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E.g., 2014-09-21
E.g., 2014-09-21
Friday, September 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 5 checkpoint seized more than $870,000 in cocaine yesterday morning. At approximately 10:45 a.m., Border Patrol agents performed an immigration inspection on the driver of a...
Friday, September 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
Laredo, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge recently intercepted several notable pests in a sizable, undeclared cache of fruit within a passenger vehicle. Recent analysis of intercepted...
Friday, September 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, N.M. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry arrested two people and seized 161 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $128,000, yesterday. CBP...
Friday, September 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport intercepted 32 different fruits prohibited from entering the U.S. during August. CBP agriculture specialists seized 15 jars...
Friday, September 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Eagle Pass detained a San Antonio man Sept. 3 after discovering he was wanted for sexual assault of a child. “Working with our state, local and federal law enforcement partners in...
Friday, September 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa Cargo Facility discovered nearly 9,000 pounds of marijuana in the back of a small cargo truck about 9:30 a.m. Sept 3. A 26-year-old male Mexican citizen driving a 2003...
Friday, September 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
DETROIT— The Global Entry program is running full speed ahead and is enjoying an overwhelming success in the international travel environment. U.S. Customs and  Border Protection encourages international travelers to sign up for Global Entry and...
Friday, September 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the Bridge of the Americas at the El Paso port of entry made five drug seizures, Aug. 27. CBP officers seized 319 pounds of marijuana in four seizures...
Thursday, September 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHOENIX — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Port of Phoenix recently took possession of a trio of undeclared fruit trees. Agriculture Specialists at the Port of Phoenix seize undeclared fruit trees from within...
Thursday, September 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. — A Mexican national is in custody following a drug seizure of methamphetamine at the Port of Nogales on Sept. 1. Thirty-three pounds of meth are seized by officers at the DeConcini crossing on Monday. U.S. Customs and Border...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – The Import Specialist Enforcement Team at U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Laredo Port of Entry recently seized a commercial shipment of counterfeit electronic tablets valued at $1.1 million for allegedly infringing on the...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A pair of Reno, Nevada women and a San Luis, Arizona man were caught with more than 3.6 pounds of methamphetamine during unsuccessful smuggling attempts over the last few days at the Port of San Luis. On Tuesday, U.S. Customs and...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
LUKEVILLE, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered more than 155 pounds of marijuana concealed in a vehicle during a secondary inspection at the Lukeville port of entry, Sept. 1. Officers referred Noe Ortiz, 49, and a female...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents aboard a P-3 Airborne Early Warning aircraft assisted in the disruption of over 3200 pounds of cocaine worth about $246 million and effecting the arrest of...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
Rochester, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested eight individuals over the Labor Day weekend which included suspects with criminal records, an active warrant and an imposter. Agents from the Rochester Station were busy over the four-day period...
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
Buffalo, N.Y -- U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a Haitian citizen as he attempted to enter the United States illegally, by crossing the International Railroad Bridge in Buffalo, on Labor Day. At about 2 a.m., Buffalo Sector’s Integrated Border...
Wednesday, September 3, 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 seized 7.5 pounds of cocaine Sunday. The drugs were strapped to the legs of a female border crosser. The estimated street...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas — Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations working at the Pharr International Bridge seized $615,000 worth of methamphetamine and heroin in two separate, unrelated incidents. These narcotics were...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — Commissioner Kerlikowske attended the 13th Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) National Conference where he spoke to more than 1,200 attendees.  The theme of the 2014 conference was “C-TPAT: Partnering in Supply Chain...
Friday, August 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa Cargo Facility Thursday afternoon discovered 3,370 pounds of marijuana in a shipment of Christmas bows. On Aug. 28, at about 3:30 p.m., a 28-year-old male Mexican...
Friday, August 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
MIAMI - On August 29, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Miami International Airport (MIA) seized more than three pounds of heroin with an estimated street value of $150,000. This box shipped from Colombia contained the concealed...
Friday, August 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection El Paso port of entry is anticipating heavier than normal traffic this holiday weekend. CBP is encouraging border crossers to be “Ready Travelers” in anticipation of the busy period by adopting...
Friday, August 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.— Border Patrol agents working along the Interstate 5 corridor arrested two drug smugglers, August 27.  The incidents were less than five hours apart and resulted in more than $1 million dollars in narcotics. The first incident...
Friday, August 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN FRANCISCO—U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists assigned to the international mail facility at San Francisco International Airport discovered 20 live giant millipedes while inspecting a package marked “toy car model”. This...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A 41-year-old Mexican national was arrested Aug. 26 for attempting to smuggle nearly 87 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas. CBP officers at the Port of Douglas referred a vehicle for further inspection and located 61...

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