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Arizona Border Patrol Agents Arrest Two Registered Sex Offenders

Two men with violent criminal histories have been arrested after illegally entering into the United States.  U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Sonoita Station apprehended 57-year-old Reinaldo Ciro Duran from El Salvador after he illegally crossed the border west of Sonoita Friday night. A records check on Duran revealed several convictions in California to include animal cruelty, assault and molestation of ...

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117 illegal aliens, 18 smugglers arrested in joint ICE, Border Patrol operation

Illegal aliens arrested

EL PASO, Texas — Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and agents with U.S. Border Patrol arrested 18 alien smugglers and seized cash, vehicles and more than 1,000 lbs. of marijuana last month in a joint effort. Special agents assigned to HSI El Paso’s human smuggling group and Border Patrol agents, who are ...

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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents arrest six criminal aliens in one day

EDINBURG, Texas – Yesterday, Border Patrol agents across the Rio Grande Valley arrested four gang members and two sex offenders that were also illegal aliens. Fort Brown agents arrested a Mexican national near Brownsville, Texas.  The man’s criminal record revealed he was arrested in January 2017, by the Neptune Township Police Department in New Jersey. He was charged with Sexual ...

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Border Patrol getting the job done: More than 64 illegal aliens caught, 9 smugglers arrested in past week

While rabid Democrats attack ICE for family separations (which ICE has nothing to do with) the border patrol is continuing to get the job done on the U.S. southern border. While UPI isn’t really sure what to call them, they did report that U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a.k.a. the Border Patrol, has stopped several human smuggling operations at border ...

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Border Patrol arrests 62 illegal aliens and an MS-13 gang member in Texas

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working with the Hidalgo County Constables Office disrupted a stash house operation in an Edinburg neighborhood which resulted in the apprehension of 62 illegal aliens on Friday. The illegal aliens were comprised of men, women, and unaccompanied children from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. All subjects were offered medical assistance and will ...

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Border patrol arrests 49 illegal aliens, 22 smugglers at border checkpoints in just 3 days

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped several smuggling attempts throughout the Rio Grande Valley this weekend. On June 24, agents working the Sarita Checkpoint referred a United States citizen driving a tractor-trailer to secondary inspection as a result of a K-9 alert. Upon further inspection, agents discovered an illegal alien underneath the sleeper compartment and 31 bundles of marijuana ...

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Border Agents rescue 57 illegal aliens

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo Station arrested a large group of illegal aliens during a heatwave, some in distress, including a pregnant female, west of Lukeville, AZ Friday afternoon. Agents were alerted to the group’s location after receiving a call from the Sonora, Mexico’s 9-1-1 center relaying information from persons within the group. The callers ...

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Border Patrol arrests 159 illegal aliens in Texas ‘stash house’ busts

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents continue to work with local, state and federal partners to identify and disrupt stash house operations. On Sunday, June 10, Border Patrol agents, working in collaboration with the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Mission Police Department, identified a suspected stash house operating out of a residence in Mission, Texas. A total of 50 illegal ...

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Drug bust leads to arrest of 70 illegal aliens

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents and the Starr County High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDTA) seized over 300 pounds of marijuana at a residence and apprehended 70 illegal aliens at a separate location. Yesterday, collaborative efforts led to the seizure of 34 bundles of marijuana, weighing 320 pounds, and the arrest of an illegal alien at a residence ...

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Border Patrol Arrests 145 illegal aliens, 25 smugglers in Arizona operation

Border Patrol arrests illegal aliends and smugglers

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents detected and apprehended 170 suspects near the Imperial Sand Dunes west of Yuma during a three-week Border Patrol operation between April and May. Agents from Yuma Sector’s Special Operations Detachment, Yuma and El Centro Sector Intelligence Units, with assistance from the CBP Air and Marine Office apprehended a total of 145 illegal aliens who ...

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If your crossing the U.S. – Canada border over Memorial Day, here’s what you need to know

Ambassador Bridge - Detroit Michigan

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations reminds travelers planning trips across the Detroit, Port Huron and Sault Ste. Marie border crossings to anticipate heavy traffic and to have their approved travel documents during the Memorial Day weekend. In compliance with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), all travelers, including U.S. and Canadian citizens, need to present an ...

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ICE, CBP seize nearly 79,000 counterfeit items in South Texas valued at $16 million

Counterfeit items seized by ICE and CBP

Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on Thursday seized nearly 79,000 counterfeit items that included apparel and consumer electronics from luxury and sporting trademark designers such as Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Adidas, Nike, Apple, Samsung and Sony. HSI estimates the value of the seized items at more than $16 million. This seizure represents HSI’s ...

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California [finally] deploys National Guard to border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Tuesday that members of the California National Guard had arrived along the U.S.-Mexico border to assist in border protection duties. “Today, as part of Operation Guardian Support, CBP officials at ports of entry along the California border with Mexico welcomed 24 California National Guard personnel,” CBP said in a statement. “Operation Guardian Support (OGS) ...

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This CBP Beagle Isn’t Your Typical Canine

CBP Canine handler and partner Frodo

Chicago, IL— Imagine being less than two feet tall and having to navigate the luggage carousel at one of the busiest airports in America. This could be a daunting and intimidating task, but every day one non-intimidating canine battles through the large crowds sniffing backpacks and luggage looking for food. Frodo, a Beagle, is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ...

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