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E.g., 2014-07-31
E.g., 2014-07-31
Thursday, June 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, TEXAS -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Presidio Port Director John Deputy was sworn into office June 19 during a formal change of command ceremony.  Family, friends, colleagues and local dignitaries attended the event at the Presidio...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) recently deployed staff from the International Falls Port of Entry to provide additional law enforcement support to county and state law...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
CAROLINA, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) highlighted Friday the successful implementation of the In-transit baggage pilot program at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (LMMIA), after one full year of operation with...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
OCOTILLO, Calif. – Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Station apprehended a felon gang member with an outstanding warrant when he attempted to make an illegal entry into the United States. Border Patrol agents arrested a 27-...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. —Smugglers of illegal narcotics will try almost anything to get their dangerous drugs into the United States.  Fortunately, U. S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport are aware of their...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN LUIS, Ariz. – A San Luis, Sonora, Mexico woman and a Yuma man were arrested over the weekend for attempting to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine in separate incidents into the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers Friday...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. —A weekend seizure of methamphetamine and heroin at the Port of Nogales totals nearly 69 pounds of drugs valued at approximately $485,000. Fourty-four packages of methamphetamine with an estimated value of more than $131,000 found...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
DOUGLAS, Ariz. - A 39-year-old female Mexican national was arrested Saturday for attempting to smuggle marijuana through the Port of Douglas. A smuggling vehicle's tire found to contain packages of marijuana by CBP officers assigned to the Port of...
Monday, June 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the El Paso port of entry seized 25.4 pounds of heroin Friday. A local woman traveling with her three minor children was...
Monday, June 16, 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.            05/08/2014...
Monday, June 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection CBP officers and Border Patrol agents working at the El Paso port of entry Thursday, made a 9.6 pound cocaine seizure with a value of approximately $307,200. “Smuggling organizations will use every...
Friday, June 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa cargo facility Thursday stopped four separate attempts to smuggle approximately 1225 pounds of marijuana, 15 pounds of heroin, and 6 pounds of methamphetamine within 24...
Friday, June 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents throughout Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,800 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value topping $1.4 million in recent weeks. On June 11, agents from the Eagle Pass Station were patrolling along...
Friday, June 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector are remaining vigilant in their role of protecting our local communities. In the past several weeks agents in the Del Rio Sector have apprehended three convicted sex offenders...
Friday, June 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Thursday morning, a Mexican national woman with a child inside her truck was arrested on Interstate 5 for smuggling methamphetamine. The incident occurred at approximately 7 a.m.  Agents became suspicious of a 41-year-old...
Friday, June 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — Agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Air and Marine (OAM), and their partners at the U.S. Coast Guard, spotted and spooked two drug loaded pangas resulting in the seizure of more than 130 bales of marijuana that was...
Friday, June 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
ST. ALBANS, Vt.— Members of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) NEXUS Trusted Traveler program can now take advantage of new expanded hours for the NEXUS lane at the Highgate Springs port of entry...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. – On June 10, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s  Border Patrol Chief, Michael J. Fisher, transferred command of the Blaine Sector to Chief Patrol Agent Dan M. Harris, Jr.  The change of command ceremony, which was held at CBP’...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry Wednesday arrested a 26-year-old woman after discovering almost a pound of heroin concealed in her underwear. On June 11, shortly before 11 a.m., a...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – It wasn’t déjà vu, but it sure seemed like it to one U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at Philadelphia International Airport when he arrested a wanted person Tuesday, exactly one year to the date that the same officer...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
TEMECULA, Calif.—San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents on Interstate 15 intercepted two smuggling attempts on Sunday and Monday. Sunday’s incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m.  Agents initiated a vehicle stop on a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa port of entry Monday caught a fugitive wanted by the Richmond Police Department for homicide.  At about 5:30 p.m., June 9, Alejandro Dominguez Jr, a 21-year-old male U.S....
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
SOCORRO, Texas – In the early morning hours of June 10, Border Patrol agents working near Socorro, Texas, halted the attempt of a previously convicted felon from illegally residing in the country. At approximately 3:30 in the morning, agents...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
FALURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents saved the lives of four people Monday afternoon, who were lost in the rugged ranchlands of South Texas. The individuals were rescued by the Rio Grande Valley Sector’s Border Patrol Search, Trauma and...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that David P. Higgerson, formerly the Director of Field Operations, El Paso Field Office has been selected as Director, Field Operations for Laredo Field Office. Higgerson succeeds...

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