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E.g., 2014-08-30
E.g., 2014-08-30
Monday, August 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
PINE VALLEY, Calif. — Sunday morning, Border Patrol agents arrested a woman who had bundles of methamphetamine and heroin hidden inside her car. The 33-year-old Mexican national arrived at the Pine Valley checkpoint on Interstate 8 at approximately...
Monday, August 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHOENIX, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialists at the Port of Phoenix recently took possession of a large shipment of dried plant pods. CBP officers at the Port of Phoenix at Sky Harbor Airport seized a shipment of...
Monday, August 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—It’s been a busy week for the I-5 checkpoint with four drug seizures nearing the $2 million mark.  Last night, San Clemente agents seized half a million dollars in drugs.  Yesterday morning, the agents seized three-quarters of a...
Friday, August 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, working jointly with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested Thursday a Canadian citizen for...
Friday, August 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — A 49-year-old Avondale, Arizona, man was arrested Thursday at the Port of Lukeville in connection with a failed drug-smuggling attempt. CBP officers discovered packages of marijuana underneath the seat of a watercraft. U.S....
Friday, August 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
DOUGLAS, Ariz. - A Douglas woman was arrested Wednesday for attempting to smuggle 279 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers selected a sport utility vehicle, driven by Yara Flores-Hernandez, 24...
Friday, August 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A 32-year-old Avondale, Arizona, woman was arrested Wednesday for attempting to smuggle $206,000 worth of cocaine and unreported U.S. currency through the Port of Nogales. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis...
Friday, August 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAVANNAH, Ga.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists conducted inspections, on June 19, aboard a vessel that arrived from Mexico. During the inspection process, African Honey Bees, which had been present for one to two weeks,...
Friday, August 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
ST. ALBANS, Vt. — With Labor Day being observed in both the United States and Canada as a federal holiday since the late 1880s, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning cross-border trips to make sure they have their...
Friday, August 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Five defendants plead guilty Monday in Federal District court, to charges of conspiracy to smuggle aluminum extrusions into the United States, with the intent to avoid paying antidumping and countervailing duties. Samuel...
Friday, August 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport foiled a traveler’s attempt to smuggle nearly 7 ounces of cocaine packed inside tamales. CBP officers foiled a traveler’s attempt to smuggle nearly 7...
Friday, August 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol recently deployed 10 additional rescue beacons throughout the desert west of Tucson, kicking off the Blue Light of Life campaign. Members of the Arizona National Guard assisted personnel from the Tucson...
Friday, August 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN LUIS, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Port Director John A. Schwamm was formally sworn into office August 21 during a change of command ceremony held at the San Luis Cultural Center. Family, friends, colleagues and local dignitaries...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - Following a visit to the Mexico-Guatamala border region, R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, received an "International Merit Award" from Mexican President Pena Nieto at the Presentation of the...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two men early this morning at the San Clemente checkpoint who had methamphetamine concealed inside their car. The 33-year-old Mexican national driver and his 22-year-old male passenger arrived...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents assigned to the North Dakota Air Branch have located four people on Red Lake after a call for assistance came in from the Red Lake Police Department. The incident...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
OCOTILLO, Calif. – Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender in a mountainous area approximately 29 miles west of downtown Calexico. The 43-year-old man was apprehended...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the local ports of entry over the weekend foiled three attempts to smuggle 29 pounds of cocaine hidden in two wooden rocking horses, 752 prescription pills concealed in...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists (CBPAS) intercepted nine Khapra beetle larvae and two skin casts from a bag of dried chick peas in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The U. S....
Monday, August 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.— On August 14th and 15th, U.S. Border Patrol agents at the San Clemente checkpoint arrested two men and seized more than $600,000 in drugs from two different incidents. Bundles of hard narcotics worth around $440K found inside...
Monday, August 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass area of operations apprehended two convicted sex offenders recently.     On Aug. 11 around 4 a.m., an agent patrolling on FM 1021 apprehended a group of six undocumented...
Friday, August 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have seized nearly 5,000 hair dryers as the required Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters that protect consumers from electrical shock or electrocution hazards were missing. U.S. Customs and Border...
Thursday, August 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Internet has made it easy to find and purchase items from almost anywhere in the world. With a high demand for well-known brands, many online vendors sell counterfeit products online, infringing on various trademark...
Thursday, August 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
PORTLAND, Ore. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists (CBPAS) stationed at the Portland, Oregon, seaport recently intercepted a total of eight (8) Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) egg masses on vessels that had arrived at Astoria, Oregon...
Thursday, August 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
MADAWASKA, Maine—To accommodate for higher levels in pedestrian traffic, Maine and New Brunswick Departments of Transportation are temporarily closing the international bridge between Madawaska and Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada, to all vehicular...

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