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US Customs and Border Protection News: Nogales BP Agents Stop Smuggling Attempt

TUCSON, AZ (STL.News) – Nogales Border Patrol agents arrested two U.S. citizens attempting to smuggle two Mexican nationals through the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint Wednesday. Agents working in the primary lanes referred the driver of a Mitsubishi sedan for additional immigration inspection.  After questioning, agents determined the two rear seat passengers, a Mexican national male … Continue reading US Customs and Border Protection News: Nogales BP Agents Stop Smuggling Attempt

US Customs and Border Patrol News: Douglas CBP Officers Intercept Marijuana Load

TUCSON, AZ (STL.News) – US Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas prevented an Arizona man from smuggling 157 pounds of marijuana into the United States Wednesday. Officers referred a 20-year-old man for further inspection of his Saturn SUV after a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to … Continue reading US Customs and Border Patrol News: Douglas CBP Officers Intercept Marijuana Load

US Customs and Border Protection News: Hard Drug Smugglers Intercepted by CBP Officers at Port of San Luis

TUCSON, AZ (STL.News) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis, Sonora, Mexico, man and Phoenix woman Wednesday for separate alleged attempts to smuggle 58 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin through the Port of San Luis. Officers referred a 39-year-old Mexican national for additional inspection of his Chevy sedan as he attempted … Continue reading US Customs and Border Protection News: Hard Drug Smugglers Intercepted by CBP Officers at Port of San Luis

US Customs and Border Protection News: Border Patrol Agents Encounter Failed Smuggling Attempt that Evolved Into a Rescue

GRAND ISLAND, NY (STL.News) – On March 13, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Buffalo Station observed three subjects, on what appeared to be a stranded jet ski, stuck in the ice near the southern portion of Beaver Island State Park. Two of the subjects were able to walk across the ice and reach the U.S. shoreline … Continue reading US Customs and Border Protection News: Border Patrol Agents Encounter Failed Smuggling Attempt that Evolved Into a Rescue

Homeland Security News: CBP Commissioner: Continued Humanitarian Crisis – Increase in Medical Emergencies on the Southern Border

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is releasing data regarding the very high number of referrals being made for medical care of arriving migrants by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to medical providers along the Southwest Border. CBP is releasing this information to provide greater context to the ongoing border security and humanitarian … Continue reading Homeland Security News: CBP Commissioner: Continued Humanitarian Crisis – Increase in Medical Emergencies on the Southern Border

Homeland Security News: CBP Shares Additional Information about Recent Passing of Guatemalan Child

WASHINGTON – An eight year-old Guatemalan national, previously apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, died shortly before midnight on December 24 at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico.  CBP released an initial statement, which can be found here.  Consistent with CBP’s commitment to accountability and transparency, CBP is releasing a timeline … Continue reading Homeland Security News: CBP Shares Additional Information about Recent Passing of Guatemalan Child

Homeland Security News: Secretary Nielsen Announces Ronald D. Vitiello to Serve as Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced that Ronald D. Vitiello will serve as Deputy Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), effective Saturday, June 30.  He will also take on the role as the Acting Director of ICE.  Vitiello currently serves as the Acting Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Secretary Nielsen Announces Ronald D. Vitiello to Serve as Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement