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E.g., 2014-07-25
E.g., 2014-07-25
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 $...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
BURLINGTON, Wash. — On May 29, 2014, at approximately 9:00 a.m., Air Interdiction Agents (AIA) assigned to the Office of Air and Marine (OAM), Bellingham Air and Marine Branch, responded to a Mayday call from a Cessna 172 aircraft just west of...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
Man Used False Name, Fraudulent Credit Card to Rent the Boat Wellesley Island, N.Y. —U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellesley Island, N.Y. Border Patrol Station arrested an Israeli citizen making an illegal entry into the United States...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol agents made several drug-related arrests late last week.  In a 24-hour period, four men were arrested for smuggling cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. The first incident occurred on Friday shortly before noon. ...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge this weekend intercepted a woman for alleged violations of immigration law. The United States citizen allegedly attempted to facilitate the entry of...
Monday, June 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
Blaine, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), in partnership with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), today announced the relocation of a joint “Trusted Traveler” Enrollment Center (EC) in the...
Monday, June 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry this past weekend intercepted two attempts to smuggle 292 pounds of liquid and crystalized methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of more than $2.9...
Monday, June 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Sunday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a convicted sex offender near Mount Signal Road. The incident occurred at approximately 10:20 a.m., when agents encountered a 32-year-old male,...
Monday, June 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
CHICAGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport arrested Surinder Singh Dehal, 57, on a warrant for sexual assault May 31.  Dehal was attempting to flee prosecution for 20 counts of rape, six counts of...
Monday, June 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – Members of the United States Border Patrol’s El Paso Sector, along with other area law enforcement agencies, honored the men and women who lost their lives while protecting our nation’s borders in a special commemorative ceremony...
Friday, May 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting inbound enforcement operations at the Brownsville Port of Entry seized $91,215 in bulk U.S. currency.   “Persistence and dedication in northbound enforcement inspections are...
Friday, May 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized marijuana valued at approximately $7.2 million that was discovered within a shipment that contained...
Friday, May 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the El Paso port of entry seized 81 pounds of marijuana Wednesday. The drugs were discovered in a false compartment of...
Friday, May 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and media availability to kick-off the opening of their newest Enrollment Center today at the Tucson International Airport. The Enrollment Centers are for processing...

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