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E.g., 2014-10-02
E.g., 2014-10-02
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. —Today, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector prevented a drug smuggling attempt resulting of a seizure of 937 pounds of marijuana. 900 pounds of marijuana valued at more than a half a million dollars. The...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations  agriculture specialists at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility recently intercepted a pest determined to be a first in the nation discovery in a shipment of...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 5 checkpoint arrested a man over the weekend who had more than 35 pounds of cocaine inside his car. The driver, a 47-year-old Mexican national, arrived at the checkpoint at...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
BOWMANTOWN, Maine. – On the afternoon of Sept. 7, a U.S. Border Patrol agent from the Houlton Sector arrested a male from Lebanon, 44, and a male from the United States, 40, for illegally entering the United States south of the Notre Dame, Canada...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested three fugitives in two days, September 6 – 7. Travis Nelson Delles, 38, of Brooklawn, N.J., arrived on a...
Monday, September 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
WINDSOR, Canada  – As a result of an integrated cross border investigation; federal investigators with the Windsor Detroit Shiprider team arrested two US citizens on Walpole Island, Ontario for Criminal Conspiracy and Excise Act 2001 offences....
Monday, September 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — Three Mexican nationals and a Tucson woman were apprehended in separate incidents during the weekend for attempting to smuggle more than 57 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States. CBP officers at the Mariposa...
Monday, September 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this weekend uncovered an alleged attempt to bring in five Mexican children with entry documents belonging to other people. “Our frontline CBP officers working...
Monday, September 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien who proved to be a convicted sex offender, yesterday, following a vehicle stop. Blythe Station agents patrolling near Wikieup, Ariz. performed the vehicle stop on Highway 93....
Monday, September 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 15.6 pounds of methamphetamine Friday afternoon. The drugs were concealed within the firewall area of a 2002...
Monday, September 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — A Phoenix woman is in custody in connection with a drug seizure of methamphetamine at the Port of Nogales, yesterday. CBP officers at the DeConcini crossing were assisted by a narcotics detection canine to locate packages of meth...
Monday, September 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A 26-year-old Mexican national was arrested Sept. 4 in a failed attempt to smuggle more than 290 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas. CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas removed marijuana packages from the gas...
Monday, September 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A 42-year-old United States citizen, resident of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is in custody in connection with domestic violence charges. The man was arrested yesterday as he was returning to the United States on board the cruise...
Friday, September 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – An illegal immigrant’s life was saved by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents near Douglas, Ariz. on Monday. Border Patrol Agents from the Douglas, Ariz. station locate an injured illegal immigrant with the assistance of a CBP aircraft...
Friday, September 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
TECATE, Calif. — Shortly before 1:00 p.m., on Aug. 27, Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Cajon Border Patrol Station observed a man climbing over the border fence approximately one-quarter mile East of the Tecate Port of Entry.  As the agents...
Friday, September 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 5 checkpoint seized more than $870,000 in cocaine yesterday morning. At approximately 10:45 a.m., Border Patrol agents performed an immigration inspection on the driver of a...
Friday, September 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
Laredo, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge recently intercepted several notable pests in a sizable, undeclared cache of fruit within a passenger vehicle. Recent analysis of intercepted...
Friday, September 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, N.M. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry arrested two people and seized 161 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $128,000, yesterday. CBP...
Friday, September 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport intercepted 32 different fruits prohibited from entering the U.S. during August. CBP agriculture specialists seized 15 jars...
Friday, September 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Eagle Pass detained a San Antonio man Sept. 3 after discovering he was wanted for sexual assault of a child. “Working with our state, local and federal law enforcement partners in...
Friday, September 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa Cargo Facility discovered nearly 9,000 pounds of marijuana in the back of a small cargo truck about 9:30 a.m. Sept 3. A 26-year-old male Mexican citizen driving a 2003...
Friday, September 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
DETROIT— The Global Entry program is running full speed ahead and is enjoying an overwhelming success in the international travel environment. U.S. Customs and  Border Protection encourages international travelers to sign up for Global Entry and...
Friday, September 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the Bridge of the Americas at the El Paso port of entry made five drug seizures, Aug. 27. CBP officers seized 319 pounds of marijuana in four seizures...
Thursday, September 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHOENIX — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Port of Phoenix recently took possession of a trio of undeclared fruit trees. Agriculture Specialists at the Port of Phoenix seize undeclared fruit trees from within...
Thursday, September 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. — A Mexican national is in custody following a drug seizure of methamphetamine at the Port of Nogales on Sept. 1. Thirty-three pounds of meth are seized by officers at the DeConcini crossing on Monday. U.S. Customs and Border...

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