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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-09-17
E.g., 2014-09-17
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
ATLANTA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, working closely with  Atlanta Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, arrested Atlanta Police Officer Tahreem Zeus Rana this morning at...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker aircraft performing a patrol of the Caribbean Sea aided in the recovery of approximately 3,317 pounds of cocaine valued at more than $37,...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
Buffalo, N.Y. – As part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s mission to safeguard the nation’s borders, CBP is offering the following guidance on how to expedite border crossings for travelers returning through Western New York’s ports of entry...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Border Patrol agents arrested a U.S. citizen and two Mexican nationals yesterday during two separate drug smuggling events on Interstate 5. Border Patrol agents found methamphetamine hidden inside the spare tire of a 1996...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — In the early morning of Aug. 26, agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Air and Marine (OAM) stopped a panga off the coast of San Diego County loaded with 20 people attempting an illegal entry into the country. At...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Laredo Field Office announced today that there is a new Internet-based method for members of the public in South Texas to anonymously report various types of smuggling activity to CBP.    CBP's...
Tuesday, August 26, 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 holiday weekend into the United States to plan ahead and to anticipate increased traffic volumes...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. —Two Mexican nationals and two U.S. citizens were apprehended in separate weekend incidents involving attempts to smuggle a combined 119-plus pounds of drugs into the United States. More than a pound of heroin was secured by officers...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A 54-year-old Mexican man was arrested Saturday for attempting to smuggle approximately 38 pounds of cocaine hrough the Port of Naco. CBP officers assigned to the Port of Naco located and seized 15 packages of cocaine from within a...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – One week after seizing almost half a million dollars in unreported U.S. currency at a crossing in Nogales, Arizona, port officials apprehended a 25-year-old Mexican national Sunday for failing to declare more than $190,000 when he...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
SULLIVAN CITY, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized more than $650,000 in cash Thursday night. $650,000 in currency seized by Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents. The money was seized when agents...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | 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 seized 5.7 pounds of heroin yesterday. The seizure was one of 28 drug seizures made by area CBP officers during the last...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – On Friday Aug. 22, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station apprehended another dangerous gang member from the “Surenos 13” criminal street gang while making an illegal entry into the U.S. A total of 21 gang members...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations at Philadelphia International Airport arrested three U.S. citizens Sunday who were wanted on various theft charges. Tasheen Jabeen, 31, of Silver Spring, Md., arrived on a...
Monday, August 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States during the upcoming holiday weekend to make sure they have proper documents and to anticipate heavy traffic. CBP...
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...

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