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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-10-20
E.g., 2014-10-20
Thursday, October 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents arrested six illegal immigrants between Sept. 30 and Oct. 8 wanted for or convicted of various sex crimes. One subject, a Mexican national, was convicted of felony-aggravated sexual assault on a child, along with...
Thursday, October 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. -U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States during the upcoming Columbus Day holiday weekend to make sure they have proper documents and to anticipate heavy traffic...
Thursday, October 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson man is in custody following a cocaine seizure at the Port of Nogales on October 7. More than 26 pounds of cocaine were seized by officers at the DeConcini crossing on Oct. 7. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at...
Thursday, October 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
HONOLULU— U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists (CBPAS) working at Honolulu seaport discovered live wireworms while inspecting a shipment of pink taro from Fiji. The insects were found crawling on the crown of one of the tubers...
Thursday, October 9, 2014 | Local Media Release
DOUGLAS, Ariz. – The local community is invited to an Open House at the Douglas Border Patrol Station, Saturday, Oct. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m.  Talk with Border Patrol agents and take pictures with horses, ATVs, bikes and the massive Mine Resistant...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this weekend into the United States to make sure they have their proper documents and to anticipate heavy traffic during the celebration of...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry stopped seven pounds of alleged methamphetamines before they could be walked into the U.S. The case resulted in the pedestrian’s arrest.  “This is the...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — A Phoenix woman is in custody in connection with a drug seizure of methamphetamine yesterday at the Port of Nogales. CBP officers located and seized nearly 21 pounds of meth that was concealed within the rocker panels of a smuggling...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
Hidalgo, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge intercepted a significant load of liquid methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $1,520,000 hidden...
Wednesday, October 8, 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 holiday weekend to make sure they have proper documents and to anticipate heavy traffic. CBP...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A 19-year-old man from Pasco, Washington was arrested Oct. 6 for attempting to smuggle nearly $240,000 in unreported U.S. currency into Mexico through the Port of Nogales. A total of 20 packages of meth were removed from a smuggling...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - On Oct. 8, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine, Plattsburgh Air Branch celebrated 10 years of service to the Community and the Nation. “In the last 10 years we’ve accomplished a great deal,” stated...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
Rio Grande City, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Rio Grande City International Bridge discovered a large amount of alleged marijuana valued at approximately $1,296,300 concealed within a commercial shipment of chile...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
VANCOUVER, Canada— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assisted in the arrest of a suspect arriving at Seattle International Airport who had two active felony warrants from California. The arrest was coordinated with CBP officers at...
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national and a U.S. citizen on Oct. 3, during separate attempts to smuggle more than 44 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine combined through the Port of Nogales. CBP...
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of $1.2 million in four different incidents in recent weeks. Sept. 29 at approximately 2 a.m., agents from...
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
GREAT FALLS, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this holiday weekend into the United States to plan ahead and to anticipate increased traffic volumes. CBP...
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...

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