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E.g., 2014-10-24
E.g., 2014-10-24
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...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) arrested five fugitives at ports of entry in Baltimore and Virginia over the long weekend who were wanted on charges from Maryland, Virginia, the District of...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
ENCINO, Texas  ̶̶  Agents from the Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) unit rescued a man in distress after he placed a call to the Brooks County Emergency Dispatch Center on Tuesday. Border Patrol Agents Walking Through a Remote...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry seized heroin and cocaine valued at approximately $1,526,000 this week. “While the majority of the people were enjoying their day off in observance of...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. – The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations.  For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of enforcement actions. 10/03/2014 – During...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested an 18-year-old woman from La Villa, Texas after she allegedly attempted to smuggle a four-year-old girl from Guerrero,...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency responsible for securing U.S. ports of entry and international borders will accept applications nationwide starting today for border patrol agent positions on the Southwest border. To...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry on Saturday discovered $286,000 worth of methamphetamine concealed under the rear seats of a vehicle. The incident occurred shortly after...
Friday, October 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Pharr International Bridge intercepted a woman for alleged violations of immigration law. The United States citizen allegedly attempted to facilitate the entry of a three-year-old...
Friday, October 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
OSWEGO, N.Y. — The Oswego, N.Y., U.S. Border Patrol Station concluded its first ever Citizens Academy October 2 with the graduation of four local citizens. These citizens come from various occupations, including business leaders, religious leaders,...
Friday, October 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
Buffalo, N.Y. – On Wednesday October 8, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist confirmed that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Lewiston Bridge border crossing intercepted an invasive insect,...
Friday, October 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
MURRIETA, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man on Tuesday morning who had more than thirty-two pounds of China White heroin hidden inside his car. At approximately 9 a.m., agents patrolling Interstate 15 observed a 2002 Volkswagen Passat...
Friday, October 10, 2014 | National Media Release
NASSAU, Bahamas— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Bahamas-Nassau Preclearance facility seized one pound of cocaine from a traveler. The Royal Bahamas Police Force’s (RBPF) Drug Enforcement Unit took custody of the traveler upon...
Thursday, October 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents arrested six illegal immigrants between Sept. 30 and Oct. 8 wanted for or convicted of various sex crimes. One subject, a Mexican national, was convicted of felony-aggravated sexual assault on a child, along with...
Thursday, October 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. -U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States during the upcoming Columbus Day holiday weekend to make sure they have proper documents and to anticipate heavy traffic...
Thursday, October 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson man is in custody following a cocaine seizure at the Port of Nogales on October 7. More than 26 pounds of cocaine were seized by officers at the DeConcini crossing on Oct. 7. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at...
Thursday, October 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
HONOLULU— U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists (CBPAS) working at Honolulu seaport discovered live wireworms while inspecting a shipment of pink taro from Fiji. The insects were found crawling on the crown of one of the tubers...
Thursday, October 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
DOUGLAS, Ariz. – The local community is invited to an Open House at the Douglas Border Patrol Station, Saturday, Oct. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m.  Talk with Border Patrol agents and take pictures with horses, ATVs, bikes and the massive Mine Resistant...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this weekend into the United States to make sure they have their proper documents and to anticipate heavy traffic during the celebration of...

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