News from this week ending May 30 from CBP operations which includes 328 ports of entry within 20 field offices, 136 Border Patrol stations and five substations within 20 sectors, with 35 permanent checkpoints 21 Air and Marine branches, six National Security Operations, and one Air and Marine Operations Center.  CBP serves the American people with vigilance, integrity, and professionalism.
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White Heroin Seized by Border Patrol Agents

Friday, May 29, 2015 | SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents made an arrest on Thursday after discovering more than $312,000 of white heroin hidden inside a vehicle. At approximately 3:15 p.m., agents patrolling Interstate 5 initiated a vehicle stop… Read More

CBP Officers Catch 59-Year-Old Man, 18-Year-Old Woman, with Narcotics Strapped to Their Bodies

Friday, May 29, 2015 | SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Diego area ports of entry caught two people Thursday, a 59-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman, with narcotics strapped to their bodies. “These are just two examples of smuggling…Read More

Douglas CBP Officers Seize $159K in Marijuana

Friday, May 29, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican nationals during separate incidents May 28 at the Port of Douglas. Officers arrested Miravel Obdulia Amaro-Dominguez, 41, of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, after an inspection… Read More

Multi-agency efforts lead to apprehension of 31 subjects in Rio Grande Valley stash house; 18 other subjects were also arrested

Friday, May 29, 2015 | PALMHURST, Texas – Yesterday at approximately 3:00 pm, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector along with other local and state law enforcement agencies conducted a consent to search at a residence in Palmhurst, Texas… Read More

CBP Arrests Pair in Recent Abandoned Baby Smuggling Case

Friday, May 29, 2015 | EL PASO, TEXAS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the El Paso port of entry have arrested two alien smugglers. The pair were involved in a recent child smuggling case which resulted in the discovery… Read More

Tinglin Wu Laredo Border Patrol Youth of the Year Is hosted at Texas Capitol

Friday, May 29, 2015 | LAREDO, TEXAS – Tinglin Wu, a senior at St. Agustine High School was selected as the Laredo Sector Border Patrol Youth of the Year for 2015. Laredo Border Patrol Interim Chief Patrol Agent Mario Martinez made the announcement of the selection by… Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $261K in Hard Drugs

Friday, May 29, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican man and a Phoenix woman Thursday for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than $261,000 in methamphetamine and cocaine during separate incidents at the Port of Nogales.  … Read More

Baltimore CBP Arrests Takoma Park Murder Suspect

Friday, May 29, 2015 | BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport arrested a U.S. citizen Thursday who was wanted by the Takoma Park, Md., Police Department for…Read More

CBP Arrests Wanted Man

Friday, May 29, 2015 | DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport arrested an international traveler with an outstanding arrest warrant, May 28. Tyler Joe Davis, 19, was returning to the U.S. from Belize, when CBP… Read More

CBP Officers Seize $210K in Hard Drugs

Friday, May 29, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a local man Thursday for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 35 pounds of drugs valued in excess of $210,500. Officers referred Manuel Vega, a 26-year-… Read More

Border Patrol, Air Interdiction Agents Rescue Woman

Friday, May 29, 2015 | OCOTILLO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents in collaboration with San Diego Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue Team (BORSTAR) and Office of Air and Marine (OAM) rescued a woman in the desert suffering from heat and dehydration on… Read More

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Agents rescue immigrants

Friday, May 29, 2015 | FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector rescued two undocumented immigrants from inside the trunk of a car yesterday.  On May 28th, a Pontiac sedan approached the Falfurrias Border Patrol checkpoint for an… Read More

Douglas CBP Officers Seize $68K in Marijuana

Friday, May 29, 2015 |  TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested three Phoenix residents during separate incidents May 27 at the Port of Douglas. Officers arrested Rogelio J. Lopez-Hernandez, 23, and his 42-year-old mother, Elicet Hernandez-Acosta,… Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $125K in Meth

Friday, May 29, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested Marco Antonio Rojas-Zamudio, 20, of neighboring Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, after finding 35 packages of methamphetamine in his Chrysler van May 26. A…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Net 2 Swimmers

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif.—San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two Mexican nationals in the ocean near the Tijuana River late last night. The incident began at approximately midnight, when a member of the San Diego Joint Harbor Operations… Read More

Douglas CBP Officers Seize $121K in Marijuana

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican man during a failed smuggling incident May 26 at the Port of Douglas. Officers arrested Marcos Rios-Leon, 23, of Nacozari de Garcia, Sonora, Mexico, after an inspection of his…Read More

