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Friday, February 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Del Rio Sector’s Special Operations Detachment and marine units from the Eagle Pass Station rescued 17 Central American migrants from the Rio Grande River in three incidents on Thursday. Border...
Friday, February 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Ajo and Welton stations collaborated with Mexican authorities to seize a drug smuggling vehicle in a remote area of the Sonoran Desert Wednesday evening. U.S. Border Patrol agents patrolling a...
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Blythe Station agents working at the Highway 78 Immigration Checkpoint arrested two United States citizens for the transportation of 17 pounds of suspected fentanyl Tuesday. Agents removed fentanylfrom a floor compartmentAt...
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – The days before Valentine’s Day are among the busiest for U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s highly trained agriculture specialists. They continue to work hard to make certain that plant diseases and plant pests are detected and...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender this past Monday afternoon. At around 6:25 p.m., agents assigned to the Calexico Station, arrested a man suspected of illegally entering the U.S....
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
Sunland Park, N.M. – As large groups of illegal aliens continue to cross through the Lordsburg area near the Antelope Wells Port of Entry, U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the Santa Teresa Station discover a group of over 300 illegal crossers entering...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Casa Grande Border Patrol agents apprehended a previously deported Mexican national with a violent criminal history after he illegally entered the U.S. east of Lukeville Saturday afternoon. Agents patrolling on dirt bikes and all-...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to disrupt narcotic smuggling attempts throughout the Rio Grande Valley. On Saturday, agents working near Fronton, Texas, observed several subjects illegally crossing the Rio Grande with bundles...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a “Sureño” gang member in Calexico Saturday morning.   At approximately 6:07 a.m., Border Patrol agents were on patrol when they observed a man illegally enter...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted three separate methamphetamine smuggling attempts at the Falfurrias Checkpoint in the past few days. On Thursday, checkpoint agents arrested a United States citizen after finding six bundles of...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
ANTELOPE WELLS, N.M. – One minute past midnight on Monday, February 11, 2019, another large group of 330 illegal aliens were taken into custody by Border Patrol Agents working at Camp Bounds Forward Operating Base at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Peace Arch Port of Entry discovered one package of ketamine weighing 2.25 pounds on Feb. 7. CBP officers at the Peace ArchPort of Entry in Blaine,...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
ANTELOPE WELLS, N.M. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrest a group of 290 illegal aliens near the Forward Operating Base located at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry. Large group of illegal aliens arrested inNew Mexico.Border Patrol Agents working at...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
CLINT, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents stopped a smuggling attempt by a convicted felon, arrest two illegal aliens and seized more than four grams of cocaine, all in a single smuggling scheme. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Clint Border...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 15.5 pounds of cocaine. The drugs were hidden inside a SUV. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | National Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station agents assigned to the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint thwarted two methamphetamine smuggling attempts valued at $183,750 Friday evening. In the first event, a Border Patrol canine assigned to the primary inspection...
Sunday, February 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer was involved in a shooting incident at the Port of Nogales, DeConcini Crossing in Nogales, Arizona, Thursday evening. At approximately 7 p.m. MST, Feb. 7, a team of CBP officers conducting...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry on three separate occasions seized 15 pounds cocaine, 45 pounds methamphetamine, and 31 handguns all within a six day...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested one individual suspected of smuggling methamphetamine.  Agents also arrested two more attempting to smuggle suspected illegal...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – In anticipation of the roughly 1,800 people arriving as part of a caravan to the Mexican city of Piedras Negras across from Eagle Pass, CBP has enhanced its security efforts in the area.  On Thursday Jan. 31, CBP became aware of...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working with the Border Patrol Marine unit and the Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue unit in Eagle Pass, rescued five Honduran nationals from the Rio Grande River. Border Patrol agents rescued five...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo Station encountered 325 Central Americans after the group illegally entered the country and surrendered to agents west of Lukeville Thursday morning. A large group of 325 Central...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, NY — On January 19, 2019, a 26-year-old woman traveling from Mexico City, Mexico presented herself for inspection, with a United States passport, to a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer.  The CBP officer suspected the subject may...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza adscritos al Negociado de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés), y agentes de las Fuerzas Unidas de Rápida Acción (FURA) de la Policía de Puerto Rico encontaron y...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –U.S. Border Patrol and Puerto Rico Police Department Joint Forces of Rapid Action (FURA) agents apprehended Thursday 7 aliens from the Dominican Republic that illegally landed in Domes Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico.  Aliens...

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