rape and indecent exposure to a minor, who attempted to re-enter the country after having been previously removed. David...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza del Sector Rio Grande Valley continúan trabajando con otras entidades de orden público local, estatal y federal para identificar y desbaratar las operaciones de contrabando y escondite de...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
NILAND, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender, along with four other individuals at the Highway 111 Checkpoint early Monday morning.   The incident occurred at 5:30 a.m., when...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas –Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents continue to work with local, state and federal partners to identify and disrupt stash house operations.  On Sunday, June 10, Border Patrol agents, working in collaboration with the...
Monday, June 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
  Agentes continúan atendiendo rescatesa través del Rio GrandeEDINBURG, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Estados Unidos continúan atendiendo rescates a través del Rio Grande. Los agentes de la CBP continúan rescatando a extranjeros...
Monday, June 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
La Patrulla Fronteriza en el Valle del Río Grande detiene una fardo de cocaína valorado en $ 2.5 millones SARITA, Texas - El viernes, los agentes en el Sarita Checkpoint enviaron una Dodge Caravan al área de inspección secundaria para seguir...
Monday, June 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Douglas Border Patrol agents apprehended a 28-year-old Mexican man Friday morning east of Douglas and later identified him as a previously-deported, convicted sex offender. Photo Courtesy of U.S.Customs and Border ProtectionAgents...

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