U.S. Border Patrol Opens New Detroit Station

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | DETROIT — United States Border Patrol Detroit Sector held a grand opening ceremony today on the Border Patrol’s 91st Birthday for their new Detroit Station. The facility located at 11700 East Jefferson Avenue meets Leadership in Engineering &… Read More

U.S., Dominican Republic Sign Work Plan aimed at Mutual Recognition

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske and the Dominican Republic’s Director General (DG) for Customs, Juan Fernando Fernández, signed a Joint Work Plan (JWP) toward Mutual Recognition that allows… Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $1.33M in Drugs

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested four Mexican nationals and two U.S. citizens connected to separate smuggling attempts of hard drugs during the past five days at the Port of Nogales. CBP officers at the DeConcini… Read More

Philadelphia CBP Intercepts First in Port Stink Bug Species in Pineapple Shipment

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | PHILADELPHIA – A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist confirmed May 20 that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists discovered a new pest in the Philadelphia area when they… Read More

CBP Seizes Fast Attack Set to Sail Overseas

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | HOUSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Port of Houston seaport seized a 1991 Fast Attack Vehicle with gun mount, May 11, set to be exported to the Netherlands.    CBP… Read More

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents rescue man in Brownsville

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | Local Media Release

Agents attend to diabetic immigrant BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Fort Brown Station responded to a 9-1-1 call placed by a man in distress. Agents located three people, one of whom was extremely ill and in need of… Read More

USBP in El Paso Pays Tribute to Fallen Heroes

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | El Paso, Texas – On Thursday, May 28, 2015, members of the United States Border Patrol’s El Paso Sector along with other law enforcement agencies honored the men and women who lost their lives while protecting the nation in a special commemorative… Read More

CBP Identifies Man Wanted in Florida for Cocaine Charges

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Officers identified Monday a man with an outstanding warrant for possession of cocaine from Broward County, Florida.  George Hill, 39, a US citizen and resident of… Read More

Smuggling Attempt Averted, $25,000 in Cash as well as Drugs Seized, Robbery Suspect Arrested

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | YUMA, Ariz. – Several events occurred over Memorial Day weekend involving Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents.  These successes clearly demonstrate the continued effort by Yuma’s law enforcement community to keep the Yuma County safe. Friday, a U.S….Read More

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol redeploys aerostat in Peñitas

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | PEÑITAS, Texas  ̶̶  The Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol redeployed an aerostat Tuesday that had unexpectedly broken free from its mooring platform Saturday and drifted for several minutes before landing in a field in nearby La Joya. Aerostat…Read More

Wanted Felon Arrested at Border on Lewiston Bridge

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | LEWISTON, N.Y. – On May 26, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Lewiston Bridge arrested Scott LeBlanc, a 59-year old male.  LeBlanc was the subject of an outstanding warrant issued in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire for… Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $996K in Marijuana

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility seized nearly $996,000 in marijuana – 1,992 pounds – from a Mexican national Saturday when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of… Read More

Laredo Border Patrol Sector Agents make several significant arrests and narcotics seizures during a week’s period

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector significantly disrupted criminal organization activities over the past week as they rescued an illegal immigrant, detained subjects with criminal sexual crimes, and made significant… Read More

San Diego CBP Officers Catch Nine Who Crash Van in Illegal Entry Attempt; Officers Also Catch Narcotics, 25 People with Warrants over Busy Holiday Weekend

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry in San Diego County over the holiday weekend intercepted more than 2,500 pounds of narcotics, apprehended 25 fugitives, and stopped nine individuals who crashed a…Read More

Agents Play Multi-Faceted Roles During Daily Operations

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents last week arrested a previously deported rapist, rescued undocumented migrants, and seized drugs at a local checkpoint. On May 13, agents from the Brian A. Terry Border Patrol Station arrested…Read More

CBP Announces Facilitation Measures to Expedite Processing of Summer Travel Season Traffic at South Texas Ports of Entry

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Laredo Field Office is announcing that the agency is preparing to open available lanes as needed along with encouraging travelers to obtain their tourist permits early, for frequent crossers to… Read More

Tucson Sector Border Patrol Honors Fallen Agents

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Invitation Cover Photo of the TCA Valor in the Desert Event on May 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. TUCSON, Ariz. – The Tucson Sector Border Patrol honored their agents who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country at the Valor in the Desert… Read More