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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-08-21
E.g., 2014-08-21
Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
TEMECULA, Calif.—In two separate events, Border Patrol agents on Interstate 15 intercepted two women Wednesday morning who were smuggling more than $750K in narcotics. The first incident occurred yesterday at approximately 10:30 a.m.  Murrieta...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – On Wednesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested two suspected narcotics smugglers and seized more than 20 pounds of cocaine concealed in an aftermarket compartment of a vehicle. The...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a combined $188,830 during three federal currency reporting violations Monday through Wednesday at Philadelphia International Airport. In the first seizure, a Ghanaian man,...
Wednesday, June 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...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this holiday weekend into the United States to make sure they have their proper documents and to plan ahead.  Border traffic volumes are...
Wednesday, June 25, 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. 05/25/2014 – Shortly...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers used mobile x-ray technology to intercept a 40 caliber handgun and marijuana concealed inside a Trinidad-bound stereo Thursday near Philadelphia. During a routine examination of...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On June 23, Laredo West agents assigned to their daily operations seized 1,451 pounds of marijuana found inside a cloned oil-field truck. At approximately 6:30 a.m., a Laredo West agent responded to a callout of a suspicious vehicle...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
ROOSVILLE, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the port of Roosville had the opportunity to assist with the rescue efforts of a bicyclist who had reportedly crashed into a river near the port...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
SWEETGRASS, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers arrested a male citizen of the United States at the port of Sweetgrass, Montana, on an assault warrant out of California. On June 20, Daniel Safiq...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $39,500 from a Ghanaian man for violating federal currency reporting regulations Monday at Philadelphia International Airport. The man, whose name isn’t being released because...
Monday, June 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
EASTPORT, Idaho — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers arrested a male citizen of Canada at the port of Eastport, Idaho, on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon warrant out of Texas. On June 16, Stephen Scofield, 55, arrived from...
Monday, June 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa cargo facility Saturday stopped an attempt to smuggle approximately 3,400 pounds of marijuana within a shipment of mango pulp. On June 21, at 2:30 p.m., CBP officers...
Monday, June 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
WARWICK, R.I.- On July 1, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Warwick, Rhode Island will open a Global Entry Enrollment Center at the CBP office located at 300 Jefferson Blvd, Suite 106, Warwick, R.I., 02886. The Warwick Global Entry...
Monday, June 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
El PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at El Paso area ports of entry made seven marijuana seizures this weekend. They seized 508 pounds of marijuana. The estimated street value of the seized...
Monday, June 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested a man wanted on a murder charge and several convicted sex offenders over the past weekend. “Due to the vigilance of RGV Sector Border Patrol agents, these...
Friday, June 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
TEMECULA, Calif.—A Los Angeles man was arrested Wednesday morning by Border Patrol agents on Interstate 15 after they discovered cocaine and heroin hidden inside his car’s convertible top. At approximately 11 a.m., Border Patrol agents patrolling...
Friday, June 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. –Friday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler and seized more than two pounds of heroin strapped to his legs.  The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m...
Friday, June 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
PALM DESERT, Calif. – Wednesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler and seized more than 26 pounds of methamphetamine concealed within a vehicle. The incident occurred at...
Friday, June 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers announced today an upcoming change in the NEXUS lane availability at the Rainbow Bridge for U.S. bound NEXUS traffic. This change will be effective June 30. Based on expanding NEXUS...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
EASTPORT, Idaho — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers arrested a male citizen of Canada at the port of Eastport, Idaho, on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon warrant out of Texas. On June 16,...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
ST. THOMAS, US Virgin Islands - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Charlotte Amalie Post Office in St. Thomas, USVI, discovered several pistols as part of a routine inspection of packages arriving from the continental United...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents on Interstate 5 intercepted two drug smugglers Wednesday morning and netted more than $600K of marijuana and cocaine. The first incident occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m.  San Clemente agents were...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
WINTERHAVEN, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Andrade  port of entry Tuesday arrested a Yuma woman after discovering more than 25 pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside the rear doors of the SUV she was driving...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
NEWARK, N.J. – While cookies and milk make for a great snack, U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Newark Liberty International Airport seized a very dangerous combination of cookies. A batch of cookies confiscated at Newark...

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