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E.g., 2014-04-18
E.g., 2014-04-18
Saturday, April 19, 2014 | National Media Release
SAN DIEGO— U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowse concluded his visit to Southern California today where he met with officials and stakeholders from across the region. Commissioner Kerlikowske began his trip on Wednesday...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif.—Early Tuesday morning, Border Patrol agents intercepted two Mexican nationals who had entered the U.S. illegally.  Agents identified themselves and ordered the suspects to stop running.  One man complied.  The other took flight...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Andrade port of entry Monday detained a man after discovering 2,284 prescription Xanax pills stashed inside his underwear. The incident occurred shortly before 10 a.m. on...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Soccer, known internationally as football, is the world’s most popular sport today. So it’s no wonder that some vendors will do anything to capitalize on this popularity, even if that includes resorting to theft; theft of a trademark...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — Working with the San Diego and El Centro Sector Border Patrol, Mexican Federal Police arrested Victor Mendoza-Rojas in Mexicali last week.  Mendoza is the leader of the Diablo Transnational Criminal Organization (TCO) in Mexico and was...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents working on Interstate 5 arrested a woman who was transporting more than 14 pounds of cocaine. At approximately 10:15 a.m., agents at the checkpoint encountered a 34-year-old U.S. citizen...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and agents at the Laredo Port of Entry seized more than $150,000 in unreported currency as the result of a single enforcement action that resulted in the arrest of the man who had the...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge discovered alleged cocaine valued at approximately $384,000 concealed within a Chevrolet Malibu. “In a determined effort to keep...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – A Border Patrol agent rescued a 28-year-old man from El Salvador who was  stranded on an island in the Rio Grande River early Sunday morning. At approximately 4:15 a.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – Del Rio Sector agents have apprehended 20 sex offenders since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2014 which commenced on Oct. 1, 2013. This total is greater than the 18 previously deported sex offenders arrested during all of FY13. The...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The first sharp increase in pleasure boat traffic of the year occurs this long holiday week. Cognizant of this occurrence U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a public reminder Monday of the pleasure boat reporting...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif., — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East port of entry Tuesday arrested a married couple after discovering almost $40,000 worth of methamphetamine concealed under the wife’s clothing. The incident occurred...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) wishes to inform the public that the Inspection Station at Crane Lake, Minnesota, will extend the hours of operation in accordance with the summer tourist season.     Effective...
Tuesday, April 15, 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 starting on April 18, for...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 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 seized 17.7 pounds of heroin Monday. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $566,400. “A substantial amount...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers in New York are always discovering interesting concealment methods.  Hiding heroin in your underwear is another way that one would-be smuggler attempted to transport illegal drugs into the...
Monday, April 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) wishes to inform the public that the Inspection Station at Ely, Minnesota, will open for the summer tourist season on May 24.    Effective May 24, 2014, the hours of operation for...
Monday, April 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a U.S. citizen Saturday who was wanted by the Prince William County, Va. Police Department for Fraud and...
Monday, April 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – During two separate events, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested three suspected narcotics smugglers and seized more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine valued at approximately $84,565. The...
Monday, April 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas – CBP Officer Julio Trujillo and Security Officer Criserio “Cris” Gonzalez Jr. recently became unsung heroes at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry due to their quick, unselfish and humanitarian actions that helped save the life...
Monday, April 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, TEXAS – Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge discovered $2,686,000 worth of cocaine in a Honda minivan driven by a man from Garcia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. “Our...
Monday, April 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station apprehended a convicted sex offender on Sunday.   Agents patrolling near Brackettville encountered Marcos Antonio Solano-Nieto, 37, an undocumented immigrant from El...
Monday, April 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station apprehended a subject with an active warrant for rape on Friday.     Agents patrolling near Carrizo Springs encountered a group of seven undocumented aliens. Lauro...
Monday, April 14, 2014 | National Media Release
MEXICO CITY – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske concluded his visit to Mexico City Saturday where he participated in a series of meetings with his counterparts from the Government of Mexico and the private sector. On...
Friday, April 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – A Border Patrol agent rescued a five-year-old Honduran girl who was struggling to stay afloat in the Rio Grande River early Friday morning. At approximately 2:30 a.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Border Patrol...

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