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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-09-16
E.g., 2014-09-16
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — Commissioner Kerlikowske attended the 13th Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) National Conference where he spoke to more than 1,200 attendees.  The theme of the 2014 conference was “C-TPAT: Partnering in Supply Chain...
Friday, August 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa Cargo Facility Thursday afternoon discovered 3,370 pounds of marijuana in a shipment of Christmas bows. On Aug. 28, at about 3:30 p.m., a 28-year-old male Mexican...
Friday, August 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
MIAMI - On August 29, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Miami International Airport (MIA) seized more than three pounds of heroin with an estimated street value of $150,000. This box shipped from Colombia contained the concealed...
Friday, August 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection El Paso port of entry is anticipating heavier than normal traffic this holiday weekend. CBP is encouraging border crossers to be “Ready Travelers” in anticipation of the busy period by adopting...
Friday, August 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.— Border Patrol agents working along the Interstate 5 corridor arrested two drug smugglers, August 27.  The incidents were less than five hours apart and resulted in more than $1 million dollars in narcotics. The first incident...
Friday, August 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN FRANCISCO—U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists assigned to the international mail facility at San Francisco International Airport discovered 20 live giant millipedes while inspecting a package marked “toy car model”. This...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A 41-year-old Mexican national was arrested Aug. 26 for attempting to smuggle nearly 87 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas. CBP officers at the Port of Douglas referred a vehicle for further inspection and located 61...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
DOUGLAS, Ariz. - A 23-year-old woman from Mexico was arrested Aug. 26 for attempting to smuggle $102,000 worth of marijuana through the Port of Douglas. CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas located marijuana packages behind the seats of a...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A 41-year-old legal alien resident of San Luis, Arizona was caught with more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine during an unsuccessful smuggling attempt Thursday at the Port of San Luis. CBP officers at the Port of San Luis seized...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — Three recent seizures of methamphetamine and cocaine at the Port of Nogales means more than 50 pounds of drugs, worth in excess of $334,000, will not make it to potential users in the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States during the upcoming holiday weekend to make sure they have proper documents and to anticipate heavy traffic. CBP...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a man from Mexico and a woman from Nogales, Arizona, during separate attempts to smuggle methamphetamine and cocaine through the Port of Nogales earlier this week. CBP officers and...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— As summer comes to a close and the school year draws near, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds travelers to be a “ReadyTraveler” this Labor Day by educating themselves on the rules and regulations relating to international travel...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
MASSENA, N.Y.—  Swanton Sector officials announced Border Patrol Agent Carrie Caldwell as the new Tribal Liaison Agent for the Massena Border Patrol Station, Aug. 28.  Caldwell began her official duties on Aug. 1 Massena Station Tribal Liaison...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this week apprehended a Plano man wanted in Greenville County, Texas in connection with an outstanding warrant for homicide...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
ATLANTA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, working closely with  Atlanta Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, arrested Atlanta Police Officer Tahreem Zeus Rana this morning at...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker aircraft performing a patrol of the Caribbean Sea aided in the recovery of approximately 3,317 pounds of cocaine valued at more than $37,...
Wednesday, August 27, 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...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Border Patrol agents arrested a U.S. citizen and two Mexican nationals yesterday during two separate drug smuggling events on Interstate 5. Border Patrol agents found methamphetamine hidden inside the spare tire of a 1996...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — In the early morning of Aug. 26, agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Air and Marine (OAM) stopped a panga off the coast of San Diego County loaded with 20 people attempting an illegal entry into the country. At...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Laredo Field Office announced today that there is a new Internet-based method for members of the public in South Texas to anonymously report various types of smuggling activity to CBP.    CBP's...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this holiday weekend into the United States to plan ahead and to anticipate increased traffic volumes...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. —Two Mexican nationals and two U.S. citizens were apprehended in separate weekend incidents involving attempts to smuggle a combined 119-plus pounds of drugs into the United States. More than a pound of heroin was secured by officers...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A 54-year-old Mexican man was arrested Saturday for attempting to smuggle approximately 38 pounds of cocaine hrough the Port of Naco. CBP officers assigned to the Port of Naco located and seized 15 packages of cocaine from within a...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – One week after seizing almost half a million dollars in unreported U.S. currency at a crossing in Nogales, Arizona, port officials apprehended a 25-year-old Mexican national Sunday for failing to declare more than $190,000 when he...

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