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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-12-22
E.g., 2014-12-22
Monday, December 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
MIAMI – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the West Palm Beach Station encountered a suspected maritime smuggling event near Port St. Lucie, Florida, on Dec. 12. The U.S. Coast Guard notified the agents of a beached vessel on the shore of...
Friday, December 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
SEATTLE – A 20 year-old man from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Seattle-Tacoma Airport last Wednesday when he arrived in the United States aboard an Air Emirates...
Friday, December 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
NEWARK, New Jersey—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) destroyed an illegally imported and unsafe Mini Cooper Thursday at a salvage yard in New Jersey following a recent seizure at the Newark Seaport. CBP captured photos, b-roll and principal...
Friday, December 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,400 pounds of illegal drugs, with an estimated value of $2.4 million, in six different incidents in recent weeks. On Oct. 24 at approximately 10 p.m., agents...
Friday, December 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
$2.5 million in cocaine seized by Border Patrol Agents FALFURRIAS, Texas - Agents arrested a man and a woman attempting to smuggle nearly 80 pounds of cocaine with an estimated value of more than $2.5 million through the Falfurrias Border Patrol...
Thursday, December 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
Marijuana seizure by Rio Grande City Agents EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station confiscated more than $1.1 million worth of marijuana in multiple seizures Wednesday. One of the largest...
Thursday, December 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents, operating out of National Air Security Operations Center (NASOC)-Corpus Christi, Texas, assisted in the interdiction of 1,443 pounds of marijuana on Nov. 23...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — Agents from the Office of Air and Marine and U.S. Border Patrol conducted a joint rescue operation to retrieve a male victim from the bottom of a deep crevasse in the Baboquivari mountain range Tuesday. OAM’s Tucson Air Branch...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHOENIX, Ariz. — The Yuma Border Patrol Sector Tribal Liaison Team was among law enforcement agencies recognized by Indian Country Intelligence Network (ICIN), in an awards banquet earlier this week.  The annual awards banquet was held by ICIN, in...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Brownsville International Bridges seized close to $1.5 million in narcotics and arrested four persons in connection with the failed...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
Nassau, BAHAMAS –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nassau CBP Preclearance facility seized $63,851 in unreported currency from a U.S. citizen who was subsequently arrested by the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Dec. 8. CBP officers at...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
SOUTH TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at South Texas ports of entry are anticipating an increase in applications by Mexican travelers for the required I-94 permit during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season.  Mexican...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Rio Grande City International Bridge seized over $6 million worth of alleged cocaine that was detected within a commercial importation...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Rio Grande City International Bridge arrested a 45-year-old woman from Ciudad Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico after discovering alleged cocaine hidden...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
Oranjestad, ARUBA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Aruba Preclearance facility officially launched its new Automated Passport Control and Global Entry kiosks Dec. 8 at the Queen Reina Beatrix Airport in Oranjestad, Aruba.  From left, Aruba...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — This arriving passenger was looking to make more than just dessert as U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport discovered. CBP officers at JFK Seize Cocaine in Packages of Powder On...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – At approximately 2:25 a.m. on Dec. 4, a Border Patrol agent from the Sonoita Station was traveling to his assigned area when he noticed what appeared to be a travel trailer on fire near Sierra Vista, Arizona. When the agent arrived...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of San Luis arrested a Yuma, Arizona woman and two Mexican nationals during separate incidents Dec. 8 for attempting to smuggle more than $105,000 worth of...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — Customs and Border Protection officers at Port of Nogales’ Dennis DeConcini crossing seized nearly 42 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine during separate weekend smuggling attempts.   Officers referred a 22-year-old U.S. man living...
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
341 pounds of marijuana seized by Rio Grande City agents ROMA, Texas - Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station seized more than 340 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $273,368 on Dec. 9.  Multiple subjects were...
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in San Diego County are anticipating an increase in applications by Mexican travelers for the required I-94 permit during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season.  Mexican border...
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
IMPERIAL VALLEY, CALIF. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in the Imperial Valley are anticipating an increase in applications by Mexican travelers for the required I-94 permit during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season.  Mexican...
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector agents seized $266,500 worth of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines and marijuana, and arrested 10 individuals over the weekend. Wellton Station agents assigned to the Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 8 referred a...
Monday, December 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
Officers located $50,000 worth of marijuana in a hidden compartment behind the gas tank. TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas made three weekend seizures of marijuana exceeding a combined 364...
Monday, December 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
CBP officers located $35,000 worth of meth within the floorboard of a Pontiac sedan. TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Yuma, Arizona man Dec. 6 for attempting to smuggle nearly 12 pounds of methamphetamine...

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