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E.g., 2014-12-19
E.g., 2014-12-19
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
Laredo, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Laredo Field Office bids adieu this week to Assistant Director, Field Operations Border Security Noel Sanchez at the conclusion of a 37-year federal career.   Sanchez officially retires at the...
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
NASSAU, Bahamas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds travelers of the requirement to report currency amounts of $10,000 or more to CBP when traveling to or from the United States. Individuals are permitted to carry any amount of currency or...
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
CINCINNATI— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) participated in inspection operations that led to the recent arrest of two international criminals. CBP officers working express consignment operations in Cincinnati seized five pounds of heroin...
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents aboard a P-3 Orion aircraft assisted in the interdiction and seizure of more than $12.5 million in cocaine on Dec. 12. Suspicious panga boat in waters south...
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Thursday, 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 43-year-old Mexican national at...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly 1,800 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents Dec. 17. worth an estimated $899,000. Wellton Station agents noticed a suspicious utility truck traveling through Dome Valley along a route...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — Casa Grande Border Patrol agents located a stolen truck Wednesday evening Dec.17, abandoned near Red Rock, Arizona. The truck, reported stolen out of Phoenix, was loaded with 1,897 pounds of marijuana worth $948,500. Wednesday’s...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—As millions around the world travel to be with family and friends this holiday season, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers of several important things they can do to ensure a smooth and efficient processing...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested seven criminal aliens during the last two weeks previously convicted of serious crimes or affiliated with the violent MS-13 gang. On Dec. 6, Douglas Station agents arrested two individuals...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — In two separate seizures, yesterday, Yuma Sector agents seized a combined 673 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $336,500. Agents assigned to Yuma Station observed four subjects, each pulling what appeared to be a two-wheeled, hand cart...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Agents patrolling remote areas near the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge recently seized approximately 545 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents worth an estimated $272,500. Following the arrest of a group of illegal aliens found...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – La Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) en Arizona invita al público a participar en la primera academia de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza en español.  La academia empezará el 27 de enero y durará...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Sonoita Station Border Patrol agents seized two vehicles, over 700 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $360,000 and arrested three suspected marijuana smugglers on Monday morning.     Tucson Sector agents assigned to the Sonoita...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — Agents from the Office of Air and Marine and Border Patrol together located a stolen truck Tuesday, abandoned near the Sawtooth Mountains and loaded with nearly a ton of marijuana as part of the Alliance to Combat Transnational...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
GRAND FORKS N.D.— The Grand Forks Sector U.S. Border Patrol would like to remind residents that they can help prevent terrorism and illegal activity in our own back yard by paying attention and speaking up. As 2014 draws to a close, the Grand Forks...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) arrested two fugitives at ports of entry in Philadelphia and northern Virginia Saturday who are accused of assaulting law enforcement officers.  The fugitives...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested a Douglas, Arizona man Dec. 11, following an unsuccessful attempt to smuggle nearly 37 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States. Officers...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of San Luis seized more than 132 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin between Dec.11-14. On Dec. 11, officers referred Janet Esmeralda Soria-Caravantes, 24, of San Luis...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized nearly 167 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine recently during separate smuggling attempts. Officers at the Mariposa crossing seized more than 64 pounds of heroin...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A Nogales Station Border Patrol agent provided emergency aid to an injured driver after his vehicle flipped on the northbound side of I-19 Monday. At approximately 2:30 p.m., the agent stopped to investigate a red sedan laying on its...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
Bundles seized by Rio Grande City Border Patrol Agents EDINBURG, TEXAS – U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the Rio Grande City Station confiscated more than $900,000 worth of marijuana during several seizures. In the largest of the three seizures,...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of San Luis seized more than 132 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin between Dec.11-14. CBP officers at the Port of San Luis located packages of meth underneath the...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
Twenty packages of meth were discovered inside a compartment within the muffler of a smuggling vehicle, by CBP officers. TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested a Douglas, Arizona man...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today launched the Border Wait Time app making it easier for travelers to plan their trip across the border. The app provides estimated wait times and open lane status at land ports of entry...
Monday, December 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville, Texas arrested a local woman after discovering $82,077 in unreported U.S. currency concealed within the...

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