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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-10-23
E.g., 2014-10-23
Monday, September 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
Niagara Falls, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office Field Operations announce today, the arrest of a wanted felon at the Rainbow Bridge. On Sept. 14, CBP officers working at the Rainbow Bridge encountered 44-year-old Mohammed Ahmed, a...
Friday, September 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Agents from the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector seized nearly 19,400 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of more than $15.5 million, in a two-week span from Aug. 28 –Sept. 11. One of the largest marijuana busts...
Friday, September 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – A Border Patrol agent was involved in a two-vehicle collision, while on duty near Carrizo Springs early this morning, which resulted in the deaths of both drivers. U.S. Border Patrol Agent Tyler R. Robledo “I am deeply saddened...
Friday, September 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs area of operations recovered a stolen vehicle recently, prompting officials to warn the public of a vehicle theft trend among criminal organizations. Often vehicles stolen...
Friday, September 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
ATLANTA— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists working at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) recently intercepted the insect described as the world’s most destructive insect pest of grain products and...
Friday, September 12, 2014 | National Media Release
MARIETTA, Ga. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine received its 14th and final P-3 Orion outer wing from Lockheed Martin this week, as part of the Service Life Extension Program. The outer wing, delivered ahead of schedule...
Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - On September 11, at around 3:40 a.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the Freer Border Patrol Checkpoint encountered a tractor trailer at the primary inspection lane. While the immigration inspection was being conducted, a service...
Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — An arriving passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport had more than a laptop in her computer bag when encountered by U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers. Computer bag discovered containing 3.3 pounds of cocaine...
Thursday, September 11, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — In an important next step in advancing U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Trade Transformation efforts, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, R. Gil Kerlikowske announced selections for two key trade positions within...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands -U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Officers in the US Virgin Islands arrested Monday a man sought out for failing to appear before a Volusia County Florida court on controlled substance violations....
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,700 pounds of marijuana worth $878,500 from a stolen vehicle near Why, Arizona. Vehicle used in the attempt to smuggle bundles of marijuana Yesterday at approximately 1 p.m.,...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents, assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station, recently captured a known fugitive, who escaped from a Mexican penal facility in 2012. Carlos Candido Castillo-Hernandez, 25, an undocumented immigrant from...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — An Amado, Ariz. woman is in custody following a Sept. 8 seizure of a combined nearly 16 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine at the Port of Nogales. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa crossing referred the...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - Two Douglas, Arizona residents were arrested Tuesday for attempting to smuggle a combined 493 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas in separate incidents.U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers selected a 21-year-old...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector area of operations apprehended five convicted sex offenders within the past month. On Sept. 9, at approximately 12:30 a.m., agents from the Del Rio Station, patrolling near...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
Buffalo, N.Y.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection in partnership with the Buffalo Bills and NEXUS Niagara will host a mobile NEXUS enrollment event at the Buffalo Bills Field House in Orchard Park, N.Y. Participation in the NEXUS program will allow...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
WINTERHAVEN, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Andrade port of entry Sunday arrested a women after discovering more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in hidden compartments in the vehicle she was driving. The...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. —Today, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector prevented a drug smuggling attempt resulting of a seizure of 937 pounds of marijuana. 900 pounds of marijuana valued at more than a half a million dollars. The...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations  agriculture specialists at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility recently intercepted a pest determined to be a first in the nation discovery in a shipment of...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 5 checkpoint arrested a man over the weekend who had more than 35 pounds of cocaine inside his car. The driver, a 47-year-old Mexican national, arrived at the checkpoint at...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
BOWMANTOWN, Maine. – On the afternoon of Sept. 7, a U.S. Border Patrol agent from the Houlton Sector arrested a male from Lebanon, 44, and a male from the United States, 40, for illegally entering the United States south of the Notre Dame, Canada...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested three fugitives in two days, September 6 – 7. Travis Nelson Delles, 38, of Brooklawn, N.J., arrived on a...
Monday, September 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
WINDSOR, Canada  – As a result of an integrated cross border investigation; federal investigators with the Windsor Detroit Shiprider team arrested two US citizens on Walpole Island, Ontario for Criminal Conspiracy and Excise Act 2001 offences....
Monday, September 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — Three Mexican nationals and a Tucson woman were apprehended in separate incidents during the weekend for attempting to smuggle more than 57 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States. CBP officers at the Mariposa...
Monday, September 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this weekend uncovered an alleged attempt to bring in five Mexican children with entry documents belonging to other people. “Our frontline CBP officers working...

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