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Friday, August 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Texas Highway 62/180 immigration checkpoint  in El Paso, Texas, , seized almost six pounds of cocaine August 21.   Agents made the seizure while conducting a routine immigration inspection of a 2005...
Friday, August 23, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized over 820 pounds of marijuana and arrested 11 illegal aliens in a remote, mountainous canyon southeast of Arivaca Wednesday afternoon. Agents seized 820 pounds of marijuanafrom backpackers near...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint seized over $135K in meth on Wednesday. Late Wednesday morning, Wellton Station agents referred a gold 2001 Ford Explorer to the secondary inspection...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
 YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents working near Yuma rescued a pregnant woman and five others lost in the desert after they illegally entered the country August 15. At approximately 1:30 p.m., Yuma Station agents apprehended a group of seven...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents encountered two men who were visibly behaving erratically in separate incidents over the weekend; it was later determined that the men were under the influence of methamphetamine. Saturday morning, Yuma...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents foiled two human smuggling attempts at separate immigration checkpoints Sunday and Monday, resulting in 16 arrests in less than 24 hours. At approximately 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Blythe Station agents...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender discovered among a group of illegal immigrants in eastern Arizona early Monday. Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents encountered the group of two men, one woman, and...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley disrupted several narcotic smuggling attempts over the past three days. Early Saturday morning, agents responded to the report of several subjects who illegally entered the United...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers arrested a Somerton resident for attempting to smuggle nearly four pounds of meth through the Port of San Luis. San Luis drug load.  Officers referred a 28-year-...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at the Port of Nogales seized more than two pounds of meth Monday afternoon.   Officers at the Morley Pedestrian Crossing referred a 35-year-old Tucson man...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector identify and arrest an MS-13 gang member and a sex offender in separate incidents. On August 14, 2019, agents apprehended a group of twelve subjects attempting to illegally...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico -Agentes de Operaciones Aéreas y Marítimas de Aduana y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (AMO), con el apoyo de la Guardia Nacional de Puerto Rico y los socios del Grupo Interagencial de la Frontera del Caribe (CBIG)...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents, with support from the Puerto Rico Army National Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partners seized Monday night 1,493 pounds (677...
Monday, August 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
SEATTLE—On Monday, August 12, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) conducted an enforcement operation regarding the apprehension of an individual identified as a crewmember who deserted a maritime vessel.  In 2015 the subject who was a...
Monday, August 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
ANTELOPE WELLS, N.M. – United States Border Patrol agents working in Antelope Wells, New Mexico apprehended another large group of illegal aliens early August 18.    The 194 illegal aliens in this group and like many others before was comprised...
Friday, August 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Miami International Airport (MIA) discovered a 26-year-old Cuban man who attempted to evade detection in the belly of an aircraft arriving from Havana early Friday morning. CBP received...
Friday, August 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector disrupted five narcotic smuggling attempts in the last several days. On Saturday afternoon, Fort Brown agents working near Brownsville, Texas, observed several subjects...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – On August 9, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), completed construction on approximately 14 miles of new border wall system in U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) San...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents near Naco arrested a previously deported sex offender Wednesday. Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs andBorder ProtectionTucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Brian A. Terry Station arrested 37-year-old...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers alongside their K-9 partner at the Rainbow Bridge discovered 48 pounds of marijuana inside a cargo van.   “This is an excellent arrest that demonstrates our officers’ dedication...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich— U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Sault Ste. Marie station performed a traffic stop in Munising, Michigan resulting in the arrest of 10 individuals illegally present in the United States. On Monday, August 12, Agents...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
PORT CLINTON, Ohio — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Detroit Sector arrested a citizen of Mexico for being present in the United States after a prior removal. On July 24, Border Patrol agents from the Sandusky Bay station had placed an...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man convicted of child abuse in Maricopa County after he re-entered the country illegally through the desert. Photo Courtesy of U.S.Customs and BorderProtectionTucson Sector Border Patrol agents...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint arrested a U.S. citizen from Phoenix after he attempted to smuggle multiple packages of methamphetamine Friday afternoon. Border Patrol agents seized over...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Peace Bridge seized over 293 grams of synthetic lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly known as the hallucinogenic drug LSD, contained within small parcel shipments. Over the...

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