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Friday, October 19, 2018 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested two individuals trying to smuggle nine undocumented immigrants hiding in the bed of their tractor trailer yesterday evening.   The incident occurred...
Friday, October 19, 2018 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos detuvieron a un ciudadano mexicano con una condena previa por homicidio involuntario. Martinez-Garza"Este arresto sirve para recordarnos los muchos peligros inherentes que...
Friday, October 19, 2018 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended a Mexican national with a previous conviction for manslaughter. Martinez-Garza“This arrest serves to remind us of the many inherent dangers our agents face along our nation’s borders,” said Del...
Thursday, October 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, California - Agentes asignados al Sector El Centro de la Patrulla Fronteriza arrestaron a un pandillero el jueves por la mañana. Benedicto Anthony CifuentesEl incidente ocurrió aproximadamente a las 2:09 a.m., después de que los agentes de...
Thursday, October 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Border Patrol agents assigned to El Centro Sector arrested a known gang member Thursday morning.   The incident occurred at approximately 2:09 a.m., after agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested a man near the Calexico...
Thursday, October 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the San Clemente station arrested a woman with almost 100 pounds of narcotics hidden inside areas of her car on Wednesday.   On Oct. 17, at approximately 8:40 a.m., Border Patrol agents...
Thursday, October 18, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry made several drug busts Tuesday. Their enforcement efforts netted 120 pounds of marijuana in two busts and 16.5 pounds of cocaine in a third incident....
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
Baudette, Minn – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Warroad Station seize boat and detain four individuals in Baudette, Minnesota.  On October 4, Customs and Border Protection officers (CBPO) at the Baudette Port of Entry encountered...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas - Agentes asignados al Sector del en el Valle del Río Grande de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos siguen deteniendo grupos numerosos de familias y menores sin compañía.  El lunes por la noche, los agentes asignados a la...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican man lawfully admitted for permanent residence as he attempted to smuggle methamphetamine under his clothing at the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint Monday.   At approximately 8...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to apprehend large groups of family units and unaccompanied children. Monday evening, agents assigned to the Weslaco station encountered a group of 30 illegal aliens...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Border Patrol agents arrested two U.S. citizens and one Mexican national after finding nearly 150 pounds of methamphetamine during two separate incidents over the weekend at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint.   Friday...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry arrested a 21-year-old man who was using another person’s birth certificate in an attempt to enter the country as an unaccompanied alien child. The man...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – State and local law enforcement agencies continue to coordinate with U.S. Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector to enhance border security efforts in South Texas.  During the month of September, efforts led to the seizure of...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | Local Media Release
ROMA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents foiled a marijuana smuggling attempt. Monday night, Rio Grande City agents observed four subjects carrying bundles of marijuana near Roma, Texas. As agents approached the area, the smugglers abandoned the...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported Mexican national wanted by Mexican authorities early Monday morning.   Just after midnight, Indio Border Patrol Station agents stopped a vehicle on Interstate 10...
Monday, October 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
IMPERIAL, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have experienced three separate acts of violence within the past few days.   The first incident occurred on Oct. 11, at approximately 7:45 p.m., when agents assigned to bike patrol just east...
Monday, October 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a Mexican national suspected of smuggling methamphetamine hidden in her vehicle Friday afternoon.   The incident occurred at...
Monday, October 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement agencies identified four active stash houses operating in the Rio Grande Valley in the past week, resulting in the apprehension of 54 illegal aliens. On Tuesday, Rio Grande Valley...
Monday, October 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
FRONTON, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended an accompanied juvenile requiring advanced medical treatment due to an injury sustained while traveling. On Saturday, Rio Grande City agents encountered a Honduran mother and her two daughters...
Monday, October 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
DONNA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to encounter smugglers utilizing desperate tactics to evade apprehension. On Friday afternoon, Weslaco agents responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle traveling in private farmland south of...
Monday, October 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two sex offenders and two gang members. On Thursday, agents at the Sarita Checkpoint arrested two United States citizens after they attempted to smuggle two illegal aliens...
Monday, October 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
MIAMI —U.S. Border Patrol agents with Miami Sector's Special Investigations Group (SIG) located and arrested a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member in Hollywood, Florida. U.S. Border Patrol agents received a call from U.S. Immigration and Customs...
Monday, October 15, 2018 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents supported by a National Guard RC-26 assigned to Operation Guardian Support apprehended more than 33 illegal aliens in seven days Oct. 3 to Oct 10.   National Guard personnel operating the fixed...
Saturday, October 13, 2018 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Hebbronville Station foiled a human smuggling attempt and arrested 10 illegal aliens near Mirando City, Texas.  Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents,with the assistance of an Air and...

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