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E.g., 2015-01-29
E.g., 2015-01-29
Monday, January 19, 2015 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine helicopter crew successfully stopped a panga Saturday night off the coast of Santa Catalina Island loaded with likely bales of marijuana, by using warning shots fired...
Friday, January 16, 2015 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va., — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized about $37,000 in unreported currency from two groups of travelers Thursday at Washington Dulles International Airport for violating federal currency reporting regulations. Two...
Friday, January 16, 2015 | Local Media Release
CINCINNATI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) participated in inspection operations that led to the discovery of more than $484,000 in heroin. The shipment was submitted for further physical inspection and x-ray examination, which resulted...
Friday, January 16, 2015 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a Peruvian citizen Thursday who was wanted by the Fairfax, Va. County Police Department for assault. Jose...
Friday, January 16, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A Tucson Station Border Patrol agent helped prevent a potential tragedy by stopping a wrong-way driver on I-19 on Jan. 15. At approximately 2:30 a.m., the agent was traveling on I-19 in his assigned government vehicle when he noticed...
Friday, January 16, 2015 | Local Media Release
CBP officers in southeastern Arizona seized a smuggling vehicle that was loaded with 277 pounds of marijuana, including packages that were hidden within the tires. TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port...
Thursday, January 15, 2015 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa commercial border crossing caught a person attempting to enter the country illegally by hiding in a shipment of corrugated cardboard. U.S. Customs and Border...
Thursday, January 15, 2015 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, N.M. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the Santa port of entry were busy Tuesday recording a wide variety of enforcement actions. CBP officers made two drug seizures, apprehend a...
Thursday, January 15, 2015 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a Cameroon citizen Friday who was wanted by the Virginia State Police for Forgery of Public Records,...
Thursday, January 15, 2015 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport detected a Bangladeshi citizen Saturday who was attempting to enter the U.S. with travel documents that did not...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – Today, San Diego International Airport (SAN) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection introduced eight new Automated Passport Control kiosks. Located in SAN’s Federal Inspection Services area, the kiosks allow passengers to submit their...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | Local Media Release
PINE VALLEY, Calif.—Earlier today, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man on a commercial bus who had an outstanding warrant. The incident occurred at approximately midnight at the Pine Valley Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 8.  A westbound...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,300 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of more than $1 million in five different incidents, in recent weeks. On Dec. 19 at approximately 6 p.m.,...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry seized a combined total of 14,935 pounds of marijuana at the World Trade International Bridge in six enforcement actions late last week.   “Our frontline...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge this weekend intercepted a load of alleged cocaine valued at more than $700,000 during a routine examination. CBP officers discovered the alleged...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 | Local Media Release
DERBY LINE, Vt. - On Jan. 7, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) arrived at the Derby Line port of entry with Valentina Velasquez, a United States Citizen and subject of a Canadian Removal Order due to criminal activity in the province of...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Local Media Release
Members of the Arizona National guard transported Border Patrol vehicles from Ajo to Tucson, Ariz. TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector’s Border Patrol and the Arizona National Guard’s 1404th Transportation Company recently joined forces to transport 28...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents successfully located an individual alleged to have stolen an SUV and tractor in Willcox, Arizona. Border Patrol agents from the Willcox, Ariz. Station assisted the Cochise County Sheriff's...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers assigned to the Presidio port of entry arrested a 53-year-old Mexican national who was wanted in connection with a 1993 California slaying Monday.             “This arrest demonstrates...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $762,000 in cocaine during an examination of a vehicle at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge this weekend. Bundles containing 99 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a pair of Mexican nationals during separate weekend attempts to smuggle methamphetamine and cocaine through the Port of Nogales. A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested a Tucson man and a Mexican woman during separate weekend smuggling attempts involving more than 250 pounds of marijuana. CBP officers at the Port...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Local Media Release
CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas located an assault rifle when they searched a smuggler attempting to go south into Mexico. DOUGLAS, Ariz. — A local man was arrested Jan. 10 after Customs and Border Protection officers conducting...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector agents seized 1,972 pounds of marijuana worth $986,000, in separate incidents. Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents near San Luis, Ariz. located more than 1,800 pounds of marijuana. Friday, agents patrolling near County 19th...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a 37-year-old male, citizen of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, after discovering that he had an outstanding arrest warrant for...

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