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E.g., 2014-12-19
E.g., 2014-12-19
Friday, December 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
SPOKANE, Wash. – The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Spokane Sector area of operations.  For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of enforcement actions. 11/06/2014 – During...
Friday, December 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — Four Mexican nationals and a pair of U.S. citizens were apprehended in separate incidents Dec. 3 and 4 for attempting to smuggle more than $1 million in cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine into the United States via the Port of...
Friday, December 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
CBP officers removed more than 400 packages of marijuana from a smuggling vehicle, including these hidden within the spare tire TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas made three seizures of...
Friday, December 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station seizes 325 pounds of marijuana La Rosita, Texas - Agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station seized 325 pounds of marijuana worth $260,800 and a Mazda 6 on Dec. 5. Border Patrol agents were...
Friday, December 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two male Mexican sex offenders the morning of Dec. 3.  Casa Grande Station agents arrested one man previously convicted of deviated sexual assault, domestic violence and burglary. The other...
Friday, December 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector agents patrolling near Gila Bend arrested three men and seized 336 pounds of marijuana Thursday worth an estimated $168,000. Agents assigned to Wellton Station spotted the men walking north through the desert toward...
Friday, December 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM) agents, assigned to National Air Security Operations Center-Jacksonville, seized an aircraft at Naples Municipal Airport on Nov. 7. Aircraft seized at...
Thursday, December 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — A Mexican national and a Phoenix, Arizona resident were apprehended recently during separate smuggling attempts at the Port of Nogales involving more than 167 pounds of marijuana and more than 42 pounds of methamphetamine. CBP...
Thursday, December 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested two fugitives in two days, December 2-3. Gerson Noe Fuentes Gonzalez, 37, citizen of El Salvador and U.S....
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 2,900 pounds of marijuana, 10 pounds of cocaine and almost 18 pounds of heroin in multiple seizures during the past week. A canine team, along with the Ajo Station’s All-terrain...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent encountered a missing juvenile during a vehicle stop early Saturday. While observing traffic near Sells, Arizona, an agent from the Three Points station stopped a Toyota Corolla to conduct an...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry made a marijuana seizure yesterday confiscating approximately 540.6 pounds of the drug. 540.6 pounds of marijuana sezied at the El Paso Port of Entry...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested three Douglas residents during separate smuggling attempts Dec. 2 involving nearly $299,000 worth of marijuana. CBP officers at the Port of Douglas...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — During two separate seizures yesterday near the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge, Yuma Sector agents seized a combined 527 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $265,000. Agents observed a group of individuals carrying square-shaped...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, WASH. - With the Christmas holiday fast approaching, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at U.S. ports of entry are busy making sure that imported Christmas trees are free from insects and pests that could harm...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — During two separate seizures yesterday near the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge, Yuma Sector agents seized a combined 527 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $265,000. Agents observed a group of individuals carrying square-shaped...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – On Monday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected female drug smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint after discovering fourteen hidden packages of drugs in an aftermarket...
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at El Paso area ports of entry made 12 drug busts during the Thanksgiving weekend. The activity included a heroin bust with a weight of 18.83 pounds, a two crystal methamphetamine...
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
NASSAU, Bahamas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nassau Preclearance facility discovered $69,739 in undeclared U.S. currency inside a traveler’s carry-on and checked luggage.  The Royal Bahamas Police Force took custody of the...
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
An arriving passenger was planning to enjoy a very interesting cocktail, however U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport shut down this speakeasy before it ever opened. U. S. Customs and Border...
Monday, December 1, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—The United States today signed three Customs agreements with Singapore, ensuring greater cooperation and mutual assistance on Customs enforcement and the facilitation of lawful trade and travel. CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske and...
Monday, December 1, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge seized over $1 million in alleged cocaine and just over $300,000 in unreported U.S. currency in two separate, unrelated...
Friday, November 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – Working in collaboration, Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents and Laredo Police officers apprehended and processed two men previously convicted of first-degree murder for immigration violations following an ill-fated alleged re-entry...
Friday, November 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
Brownsville, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound enforcement operations at the Brownsville Port of Entry seized $259,750 in bulk U.S. currency.    “This seizure is a result of Brownsville’s CBP officers working...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Between Nov. 12 and Nov. 25, Border Patrol agents arrested three sex offenders, two MS-13 gang members, one Surenos 13 gang member, and one U.S. citizen convicted of various serious crimes. On Nov. 20, Cary Douglas Rininger, a U.S....

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