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Media Releases

E.g., 2015-01-29
E.g., 2015-01-29
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge this weekend intercepted a load of alleged cocaine valued at more than $700,000 during a routine examination. CBP officers discovered the alleged...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | Local Media Release
DERBY LINE, Vt. - On Jan. 7, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) arrived at the Derby Line port of entry with Valentina Velasquez, a United States Citizen and subject of a Canadian Removal Order due to criminal activity in the province of...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Local Media Release
Members of the Arizona National guard transported Border Patrol vehicles from Ajo to Tucson, Ariz. TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector’s Border Patrol and the Arizona National Guard’s 1404th Transportation Company recently joined forces to transport 28...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents successfully located an individual alleged to have stolen an SUV and tractor in Willcox, Arizona. Border Patrol agents from the Willcox, Ariz. Station assisted the Cochise County Sheriff's...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers assigned to the Presidio port of entry arrested a 53-year-old Mexican national who was wanted in connection with a 1993 California slaying Monday.             “This arrest demonstrates...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $762,000 in cocaine during an examination of a vehicle at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge this weekend. Bundles containing 99 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency responsible for securing U.S. ports of entry and international borders is accepting applications nationwide until January 22 for border patrol agent positions in Arizona, South Texas...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a pair of Mexican nationals during separate weekend attempts to smuggle methamphetamine and cocaine through the Port of Nogales. A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested a Tucson man and a Mexican woman during separate weekend smuggling attempts involving more than 250 pounds of marijuana. CBP officers at the Port...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Local Media Release
CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas located an assault rifle when they searched a smuggler attempting to go south into Mexico. DOUGLAS, Ariz. — A local man was arrested Jan. 10 after Customs and Border Protection officers conducting...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector agents seized 1,972 pounds of marijuana worth $986,000, in separate incidents. Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents near San Luis, Ariz. located more than 1,800 pounds of marijuana. Friday, agents patrolling near County 19th...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a 37-year-old male, citizen of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, after discovering that he had an outstanding arrest warrant for...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in coordination with American Airlines today announced that the airline will provide Global Entry membership as a benefit provided to their pilots and crew....
Monday, January 12, 2015 | Local Media Release
IMPERIAL, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrest a street gang member, a suspected narcotics smuggler, and seized more than two pounds of methamphetamine over the weekend. The first incident occurred on Saturday, at approximately 7:00...
Monday, January 12, 2015 | Local Media Release
STARR COUNTY, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents confiscated almost 1,300 pounds of marijuana Monday morning in three seizures. Early morning seizure near Escobares, Texas In the largest seizure, agents assigned to the Rio...
Monday, January 12, 2015 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the El Paso port of entry made a 33.4 pound cocaine seizure Saturday. The drug bust was one of nine drug seizures made by CBP officers working at area...
Monday, January 12, 2015 | Local Media Release
MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport arrested a man wanted on a homicide warrant Jan. 8. The U.S. citizen was returning from Kingston, Jamaica, when CBP officers became aware...
Friday, January 9, 2015 | Local Media Release
WINTERHAVEN, Calif., — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Andrade port of entry Thursday arrested a man after discovering more than 500 pounds of marijuana concealed in an auxiliary fuel tank located in the bed of the pickup he was...
Friday, January 9, 2015 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – The U.S. Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector, Port of San Luis and Office of Air and Marine will host an integrated U.S. Customs and Border Protection Citizens Academy beginning Feb. 11, 2015. The program is designed to provide local residents...
Friday, January 9, 2015 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – Federal authorities at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry arrested a Mexican national Jan. 7, after finding a large amount of undeclared currency in his vehicle as he attempted to leave the country. “Large amounts of currency may be...
Friday, January 9, 2015 | Local Media Release
ROMA, Texas – Agents from the Office of Air and Marine and Border Patrol confiscated almost 700 pounds of marijuana late Wednesday evening during a joint operation. Marijuana and vehicle siezed by Agents Agents assigned to the Rio Grande City...
Friday, January 9, 2015 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a Mexican citizen Wednesday who was wanted by the Frederick County, Va. Sheriff’s Office for Felony Check...
Friday, January 9, 2015 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — An arriving passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport tried smuggling cocaine into the United States. Fortunately, U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers were there to derail her attempt. CBP officers at JFK discover...
Thursday, January 8, 2015 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Otay Mesa port of entry arrested a 20-year-old male Mexican citizen after discovering methamphetamine hidden inside a fire extinguisher, with a street value of $5,700. U...
Thursday, January 8, 2015 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 20-year-old female United States citizen from Maryland after allegedly attempting to smuggle a seven-month-old infant...

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