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E.g., 2014-09-19
E.g., 2014-09-19
Friday, August 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
ST. ALBANS, Vt. — With Labor Day being observed in both the United States and Canada as a federal holiday since the late 1880s, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning cross-border trips to make sure they have their...
Friday, August 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Five defendants plead guilty Monday in Federal District court, to charges of conspiracy to smuggle aluminum extrusions into the United States, with the intent to avoid paying antidumping and countervailing duties. Samuel...
Friday, August 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport foiled a traveler’s attempt to smuggle nearly 7 ounces of cocaine packed inside tamales. CBP officers foiled a traveler’s attempt to smuggle nearly 7...
Friday, August 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol recently deployed 10 additional rescue beacons throughout the desert west of Tucson, kicking off the Blue Light of Life campaign. Members of the Arizona National Guard assisted personnel from the Tucson...
Friday, August 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN LUIS, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Port Director John A. Schwamm was formally sworn into office August 21 during a change of command ceremony held at the San Luis Cultural Center. Family, friends, colleagues and local dignitaries...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two men early this morning at the San Clemente checkpoint who had methamphetamine concealed inside their car. The 33-year-old Mexican national driver and his 22-year-old male passenger arrived...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents assigned to the North Dakota Air Branch have located four people on Red Lake after a call for assistance came in from the Red Lake Police Department. The incident...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
OCOTILLO, Calif. – Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender in a mountainous area approximately 29 miles west of downtown Calexico. The 43-year-old man was apprehended...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the local ports of entry over the weekend foiled three attempts to smuggle 29 pounds of cocaine hidden in two wooden rocking horses, 752 prescription pills concealed in...
Monday, August 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.— On August 14th and 15th, U.S. Border Patrol agents at the San Clemente checkpoint arrested two men and seized more than $600,000 in drugs from two different incidents. Bundles of hard narcotics worth around $440K found inside...
Monday, August 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass area of operations apprehended two convicted sex offenders recently.     On Aug. 11 around 4 a.m., an agent patrolling on FM 1021 apprehended a group of six undocumented...
Friday, August 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have seized nearly 5,000 hair dryers as the required Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters that protect consumers from electrical shock or electrocution hazards were missing. U.S. Customs and Border...
Thursday, August 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Internet has made it easy to find and purchase items from almost anywhere in the world. With a high demand for well-known brands, many online vendors sell counterfeit products online, infringing on various trademark...
Thursday, August 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
PORTLAND, Ore. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists (CBPAS) stationed at the Portland, Oregon, seaport recently intercepted a total of eight (8) Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) egg masses on vessels that had arrived at Astoria, Oregon...
Thursday, August 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
MADAWASKA, Maine—To accommodate for higher levels in pedestrian traffic, Maine and New Brunswick Departments of Transportation are temporarily closing the international bridge between Madawaska and Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada, to all vehicular...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
PORTAL, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently targeted a rail container at the port of Portal, North Dakota. In February 2014, CBP officers inspected the rail container and discovered merchandise that violated multiple...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — An alleged human smuggling attempt at the San Ysidro port of entry Tuesday ended with the death of two men. “We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss of life,” said U.S. Customs and Border Protection San Diego Director of Field...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists at Washington Dulles International Airport discovered live Khapra Beetle in a package of rice being carried by a traveler from Saudi...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
BOSTON — On Aug. 6, a man wanted for cocaine distribution charges was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers as he was trying to leave the U.S. at Boston Logan International Airport. The...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—Late last month, San Diego Sector’s Foreign Operations Branch collaborated with Mexican officials to secure the freedom of three kidnapped victims who were being held hostage in Mexico. On July 30, 2014, three U.S. families received calls...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,700 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value over $1.3 million within a week. On Aug. 7, at approximately 4:30 pm, agents from the Comstock Station were...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAVANNAH, Ga. — On July 23, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Savannah seized 377 cartons of sunglasses with an estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,619,550. The shipment is CBP Savannah’s second...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the Presidio port of entry made three drug seizures in three days seizing 275 pounds of marijuana. The estimated street value of the seized...
Monday, August 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JOSE, CA— Mineta San Jose International Airport and U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Friday that two Global Entry kiosks are now in operation for travelers arriving from international destinations. Global Entry allows expedited CBP...
Friday, August 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - A Mexican national woman was arrested Tuesday for attempting to smuggle six pounds of heroin, valued in excess of $86,000, through the Port of Nogales. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing...

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