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E.g., 2014-07-25
E.g., 2014-07-25
Thursday, July 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station apprehended a convicted sex offender on June 30.     Agents patrolling near the Eagle Pass Port of Entry encountered Oscar Martinez-Rodrigues, 41, an undocumented...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Wednesday new enhancements to facilitate arrivals from international destination, as well as some travel tips for this summer. CBP announces the implementation of a new English...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— Hoy, El Comisionado de la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP), R. Gil Kerlikowske, anunció el lanzamiento de una agresiva campaña de difusión en español sobre los peligros del cruce fronterizo y al mismo tiempo hizo un...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — Today, U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske discussed the Dangers Awareness Campaign, an aggressive Spanish language outreach effort and an urgent call to action to community groups, the media,...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— The United States signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement with Chile Monday marking a significant milestone in collaboration on security and trade facilitation between the two countries. U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – Comstock Border Patrol agents on Monday arrested a man sought by authorities in Midland, after the subject led agents on a vehicle chase just north of Comstock on Highway 163. “This incident highlights the cooperation among federal...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | Local Media Release
ANTLER, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is advising the traveling public that all commercial and passenger vehicle traffic traveling through the Antler port of entry will be required to use an alternate route as North Dakota Highway 256...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - On Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Juan Field Operations officers seized a consignment of counterfeit soccer team delegation uniforms.     The shipment arriving from Hong Kong to the San Juan Air Cargo...
Monday, June 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry Friday thwarted a human-smuggling attempt after discovering a pregnant woman concealed in a specially-built compartment in a vehicle. The...
Friday, June 27, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske and the Israel Tax Authority Director General Moshe Asher today signed a mutual recognition arrangement between CBP's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C...
Friday, June 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
  EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the El Paso port of entry seized $146,070 Thursday evening. The money was hidden in a shopping bag inside a vehicle that was leaving the U....
Friday, June 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
DOUGLAS, Ariz. – A 30-year-old female Mexican national, traveling with her 35-month-old daughter, was arrested Monday for attempting to smuggle more than 310 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
Friday, June 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. – An adult Mexican male was arrested Monday for attempting to smuggle approximately 4.5 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales, hidden inside an accordion. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Morley Gate...
Friday, June 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
DOUGLAS, Ariz. – Two Mexican national women were arrested Wednesday for separate attempts to smuggle a combined $131,000 worth of marijuana through the Port of Douglas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, assisted by a CBP narcotics...
Friday, June 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists seized more than 24 pounds of unknown meat from Cameroon at Washington Dulles International Airport Tuesday that a U.S. citizen refused to declare and who instead attempted...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
 CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry Wednesday arrested a man after discovering more than $410,000 in unreported U.S. currency, hidden in the doors of the vehicle he was...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
TEMECULA, Calif.—In two separate events, Border Patrol agents on Interstate 15 intercepted two women Wednesday morning who were smuggling more than $750K in narcotics. The first incident occurred yesterday at approximately 10:30 a.m.  Murrieta...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – On Wednesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested two suspected narcotics smugglers and seized more than 20 pounds of cocaine concealed in an aftermarket compartment of a vehicle. The...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a combined $188,830 during three federal currency reporting violations Monday through Wednesday at Philadelphia International Airport. In the first seizure, a Ghanaian man,...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States during the upcoming holiday weekend to make sure they have proper documents and to anticipate heavy traffic. CBP...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this holiday weekend into the United States to make sure they have their proper documents and to plan ahead.  Border traffic volumes are...
Wednesday, June 25, 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. 05/25/2014 – Shortly...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers used mobile x-ray technology to intercept a 40 caliber handgun and marijuana concealed inside a Trinidad-bound stereo Thursday near Philadelphia. During a routine examination of...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On June 23, Laredo West agents assigned to their daily operations seized 1,451 pounds of marijuana found inside a cloned oil-field truck. At approximately 6:30 a.m., a Laredo West agent responded to a callout of a suspicious vehicle...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
ROOSVILLE, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the port of Roosville had the opportunity to assist with the rescue efforts of a bicyclist who had reportedly crashed into a river near the port...

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