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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-11-28
E.g., 2014-11-28
Friday, November 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
Brownsville, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound enforcement operations at the Brownsville Port of Entry seized $259,750 in bulk U.S. currency.    “This seizure is a result of Brownsville’s CBP officers working...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Between Nov. 12 and Nov. 25, Border Patrol agents arrested three sex offenders, two MS-13 gang members, one Surenos 13 gang member, and one U.S. citizen convicted of various serious crimes. On Nov. 20, Cary Douglas Rininger, a U.S....
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents across Tucson Sector arrested several individuals, and seized nearly 800 pounds of marijuana and four vehicles in connection with various criminal cases during the past week. On Nov. 19, agents from the Brian A....
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested two adult females after discovering alleged cocaine concealed on their person. “This was truly a testament...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
SOUTH TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are anticipating an increase in border traffic as the holiday season approaches. As a result, the agency is adjusting staffing during the weeks ahead to address the anticipated...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at the Lynden, WA, port of entry arrested two Canadian citizens from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Sunday for what appeared to be chemicals and equipment...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender near the downtown area approximately one mile east of the Port of Entry. The 33-year-old man was apprehended...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
DETROIT- U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across Michigan border crossings with Canada that there are a number of steps that can be taken to facilitate their arrival into the United States during the...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
PORT OF NEWARK/NEW YORK — U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered that a ship was carrying more than wine and cheese aboard. On October 28, CBP officers assigned to the Port of New York/Newark, Tactical Operations Division seized...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — Monday, U.S. Border Patrols agents assigned to the El Centro Station seized 970 pounds of marijuana from a failed drug smuggling attempt. The incident occurred at around 8:07 a.m., when camera operators observed a tan Infinity QX4...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this weekend into the United States to make sure they have their proper documents and to anticipate...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
GREAT FALLS, Mont. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO), is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into Idaho or Montana to anticipate heavy traffic in the United States on November 27 during the...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. — Two male Mexican nationals and two female U.S. citizens were arrested Sunday in separate incidents for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin into the United States through the Port of Nogales’ DeConcini crossing...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
DOUGLAS, Ariz. — Two male U.S. citizens were apprehended Saturday in separate incidents for attempting to smuggle a total of 269 pounds of marijuana into the United States through the Port of Douglas. CBP officers removed 240 pounds of marijuana,...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Agents assigned to Yuma Sector seized 944 pounds of marijuana and arrested 14 individuals during multiple incidents in three days. Agents working at the checkpoint on Highway 95 near Quartzsite on Nov. 21 arrested a driver carrying 233...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Yuma, Arizona man Nov. 22 after finding more than 36 pounds of methamphetamine, worth in excess of $108,000, within a compartment in the undercarriage of his Ford Expedition....
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
SOUTH TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at two South Texas ports of entry recently intercepted a first-in-the-nation pest and a first-time port interception of a particular pest within commercial produce...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO), is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into Minnesota or North Dakota to anticipate heavy traffic in the United States on November 27 during...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection El Paso port of entry is reminding members of the traveling public when all inspection lanes are staffed under the All Lanes Open Initiative. The agency is also advising travelers that the public-...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in El Paso have completed a construction project in the southbound lanes of the Bridge of the Americas. The project includes the installation of bollards, speed humps, automated license...
Friday, November 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
FALFURRIAS, Texas ― Border Patrol agents confiscated 112 pounds of liquid methamphetamine at the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint on Wednesday. Bucket containing liquid methamphetamine, part of a 112-pound meth load valued at $3.5 million seized...
Friday, November 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D.  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) would like to announce a Global Entry enrollment event to be held at the CBP facility located at the Grand Forks, North Dakota, Mark Andrews International...
Friday, November 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D.  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) would like to announce a Global Entry enrollment event to be held at the CBP facility located at the Fargo, North Dakota, Hector International Airport. ...
Friday, November 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine P-3 aircrew operating out of National Air Security Operations Center (NASOC)-Jacksonville, Florida, detected a suspicious vessel carrying more than 1,100 pounds of...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif.  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa cargo facility Wednesday seized more than one and a half tons of marijuana concealed inside a commercial shipment. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the...

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