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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-07-31
E.g., 2014-07-31
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...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. – On June 10, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s  Border Patrol Chief, Michael J. Fisher, transferred command of the Blaine Sector to Chief Patrol Agent Dan M. Harris, Jr.  The change of command ceremony, which was held at CBP’...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry Wednesday arrested a 26-year-old woman after discovering almost a pound of heroin concealed in her underwear. On June 11, shortly before 11 a.m., a...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – It wasn’t déjà vu, but it sure seemed like it to one U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at Philadelphia International Airport when he arrested a wanted person Tuesday, exactly one year to the date that the same officer...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
TEMECULA, Calif.—San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents on Interstate 15 intercepted two smuggling attempts on Sunday and Monday. Sunday’s incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m.  Agents initiated a vehicle stop on a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa port of entry Monday caught a fugitive wanted by the Richmond Police Department for homicide.  At about 5:30 p.m., June 9, Alejandro Dominguez Jr, a 21-year-old male U.S....
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
SOCORRO, Texas – In the early morning hours of June 10, Border Patrol agents working near Socorro, Texas, halted the attempt of a previously convicted felon from illegally residing in the country. At approximately 3:30 in the morning, agents...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
FALURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents saved the lives of four people Monday afternoon, who were lost in the rugged ranchlands of South Texas. The individuals were rescued by the Rio Grande Valley Sector’s Border Patrol Search, Trauma and...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that David P. Higgerson, formerly the Director of Field Operations, El Paso Field Office has been selected as Director, Field Operations for Laredo Field Office. Higgerson succeeds...
Monday, June 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry Sunday seized approximately $17,000 worth of methamphetamine, concealed on the body of a pedestrian border crosser. On June 8, at about 10 a.m., a...
Monday, June 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
WESLACO, Texas – A U.S. Border Patrol agent saved the lives of two men Saturday, who were struggling to swim in the Rio Grande. Agents were working near the Pharr Port of Entry when three people suspected of being in the United States illegally...
Monday, June 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On June 7, 2014, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo South Station apprehended a subject previously convicted of murder.    Agents were conducting their assigned duties near Highway 83 and 359 when they encountered an...
Friday, June 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
HIGHGATE SPRINGS, Vt. — A Randolph, Mass., man who appeared in a Massachusetts court Wednesday on homicide charges was initially arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers May 17 at the Highgate Springs, Vt., Port of Entry. CBP...
Friday, June 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—Border Patrol agents arrested three U.S. citizens in two separate events at the San Clemente checkpoint during the last three days.  Two men were smuggling methamphetamine and one man was smuggling marijuana. At about 4 a.m....
Thursday, June 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 323 pounds of marijuana in four seizures, Wednesday. Area CBP officers also nabbed four fugitives, seized prohibited agricultural products,...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – With the brutally hot and humid summer months approaching, Customs and Border Protection’s South Texas Campaign has launched its South Texas Safety Initiative (STSI). The STSI is a comprehensive, proactive corridor strategy that...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 35-year-old male United States citizen from Penitas, Texas who was wanted on a warrant for sexual assault from Waxahachie, Texas. “This...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents performing southbound inspections at the Stanton Street international crossing recovered a stolen recreational vehicle late Monday afternoon. The brand new $...

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