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Media Releases

E.g., 2015-01-25
E.g., 2015-01-25
Friday, January 23, 2015 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry Thursday arrested a pedestrian after discovering she was concealing more than a half-pound of heroin inside her body cavity. The incident occurred...
Friday, January 23, 2015 | Local Media Release
SOUTH TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at eight South Texas ports of entry upheld CBP’s border security mission while facilitating significant volumes of passenger, commercial traffic and trade imports during Fiscal Year...
Friday, January 23, 2015 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—Thursday evening, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man at the I-5 Checkpoint who had more than 23 pounds of methamphetamine hidden under the rear seat of his SUV. At approximately 6:45 p.m., a 25-year-old male Mexican...
Friday, January 23, 2015 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, TEXAS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation agriculture specialists recently completed an enforcement operation targeting prohibited agriculture items. More than 1,000 pieces of prohibited food were seized and over...
Friday, January 23, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested two men during separate smuggling attempts involving $226,000 worth of marijuana and heroin. Officers arrested a 24-year-old man Jan. 21 for...
Friday, January 23, 2015 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Centers of Excellence and Expertise (Centers) for Electronics; Petroleum, Natural Gas & Minerals; and Pharmaceuticals, Health & Chemicals will transition beyond the test phase and into a...
Thursday, January 22, 2015 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents and interagency partners disrupted two separate drug smuggling attempts off the coast of Costa Rica resulting in the interdiction of more than $74 million in...
Thursday, January 22, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 2,300 pounds of marijuana, worth $1.1 million, during multiple weekend seizures and apprehended six male Mexican nationals in one of the incidents that occured between Jan. 16-18...
Thursday, January 22, 2015 | Local Media Release
DRUMMOND ISLAND, Mich. — It is that time of year again when the “Ice Bridge” forms between Canada and the United States.  The ice bridge is scheduled to be marked with signs and the tree line on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Once the ice bridge is...
Thursday, January 22, 2015 | Local Media Release
DETROIT- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) Officers assigned to the Fort Street Cargo Facility arrested a man and seized three weapons during an examination this past weekend. On January 17, 2015 a 58 year old...
Thursday, January 22, 2015 | Local Media Release
Two former Law Enforcement Explorers from Brownsville Border Patrol Station Post 2966 recently graduated from the Border Patrol Academy and are currently in the Field Training Officer program at the Kingsville Station. Agents Ricardo Hernandez and...
Thursday, January 22, 2015 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers arrested, in separate incidents, two citizens of the Dominican Republic who were previously removed after serving time for prior felony convictions.   “...
Thursday, January 22, 2015 | Local Media Release
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas ― Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande City Station have seized nearly 119,000 pounds of marijuana in the Starr County area since Oct. 1. Rio Grande City station seizure The amount of marijuana seized marks a 17 percent...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,300 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of $1 million in three different incidents, recently. “Border Patrol agents in the Comstock area, over a...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Local Media Release
FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine— On Jan. 26-30, the U.S. Border Patrol and law enforcement agencies in Maine will be conducting  training exercises on Active Shooter Response at the Fort Fairfield Border Patrol Station in Fort Fairfield, Maine. The joint...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station seized a 2006 Chevy Suburban and arrested seven individuals attempting to smuggle approximately 257 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of more than $154,000...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Local Media Release
COLUMBUS, N.M. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the Columbus port of entry made a 13.6 pound cocaine seizure Friday. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $435,000...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, TEXAS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the El Paso port of entry made an 11.25 pound heroin seizure Saturday. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $360,000. Heroin filled...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Local Media Release
MCALLEN, Texas ― The Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector hosted its first-ever Women’s Leadership Symposium on Jan. 15 at South Texas College. The event featured a number of highly successful women from a variety of fields. Most notably were the...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Local Media Release
El Paso, Texas–Criminal activity in the El Paso Sector did not slow over the Martin Luther King holiday as agents made contraband seizures, arrested wanted subjects and assisted other law enforcement agencies in their operations. In the boot-heel...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Local Media Release
Brownsville, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted two loads of alleged narcotics. CBP officers discovered the alleged drugs, carrying a combined street value of approximately $252,280,...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 39-year-old male from Mexico City after discovering $58,140 worth of alleged cocaine within the vehicle he was driving...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—Border Patrol agents arrested a 23-year-old U.S. citizen on Sunday who had six illegal aliens inside his vehicle. Agents observed a Chevrolet pickup truck on Interstate 5 at around 10:30 a.m.  They were approximately one-half...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | Local Media Release
OCOTILLO, Calif. – Saturday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a distressed male Mexican citizen who became lost in the mountains west of Ocotillo while attempting to illegally enter the United States. The incident occurred at...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station apprehended a convicted sex offender on Jan. 18. “Our agents are committed to keeping our communities safe,” said Chief Rodolfo Karisch, U.S. Border Patrol, Del Rio...

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