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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-12-22
E.g., 2014-12-22
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...
Monday, December 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station arrested four illegal immigrants near the Imperial Sand Dunes suspected of smuggling approximately 182 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of more than $109,000...
Monday, December 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
MIAMI – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the West Palm Beach Station encountered a suspected maritime smuggling event near Port St. Lucie, Florida, on Dec. 12. The U.S. Coast Guard notified the agents of a beached vessel on the shore of...
Friday, December 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
SEATTLE – A 20 year-old man from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Seattle-Tacoma Airport last Wednesday when he arrived in the United States aboard an Air Emirates...
Friday, December 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
NEWARK, New Jersey—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) destroyed an illegally imported and unsafe Mini Cooper Thursday at a salvage yard in New Jersey following a recent seizure at the Newark Seaport. CBP captured photos, b-roll and principal...
Friday, December 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,400 pounds of illegal drugs, with an estimated value of $2.4 million, in six different incidents in recent weeks. On Oct. 24 at approximately 10 p.m., agents...
Friday, December 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
$2.5 million in cocaine seized by Border Patrol Agents FALFURRIAS, Texas - Agents arrested a man and a woman attempting to smuggle nearly 80 pounds of cocaine with an estimated value of more than $2.5 million through the Falfurrias Border Patrol...
Thursday, December 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
Marijuana seizure by Rio Grande City Agents EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station confiscated more than $1.1 million worth of marijuana in multiple seizures Wednesday. One of the largest...
Thursday, December 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents, operating out of National Air Security Operations Center (NASOC)-Corpus Christi, Texas, assisted in the interdiction of 1,443 pounds of marijuana on Nov. 23...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — Agents from the Office of Air and Marine and U.S. Border Patrol conducted a joint rescue operation to retrieve a male victim from the bottom of a deep crevasse in the Baboquivari mountain range Tuesday. OAM’s Tucson Air Branch...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHOENIX, Ariz. — The Yuma Border Patrol Sector Tribal Liaison Team was among law enforcement agencies recognized by Indian Country Intelligence Network (ICIN), in an awards banquet earlier this week.  The annual awards banquet was held by ICIN, in...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Brownsville International Bridges seized close to $1.5 million in narcotics and arrested four persons in connection with the failed...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
Nassau, BAHAMAS –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nassau CBP Preclearance facility seized $63,851 in unreported currency from a U.S. citizen who was subsequently arrested by the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Dec. 8. CBP officers at...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
SOUTH TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at South Texas ports of entry are anticipating an increase in applications by Mexican travelers for the required I-94 permit during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season.  Mexican...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Rio Grande City International Bridge seized over $6 million worth of alleged cocaine that was detected within a commercial importation...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Rio Grande City International Bridge arrested a 45-year-old woman from Ciudad Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico after discovering alleged cocaine hidden...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
Oranjestad, ARUBA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Aruba Preclearance facility officially launched its new Automated Passport Control and Global Entry kiosks Dec. 8 at the Queen Reina Beatrix Airport in Oranjestad, Aruba.  From left, Aruba...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — This arriving passenger was looking to make more than just dessert as U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport discovered. CBP officers at JFK Seize Cocaine in Packages of Powder On...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – At approximately 2:25 a.m. on Dec. 4, a Border Patrol agent from the Sonoita Station was traveling to his assigned area when he noticed what appeared to be a travel trailer on fire near Sierra Vista, Arizona. When the agent arrived...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of San Luis arrested a Yuma, Arizona woman and two Mexican nationals during separate incidents Dec. 8 for attempting to smuggle more than $105,000 worth of...

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