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E.g., 2014-11-01
E.g., 2014-11-01
Thursday, September 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
FAIRVIEW, Pa. – A Border Patrol agent from the Erie Station used first responder training he received from the U.S. Border Patrol to rescue a choking child at a local restaurant in Erie, Pa. on Sept. 23. At approximately 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, an...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
DENVER— U.S.Customs and Border Protection officers working at Denver International Airport positively identified Calvin Christopher Nagy as the subject of a nationwide no-bail arrest warrant. The 38-year old U.S. citizen was taken into custody, Sept...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES—U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) today unveiled 40 new Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks at the airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal. APC expedites the entry process for U.S....
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – A U.S. Department of Agriculture malacologist confirmed Monday that U. S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations agriculture specialists discovered a new pest in the Baltimore area when they intercepted, Acusta sp., a...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently confirmed that the black lesions U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s agriculture specialists intercepted on an orange at Philadelphia International Airport was the highly destructive Citrus...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists recently intercepted Khapra Beetle, one of the world’s most destructive insect pets, in a passenger’s baggage at Philadelphia International Airport. CBP officers referred a...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized $27,427 from a Canadian woman for violating federal currency reporting regulations Sept. 21 at Philadelphia International Airport. The woman, whose name is not being released because...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. — A 74-year-old Yuma man was arrested Monday for attempting to smuggle nearly $109,000 in unreported U.S. currency into Mexico through the Port of Nogales. CBP officers from the DeConcini crossing located unreported U.S. currency when...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
El Paso, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector A. Mancha Jr. was formally sworn into office this morning during a CBP Field Operations change of command ceremony. Family, friends, colleagues and local...
Monday, September 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
Nogales, Ariz. —A Mexican national and three U.S. citizens were apprehended in separate weekend incidents involving attempts to smuggle a combined 98-plus pounds of drugs into the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers from the...
Monday, September 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. — A 48-year-old Mexican man was arrested Sept. 16 for attempting to smuggle $189,300 in unreported U.S. currency into Mexico through the Port of Nogales. CBP officers assigned to the Port of Nogales searched and located nine packages...
Monday, September 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
Imperial Valley, Calif., — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the local ports of entry over the weekend seized a total of about $1.1 million worth of cocaine and methamphetamine in four separate incidents. The first incident occurred at...
Monday, September 22, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Deputy Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan addressed the World Routes Strategy Summit in Chicago regarding Preclearance Expansion. “CBP’s preclearance operations are an important step in the U.S....
Monday, September 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
Salton City, Calif. – Saturday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested three suspected female drug smugglers and seized more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine in two separate incidents. The first incident,...
Monday, September 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas – The Import Specialist Enforcement Team (ISET) at U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Laredo Port of Entry seized a total of 18 commercial shipments of counterfeit rechargeable toys over the summer, for allegedly infringing on...
Monday, September 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
Anzalduas, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Anzalduas International Bridge discovered $1,556,000 worth of methamphetamine that was hidden within a Ford Sport Trac SUV driven by a man...
Monday, September 22, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency responsible for securing U.S. ports of entry and international borders will accept applications for CBP officer positions at air, land and sea ports of entry on the Southwest border...
Monday, September 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents, assisted by the Office of Air and Marine’s Tucson Air Branch, rescued a Mexican national yesterday after receiving an emergency phone call for help near Sonoita, Arizona. At approximately 4 p.m....
Monday, September 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. – Three marijuana seizures in a single day by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station will prevent more than 2,269 pounds of marijuana, valued in excess of $1.1 million, from reaching American streets. Yesterday, Ajo...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Friday night, the San Antonio Police Department arrested an off-duty border patrol agent for assaulting a woman. Border patrol agents restrained the subject and notified the SAPD. The woman was taken to the hospital for...
Friday, September 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 5 checkpoint arrested a man Thursday night who had more than eight pounds of China White heroin hidden inside the battery of his car. At approximately 5 p.m., a 30-year-old...
Friday, September 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico West port of entry Wednesday apprehended a fugitive wanted for charges related to child pornography.  At about 4:30 a.m., September 17, Alfonso Hernandez-Gonzalez, a 56-...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – Thursday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a pair of suspected drug smugglers after discovering packages of methamphetamine hidden inside a luggage bag stored in a minivan. The...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced today his decision to delegate to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the authority to investigate its employees for alleged criminal misconduct.  As a result, CBP is converting...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – Federal authorities at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry intercepted a load of cocaine with a street value in excess of $700,000 Tuesday morning. “The Eagle Pass Enforcement Team is made up of U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

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