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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-07-26
E.g., 2014-07-26
Friday, June 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. –Friday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler and seized more than two pounds of heroin strapped to his legs.  The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m...
Friday, June 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
PALM DESERT, Calif. – Wednesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler and seized more than 26 pounds of methamphetamine concealed within a vehicle. The incident occurred at...
Friday, June 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers announced today an upcoming change in the NEXUS lane availability at the Rainbow Bridge for U.S. bound NEXUS traffic. This change will be effective June 30. Based on expanding NEXUS...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
EASTPORT, Idaho — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) 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,...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
ST. THOMAS, US Virgin Islands - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Charlotte Amalie Post Office in St. Thomas, USVI, discovered several pistols as part of a routine inspection of packages arriving from the continental United...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents on Interstate 5 intercepted two drug smugglers Wednesday morning and netted more than $600K of marijuana and cocaine. The first incident occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m.  San Clemente agents were...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
WINTERHAVEN, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Andrade  port of entry Tuesday arrested a Yuma woman after discovering more than 25 pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside the rear doors of the SUV she was driving...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
NEWARK, N.J. – While cookies and milk make for a great snack, U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Newark Liberty International Airport seized a very dangerous combination of cookies. A batch of cookies confiscated at Newark...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, TEXAS -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Presidio Port Director John Deputy was sworn into office June 19 during a formal change of command ceremony.  Family, friends, colleagues and local dignitaries attended the event at the Presidio...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) recently deployed staff from the International Falls Port of Entry to provide additional law enforcement support to county and state law...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
CAROLINA, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) highlighted Friday the successful implementation of the In-transit baggage pilot program at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (LMMIA), after one full year of operation with...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
OCOTILLO, Calif. – Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Station apprehended a felon gang member with an outstanding warrant when he attempted to make an illegal entry into the United States. Border Patrol agents arrested a 27-...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. —Smugglers of illegal narcotics will try almost anything to get their dangerous drugs into the United States.  Fortunately, U. S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport are aware of their...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN LUIS, Ariz. – A San Luis, Sonora, Mexico woman and a Yuma man were arrested over the weekend for attempting to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine in separate incidents into the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers Friday...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. —A weekend seizure of methamphetamine and heroin at the Port of Nogales totals nearly 69 pounds of drugs valued at approximately $485,000. Fourty-four packages of methamphetamine with an estimated value of more than $131,000 found...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
DOUGLAS, Ariz. - A 39-year-old female Mexican national was arrested Saturday for attempting to smuggle marijuana through the Port of Douglas. A smuggling vehicle's tire found to contain packages of marijuana by CBP officers assigned to the Port of...
Monday, June 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the El Paso port of entry seized 25.4 pounds of heroin Friday. A local woman traveling with her three minor children was...
Monday, June 16, 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.            05/08/2014...
Monday, June 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection CBP officers and Border Patrol agents working at the El Paso port of entry Thursday, made a 9.6 pound cocaine seizure with a value of approximately $307,200. “Smuggling organizations will use every...
Friday, June 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa cargo facility Thursday stopped four separate attempts to smuggle approximately 1225 pounds of marijuana, 15 pounds of heroin, and 6 pounds of methamphetamine within 24...
Friday, June 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents throughout Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,800 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value topping $1.4 million in recent weeks. On June 11, agents from the Eagle Pass Station were patrolling along...
Friday, June 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector are remaining vigilant in their role of protecting our local communities. In the past several weeks agents in the Del Rio Sector have apprehended three convicted sex offenders...
Friday, June 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Thursday morning, a Mexican national woman with a child inside her truck was arrested on Interstate 5 for smuggling methamphetamine. The incident occurred at approximately 7 a.m.  Agents became suspicious of a 41-year-old...
Friday, June 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — Agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Air and Marine (OAM), and their partners at the U.S. Coast Guard, spotted and spooked two drug loaded pangas resulting in the seizure of more than 130 bales of marijuana that was...
Friday, June 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
ST. ALBANS, Vt.— Members of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) NEXUS Trusted Traveler program can now take advantage of new expanded hours for the NEXUS lane at the Highgate Springs port of entry...

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