U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Border Wall Construction on Rio Grande Levees Begins

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the beginning of construction for 13 miles of the Rio Grande Valley Wall System Project. The new improvements are on federal land in the McAllen Station area of responsibility, officials stated.

Rio Grande Valley Sector border wall along levee system. (File Photo: Donna Burton/U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

CBP Agent: Border Crisis ‘So Far Out of Hand You Wouldn’t Believe It’

Appearing Monday on CNN with anchor Jim Sciutto, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent Chris Cabrera defended President Donald Trump’s threat to close the U.S.-Mexico border amid rising illegal immigration, conceding “we’re struggling down here just to keep things going.” 

Central American migrants wanting to reach the United States are stopped by federal police officers before arriving at El Chaparral port of entry at the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana on Sunday. Pedro Pardo | AFP | Getty Images

Feds Seize 3 Tons of Cocaine at Sea in Two Days

Aircrews assigned to U.S. Customs and Border Protection P-3 Orion surveillance aircraft assisted in the seizure of nearly three tons of cocaine during two separate missions. Officials estimate the drug seizures to be worth in excess of $76 million.

A CBP P-3 Orion Aircrew monitors the seizure of bails of cocaine in the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Costa Rica. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Feds Seize $2.6 Million in Drugs at Arizona Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized approximately 360 pounds of methamphetamine and 2,900 of marijuana on Wednesday during two vehicle inspections at the Arizona border with Mexico. The alleged seizures resulted in the arrests of two Mexican nationals and seizure of more than $2.6 million in drugs.

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent and K-9 security dog keep watch at a checkpoint station, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Falfurrias, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

$1.7 Million in Methamphetamine Seized at Texas Border Crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 86 pounds of methamphetamine estimated to be worth more than $1.7 million during two separate vehicles inspections. The seizures occurred on Wednesday at two different ports of entry in Laredo, Texas. The alleged seizures resulted in the arrests of two Mexican nationals on drug smuggling charges.

CBP officers seized $1.7 million in methamphetamine at two Laredo, Texas, ports of entry. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

$2.2M in Meth Seized at Texas Border Port of Entry, Say Feds

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intercepted more than $2.2 million in methamphetamine at the Laredo Colombia-Solidarity International Bridge over the weekend. Officials said they seized the illegal substance described as a “significant amount of hard narcotics” while conducting enforcement operations.

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Group of 330 Migrants Apprehended in New Mexico, Says CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported they apprehended 330 migrants who illegally crossed into the United States “one minute passed midnight” on Monday at Antelope Wells, a remote southwestern New Mexico port of entry.

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Migrant Family Apprehensions Quadrupled in 2019

The apprehension of migrants who illegally crossed the border between ports of entry nearly during the first four months of the fiscal year nearly doubled the previous year’s numbers for the same period.

Large group of aliens sitting down after being apprehended near the US-Mexico border in Arizona. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

$14 Million in Meth Seized at Texas Border Crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a half a ton of methamphetamine estimated to be worth more than $14 million dollars as smugglers attempted to move the drugs through a South Texas border crossing. The smugglers allegedly concealed the methamphetamine within a commercial shipment of fresh produce this past Wednesday.

CBP Officers seize $14 million in methamphetamine at the Pharr International Bridge in South Texas. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

CBP Aircrews Seized $140M in Cocaine During Shutdown

P-3 Orion aircrews assigned to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) unit in Corpus Christi, Texas, seized more than $140 million in cocaine during the partial government shutdown that ended in January. A total of 49 missions flown during the 35 days resulted in the stopping of nearly 11,000 pounds of cocaine from reaching U.S. shores.

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22K Minors ‘Illegally Crossed’ Border in December, Says DHS

As the humanitarian crisis continues along the U.S-Mexico Border, officials with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) say that 22,000 minors “illegally crossed the border” in December. Nearly 25 percent of those were unaccompanied.

U.S. Border Patrol agents process a group of Honduran asylum seekers consisting almost entirely of women and children, after they crossed the U.S. border wall into San Diego, California from Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

$2.3M in Cocaine, Meth Found in Two Border Busts, Say Feds

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than $1 in cocaine at an immigration checkpoint between the border and San Antonio, Texas. Customs and Border Protection officers also seized $1.3M in methamphetamine in a border crossing smuggling attempt.

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