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E.g., 2014-12-22
E.g., 2014-12-22
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry made a marijuana seizure yesterday confiscating approximately 540.6 pounds of the drug. 540.6 pounds of marijuana sezied at the El Paso Port of Entry...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested three Douglas residents during separate smuggling attempts Dec. 2 involving nearly $299,000 worth of marijuana. CBP officers at the Port of Douglas...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — During two separate seizures yesterday near the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge, Yuma Sector agents seized a combined 527 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $265,000. Agents observed a group of individuals carrying square-shaped...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, WASH. - With the Christmas holiday fast approaching, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at U.S. ports of entry are busy making sure that imported Christmas trees are free from insects and pests that could harm...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — During two separate seizures yesterday near the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge, Yuma Sector agents seized a combined 527 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $265,000. Agents observed a group of individuals carrying square-shaped...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – On Monday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected female drug smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint after discovering fourteen hidden packages of drugs in an aftermarket...
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at El Paso area ports of entry made 12 drug busts during the Thanksgiving weekend. The activity included a heroin bust with a weight of 18.83 pounds, a two crystal methamphetamine...
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
NASSAU, Bahamas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nassau Preclearance facility discovered $69,739 in undeclared U.S. currency inside a traveler’s carry-on and checked luggage.  The Royal Bahamas Police Force took custody of the...
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
An arriving passenger was planning to enjoy a very interesting cocktail, however U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport shut down this speakeasy before it ever opened. U. S. Customs and Border...
Monday, December 1, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—The United States today signed three Customs agreements with Singapore, ensuring greater cooperation and mutual assistance on Customs enforcement and the facilitation of lawful trade and travel. CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske and...
Monday, December 1, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge seized over $1 million in alleged cocaine and just over $300,000 in unreported U.S. currency in two separate, unrelated...
Friday, November 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – Working in collaboration, Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents and Laredo Police officers apprehended and processed two men previously convicted of first-degree murder for immigration violations following an ill-fated alleged re-entry...
Friday, November 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
Brownsville, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound enforcement operations at the Brownsville Port of Entry seized $259,750 in bulk U.S. currency.    “This seizure is a result of Brownsville’s CBP officers working...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Between Nov. 12 and Nov. 25, Border Patrol agents arrested three sex offenders, two MS-13 gang members, one Surenos 13 gang member, and one U.S. citizen convicted of various serious crimes. On Nov. 20, Cary Douglas Rininger, a U.S....
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents across Tucson Sector arrested several individuals, and seized nearly 800 pounds of marijuana and four vehicles in connection with various criminal cases during the past week. On Nov. 19, agents from the Brian A....
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested two adult females after discovering alleged cocaine concealed on their person. “This was truly a testament...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
SOUTH TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are anticipating an increase in border traffic as the holiday season approaches. As a result, the agency is adjusting staffing during the weeks ahead to address the anticipated...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at the Lynden, WA, port of entry arrested two Canadian citizens from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Sunday for what appeared to be chemicals and equipment...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender near the downtown area approximately one mile east of the Port of Entry. The 33-year-old man was apprehended...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
DETROIT- U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across Michigan border crossings with Canada that there are a number of steps that can be taken to facilitate their arrival into the United States during the...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
PORT OF NEWARK/NEW YORK — U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered that a ship was carrying more than wine and cheese aboard. On October 28, CBP officers assigned to the Port of New York/Newark, Tactical Operations Division seized...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — Monday, U.S. Border Patrols agents assigned to the El Centro Station seized 970 pounds of marijuana from a failed drug smuggling attempt. The incident occurred at around 8:07 a.m., when camera operators observed a tan Infinity QX4...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), 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...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
GREAT FALLS, Mont. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO), is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into Idaho or Montana to anticipate heavy traffic in the United States on November 27 during the...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. — Two male Mexican nationals and two female U.S. citizens were arrested Sunday in separate incidents for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin into the United States through the Port of Nogales’ DeConcini crossing...

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