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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-08-27
E.g., 2014-08-27
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
DOUGLAS, Ariz. - Two female Mexican nationals were arrested in separate seizures this week for attempting to smuggle a combined 366 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers on Wednesday selected...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. —Two U.S. citizens and three Mexican nationals were apprehended in separate incidents during the weekend for attempting to smuggle a combined 107 pounds of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine  into the United States. U.S. Customs and...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
PINE VALLEY, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested an armed U.S. citizen yesterday at the Interstate 8 checkpoint. At approximately 7 p.m., a man, his wife, and their 19-year-old male passenger arrived at the Pine Valley checkpoint on...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry Tuesday apprehended a 31-year-old fugitive with an outstanding felony warrant for racketeering and drug charges, with bail set at $5 million. Shortly after 9:00...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— The United States signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement with Kenya today marking a significant milestone in collaboration on security and trade facilitation between the two countries. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
HOULTON, Maine— On Aug. 3, a U.S. Border Patrol agent from the Houlton Station, responded to a citizen’s report of a suspicious person walking near the international boundary between the United States and Canada in the Houlton area.  While...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
WILMINGTON, Del. – A U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologist confirmed Tuesday that U. S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Wilmington Marine Terminal discovered a new pest in the Wilmington area when they intercepted...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 8 checkpoint started the month with an event leading to two arrests: a prohibited possessor with a shotgun and the subject of an outstanding warrant. A 1995 Dodge Ram approached the...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE— U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the port of Baltimore discovered that a shipment of rice from Pakistan was infested with Khapra Beetle larvae on Wednesday.  The CBP agriculture specialists did not find any...
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | National Media Release
Washington - CBP's Office of Public Affairs is excited to announce the relaunch of Frontline magazine, the official publication of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on CBPnet and CBP.gov. Formerly a quarterly print magazine, Frontline is now an...
Monday, August 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry on Sunday arrested a San Diego man and woman after discovering about 1,620 pounds of marijuana concealed in the trailer they were towing. The...
Monday, August 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
BORREGO SPRINGS, Calif. – Sunday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents rescued five distressed illegal aliens who were lost in the desert without food or water while making an attempt to illegally enter the United States. The incident occurred at...
Friday, August 1, 2014 | Local Media Release
San Juan, Puerto Rico - A 59-year-old Australian citizen, resident of Tortola, is in custody in connection with controlled substance violation charges. The man was arrested yesterday as he attempted to enter the United States on a flight from...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this holiday weekend into the United States to plan ahead and to anticipate increased traffic volumes during the celebration of British...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
Pembina, N.D. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States during the upcoming Canada – “Civic Holiday Long Weekend” to make sure they have proper documents and to anticipate...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
Walhalla, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is advising the traveling public that all commercial and passenger vehicle traffic traveling through the Walhalla port of entry will be required to use an alternate route as North Dakota Highway 32...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry on Wednesday discovered a fugitive wanted by the Salinas Police Department in Calif., for the murder of a 14-year-old boy. At about 8:30 p.m., July 30, Angela...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
MADAWASKA, Maine— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials would like to proactively advise travelers of the possibility for increased traffic volumes associated with the 2014 World Acadian Congress (WAC) from Aug. 8 through Aug. 24, in...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
OCOTILLO WELLS, Calif. – Tuesday, El Centro Sector Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) team rescued a distressed illegal alien who was lost in the hot desert while making an attempt to illegally enter the United States. The incident occurred at...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a new customs declaration form—in print and online—that expands the definition of family members for arriving travelers as, "members of a family residing in the same household who are related by...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested two fugitives at Washington Dulles International Airport Friday, one wanted in Virginia on multiple charges of credit card fraud, and one in Maryland on a traffic offense. Is...
Wednesday, July 30, 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 Buffalo’s ports of entry. Prepare...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMIESON, N.Y. — Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces that the Jamieson Line will permanently close on August 21, 2014. The announcement, which was published in the Federal Register Notice on July 22, is part of CBP’s continuing...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. —Often times a smuggler will try various concealment methods simultaneously; U. S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport recently made that discovery. On July 13, Ms. Taneshia Walker, a citizen...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers at a John F. Kennedy International Airport cargo facility seized 2,105 counterfeit $100 bills during a two-day period. On July 15, 2014, CBP officers examined an express consignment...

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