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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-07-28
E.g., 2014-07-28
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...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces the expansion of the Global Entry Program to the Port of Grand Portage, Minnesota.  Effective June 1, 2014 the hours of operation for the Global Entry Enrollment Center in...
Friday, May 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry Monday afternoon apprehended a 34-year-old man after he failed to yield to Mexican authorities, endangering CBP officers and the traveling public. On May 19, at...
Friday, May 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—Border Patrol agents arrested two men for drug smuggling this week.  One was smuggling heroin on Interstate 5 and the other was smuggling methamphetamine on Interstate 8.  The first incident occurred on Monday at approximately 1 p.m.,...
Friday, May 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection El Paso port of entry is reminding members of the traveling public when all inspection lanes are staffed under the All Lanes Open Initiative. The agency is also advising travelers that the...
Friday, May 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Otay Mesa port of entry Wednesday arrested a SENTRI participant after they discovered more 65 pounds of cocaine hidden in the vehicle she was driving. On May 21, at about...
Friday, May 23, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— Pack the sunscreen and camera, the summer travel season is upon us. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is encouraging travelers this summer to be a “ReadyTraveler” by educating themselves on the rules and regulations relating to...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine (OAM) recently took delivery of its third operational Sikorsky UH-60L model helicopter as part of a recapitalization effort. CBP is in the process of extending the life of its...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. — A California man with an active arrest warrant was arrested yesterday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Nogales. Officers referred Jorge Santiago-Cortez, 28, of Los Angeles, for additional...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
DETROIT- U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Detroit Windsor Tunnel announces the seizure of 294.5 grams of marijuana from a U.S. citizen who had it concealed underneath his clothing. On May 13, CBP officers referred a cab containing a lone...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
NEW YORK – U.S. Customs and Border Protection is advising boaters throughout the New York/New Jersey area to make sure they follow the below guidelines this summer while they are cruising on their boats. “CBP wants all private boaters in the New...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
DETROIT- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Fort Street Cargo Facility in Detroit seized a .50-caliber machine gun during a cargo inspection.  On May 13, a commercial cargo van arrived at the cargo facility with only a copy of an...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
DETROIT - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations reminds travelers planning trips across the Detroit, Port Huron and Sault Ste. Marie border crossings to have their approved travel documents and to anticipate heavy traffic...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
Jacksonville, Fla. – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM) P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker aircraft performing a night patrol of the Caribbean Sea led members of Colombian law enforcement to intercept and subsequent...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. - A man from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico was arrested Tuesday for attempting to smuggle nearly 29 pounds of cocaine through the Port of Nogales. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Commercial facility selected a...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry Tuesday caught a fugitive wanted for murder by the Stockton Police Department.    At about 9:15 a.m., Rene Francisco Sanchez, a 37-year-old male U.S. citizen...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas — Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested two Houston, Texas men in connection with a failed drug smuggling attempt of methamphetamine and cocaine...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry discovered 76 pounds of crystal methamphetamine as a result of the inspection of a 2001 Ford Expedition SUV. The discovery resulted in the arrest of the driver...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist confirmed Thursday that U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists at Washington Dulles International Airport made a first...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Brownsville Port of Entry arrested two local women after seizing $8,179,000 worth of methamphetamine which was concealed within household...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
PITTSBURGH — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Allegheny County Airport Authority today announced the opening of the first-ever, co-located application site for TSA Pre✓™ and Global Entry...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. - A Chandler, Arizona, resident was arrested Monday for attempting to smuggle 2.5 pounds of heroin through the Port of Nogales. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Morley pedestrian crossing selected Saul Beltran, 22,...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport detained a Global Entry applicant wanted for assault and bodily injury, May 20. The 34-year-old U.S. citizen scheduled an interview at DFW’s...

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