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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-08-20
E.g., 2014-08-20
Tuesday, July 8, 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...
Monday, July 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Peace Arch port of entry apprehended a Bellingham, Washington, man on July 4, 2014, who was wanted for alleged rape of a child. CBP officers arrested Brandon J. John, 21, when...
Monday, July 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding travelers crossing the border that possession of any amount of marijuana remains a violation under Federal law. In enacting the Controlled Substances Act, Congress determined that...
Monday, July 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – On Monday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler with 24.6 pounds of methamphetamine concealed within the dashboard of the vehicle. The incident occurred at...
Monday, July 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
CHICAGO —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport seized a cache of jewelry worth almost $700,000 on Thursday. A 65-year-old U.S. citizen was selected for examination by CBP officers as he arrived...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
TEMECULA, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man Tuesday who had hidden large quantities of cash behind his SUV’s dashboard. The incident occurred at approximately 2 p.m. when agents patrolling Interstate 15 stopped a 2010 Dodge Journey. ...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – On Thursday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler with 15.5 pounds of methamphetamine concealed within the liner of an ice cooler. The incident occurred at...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — As the fourth of July approaches, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are reminding travelers that fireworks are prohibited from entry at southern California passenger border crossings. CBP works with more than 40 other...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station apprehended a convicted sex offender on June 30.     Agents patrolling near the Eagle Pass Port of Entry encountered Oscar Martinez-Rodrigues, 41, an undocumented...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Wednesday new enhancements to facilitate arrivals from international destination, as well as some travel tips for this summer. CBP announces the implementation of a new English...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Wednesday new enhancements to facilitate arrivals from international destination, as well as some travel tips for this summer. CBP announces the implementation of a new English...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— Hoy, El Comisionado de la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP), R. Gil Kerlikowske, anunció el lanzamiento de una agresiva campaña de difusión en español sobre los peligros del cruce fronterizo y al mismo tiempo hizo un...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — Today, U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske discussed the Dangers Awareness Campaign, an aggressive Spanish language outreach effort and an urgent call to action to community groups, the media,...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— The United States signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement with Chile Monday marking a significant milestone in collaboration on security and trade facilitation between the two countries. U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – Comstock Border Patrol agents on Monday arrested a man sought by authorities in Midland, after the subject led agents on a vehicle chase just north of Comstock on Highway 163. “This incident highlights the cooperation among federal...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | Local Media Release
ANTLER, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is advising the traveling public that all commercial and passenger vehicle traffic traveling through the Antler port of entry will be required to use an alternate route as North Dakota Highway 256...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - On Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Juan Field Operations officers seized a consignment of counterfeit soccer team delegation uniforms.     The shipment arriving from Hong Kong to the San Juan Air Cargo...
Monday, June 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry Friday thwarted a human-smuggling attempt after discovering a pregnant woman concealed in a specially-built compartment in a vehicle. The...
Friday, June 27, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske and the Israel Tax Authority Director General Moshe Asher today signed a mutual recognition arrangement between CBP's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C...
Friday, June 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
  EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the El Paso port of entry seized $146,070 Thursday evening. The money was hidden in a shopping bag inside a vehicle that was leaving the U....
Friday, June 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
DOUGLAS, Ariz. – A 30-year-old female Mexican national, traveling with her 35-month-old daughter, was arrested Monday for attempting to smuggle more than 310 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
Friday, June 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. – An adult Mexican male was arrested Monday for attempting to smuggle approximately 4.5 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales, hidden inside an accordion. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Morley Gate...
Friday, June 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
DOUGLAS, Ariz. – Two Mexican national women were arrested Wednesday for separate attempts to smuggle a combined $131,000 worth of marijuana through the Port of Douglas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, assisted by a CBP narcotics...
Friday, June 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists seized more than 24 pounds of unknown meat from Cameroon at Washington Dulles International Airport Tuesday that a U.S. citizen refused to declare and who instead attempted...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Local Media Release
 CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry Wednesday arrested a man after discovering more than $410,000 in unreported U.S. currency, hidden in the doors of the vehicle he was...

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