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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-10-02
E.g., 2014-10-02
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting ferry outbound operations at the San Juan Seaport seized more than $2 million Monday evening. The money was found in hidden compartments inside a truck that was leaving...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A Yuma man arrested Sept. 29 at the Port of San Luis was attempting to enter the United States with more than 30 pounds of cocaine in the floor of his Ford truck. CBP officers from the Port of San Luis located and seized more than...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. —A seizure of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine at the Port of Nogales on Sept. 29 involved nearly 47 pounds of drugs valued at more than $581,000. Nearly $600,000 worth of heroin, cocaine and meth are removed from a vehicle...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection wishes to inform the public that the Inspection Station at Crane Lake, Minnesota, will be returning to standard hours of operation with the end of the summer tourist season. Effective...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — An arriving passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport had more than food to declare as U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered. Cocaine Found in Food Item at JFK On Sept. 22, Reynalda Leal Ricando arrived...
Monday, September 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
ESCOBARES, Texas  ̶̶  A Rio Grande City Border Patrol Agent put his lifesaving skills to use in the Rio Grande after a vehicle bailout near Eagle Street. “When I arrived at the riverbank I observed two people whose arms were flailing and they were...
Monday, September 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a man from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico after a failed attempt to smuggle more than 18 pounds of heroin through the Port of Nogales on the afternoon of Sept. 28. Packages of heroin are...
Monday, September 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - A 27-year-old Tucson woman arrested Sept. 28 had nearly $62,000 worth of marijuana in her vehicle when she attempted to cross the U.S. border through the Port of Douglas. The spare tire of a smuggling vehicle is found to contain...
Monday, September 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Three men arrested at the Douglas Port of Entry at different times Sept. 27 were each driving stolen vehicles bound for Mexico.  Officers first referred 55-year-old Lorenzo Murillo-Rascon of Animas, New Mexico, for additional...
Monday, September 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEMING, N.M. – El Paso Sector Border Patrol Agents in New Mexico arrested a suspect from Mexico, Sept. 29, who had an active warrant in Nevada as a suspected sex offender. On Sept. 28, Border Patrol Agents were conducting patrols off NM Highway-11...
Monday, September 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — An arriving passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport made quite the fashion statement when encountered by U. S. Customs and Border Protection Officers. CBP at JFK seizes cocaine in shoes and pocketbook. On September 19,...
Monday, September 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas — CBP Offices of Air and Marine from El Paso and Alpine, Texas and Deming, New Mexico have been busy over the past several days conducting air rescues of stranded residents and hikers due to high flood waters. Gila National Forest...
Friday, September 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in El Paso are advising the traveling public and members of the trade community that a construction project in the southbound lanes of the Bridge of the Americas is scheduled to begin on...
Friday, September 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 33 pounds of black-tar heroin Tuesday morning. The seizure is the largest heroin seizure ever recorded at the...
Friday, September 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — On September 26, 2014, Imperial Beach Border Patrol Agents and CBP Office of Air and Marine agents arrested 15 illegal aliens after their 35-foot panga boat came ashore in Mission Beach, Calif. At approximately 3:45 a.m., Imperial Beach...
Friday, September 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
GREENVILLE, S.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine today announced the completion of its 10th P-3 Orion aircraft overhaul. The Service Life Extension Program provides new wings and tail for each aircraft and completely...
Friday, September 26, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Canadian Border Services Agency will hold a Trusted Traveler enrollment event to expedite pending NEXUS applications at the Toronto preclearance facility beginning next month. CBP and the CBSA...
Friday, September 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
CHIEF MOUNTAIN, Mont. —  U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations announces the winter closing of the port of Chief Mountain, Montana. The port will close at 6:00 p.m. MDT on Tuesday, September 30. Canada Border Services Agency...
Friday, September 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
WILD HORSE, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations would like to remind travelers the port of Wild Horse, Montana, will resume winter hours on Wednesday, October 1. The port of Wild Horse, Montana, will operate from 8...
Friday, September 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) field operations officers discovered 18.7 pounds of cocaine and 12.2 pounds of heroin concealed within a truck arriving from the Dominican Republic on Wednesday.  The seized drugs have...
Friday, September 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. – Thursday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a distressed woman in the desert while attempting to illegally enter the United States. The incident occurred at approximately 2:50 p.m., when a Border Patrol agent...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz.-U.S. Customs and Border Protection- Tucson Field Office is about to begin a new outreach program that provides young men and women (ages 14-20) with an interest in a career in law enforcement, the chance to experience many of the...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A 53-year-old Mexican national attempting to enter the United States through the Port of Douglas Wednesday had 160 packages of marijuana hidden throughout his Ford sedan. CBP officers from the Port of Douglas located a total of 160...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection hosted a Change of Command ceremony in Laredo today to formally instate David P. Higgerson as Director, Field Operations for Laredo Field Office. CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske announced that...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Wednesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States. Border Patrol agents arrested a 27-year-old Mexican national as...

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