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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-07-26
E.g., 2014-07-26
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
BURLINGTON, Wash. — On May 29, 2014, at approximately 9:00 a.m., Air Interdiction Agents (AIA) assigned to the Office of Air and Marine (OAM), Bellingham Air and Marine Branch, responded to a Mayday call from a Cessna 172 aircraft just west of...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
Man Used False Name, Fraudulent Credit Card to Rent the Boat Wellesley Island, N.Y. —U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellesley Island, N.Y. Border Patrol Station arrested an Israeli citizen making an illegal entry into the United States...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol agents made several drug-related arrests late last week.  In a 24-hour period, four men were arrested for smuggling cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. The first incident occurred on Friday shortly before noon. ...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge this weekend intercepted a woman for alleged violations of immigration law. The United States citizen allegedly attempted to facilitate the entry of...
Monday, June 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
Blaine, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), in partnership with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), today announced the relocation of a joint “Trusted Traveler” Enrollment Center (EC) in the...
Monday, June 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry this past weekend intercepted two attempts to smuggle 292 pounds of liquid and crystalized methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of more than $2.9...
Monday, June 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Sunday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a convicted sex offender near Mount Signal Road. The incident occurred at approximately 10:20 a.m., when agents encountered a 32-year-old male,...
Monday, June 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
CHICAGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport arrested Surinder Singh Dehal, 57, on a warrant for sexual assault May 31.  Dehal was attempting to flee prosecution for 20 counts of rape, six counts of...
Monday, June 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – Members of the United States Border Patrol’s El Paso Sector, along with other area law enforcement agencies, honored the men and women who lost their lives while protecting our nation’s borders in a special commemorative ceremony...
Friday, May 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting inbound enforcement operations at the Brownsville Port of Entry seized $91,215 in bulk U.S. currency.   “Persistence and dedication in northbound enforcement inspections are...
Friday, May 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized marijuana valued at approximately $7.2 million that was discovered within a shipment that contained...
Friday, May 30, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – Establecer una política de transparencia ha sido la principal prioridad del Comisionado R. Gil Kerlikowske en sus primeros 100 días al frente de la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) por sus siglas en ingles. Hoy, el...
Friday, May 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the El Paso port of entry seized 81 pounds of marijuana Wednesday. The drugs were discovered in a false compartment of...
Friday, May 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and media availability to kick-off the opening of their newest Enrollment Center today at the Tucson International Airport. The Enrollment Centers are for processing...
Friday, May 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Tucson Director of Field Operations William K. Brooks was formally sworn into office this morning at a CBP Field Operations change of command ceremony. Family, friends, colleagues and local...
Friday, May 30, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – During his first 100 days, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske has established transparency as a top priority.  Today, he is releasing a revised use of force policy handbook and a consultant study from the...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa passenger port of entry Tuesday discovered a large cache of cocaine and methamphetamine concealed in a vehicle. On May 27, at about 7:30 a.m. a 70-year-old male Mexican...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Wednesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Hebbronville Station apprehended a subject previously convicted of Indecency with a Child, Sexual Contact.    Agents from the Hebbronville Station patrolling their assigned duties...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a Pharr, Texas man after discovering $505,000 worth of methamphetamine concealed within the Dodge Charger he was...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – Tuesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler and seized more than 15 pounds of methamphetamine concealed within a hidden aftermarket compartment. The...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
ANTELOPE WELLS, New Mexico -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the Antelope Wells international crossing seized 156 pounds of marijuana Tuesday. The drugs were discovered in boxes of hollowed floor...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted an alleged load of methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $466,400,...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas — Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations working at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized $2,065,000 worth of marijuana that was discovered within a commercial shipment of fresh limes...
Tuesday, May 27, 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 923 pounds of marijuana Monday. The drugs were discovered in a commercial truck. The estimated street value of the...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Saturday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico and El Centro stations apprehended two dangerous gang members during separate events.  Both men were attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States.The first...

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