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Media Releases

E.g., 2015-01-31
E.g., 2015-01-31
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Local Media Release
WELLESLEY ISLAND, N.Y. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a female citizen of the Philippines who attempted to enter the U.S. Army installation at Fort Drum, N.Y., with a fraudulent Filipino passport.   On January 25, 2015, Border Patrol agents...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales seized nearly 117 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine during separate weekend smuggling attempts.   The largest seizure occurred Jan. 25 when CBP officers at the Mariposa...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis, Arizona woman and a Phoenix woman during separate weekend incidents involving attempts to smuggle a total of 44 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States. CBP...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender near the downtown area approximately one mile west of the Calexico port of entry. The 41-year-old man was...
Monday, January 26, 2015 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol Agents arrested Thursday two citizens of the Dominican Republic for attempting to re-enter the United States after prior removal.  Border Patrol Agents arrested two...
Monday, January 26, 2015 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested two fugitives in two days, January 24 - 25. Manuel Antonio Alonso Velasquez, 38, a Nicaraguan citizen...
Monday, January 26, 2015 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport seized more than $43,000 from a U.S. citizen Sunday for violating federal currency reporting regulations. The man...
Monday, January 26, 2015 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif.–Friday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested two men suspected of smuggling drugs at the Highway 86 checkpoint after agents discovered more than $1,000,000 worth of cocaine concealed in a...
Monday, January 26, 2015 | Local Media Release
Packages of marijuana were scattered underneath the hood of a smuggling vehicle stopped and seized by CBP officers in Douglas, Ariz. TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested two women –...
Monday, January 26, 2015 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a 35-year-old man from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico in connection with the seizure of $136,680 worth of alleged cocaine. “I...
Monday, January 26, 2015 | Local Media Release
NEW YORK — In the face of a developing winter storm on the northeastern U.S. coast, CBP operations will remain business-as-usual.  CBP officers will be ready to process all arriving passengers and cargo at air, land, and seaports in the Northeast...
Monday, January 26, 2015 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection has released year-end data on its fiscal year 2014 operations. CBP officers working at 11 border crossings at six area ports of entry upheld CBP’s vital homeland security mission while also...
Monday, January 26, 2015 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, N.M. - U.S. Border Patrol Agents working west of Santa Teresa managed to track down three suspected drug smugglers along with their contraband as they made their way through the New Mexico desert.    Wednesday evening, Santa Teresa...
Monday, January 26, 2015 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE— While most individuals along the northeastern United States are bunkering down for Nor’easter Juno, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers, agriculture specialists and others will remain on duty to continue inspecting...
Monday, January 26, 2015 | Local Media Release
MIAMI — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Miami International Airport detained a fugitive wanted for charges related to child pornography upon his arrival from Belize Jan. 23. Robert Andrew Ragin,...
Monday, January 26, 2015 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting security operations at California's ports of entry with Mexico performed more than 68 million inspections of travelers, seized more than 76 tons of illegal narcotics and apprehended...
Monday, January 26, 2015 | Local Media Release
BOSTON— While most individuals in the northeast are bunkering down for Nor’Easter ‘Juno,’ CBP operations will remain open to facilitate trade and travel, and personnel is able and ready to process all arriving passengers and cargo at air, land and...
Friday, January 23, 2015 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry Thursday arrested a pedestrian after discovering she was concealing more than a half-pound of heroin inside her body cavity. U.S. Customs and...
Friday, January 23, 2015 | Local Media Release
SOUTH TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at eight South Texas ports of entry upheld CBP’s border security mission while facilitating significant volumes of passenger, commercial traffic and trade imports during Fiscal Year...
Friday, January 23, 2015 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—Thursday evening, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man at the I-5 Checkpoint who had more than 23 pounds of methamphetamine hidden under the rear seat of his SUV. At approximately 6:45 p.m., a 25-year-old male Mexican...
Friday, January 23, 2015 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, TEXAS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation agriculture specialists recently completed an enforcement operation targeting prohibited agriculture items. More than 1,000 pieces of prohibited food were seized and over...
Friday, January 23, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested two men during separate smuggling attempts involving $226,000 worth of marijuana and heroin. CBP officers at the Port of Douglas located packages...
Thursday, January 22, 2015 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents and interagency partners disrupted two separate drug smuggling attempts off the coast of Costa Rica resulting in the interdiction of more than $74 million in...
Thursday, January 22, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 2,300 pounds of marijuana, worth $1.1 million, during multiple weekend seizures and apprehended six male Mexican nationals in one of the incidents that occured between Jan. 16-18...
Thursday, January 22, 2015 | Local Media Release
DRUMMOND ISLAND, Mich. — It is that time of year again when the “Ice Bridge” forms between Canada and the United States.  The ice bridge is scheduled to be marked with signs and the tree line on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Once the ice bridge is...

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