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By The Dispatch On Friday, October 26th, 2018
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Robert Garcia Selected as Chief Patrol Agent for U.S. Border Patrol’s Swanton Sector

U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla L. Provost has appointed Robert Garcia as the new Chief Patrol Agent (CPA) for the Swanton Sector following the retirement of former Chief John C. Pfeifer. A twenty-six year veteran More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
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Violent Dallas pimp, Allen Nash, gets life in prison for sex trafficking

A Dallas-area pimp who preyed on teenage girls was sentenced Friday to life in federal prison. This sentenced was announced by U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox, Northern District of Texas.  This investigation was conducted More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 22nd, 2018
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Jose Osvaldo Melendez-Rojas and Rosalio Melendez-Rojas extradited to US to face sex trafficking charges

Two men were extradited to the United States Thursday to faces charges for their role in a transnational sex trafficking ring. This following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE), More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 22nd, 2018
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Convicted manslaughter felon Jose Marcelino Martinez-Garza arrested trying to enter Texas

U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended a Mexican national with a previous conviction for manslaughter. “This arrest serves to remind us of the many inherent dangers our agents face along our nation’s borders,” said More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 20th, 2018
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Operation Predator: Jason Keiser sentenced for sex trafficking of kids after child porn bust

On Oct. 9, 2018, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Carbon County Man, Pennsylvania man, was sentenced to 270 months’ imprisonment and 20 years’ supervised More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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Mexican murder suspect Salvador Gomez-Salvador arrested by border patrol while entering California

A Sonoita Station Border Patrol agent apprehended a 50-year-old male, previously convicted of attempted murder, Sunday morning after he re-entered the U.S. illegally near Patagonia, Arizona. Salvador Gomez-Saldavar, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, October 13th, 2018
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Pittsburgh: Border patrol busts DVD counterfeit ring from Hong Kong

Fans of Showtime’s “Shameless,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” and CBS’s “Big Bang Theory” might find it difficult to find knockoffs of the latest seasons at their local Pittsburgh area flea markets More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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California border patrol raids El Centro house, arrests 2 smugglers, 8 illegal aliens, finds meth and a cache of weapons

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector served a search warrant on a house in El Centro that led to the arrests of two smugglers, eight illegal aliens, 3.75 grams of methamphetamine, and a cache More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
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Texas border patrol arrest Jorge Manual Garcia, wanted for sexual assault against a child

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry arrested a local man being sought on an El Paso County Sheriff’s Department warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child. “CBP More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
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San Antonio man, Gerardo Javier Carreon, sentenced for transporting illegal aliens in tractor trailer

 A San Antonio man was sentenced in federal court Thursday for his role in transporting illegal aliens inside of a tractor trailer. This sentence was announced U.S. Attorney John Bash, Western District More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, October 4th, 2018
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Houston: Customs and Border Patrol seize Khapra beetles, one of the ‘worst invasive species’ dangerous to US food supply

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists intercepted Khapra beetles at Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Aug. 31. CBP agriculture specialists had a busy day at the end of August when they More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, October 4th, 2018
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Former Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Jason Davis pleads guilty in sex offender, child porn case

Jason Christopher Davis, 46, of Las Cruces, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court to a child pornography charge.  Davis entered the guilty plea under a plea agreement that recommends a 15-year prison sentence More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
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Border patrol and customs arrest Akeem Rasheen Lewis, a Jamaican man smuggling cocaine in glass bottles

An arriving passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport did not enjoy a ‘Happy Hour’ as U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized his prohibited cocktail. On September 28, Mr. Akeem Rasheen More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
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El Salvadorian, MS-13 gang member Gersson Fabricio Reyes-Ascencio arrested by border patrol

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Casa Grande Station arrested a confirmed MS-13 gang member near Quijotoa, Sept. 27. Gersson Fabricio Reyes-Ascencio The subject, identified as Gersson Fabricio Reyes-Ascencio, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 29th, 2018
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Texas border patrol report a rise in unaccompanied children from the countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Weslaco station encountered multiple groups, totaling 156 illegal aliens within hours of each other. Thursday evening, Weslaco agents working near Hidalgo, Texas, encountered More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 28th, 2018
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New York: Ralph Colamussi pleads guilty to forced labor of Thatched Cottage employees

A Long Island man pleaded guilty Wednesday to forced labor of employees. This following the investigation and 2017 arrest by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 27th, 2018
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Vermont border patrol arrest 10 illegal Romanian citizens

U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Swanton Sector apprehended 10 Romanian citizens as they attempted to illegally enter the United States on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday afternoon, the Tactical Communications More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 27th, 2018
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Texas border patrol capture Gulf Cartel members, violent gang members

U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to encounter criminal aliens, gang members and wanted subjects during patrol. Early Friday morning, agents arrested a Honduran man who illegally entered More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
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Rio Grande Border patrol find $65K in abandoned narcotics, marijuana

U.S. Border Patrol agents seized two bundles of marijuana with an estimated street value of over $65K. Yesterday evening, agents assigned to the Fort Brown station responded to a report of subjects on privately More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
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Texas: El Paso border wall project beginning, ‘will be far more durable and far more effective’

As part of the President’s Executive Order 13767, and at the direction of the Secretary of Homeland Security, construction for replacement of existing pedestrian fencing in El Paso with new steel bollard More...


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