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07/12/2022 03:48 PM EDT
CBP Officers inspecting international cargo arriving to Dock 15, selected various containers for more intrusive inspection. A CBP K9 alerted to pallets of merchandise inside one container. The pallet was scanned and seven (7) boxes from the pallet…
07/12/2022 03:26 PM EDT
STERLING, Va. – With airline staffing shortages forcing flight cancellations and route reductions, it seems now would be an ideal time for international travelers to truthfully report all of their currency to Customs and Border Protection officers…
07/12/2022 03:19 PM EDT
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents from the Laredo South Station arrested two convicted sex offenders over a 24-hour period in ranches in south Laredo, Texas. The first incident occurred during the early morning of July 10, when…
07/12/2022 02:40 PM EDT
EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Sector Border Patrol Agents disrupted human smuggling schemes and discovered multiple human stash houses, that totaled 93 migrants encountered in the last several days.  On July 5, U.S. Border Patrol El Paso Sector…
07/12/2022 02:30 PM EDT
EL PASO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations crews operating in the southwest region rescued 244 people between October 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. The six-state region includes Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, California,…
07/11/2022 05:29 PM EDT
EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents arrested five convicted criminal migrants and four gang members over the last five days, preventing them from infiltrating the community. On July 6, Brownsville Border Patrol…
07/11/2022 05:18 PM EDT
EDINBURG, Texas – This weekend, Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents made 270 arrests during three migrant smuggling events. Early this morning, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station agents encountered a large group of 243 migrants…
07/11/2022 05:11 PM EDT
HIDALGO, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por  sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Hidalgo detuvieron a Moises Avalos, un ciudadano mexicano residente legal de Pasadena, Texas con orden de…
07/11/2022 05:02 PM EDT
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge apprehended Moises Avalos, a male Mexican citizen and lawful permanent U.S. resident from Pasadena, Texas wanted for indecency…
07/11/2022 04:07 PM EDT
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico port of entry discovered 174 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in the cross beams of a rail car during a routine inspection at the Calexico rail yard.   CBP officers…
07/11/2022 02:52 PM EDT
“One of the most important activities of a Border Patrol agent is line watch, which involves the detection, prevention and apprehension of smugglers at or near the coastal border by maintaining surveillance from a covert position,” stated Scott…

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