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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-08-21
E.g., 2014-08-21
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. —Often times a smuggler will try various concealment methods simultaneously; U. S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport recently made that discovery. On July 13, Ms. Taneshia Walker, a citizen...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers at a John F. Kennedy International Airport cargo facility seized 2,105 counterfeit $100 bills during a two-day period. On July 15, 2014, CBP officers examined an express consignment...
Monday, July 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAINT CROIX, US Virgin Islands - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Officers in the US Virgin Islands identified last Saturday a man with an outstanding warrant for Probation Violation from the Parole and Pardon Board in...
Friday, July 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, together with officials from the cities of Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico are teaming up to improve existing signage and to post new signage advising the traveling public of...
Friday, July 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist confirmed Thursday that U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists at Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall International...
Friday, July 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — A traveler had more than a laptop in her computer bag when she arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.  Fortunately U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers were ‘on-line’ to firewall her plans. On July...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. –Two individuals were apprehended in separate incidents this week for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine and heroin with a combined value estimated at $235,000. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the DeConcini crossing...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — It was a busy two days this week when Border Patrol agents arrested people on I-15, SR-94, and I-5 within 24-hours who were transporting narcotics valued at $770,012. On Monday at approximately noon, agents initiated a vehicle stop on a...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers made an alarming discovery at Philadelphia International Airport July 16, when they discovered stacks of currency used in a black money scam. CBP officers discovered the “black notes...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — An arriving passenger was ‘sniffed’ out by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection K-9 at John F. Kennedy International Airport trying to smuggle cocaine into the United States. On July 15, CBP officers conducted a canine examination of...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized more than $25,000 Wednesday from a Nigerian man at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) for violating federal currency reporting regulations. The...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency responsible for securing U.S. borders from all threats, is accepting applications nationwide for CBP officer positions at air, land and sea ports across the country. As a result of funding...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that it has made initial selections for 16 new reimbursable services agreements to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across the country. These public-private...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested two wanted fugitives Monday at Philadelphia International Airport who were wanted in Michigan and in New York. Petar Tchotrov, 31, of Commerce Township, Mich., arrived from...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East commercial facility Friday halted an attempt to smuggle 680 pounds of marijuana within a shipment of broccoli. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
JACKMAN, Maine— Last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Jackman port of entry, along with Border Patrol agents from the Jackman Station, arrested two residents of Canada after husband tries to smuggle his wife across the U.S.-...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
MIAMI— On July 16, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine and the U.S. Coast Guard interdicted a twin engine ‘go-fast’ boat with 34 Cuban migrants, as the vessel entered U.S. waters south of Marquesas Key West. The covert...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
BOSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection  and Massport at Logan International Airport announce the introduction of Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks in Terminal E to help speed travelers through the arrivals process. “This technology,...
Monday, July 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAINT CROIX, US Virgin Islands - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Officers in the US Virgin Islands identified last Saturday a man with an outstanding warrant for Probation Violation and Failure to Appear charges from...
Monday, July 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
DERBY LINE, Vt. — On July 13, U.S. Customs & Border Protection officers assigned to the Derby Line port of entry apprehended a traveler that was listed as a “Fugitive of the Week” in Ohio nearly one year ago, July 2013. CBP officers arrested...
Monday, July 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station apprehended a dangerous sex offender early this morning in a populated area in Calexico. The incident occurred east of the Calexico West Port of Entry, at approximately 4...
Monday, July 21, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— The United States and Canada today announced the two countries are delivering on key Beyond the Border Action Plan commitments related to joint Trusted Traveler and Trusted Trader programs through U.S. Customs and Border Protection and...
Friday, July 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are advising travelers that due to new regulations, the painkiller Tramadol (Ultram, Ultracet, ConZip) will soon be prohibited from entry if purchased in Mexico without a valid U...
Friday, July 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
DETROIT- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Ambassador Bridge arrested a Canadian man for violation of immigration law.  The Canadian citizen attempted to enter the United States as an imposter to the documents he presented. On...
Friday, July 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
DETROIT- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Ambassador Bridge arrested a Canadian citizen and trusted traveler participant (NEXUS), Monday who was wanted by the Dearborn Police Department for sexual assault.   Sarmad Shrouzeh...

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