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E.g., 2014-09-19
E.g., 2014-09-19
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists at Washington Dulles International Airport discovered live Khapra Beetle in a package of rice being carried by a traveler from Saudi...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
BOSTON — On Aug. 6, a man wanted for cocaine distribution charges was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers as he was trying to leave the U.S. at Boston Logan International Airport. The...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—Late last month, San Diego Sector’s Foreign Operations Branch collaborated with Mexican officials to secure the freedom of three kidnapped victims who were being held hostage in Mexico. On July 30, 2014, three U.S. families received calls...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,700 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value over $1.3 million within a week. On Aug. 7, at approximately 4:30 pm, agents from the Comstock Station were...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAVANNAH, Ga. — On July 23, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Savannah seized 377 cartons of sunglasses with an estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,619,550. The shipment is CBP Savannah’s second...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the Presidio port of entry made three drug seizures in three days seizing 275 pounds of marijuana. The estimated street value of the seized...
Monday, August 11, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced the launch of the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s entry process into the United States. Mobile Passport Control (MPC) will allow eligible travelers to submit their...
Monday, August 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JOSE, CA— Mineta San Jose International Airport and U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Friday that two Global Entry kiosks are now in operation for travelers arriving from international destinations. Global Entry allows expedited CBP...
Friday, August 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - A Mexican national woman was arrested Tuesday for attempting to smuggle six pounds of heroin, valued in excess of $86,000, through the Port of Nogales. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing...
Friday, August 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. —A seizure of methamphetamine and cocaine at the Port of Nogales on Wednesday, resulted in more than 46 pounds of drugs being intercepted with a value of approximately $196,000. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the...
Friday, August 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN LUIS, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers caught a 31-year-old border resident with six pounds of methamphetamine worth nearly $18,000 during an alleged smuggling attempt Wednesday at the Port of San Luis. After CBP officers...
Thursday, August 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 24-year-old man yesterday who had more than 30 pounds of meth stuffed inside the body of his car. The U.S. citizen driver arrived at the San Clemente checkpoint at approximately 7:30 p.m. and...
Thursday, August 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va., – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Washington Dulles International Airport seized over one and a half pounds of cocaine from a Honduran woman Wednesday that was concealed inside caramelized sugar cane sweets. Cocaine...
Thursday, August 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested two fugitives Tuesday. Edwin Zolano Salazar, 24, of Alexandria, Va., arrived on a flight from El Salvador.  CBP officers determined...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. — Two males, one from Mexico and the other a United States citizen, were recently arrested in separate drug-smuggling attempts through Nogales Port of Entry. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. - A 60-year-old male Mexican national was arrested Thursday for attempting to smuggle nearly 11 pounds of methamphetamine, valued more than $32,000, through the Port of Nogales. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
DOUGLAS, Ariz. - Two female Mexican nationals were arrested in separate seizures this week for attempting to smuggle a combined 366 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers on Wednesday selected...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. —Two U.S. citizens and three Mexican nationals were apprehended in separate incidents during the weekend for attempting to smuggle a combined 107 pounds of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine  into the United States. U.S. Customs and...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
PINE VALLEY, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested an armed U.S. citizen yesterday at the Interstate 8 checkpoint. At approximately 7 p.m., a man, his wife, and their 19-year-old male passenger arrived at the Pine Valley checkpoint on...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry Tuesday apprehended a 31-year-old fugitive with an outstanding felony warrant for racketeering and drug charges, with bail set at $5 million. Shortly after 9:00...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— The United States signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement with Kenya today marking a significant milestone in collaboration on security and trade facilitation between the two countries. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
HOULTON, Maine— On Aug. 3, a U.S. Border Patrol agent from the Houlton Station, responded to a citizen’s report of a suspicious person walking near the international boundary between the United States and Canada in the Houlton area.  While...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
WILMINGTON, Del. – A U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologist confirmed Tuesday that U. S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Wilmington Marine Terminal discovered a new pest in the Wilmington area when they intercepted...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 8 checkpoint started the month with an event leading to two arrests: a prohibited possessor with a shotgun and the subject of an outstanding warrant. A 1995 Dodge Ram approached the...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE— U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the port of Baltimore discovered that a shipment of rice from Pakistan was infested with Khapra Beetle larvae on Wednesday.  The CBP agriculture specialists did not find any...

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