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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-10-24
E.g., 2014-10-24
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
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...
Friday, October 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents pursued a man on Wednesday who ran the San Clemente checkpoint on Interstate 5 in a car reported as stolen. The incident began at approximately 1 p.m., when the driver of a white 1999 Lexus was referred...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents were first on scene to prevent potential catastrophic events from occurring during multiple burning vehicle incidents during the past week. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Willcox Station...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLYTHE, Calif. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents found 10.44 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a vehicle during a search at an immigration checkpoint on Oct. 21. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Blythe Station seized more than ten pounds of...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East commercial facility Wednesday halted an attempt to smuggle 600 pounds of marijuana within a shipment of alfalfa. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Wednesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States. Border Patrol agents arrested a 29-year-old Mexican national as...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – Tuesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested four suspected drug smugglers riding in two passenger buses, and seized more than 8.6 pounds of methamphetamine combined in two separate...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
LEWISTON, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialists working at the Lewiston Bridge, in the past two weeks, have intercepted three significant pests including a first in port and one Federal Noxious Weed seed from entering the...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized just under a ton of marijuana which was discovered within a commercial shipment of produce. “Our frontline CBP...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station apprehended a convicted murderer recently.     On Oct. 17, agents from the Eagle Pass South Station, patrolling near Eagle Pass, encountered Francisco Rodriguez-...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa cargo port of entry stopped two trucks within ten minutes of each other Tuesday, one with packages of  cocaine and one with packages of heroin. “When officers in the cargo...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — A male Mexican national is in custody following the seizure of nearly 18 pounds of methamphetamine on Oct. 21 at the Port of Nogales. More than $53,000 worth of meth is seized by CBP officers in Nogales, Ariz. U.S. Customs and...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Otay Mesa commercial facility Tuesday thwarted an illegal entry attempt after discovering an undocumented man hiding inside a commercial shipment of paper scrap. U.S....
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. —Several firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition headed for Mexico were seized Oct. 20 by Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas. Multiple weapons were seized on Monday, along with ammunition and...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – On Oct. 17, Border Patrol agents rescued six undocumented immigrants after they attempted to illegally further their entry into the United States near Eagle Pass. In the early morning hours, Eagle Pass South Station agents...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to San Juan Office of Field Operations discovered 2.55 kilograms (5.6 pounds) of heroin concealed within a vehicle arriving from the Dominican Republic on the ferry...
Monday, October 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - A pair of Mexican nationals were arrested over the weekend for attempting to smuggle more than 412 pounds of marijuana, valued in excess of $206,000, through the Port of Nogales. A total of 38 packages of marijuana are removed from...
Monday, October 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A 46-year-old Hereford, Ariz. man was arrested Oct. 17 for attempting to smuggle approximately 155 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Naco. The seats of a smuggling vehicle are found to contain packages of marijuana by CBP...
Monday, October 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested a local woman Oct. 18 following an unsuccessful smuggling attempt of marijuana. The tires of a smuggling vehicle are found to contain packages of...
Monday, October 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized 680 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents worth an estimated $340,000. Agents assigned to Camp Grip discovered nine backpacks on Oct. 18 filled with marijuana. Smugglers used camouflaged...
Monday, October 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. –Today, U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehend a dangerous gang member from the “Sureno” criminal street gang.  This makes a total of 23 gang members arrested this year.  The man was illegally present in the United States at the time...
Monday, October 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at El Paso ports of entry made five marijuana seizures this weekend totaling 338.53 pounds. “These are outstanding seizures; the dedication and always vigilant skills on the part...
Monday, October 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry apprehended several wanted persons in separate enforcement actions at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge. “Our CBP officers are the first line of defense...

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