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E.g., 2014-11-26
E.g., 2014-11-26
Thursday, November 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
LORDSBURG, NEW MEXICO – U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Lordsburg Stations Horse Patrol Unit, with the assistance of Air and Marine units, tracked and located a group of narcotics smugglers Tuesday in the dense terrain of the mountains of...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents aboard a P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker aircraft led Panamanian authorities to a vessel with 1,300 pounds of cocaine on Nov. 17. The estimated street value of the...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly $1.2 million in marijuana, three vehicles and apprehended four suspects in connection with various criminal cases in the past two weeks. On Nov. 4, Ajo Station agents, with assistance...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued three individuals and assisted three others involved in vehicle accidents over the weekend. Early Monday morning, Casa Grande agents responded to a rescue beacon activation that resulted in...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
DOUGLAS, Ariz. — Three female U.S. citizens were apprehended Monday for attempting to smuggle just over 275 pounds of marijuana into the United States. Nogales CBP officers seized 171 packages of marijuana worth an estimated $137,500. After...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. — A female U.S. citizen from Nogales, Arizona was apprehended Monday for attempting to smuggle nearly five pounds of heroin into the United States. Officers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations at the...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. — A Mexican national was apprehended Monday for attempting to smuggle nearly 1.5 tons of marijuana into the United States. CBP officers seized nearly 1.5 tons of marijuana worth an estimated $1.47m from a tractor-trailer at the Port...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently announced the selection of a new CBP airport director for George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).  Houston Port Director Charles Perez Charles Perez, a 28-year CBP veteran, assumed the CBP...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist confirmed November 13 that U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists discovered a new pest in the Baltimore area when they...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
NEW ORLEANS – Recent arrests by New Orleans Sector Border Patrol agents, impacting alleged smuggling attempts involving 11 undocumented aliens, underscore the sector’s commitment to furthering border security.  On Oct. 14, U.S. Border Patrol agents...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists at Philadelphia International Airport discovered live Khapra Beetle in passenger baggage twice during September. The specimens were...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — An arriving passenger was ‘sniffed’ out by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection K-9 at John F. Kennedy International Airport trying to smuggle cocaine into the United States. K-9 Alerts Officers to Cocaine Hidden in Suitcase On...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
TEMECULA, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man yesterday who had more than half a million dollars of cocaine hidden in his car. At approximately noon, agents from the Newton-Azrak Station near Temecula stopped and questioned a 24-year-old...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Dallas/Fort Worth International airport seized 200 Rainbow Loom ® Monster Tail ™ kits, Nov. 16. Two hundred of these counterfeit Rainbow Loom kits were seized in Dallas. “This...
Monday, November 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents intercepted a woman yesterday who had bundles of methamphetamine stashed inside her car. At approximately 4 p.m., a 55-year-old female arrived at the Interstate 5 checkpoint near San Clemente.  Agents...
Monday, November 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to Wellton Station and working the Interstate 8 checkpoint discovered a total of 24 pounds of meth in two separate incidents Friday with a combined value of approximately $120,000. Border...
Monday, November 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville, Texas arrested a 52-year-old woman from San Benito after discovering alleged cocaine in the...
Monday, November 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, TEXAS—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge seized $1,189,000 worth of alleged cocaine from a Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico man as he attempted to enter the U.S....
Monday, November 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
Brownsville, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection hosted a Change of Command ceremony in Brownsville today to formally instate Petra Horne as port director for the Brownsville Port of Entry. CBP Director of Field Operations for the Laredo...
Monday, November 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. –Saturday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected drug smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint after discovering twenty-four packages of methamphetamine hidden in an aftermarket...
Monday, November 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Brooklyn, N.Y., woman after officers discovered more than two pounds of cocaine in her baggage at Philadelphia International Airport November 10. Jody Ann Graham, 22,...
Monday, November 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Officers identified a female with an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to appear involving narcotics possession charges in Johnson County, Texas. Lynn...
Monday, November 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
TORNILLO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection is processing northbound vehicular and pedestrian traffic at the new Tornillo international port of entry. CBP began routing traffic from the former Fabens port of entry inspection area to the...
Friday, November 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to Wellton Station seized 100 pounds of methamphetamine Nov. 13 worth an estimated $500,000. Methamphetamine seized on November 13, 2014 by Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton Station...
Friday, November 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – Federal authorities at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry intercepted a load of cocaine, with a street value in excess of $400,000, yesterday. “Preventing illegal narcotics from entering the country at our ports of entry is one of the...

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