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E.g., 2014-10-21
E.g., 2014-10-21
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
HONOLULU—U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists (CBPAS) stationed at Honolulu seaport recently intercepted 11 Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) egg masses on a ship from Taiwan. Each of these masses can contain hundreds of eggs of this...
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologist confirmed earlier this week that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Nogales commercial facility in southern Arizona discovered a new pest to the nation when...
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
CHAMPLAIN, 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 the Champlain ports of entry this...
Tuesday, October 7, 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...
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
ALEXANDRIA BAY, 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 Alexandria Bay’s ports of...
Monday, October 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif.  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa cargo port of entry Friday seized more than three tons of marijuana hidden in a cargo shipment. “My officers not only need to enforce typical import and export laws,...
Monday, October 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. – The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations.  For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of enforcement actions. 09/21/2014 – U.S....
Monday, October 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN YSIDRO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry Thursday stopped an attempt to smuggle 162 vials of Ketamine concealed in the sunroof of a 2001 Lexus. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers...
Monday, October 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents recovered two stolen vehicles, a loaded AK-47 rifle, a 9 mm handgun with silencer attached, and more than $170,000 worth of marijuana in recent days. On Sept. 29, an aircrew from the Office of Air...
Monday, October 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Over the past six months, Tucson Sector Border Patrol has been successfully targeting and apprehending scouts as part of a special enforcement operation. The operation is specifically designed to target cartel scouts who guide...
Monday, October 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested four fugitives at ports of entry in Baltimore and Virginia over the weekend who were wanted on charges from Maryland and Pennsylvania. CBP officers arrested Charles Sanders, 25,...
Monday, October 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. –Saturday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a pair of suspected drug smugglers at a checkpoint after discovering two packages of methamphetamine hidden in the passengers clothing. El...
Monday, October 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN LUIS, Ariz. –—  U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the Port of San Luis resuscitated a nine-day-old baby girl who was not breathing when she arrived at the port of entry. Sunday evening, Mexican authorities directed San Luis...
Monday, October 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
INDIANAPOLIS, IN.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working express consignment operations at the Indianapolis International Airport have had a busy month, seizing 27 gallons of Gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL), a strong intoxicant used as...
Friday, October 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – A U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to Laredo, Texas, has been charged with a two-count indictment following a joint U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Internal Affairs, Department of Homeland Security and FBI...
Friday, October 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
TECATE, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at the Tecate port of entry will continue using traffic lanes from the commercial port of entry to process travelers entering the country in passenger vehicles through December 2014....
Friday, October 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Two border-area residents were arrested Oct. 1, in separate incidents for attempting to smuggle more than 30 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States. CBP officers located and seized 15 packages of meth from the center...
Friday, October 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry intercepted eight pounds of alleged heroin in a single enforcement action this morning. “CBP officers stand their watch with continued vigilance and...
Friday, October 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—North County Border Patrol agents arrested two men and two women this week who were involved in two separate drug smuggling cases. On Tuesday evening, agents patrolling Interstate 15 encountered a 2008 Ford Taurus near Temecula.  When the...
Friday, October 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge apprehended a man on an active arrest warrant for sexual assault and indecency with a child charges from Cameron County.  “CBP officers working...
Friday, October 3, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine, announced this week full operations of eight helium-filled balloon surveillance systems, which will provide radar coverage of the U.S. / Mexico border, south Florida and...
Friday, October 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Houston/Galveston seaport seized over 200 counterfeit handbags and nearly 50 packages of plastic building blocks, Sept. 29, with an estimated Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price of...
Friday, October 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, N.M. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a group of drug smugglers sneaking through the desert early Tuesday morning while patrolling an area west of the Santa Teresa, New Mexico port of entry. At 4:00 a.m., agents patrolling the U.S...
Thursday, October 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — A U.S. citizen is in custody following a seizure of heroin at the Port of Nogales on Wednesday. CBP officers seize three packages of heroin from a body carrier at the Morley pedestrian crossing in Nogales, Ariz. U.S. Customs and...
Thursday, October 2, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds travelers of guidance related to the annual Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The travel period for the holiday is from Oct. 5 through Oct. 23.  The holiday begins after sundown on Oct. 8 and ends after...

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