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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-10-31
E.g., 2014-10-31
Thursday, October 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man late Wednesday afternoon who had more than eight pounds of heroin hidden inside his vehicle's car battery case. At approximately 4:30 p.m., a 26-year-old male Mexican national arrived at...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
Brownsville, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted two loads of alleged narcotics in 24 hours. CBP officers discovered the alleged drugs, carrying a combined street value of nearly $461,000...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEMING, New Mexico – U.S. Border Patrol Agents along with a helicopter from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Air and Marine (OAM), El Paso Air Branch/Deming Air Unit rescued a man who called 911 for help after illegally...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas –Halloween unfortunately will be a little less sweet for two toddlers after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry on Oct. 29 seized $1.5 million in alleged cocaine hidden in a vehicle driven by a...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson woman is in custody and her vehicle confiscated following an attempt to smuggle nearly five pounds of heroin through the Port of Nogales on Oct. 28. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a man from Palmview, Texas after discovering 46 packages of alleged marijuana concealed within the Nissan pickup truck he...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 19 checkpoint seized $165,000 worth of marijuana Saturday morning. When agents peeled back the bed of a smuggling vehicle, they located and seized packages of marijuana...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry made a 12.4 pound cocaine seizure Monday. The drugs have an approximate street value of $396,800. “This interdiction removes...
Tuesday, October 28, 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 1.3 pounds of crystal methamphetamine last week. The drugs were taped to the legs of a paraplegic man. “Smugglers...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Cargo Facility seized more than $2.3 million in marijuana – 4,661 pounds – from a male Mexican national Friday when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — A Mexican national is in custody following a seizure of nearly 26 pounds of methamphetamine at the Port of Nogales on Saturday. CBP officers assigned to the Port of Nogales locate and removed packages of methamphetamine from the...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Sunday for attempting to smuggle approximately 39 pounds of cocaine, valued at $411,000, through the Port of Naco. CBP officers from the Port of Naco seized 39...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested two Mexican nationals during separate weekend smuggling attempts of marijuana with a combined value of approximately $180,000. Total of 179...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized 1,447 pounds of marijuana, worth almost $724,000, and apprehended 24 individuals during four separate weekend incidents. Beginning Friday, agents on patrol near Wellton observed a group of...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry intercepted an individual allegedly attempting to re-enter the U.S. after deportation.   “This was a great referral by our primary officer,” said Acting...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, N.M. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized 84 pounds of marijuana Saturday. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $67,200. “Smuggling...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry seized 40 pounds of alleged crystal methamphetamines (meth) in an enforcement action at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge. “The detection of this seizure can be...
Monday, October 27, 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 a 23-year-old male United States citizen from Mission, Texas who was wanted on sexual indecency charges by...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
ANZALDUAS, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Anzalduas International Bridge arrested a woman from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico in connection with a failed smuggling attempt of $442,000 worth of alleged...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry delivered a one-two punch to narcotics smuggling efforts this weekend by seizing $2.5 million in cocaine, heroin in two separate enforcement actions. “These two...
Friday, October 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Eagle Pass detained a local man Thursday after discovering he was the subject of a warrant for sexual assault. “Our frontline CBP officers regularly work with local, state, and...
Friday, October 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS — As the U.S.-Mexico border community prepares for the upcoming All Souls Day (Día de Los Muertos) holiday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are advising the traveling public that certain agricultural items used in holiday...
Friday, October 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of $1.1 million in five different incidents in recent weeks. On Oct. 21 at approximately 7 p.m., agents from...
Friday, October 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry made eight drug seizures yesterday. CBP officers confiscated approximately 661.40 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $529,120 and...
Friday, October 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry intercepted three U.S. citizens who allegedly attempted to smuggle undocumented persons in two separate incidents at the international bridges. “Securing our...

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