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E.g., 2014-10-22
E.g., 2014-10-22
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. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred Crecencio...
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. CBP officers conducting routine outbound operations referred a 22-...
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
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...
Monday, October 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
MIAMI - It is with great sadness that U.S. Customs and Border Protection shares the tragic news of the death of CBP Officer Marc Izquierdo. CBP Officer Izquierdo was involved in a single vehicle motorcycle accident early Sunday morning while...
Monday, October 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – Chanting to the name of “Bravo” were students from Juarez-Lincoln Elementary School in Rio Bravo, Texas.   The kindergarten class at the school were announced as the winners of a competition held to select a new name for a recently...
Monday, October 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
PROGRESO, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Progreso International Bridge this weekend arrested a 52-year-old man from Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, Mexico on state charges for aggravated...
Monday, October 20, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)  announced today the open period for accepting donations proposals through the Section 559 Donation Acceptance Program (DAP). Proposals may be...
Friday, October 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — A 25-year-old Mexican national was arrested Oct. 12 at the Port of Lukeville in connection with a failed drug-smuggling attempt. CBP officers located and removed 11 pounds of meth from the spare tire of a smuggling vehicle...
Friday, October 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) field operations officers seized 50 pounds (20.4 kilos) of cocaine inside a plastic garbage bag concealed in a vessel ship arriving from the Dominican Republic. The estimated value of...
Friday, October 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry on Oct. 15 uncovered 11 violations of immigration law in a 24-hour period, including an alleged attempt to smuggle a female Mexican citizen with a U.S....
Friday, October 17, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske and Mexico's Tax Administration Service (SAT) Chief Aristóteles Núñez Sánchez today signed a mutual recognition arrangement that allows stronger collaboration...
Friday, October 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents recently removed nine individuals locked in a rental truck. Border Patrol agents rescued nine individuals from the inside of a rental truck that was stopped at the I-19 traffic checkpoint on Oct....
Friday, October 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued two male illegal immigrants who found themselves in a dangerous predicament over the weekend. Just before sunset on Oct. 10, Tucson Station agents responded to a sensor activation in the...
Friday, October 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a Mexican national yesterday convicted for rape in 2008. Agents conducting checkpoint backup operations near Interstate 8 stopped a 2006 Nissan Altima and discovered four Mexican nationals...
Friday, October 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than $33,000 in a methamphetamine smuggling attempt. Oct. 9, Wellton Station agents working at an immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8 referred a Honda Accord to secondary inspection...
Friday, October 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
DETROIT- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Fort Street Cargo Facility arrested a 52 year old Canadian citizen wanted in Davison, Michigan for 4th degree criminal sexual conduct.  On Monday October 14, a...
Thursday, October 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico –US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol Agents apprehended Wednesday morning 32 undocumented Haitian migrants that landed Monday afternoon  in Monito Island.  Border Patrol Ramey Sector Communications Room...

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