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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-10-31
E.g., 2014-10-31
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...
Thursday, October 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Outbound Enforcement Team officers at the Los Angeles/Long Beach (LA/LB) seaport, in partnership with California Highway Patrol (CHP) investigators and National Insurance Crime Bureau special...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — A Mexican man was arrested on Sept. 30 at the Port of Nogales for attempting to smuggle more than 3,300 pounds of marijuana into the United States.  After discovering a false front wall inside of a tractor trailer, officers...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting ferry outbound operations at the San Juan Seaport seized more than $2 million Monday evening. The money was found in hidden compartments inside a truck that was leaving...
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has teamed up with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to develop the Donation Acceptance Program (DAP), a framework supporting the new pilot program authorized by Congress in January...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered 1.15 kilograms (2.5 pounds) of heroin concealed within a vehicle arriving from the Dominican Republic on the ferry on Friday.   While performing inbound inspections...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A Yuma man arrested Sept. 29 at the Port of San Luis was attempting to enter the United States with more than 30 pounds of cocaine in the floor of his Ford truck. CBP officers from the Port of San Luis located and seized more than...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. —A seizure of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine at the Port of Nogales on Sept. 29 involved nearly 47 pounds of drugs valued at more than $581,000. Nearly $600,000 worth of heroin, cocaine and meth are removed from a vehicle...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection wishes to inform the public that the Inspection Station at Crane Lake, Minnesota, will be returning to standard hours of operation with the end of the summer tourist season. Effective...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — An arriving passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport had more than food to declare as U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered. Cocaine Found in Food Item at JFK On Sept. 22, Reynalda Leal Ricando arrived...
Monday, September 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
ESCOBARES, Texas  ̶̶  A Rio Grande City Border Patrol Agent put his lifesaving skills to use in the Rio Grande after a vehicle bailout near Eagle Street. “When I arrived at the riverbank I observed two people whose arms were flailing and they were...

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