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E.g., 2014-04-23
E.g., 2014-04-23
Wednesday, April 23, 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 on Tuesday arrested a man being sought on an outstanding sex offense against a child warrant. The subject was also being...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport seized $24,789 from a U.S. citizen Monday for violating federal currency reporting regulations. The man, who arrived...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
LUKEVILLE, Ariz. — Three Arizona residents were arrested Sunday at the Port of Lukeville in connection with a pair of failed drug-smuggling attempts. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred Herbert Medcalf, 56, of Phoenix, for...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas — More than two dozen newly hired Border Patrol agents from throughout the country reported for duty to the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector this week. On Monday, a group of new agents were administered the oath of office by RGV Border...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —  Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM) P-3 Orions, assigned to Jacksonville, Fla., were involved in three Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS) events, two in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and one in the...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents saved a man’s life and seized more than $6.7 million worth of narcotics over the past weekend. The man, who is an illegal immigrant from Honduras, was rescued after he was bitten by a snake and called 911...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Just nine days after agents from the U.S. Border Patrol and the Office of Air and Marine’s (OAM) Tucson Air Branch rescued a severely injured hiker near Gunsight, Ariz., an OAM aircrew found themselves involved in yet another rescue...
Monday, April 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Otay Mesa commercial facility intercepted a destructive, non-native species of snail in a cargo shipment bound for the U.S. “Keeping this pest out of the nation...
Monday, April 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – For the second time in two weeks, federal authorities at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry intercepted a load of assault rifles bound for Mexico, Friday. “The Eagle Pass POE Enforcement Team is comprised of U.S. Customs and Border...
Monday, April 21, 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 Saudi citizen Sunday who was wanted by the Stafford County, Va. Sheriff’s Office for sexual assault....
Monday, April 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. – The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations.  For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of enforcement actions. 03/27/2014 – Shortly...
Monday, April 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – A Mexican citizen who tried to run over a Border Patrol agent in Campo was sentenced last Wednesday in federal court. Facundo Salvador Valenzuela-Cota was arrested on June 5, 2013, when Campo Border Patrol agents intercepted a smuggling...
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...
Friday, April 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry Thursday intercepted approximately $236,000 worth of methamphetamine concealed inside the rocker panels of a vehicle. The incident occurred...
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
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...

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