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Media Releases

E.g., 2015-01-27
E.g., 2015-01-27
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station seized a 2006 Chevy Suburban and arrested seven individuals attempting to smuggle approximately 257 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of more than $154,000...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Local Media Release
COLUMBUS, N.M. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the Columbus port of entry made a 13.6 pound cocaine seizure Friday. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $435,000...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, TEXAS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the El Paso port of entry made an 11.25 pound heroin seizure Saturday. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $360,000. Heroin filled...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Local Media Release
MCALLEN, Texas ― The Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector hosted its first-ever Women’s Leadership Symposium on Jan. 15 at South Texas College. The event featured a number of highly successful women from a variety of fields. Most notably were the...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Local Media Release
El Paso, Texas–Criminal activity in the El Paso Sector did not slow over the Martin Luther King holiday as agents made contraband seizures, arrested wanted subjects and assisted other law enforcement agencies in their operations. In the boot-heel...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Local Media Release
Brownsville, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted two loads of alleged narcotics. CBP officers discovered the alleged drugs, carrying a combined street value of approximately $252,280,...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 39-year-old male from Mexico City after discovering $58,140 worth of alleged cocaine within the vehicle he was driving...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—Border Patrol agents arrested a 23-year-old U.S. citizen on Sunday who had six illegal aliens inside his vehicle. Agents observed a Chevrolet pickup truck on Interstate 5 at around 10:30 a.m.  They were approximately one-half...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | Local Media Release
OCOTILLO, Calif. – Saturday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a distressed male Mexican citizen who became lost in the mountains west of Ocotillo while attempting to illegally enter the United States. The incident occurred at...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station apprehended a convicted sex offender on Jan. 18. “Our agents are committed to keeping our communities safe,” said Chief Rodolfo Karisch, U.S. Border Patrol, Del Rio...
Monday, January 19, 2015 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine helicopter crew successfully stopped a panga Saturday night off the coast of Santa Catalina Island loaded with likely bales of marijuana, by using warning shots fired...
Friday, January 16, 2015 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va., — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized about $37,000 in unreported currency from two groups of travelers Thursday at Washington Dulles International Airport for violating federal currency reporting regulations. Two...
Friday, January 16, 2015 | Local Media Release
CINCINNATI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) participated in inspection operations that led to the discovery of more than $484,000 in heroin. The shipment was submitted for further physical inspection and x-ray examination, which resulted...
Friday, January 16, 2015 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a Peruvian citizen Thursday who was wanted by the Fairfax, Va. County Police Department for assault. Jose...
Friday, January 16, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A Tucson Station Border Patrol agent helped prevent a potential tragedy by stopping a wrong-way driver on I-19 on Jan. 15. At approximately 2:30 a.m., the agent was traveling on I-19 in his assigned government vehicle when he noticed...
Friday, January 16, 2015 | Local Media Release
CBP officers in southeastern Arizona seized a smuggling vehicle that was loaded with 277 pounds of marijuana, including packages that were hidden within the tires. TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port...
Thursday, January 15, 2015 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa commercial border crossing caught a person attempting to enter the country illegally by hiding in a shipment of corrugated cardboard. U.S. Customs and Border...
Thursday, January 15, 2015 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, N.M. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the Santa port of entry were busy Tuesday recording a wide variety of enforcement actions. CBP officers made two drug seizures, apprehend a...
Thursday, January 15, 2015 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a Cameroon citizen Friday who was wanted by the Virginia State Police for Forgery of Public Records,...
Thursday, January 15, 2015 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport detected a Bangladeshi citizen Saturday who was attempting to enter the U.S. with travel documents that did not...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – Today, San Diego International Airport (SAN) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection introduced eight new Automated Passport Control kiosks. Located in SAN’s Federal Inspection Services area, the kiosks allow passengers to submit their...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | Local Media Release
PINE VALLEY, Calif.—Earlier today, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man on a commercial bus who had an outstanding warrant. The incident occurred at approximately midnight at the Pine Valley Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 8.  A westbound...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,300 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of more than $1 million in five different incidents, in recent weeks. On Dec. 19 at approximately 6 p.m.,...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry seized a combined total of 14,935 pounds of marijuana at the World Trade International Bridge in six enforcement actions late last week.   “Our frontline...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge this weekend intercepted a load of alleged cocaine valued at more than $700,000 during a routine examination. CBP officers discovered the alleged...

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