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Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers detected a counterfeit Slovenian passport in the possession of an Indian national Sunday at Washington Dulles International Airport. The man arrived from Accra, Ghana and presented...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — Border Patrol agents working near the U.S./Mexico International Boundary arrested two convicted sex offenders who had entered the U.S. illegally during two separate incidents.  Both men had felony convictions for sex crimes with a minor...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Agentes de La Patrulla Fronteriza desempeñando su labor en el retén de inmigración en la Interestatal 19 en Amado y la Ruta Estatal 85 en Ajo, encautan cuatro diferentes cargamentos de narcóticos el pasado fin de semana.  Los...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents working immigration checkpoints on Interstate 19 in Amado and state Route 85 in Ajo seized four separate narcotic smuggling loads this past weekend. The seizures yielded 80 pounds of cocaine and 155 pounds...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de la Estación Ramey y agentes de las Fuerzas Unidas de Rápida Acción del Departamento de Policía de Puerto Rico (FURA) arrestaron a cinco extranjeros e incautaron 401 libras (182 kilos) de...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –Ramey Station Border Patrol agents and Puerto Rico Police Department Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA, for its Spanish acronym) agents arrested five aliens and seized 401 pounds (182 kilos) of cocaine Tuesday inside a...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — CBP officers at the San Ysidro port of entry thwarted an alleged human smuggling attempt of 11 Chinese nationals concealed in a moving truck full of furniture. “CBP cannot stress enough the dangers of smuggling people,” said CBP Director...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender Saturday morning. The incident occurred at around 12:15 a.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station encountered a man...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested two subjects attempting to smuggle narcotics on their bodies on Friday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 10:15 a.m.,...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – El día Sábado, agentes de La Patrulla Fronteriza de Los Estados Unidos, descubren segundo túnel subterraneo bajo las calles de Nogales, en menos de una semana. Este es el Tunel numero 125descubierto en el SectorTucson desde el ano...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
KEY WEST, Fla. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in the Florida Keys arrested a man wanted for murder in Arkansas at Key West International Airport on Monday. CBP officers coordinated with local authorities in advance and arrested...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – On Sunday, U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered the second cross-border tunnel running beneath the streets of Nogales in less than a week. Nogales Border Patrol agentslocated a tunnel west of theDeConcini Crossing onSundayTucson...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — CBP enforcement actions decreased about 6% in November as compared to October and represent a 70% decrease since the peak of the crisis in May. November 2019 CBP Total Enforcement Actions are at 42,649 (33,510 apprehensions and 9,139...
Monday, December 9, 2019 | National Media Release
HANOI - The United States signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) with Vietnam on Friday to further strengthen bilateral cooperation on security and the facilitation of lawful trade. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Caryn McClelland and Vietnamese...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized just over a half pound of methamphetamine Thursday. The drugs were hidden in the vaginal cavity of a pedestrian border crosser. Contraband...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
SUNLAND PARK, N.M. – On Thanksgiving Day, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Santa Teresa Station arrested an El Salvadoran national attempting to illegally enter the United States. Research during intake and processing revealed that forty-year-...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender near Lukeville Wednesday evening. Photo Courtesy of U.S. Customs andBorder ProtectionTucson Sector agents patrolling the desert near the border apprehended 48-year...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a gang member Tuesday morning. The arrest occurred at approximately 5:45 a.m., when Border Patrol agents on patrol observed a man illegally enter the United...
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Local Media Release
VAN HORN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents seized approximately 700 pounds of marijuana in less than 24 hours with the assistance of air support and night vision technology. Agents seize marijuana withhelp from technology and airassets“Day or night...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz,– Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos comenzaran a implementar los Protocolos de Protección de Migrantes (MPP, por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puerto de Nogales.   El miércoles, nueve venezolanos...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –  U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have implemented Migrant Protection Protocols at the Port of Nogales.  Wednesday, nine Venezuelan nationals without proper documentation arrived at the Port of Nogales using vehicle lanes...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— A CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker crew assigned to the National Air Security Operations Center-Jacksonville, intercepted two vessels loaded with cocaine in two separate incidents, Nov. 21 and 22...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican Federal Police discovered an incomplete cross-border tunnel running underneath the streets of Nogales on Wednesday. The tunnel was found during a routine, bi-national tunnel sweep of the...
Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered more than 417 pounds of cocaine onboard a sailboat at Port Everglades on Monday. The estimated street value of the drugs is millions of dollars. CBP officers detected...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
OCEANSIDE, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a woman Tuesday afternoon near Oceanside who, along with her 7-year-old child, had more than 48 pounds of methamphetamine inside her vehicle.  On Dec. 3, at approximately 4:05 p.m., Border...

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