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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-07-26
E.g., 2014-07-26
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - On Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Juan Field Operations officers seized a consignment of counterfeit soccer team delegation uniforms.     The shipment arriving from Hong Kong to the San Juan Air Cargo...
Monday, June 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry Friday thwarted a human-smuggling attempt after discovering a pregnant woman concealed in a specially-built compartment in a vehicle. The...
Friday, June 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
  EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the El Paso port of entry seized $146,070 Thursday evening. The money was hidden in a shopping bag inside a vehicle that was leaving the U....
Friday, June 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
DOUGLAS, Ariz. – A 30-year-old female Mexican national, traveling with her 35-month-old daughter, was arrested Monday for attempting to smuggle more than 310 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
Friday, June 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. – An adult Mexican male was arrested Monday for attempting to smuggle approximately 4.5 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales, hidden inside an accordion. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Morley Gate...
Friday, June 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
DOUGLAS, Ariz. – Two Mexican national women were arrested Wednesday for separate attempts to smuggle a combined $131,000 worth of marijuana through the Port of Douglas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, assisted by a CBP narcotics...
Friday, June 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists seized more than 24 pounds of unknown meat from Cameroon at Washington Dulles International Airport Tuesday that a U.S. citizen refused to declare and who instead attempted...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
 CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry Wednesday arrested a man after discovering more than $410,000 in unreported U.S. currency, hidden in the doors of the vehicle he was...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
TEMECULA, Calif.—In two separate events, Border Patrol agents on Interstate 15 intercepted two women Wednesday morning who were smuggling more than $750K in narcotics. The first incident occurred yesterday at approximately 10:30 a.m.  Murrieta...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – On Wednesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested two suspected narcotics smugglers and seized more than 20 pounds of cocaine concealed in an aftermarket compartment of a vehicle. The...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a combined $188,830 during three federal currency reporting violations Monday through Wednesday at Philadelphia International Airport. In the first seizure, a Ghanaian man,...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States during the upcoming holiday weekend to make sure they have proper documents and to anticipate heavy traffic. CBP...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this holiday weekend into the United States to make sure they have their proper documents and to plan ahead.  Border traffic volumes are...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. – The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations.  For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of enforcement actions. 05/25/2014 – Shortly...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers used mobile x-ray technology to intercept a 40 caliber handgun and marijuana concealed inside a Trinidad-bound stereo Thursday near Philadelphia. During a routine examination of...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On June 23, Laredo West agents assigned to their daily operations seized 1,451 pounds of marijuana found inside a cloned oil-field truck. At approximately 6:30 a.m., a Laredo West agent responded to a callout of a suspicious vehicle...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
ROOSVILLE, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the port of Roosville had the opportunity to assist with the rescue efforts of a bicyclist who had reportedly crashed into a river near the port...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
SWEETGRASS, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers arrested a male citizen of the United States at the port of Sweetgrass, Montana, on an assault warrant out of California. On June 20, Daniel Safiq...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $39,500 from a Ghanaian man for violating federal currency reporting regulations Monday at Philadelphia International Airport. The man, whose name isn’t being released because...
Monday, June 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
EASTPORT, Idaho — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers arrested a male citizen of Canada at the port of Eastport, Idaho, on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon warrant out of Texas. On June 16, Stephen Scofield, 55, arrived from...
Monday, June 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa cargo facility Saturday stopped an attempt to smuggle approximately 3,400 pounds of marijuana within a shipment of mango pulp. On June 21, at 2:30 p.m., CBP officers...
Monday, June 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
WARWICK, R.I.- On July 1, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Warwick, Rhode Island will open a Global Entry Enrollment Center at the CBP office located at 300 Jefferson Blvd, Suite 106, Warwick, R.I., 02886. The Warwick Global Entry...
Monday, June 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
El PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at El Paso area ports of entry made seven marijuana seizures this weekend. They seized 508 pounds of marijuana. The estimated street value of the seized...
Monday, June 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested a man wanted on a murder charge and several convicted sex offenders over the past weekend. “Due to the vigilance of RGV Sector Border Patrol agents, these...
Friday, June 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
TEMECULA, Calif.—A Los Angeles man was arrested Wednesday morning by Border Patrol agents on Interstate 15 after they discovered cocaine and heroin hidden inside his car’s convertible top. At approximately 11 a.m., Border Patrol agents patrolling...

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