U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Smugglers Abandon Small Migrant Child at Border in West Texas

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found a small migrant child who human smugglers abandoned after putting him on the international border crossing from Mexico. The smugglers moved the child across the international boundary mark on the Paso Del Norte border crossing and instructed him to walk north.

Border Patrol finds 10-year-old migrant boy abandoned on Texas bank of Rio Grande in El Paso. (AFP Video Screenshot)

Half-Ton of Meth Seized at Texas Border Crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers interdicted a shipment of more than 1,100 pounds of methamphetamine at an international border crossing in South Texas. The attempted smuggling incident took place at the Pharr International Bridge Cargo Facility.

CBP officers seize nearly a half-ton of methamphetamine at the Pharr International Bridge in South Texas. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Feds Ask Texas to Help with Del Rio Bridge Detention Camp Crisis

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials requested help from Texas officials to stem the growing humanitarian crisis in Del Rio where more than 9,000 migrants are detained under a bridge. Texas Governor Greg Abbott responded by sending additional DPS troopers and National Guard units to “shut down six ports of entry” and “stop the caravans from overrunning our state.”

Thousand of migrants are detained under the Del Rio International Bridge. (Staff Photo: Congressman Tony Gonzales)

Exclusive: Migrant Got-Aways Jump to 340K this Year, Says Source

The number of migrants crossing the border without being apprehended soared to more than 340,000 migrants so far this Fiscal Year 2021, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection source. This figure represents an estimate of the total number of migrants believed to have escaped into the U.S. interior without capture or apprehension by Border Patrol agents.

LA JOYA, TEXAS - JUNE 21: Immigrants walk towards border patrol after crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S. on June 21, 2021 in La Joya, Texas. A surge of mostly Central American immigrants crossing into the United States has challenged U.S. immigration agencies along the U.S. Southern border. (Photo …

CBP, Coast Guard Seize 9 Tons of Cocaine in Three Incidents

U.S. Customs and Border Protection aircrews teamed up with the Coast Guard to seize nearly nine tons of cocaine in three separate incidents in July and August. The 17,620-pound seizures had an estimated street value of more than $333 million, officials stated.


DHS Extends Ban on Legal Nonessential Land Border Crossings

The Department of Homeland Security announced on Friday an extension of the non-essential travel ban at land border ports along the U.S./Mexico and U.S./Canada borders. The ban, now in place for over 18 months, prohibits nonimmigrant visa holders from entering the United States for recreational travel, shopping, or visiting relatives.

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Woman Arrested at Texas Border with 8500 Pills, Says CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a large quantity of undeclared pharmaceutical medications and arrested the alleged smuggler. The search of a woman attempting to enter the United States from Mexico yielded more than 8,500 undeclared pills.

CBP officers in Laredo, Texas, seize more than 8,500 pills in an alleged smuggling attempt. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)