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E.g., 2014-07-29
E.g., 2014-07-29
Monday, July 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
St. CROIX, US Virgin Islands - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Officers arrested a female with outstanding warrant for check forgery by Virgin Islands authorities.  Jazmin Rivera, 26, a citizen of the United States and...
Monday, July 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – On Saturday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler with bundles of cocaine hidden within the manifold of the vehicle. The incident occurred at approximately...
Monday, July 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES—U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) inspected an air cargo shipment declared as 67 live snails.  Accompanying paperwork described them as Achatina Fulica for human...
Monday, July 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. –Sunday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents stopped a man from hanging himself on the border fence. The incident occurred at approximately 7:05 p.m., near 1st Street in Calexico, when a Border Patrol agent observed a man climb...
Monday, July 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Pharr and Hidalgo International Bridges arrested two females in connection with two separate, unrelated failed smuggling attempts involving a total of $2,155,000 worth of alleged...
Monday, July 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
DERBY LINE, Vt.—  On July 15, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Vermont will expand the programs and hours offered at the Trusted Traveler Enrollment Center located at Interstate 91, Derby Line, Vt., 05830. The CBP center will offer...
Friday, July 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Determination, alertness and skill exhibited by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this week showed that no nut is too hard to crack as they discovered a load exceeding five tons of alleged...
Friday, July 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
Point Roberts, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces a modification to the NEXUS program at the Point Roberts, Washington, port of entry.  Effective today, July 11, the dedicated NEXUS-only southbound lane will operate between 9...
Friday, July 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
FALLBROOK, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 37-year-old Mexican national Tuesday who was driving north with hard narcotics hidden inside his car. The incident occurred at approximately 2 p.m., when agents patrolling Interstate 15...
Friday, July 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN LUIS, Ariz. — Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists assigned to the Port of San Luis seized two live parrots and a grocery bag of fresh mangos (with seeds) during an agriculture inspection July 1. CBP agriculturists cut open a...
Friday, July 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is expanding the hours of operation of their newest Enrollment Center at the Tucson International Airport. Beginning Saturday, July 12th, the center will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for...
Friday, July 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — As the nation’s border security agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is charged with knowing precisely who is arriving and departing the United States. Sometimes, CBP officers encounter fugitives wanted for a variety of...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that Joseph Misenhelter, formerly the Assistant Port Director, Passenger Operations, San Ysidro Port of Entry, has entered on duty as Port Director for Laredo Port of Entry....
Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas — The U.S. Border Patrol El Paso Sector - Emergency Planning Office, the Government of Mexico’s Centro de Investigación y Seguridad Nacional (CISEN) hosted a full-scale bi-national exercise today at the El Paso Border Patrol Station...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agent, Robert L. Harris, presented new insignia ranks and certificates to 4 Border Patrol agents during a ceremony held today to recognize their recent promotions. (Left to Right): Deputy...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $34,149 from a passenger departing to Istanbul, Turkey at Washington Dulles International Airport Monday for violating federal currency reporting regulations. The passenger, a...
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
TEMECULA, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 23-year-old man last Thursday who was smuggling a large quantity of methamphetamine inside his car. The incident occurred at approximately 11 a.m. when agents patrolling Interstate 15 initiated a...
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the local ports of entry over the weekend seized a total of about $260,000 worth of heroin and methamphetamine in two separate incidents. The first incident occurred at about 9...
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection announce that the NEXUS program has enrolled its one-millionth member. The program allows pre-screened, low-risk travelers to proceed with little or no delay into...
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.— The U.S. Border Patrol will conduct a Citizens Academy beginning Aug. 1, at the Niagara Falls Border Patrol Station. This program is designed to provide local residents an opportunity to learn about the U.S. Border Patrol and...
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – As part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s mission to safeguard the nation’s borders, CBP is offering the following guidance on how to expedite border crossings for travelers returning through Western New York’s ports of entry...
Monday, July 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Peace Arch port of entry apprehended a Bellingham, Washington, man on July 4, 2014, who was wanted for alleged rape of a child. CBP officers arrested Brandon J. John, 21, when...
Monday, July 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding travelers crossing the border that possession of any amount of marijuana remains a violation under Federal law. In enacting the Controlled Substances Act, Congress determined that...
Monday, July 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – On Monday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler with 24.6 pounds of methamphetamine concealed within the dashboard of the vehicle. The incident occurred at...
Monday, July 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
CHICAGO —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport seized a cache of jewelry worth almost $700,000 on Thursday. A 65-year-old U.S. citizen was selected for examination by CBP officers as he arrived...

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