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FBI Questions 2 Brothers Over Death of Border Patrol Agent

December 8, 2017
An informant told an agent with U.S. Customs and Border Protection he knew of a “coyote” that had recently smuggled a group of people across the U.S. Mexico border. Two of the people in that group identified as brothers spoke about assaulting Agent Martinez and his partner with rocks, according to the court document.

Assaults Against CBP Officers Up 45% in 2017

December 6, 2017
CBP recorded 847 assaults against its officers in the just-finished fiscal year, compared to 585 in the previous year, government data said.

FBI Examining Border Patrol Agent's Death as a 'Potential Assault'

November 22, 2017
Those officials have said they believe Martinez and the second agent were bludgeoned, possibly with rocks, in a savage desert ambush.

Border Patrol Agent was Found Dead in Culvert

November 21, 2017
FBI spokeswoman Jeanette Harper said in a statement Monday that both agents were found late Saturday night in a culvert near Van Horn and that both had traumatic head injuries. Harper said Rogelio Martinez died early Sunday. The FBI is leading the investigation and results of his autopsy are pending.

FL Deputy Used Tourniquet, Trauma Training to Save Wounded Federal Agent

November 21, 2017
Hawkins was the first officer to arrive at the scene Sept. 26 after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilot was shot by 18-year-old Jake Lewis IV, who committed suicide immediately after. Lewis had screamed “I hate f****** cops” before shooting the agent four times in the parking lot of a Publix in the Oakleaf area of Clay County. More Here.

Video: FL Deputy Used Tourniquet, Trauma Training to Save Wounded Federal Agent

November 21, 2017
Hawkins was the first officer to arrive at the scene Sept. 26 after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection pilot was shot by 18-year-old Jake Lewis IV, who committed suicide immediately after. Lewis had screamed “I hate f****** cops” before shooting the agent four times in the parking lot of a Publix in the Oakleaf area of Clay County.

Border Patrol Agent Killed in Texas, Partner Seriously Injured in Attack

November 20, 2017
Authorities are searching southwest Texas for suspects or witnesses after a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and his partner seriously injured Sunday while on patrol in the state’s Big Bend area, officials said.

Border Patrol Losing Agents Faster Than It Can Replace Them

November 13, 2017
The U.S. Border Patrol is losing agents faster than it can hire them, according to a new audit released last week that said competition with other federal law enforcement and the difficulty of passing a polygraph test have sapped the agency of nearly 2,000 agents it’s supposed to have.

CBP Awards $16.5 Million Density Meter Contract to CSECO

October 19, 2017
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has selected Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company (CSECO) as the sole provider of contraband detectors (Density Meters) to its hundreds of customs officers for the next five years.

Authorities Make Final Arrest in Border Agent's Killing

October 17, 2017
The U.S. Attorney's Office says authorities in Mexico have arrested the final of several defendants accused in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death exposed the Fast and Furious federal gun operation.

Armor Express Awarded Five-Year ID/IQ Hard Armor Contract from U.S. Customs and Border Protection

October 17, 2017
Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (Armor Express), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has awarded the Company a five-year, multimillion dollar Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract for its plate armor.

Customs Agent Shot, Believed Targeted by Gunman Outside FL Grocery Store

September 26, 2017
A gunman shot a customs agent Tuesday afternoon before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life in the parking lot of a Publix shopping center in Oakleaf, FL.

DHS Issues Statement Regarding Safety and Enforcement During Hurricane Irma

September 6, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security today released the following statement regarding the priorities of ICE and CBP in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.

Smugglers Use Drone to Fly Meth Over Mexican Border Into San Diego

August 21, 2017
Ten minutes later, federal authorities had busted what they say is their first confirmed case of drug smuggling by drone in San Diego County.

2 Arrested in Kidnapping, Machete Slashing of Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent

June 21, 2017
The FBI said Hernandez was kidnapped at his mother’s tamale stand and forced to drive 46 miles to a semirural area about 100 yards from the Rio Grande west of the Las Cruces area.

Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent Apparently Kidnapped and Attacked in NM

June 12, 2017
"The agent suffered multiple, serious injuries to his head, chest and hands," according to a CBP news release. "Emergency Medical Services transported the agent to a nearby hospital where he is being treated for his wounds. The agent is in stable condition."

Russians Charged With Racketeering

June 9, 2017
Law enforcement agencies announced on Wednesday a litany of charges against 33 people — including 27 who were allegedly associated with a Russian crime syndicate. Authorities said the indictment represents one of the first federal racketeering charges ever brought against a vor v zakonei — a Russian phrase that translates roughly as "thief-in-law."

Border Patrol Agent Dies After Being Stabbed

May 25, 2017
A U.S. Border Patrol agent died at a hospital Wednesday after being stabbed in the eye during an assault in El Paso, TX, while he was off duty during the weekend.

Gunman Attacks AZ Border Patrol Checkpoint

May 18, 2017
A man began firing at Border Patrol officers at an immigration checkpoint north of Tombstone, AZ, on Wednesday, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Video: Congressman Defends Border Patrol’s Use of Deadly Force Against Rock Throwers

April 4, 2017
U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) has posted a video on his Facebook page defending the right of Border Patrol agents to respond with deadly force against people throwing rocks at them.
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