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Monday, August 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Station Border Patrol agents apprehended a male Mexican national Saturday morning after he re-entered the U.S. illegally near Lukeville. Agents arrested 33-year-old Carlos Ramirez-Ramirez south of Gila Bend and transported...
Monday, August 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector Border Patrol arrested two previously deported sex offenders in separate incidents over the weekend. Isael Sanchez-Labra The first incident occurred on Saturday at...
Monday, August 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Two Phoenix women, ages 27 and 28, attempted to flee from Border Patrol agents Saturday night after being stopped east of Why for an immigration inspection. Ajo Station agents stopped a Toyota Corolla on Federal Route 15 and...
Monday, August 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine inside a hidden compartment Sunday morning. The incident occurred at...
Monday, August 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents arrested a 31-year-old Mexican national with a Border Crossing Card at the Wellton Station Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint Saturday, after he attempted to smuggle methamphetamine in his vehicle’s...
Monday, August 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley apprehended three criminal aliens over the weekend.   On Friday, Falfurrias agents arrested a Salvadoran man whose record checks revealed a previous arrest and...
Monday, August 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents prevent two narcotic smuggling loads from entering our communities. Border Patrol agents seized more than$1 million in marijuana On Saturday evening, agents working near Fronton, Texas, observed a...
Monday, August 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents patrolling the area of Dome Valley arrested a United States citizen found smuggling four illegal aliens Friday. Agents stopped a USC who wasattempting to smuggle illegal aliensthrough Yuma...
Monday, August 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector Border Patrol arrested a previously deported aggravated felon and a man with a felony conviction for attempted murder over the weekend. Agents arrest a previously...
Saturday, August 11, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway (IH) 35, north of Laredo, Texas on Aug. 11 encountered a tractor-trailer at the primary inspection lane.  The driver and passenger were...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
ROMA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City station and Rio Grande Valley Sector’s (RGV) Special Operations Detachment rescued a family unit from a bee attack. Family from El Salvador attacked byswarm of bees...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector interdicted over 1,600 pounds of marijuana in three separate narcotic smuggling attempts. Agents seized over 1,600 pounds ofmarijuana  Yesterday, agents...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
SARITA, Texas – Yesterday, agents working the Sarita Checkpoint referred a Ford dually to the secondary inspection area after a K-9 alerted. During the secondary inspection, agents discovered nearly 60 pounds of cocaine worth $1,893,760.00....
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents on Thursday, Aug. 9 encountered a Chevrolet pickup truck believed to be involved in alien smuggling activity traveling on Texas Highway 359 near Hebbronville, Texas.  Eight aliens...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than $362,000 in marijuana while on patrol. On Aug. 9, agents observed a suspicious vehicle while patrolling in central Laredo.  As agents approached the vehicle, the...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton Station Targeting Enforcement Unit arrested three Mexican citizens and one Guatemalan national after they attempted to smuggle nearly $84K in marijuana along State Route 85 near Gila...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – Border Patrol agents from the Del Rio Station located over 10 pounds of methamphetamine adjacent to the Highway 277 North Border Patrol Checkpoint. Agents discovered eight individuallywrapped packages containing 10.4pounds of...
Friday, August 10, 2018 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender who, on multiple occasions, has been removed from the country. Juan Murillo-Gomez “The security of our border is our primary mission, and apprehensions like...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Agents assigned to the Wellton Station Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint arrested a Mexican national Lawfully Admitted for Permanent Residence after he attempted to smuggle $150K in methamphetamine Wednesday. Yuma Sector agents...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Today, Carla Provost, was officially selected to be Chief of the Border Patrol. She previously served in command staff roles at Yuma Sector. U.S. Border Patrol ChiefCarla L. Provost This morning, Carla Provost took the helm as...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Casa Grande Border Patrol agents apprehended 17 illegal aliens and seized 10 bundles of marijuana during two incidents Tuesday with the assistance of Arizona National Guard soldiers using a UH-72 Lakota helicopter. National...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
DETROIT— U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Detroit Station along with Detroit Police Department arrest Eritrean citizen who is a wanted sex offender. On Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to a call from the Detroit Police...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan announced the selection of Deputy Chief Carla L. Provost as the 18th chief of the U.S. Border Patrol. Chief Provost has served as acting chief of the U.S. Border Patrol since April 2017...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 | Local Media Release
DETROIT— Border Patrol agents assigned to the Marysville Station have arrested a formally deported convicted felon who was wanted for an outstanding warrant by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office. On Tuesday, the United States Border...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint Tuesday night found almost 174 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of a Chrysler Concorde during a secondary inspection and arrest the driver...

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