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Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.
Monday, April 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A pair of local hikers lost near Parker Canyon Lake were found by U.S. Border Patrol agents Saturday afternoon, after concerned loved ones reported the pair missing.Tucson Sector agents assigned to the Sonoita Station received a call...
Monday, April 6, 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 Saturday afternoon.The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m., when a 57-year-old man...
Monday, April 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seize more than 550 pounds of marijuana, intercept human smuggling attempts, and disrupt a stash house operation over the weekend. This morning, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias checkpoint...
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered and seized 42 pounds of cocaine aboard a coastal freighter on the Miami River. The drugs were concealed behind the interior walls of one of the vessel’s cabins. The freighter, M/V...
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Bridge of the Americas international crossing in El Paso, Texas seized a large quantity of methamphetamine Thursday afternoon. The seizure was made just before 2 p.m. when a...
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, N.M. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation is alerting members of the traveling public that the Santa Teresa port of entry will close at 10 p.m. starting Monday, April 6. Regular operational hours at the Santa...
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a woman suspected of smuggling narcotics Wednesday morning.The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m., when a 29-year-old...
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Agentes de Operaciones Aéreas y Marinas (AMO) de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) Estados Unidos detectaron e interceptaron el viernes una yola con 35 indocumentados de nacionalidad dominicana y haitiana que intentaban...
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents detected and intercepted Friday a wooden makeshift vessel with 35 undocumented aliens from the Dominican Republic and Haiti attempting to reach...
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
TEMECULA, Calif. — Border Patrol agents arrested two men Wednesday night who fled from the Interstate 15 checkpoint north of San Diego.  Following a high speed pursuit and vehicle search, agents discovered 23 pounds of narcotics.The incident began...
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 29-year-old Honduran man after he illegally entered the United States south of Sells, Arizona, Thursday morning.Photo Courtesy of U. S.Customs and Border ProtectionAgents patrolling the desert...
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
DETROIT – Based on the President’s determination, as part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) continued effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 via travel across our borders, we are assisting Health and Human Services in implementing...
Thursday, April 2, 2020 | Local Media Release
DESERT HAVEN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents stop another dangerous and unscrupulous attempt by human smugglers to transport individuals through an immigration checkpoint.   On April 1 Border Patrol agents working the U.S. Highway 62/180...
Thursday, April 2, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents working the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint near Amado apprehended a U.S. citizen attempting to smuggle cocaine Tuesday afternoon.Agents seized 18 pounds of cocainefrom a smuggling vehicleTucson Sector...
Thursday, April 2, 2020 | Local Media Release
MIAMI – While U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) remains fully engaged in our nation’s whole-of-government response to the coronavirus pandemic, CBP officers continue to conduct their traditional enforcement missions, including narcotics...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) emitió hoy un recordatorio público de los requisitos de notificación para embarcaciones privadas de recreo al regresar a Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued today a public reminder of the pleasure boat reporting requirements upon return to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These reporting requirements are essential as CBP and...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. –Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents rescued three individuals Monday, struggling to stay afloat in the Salinity Canal adjacent to the Colorado River.Photo Courtesy of U. S. Customsand Border ProtectionDepartment of Defense personnel...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – Even during times of great concern, people feel the need to look their very cosmetic best and to do so at the best price possible. What they don’t realize is that the cheaper dermal filler they purchase online could potentially make...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | Local Media Release
DESERT HAVEN, Texas – United States Border Patrol agents seize fentanyl, arrest driver on suspicion of intent to distribute a controlled substance and foil an attempted alien smuggling scheme.  On March 27, Border Patrol agents assigned to the...
Monday, March 30, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 28-year-old Guatemalan man convicted of sexual crimes after he illegally re-entered the United States east of Lukeville, Arizona, Saturday evening.CaptionAround 7:30 p.m., Tucson Sector agents...
Monday, March 30, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas –Smuggling continues in the Rio Grande Valley Sector, leading to the seizure of more than $329K worth of drugs.On March 29, 2020, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station seized three bundles of marijuana near Escobares, Texas...
Monday, March 30, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Border Patrol agents detain a previously convicted sex offender and impeded a large human smuggling attempt at the Javier Vega Jr. checkpoint near Sarita, Texas, over the weekend.On March 29, 2020, a Mexican national was...
Monday, March 30, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today 10 tentative selections for new reimbursable services agreements that will promote cross-border trade and facilitate essential travel to the United States.These public-private...
Monday, March 30, 2020 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Ysleta port of entry in El Paso seized 15 pounds of methamphetamine Sunday morning. The large seizure was made just after 8:00 a.m. when an 18-year-old U.S. male driving a...

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