Air and Marine Operations

Feds Recover 14 Migrants, 82 Pounds of Meth from Capsized Smuggling Boat

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations aircrew teamed up with a Coast Guard vessel to rescue 14 people from a capsized human smuggling boat. During the interdiction, officials found three packages containing 82 pounds of methamphetamine in the water off the coast of San Diego, California.

Coast Guardsmen and a CBP AMO aircrew team up to rescue 14 migrants and seize 82 pounds of methamphetamine. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Migrant Dies in Maritime Human Smuggling Incident

An attempted human smuggling incident ended with the death of one migrant, another hospitalized in grave condition, and an alleged smuggler in jail. The incident happened in rough seas off the southern California coast.

Capsized human smuggling vessel. One migrant died during this incident and another is in grave condition. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/San Diego Sector)

Migrants, Human Smuggler Busted in Boat off California Coast

An Air and Marine Operations crew located a boat off the coast of California and helped disrupt a human smuggling operation. They teamed up with Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement to seize the boat and arrest the smuggler with his human cargo.

CBP agents arrest nine illegal aliens off the California coast near San Diego. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Air and Marine Operations)

EXCLUSIVE: Alleged Smugglers Busted, Migrants Rescued at Border Stash House

U.S. Border Patrol agents, a Customs and Border Protection aircrew, and local law enforcement officers teamed up to raid a human smuggling stash house near the Texas border. The enforcement action led to the arrest of two alleged human smugglers and the recovery of ten migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations aircrew provides air cover over a human smuggling stash house raid in Edinburg, Texas. (Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

4900 Migrants Rescued by CBP, Border Patrol in 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and Border Patrol agents teamed up to rescue nearly 5,000 migrants during Fiscal Year 2019. These rescues saved the lives of thousands who were abused at the hands of cartel-connected human smugglers.

U.S. Border Patrol agents rescue a Guatemalan woman found unresponsive in the Arizona desert Mountains with the assistance of a CBP AMO helicopter aircrew. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

CBP Aircrew Rescues Migrant Woman near Arizona Border

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aircrew saved the life of a migrant woman who became lost in the Arizona desert after illegally crossing the border. The aircrew spotted a signal fire set by the woman shortly before she lost consciousness.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent working with a CBP Air and Marine Operations aircrew provides emergency medical care for a Honduran woman who collapsed in the desert. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Air and Marine Operations)