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Media Releases

E.g., 2015-01-28
E.g., 2015-01-28
Monday, January 12, 2015 | Local Media Release
IMPERIAL, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrest a street gang member, a suspected narcotics smuggler, and seized more than two pounds of methamphetamine over the weekend. The first incident occurred on Saturday, at approximately 7:00...
Monday, January 12, 2015 | Local Media Release
STARR COUNTY, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents confiscated almost 1,300 pounds of marijuana Monday morning in three seizures. Early morning seizure near Escobares, Texas In the largest seizure, agents assigned to the Rio...
Monday, January 12, 2015 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the El Paso port of entry made a 33.4 pound cocaine seizure Saturday. The drug bust was one of nine drug seizures made by CBP officers working at area...
Monday, January 12, 2015 | Local Media Release
MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport arrested a man wanted on a homicide warrant Jan. 8. The U.S. citizen was returning from Kingston, Jamaica, when CBP officers became aware...
Friday, January 9, 2015 | Local Media Release
WINTERHAVEN, Calif., — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Andrade port of entry Thursday arrested a man after discovering more than 500 pounds of marijuana concealed in an auxiliary fuel tank located in the bed of the pickup he was...
Friday, January 9, 2015 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – The U.S. Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector, Port of San Luis and Office of Air and Marine will host an integrated U.S. Customs and Border Protection Citizens Academy beginning Feb. 11, 2015. The program is designed to provide local residents...
Friday, January 9, 2015 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – Federal authorities at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry arrested a Mexican national Jan. 7, after finding a large amount of undeclared currency in his vehicle as he attempted to leave the country. “Large amounts of currency may be...
Friday, January 9, 2015 | Local Media Release
ROMA, Texas – Agents from the Office of Air and Marine and Border Patrol confiscated almost 700 pounds of marijuana late Wednesday evening during a joint operation. Marijuana and vehicle siezed by Agents Agents assigned to the Rio Grande City...
Friday, January 9, 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 Mexican citizen Wednesday who was wanted by the Frederick County, Va. Sheriff’s Office for Felony Check...
Friday, January 9, 2015 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — An arriving passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport tried smuggling cocaine into the United States. Fortunately, U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers were there to derail her attempt. CBP officers at JFK discover...
Thursday, January 8, 2015 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Otay Mesa port of entry arrested a 20-year-old male Mexican citizen after discovering methamphetamine hidden inside a fire extinguisher, with a street value of $5,700. U...
Thursday, January 8, 2015 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 20-year-old female United States citizen from Maryland after allegedly attempting to smuggle a seven-month-old infant...
Thursday, January 8, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — A 22-year-old Tucson woman was arrested Jan. 7 for attempting to smuggle nearly 19 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States through the Port of Nogales’ DeConcini crossing. Drug smugglers attempted to conceal...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport arrested a U.S. citizen on Jan. 2, who was wanted by the Hamilton County, Tenn. Sheriff’s Office for passing...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents confiscated almost 1,400 pounds of marijuana early Wednesday morning in two seizures. One of two early morning seizures by Rio Grande City agents In the larger of the two, agents...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 600 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $301,000, in separate incidents on Dec. 18. Agents tracking suspected smugglers near Tacna arrested 13 individuals who later admitted to...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested nine individuals and seized 310 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents on Dec. 20. Wellton Station agents patrolling near Gila Bend observed a group of individuals walking through the desert...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –During fiscal year 2014, the women and men of the Tucson Sector Border Patrol continued to make headway in accomplishing their goal of securing America’s borders. Agents from the Tucson Sector capped off the year with 87,915...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized two vehicles, $223,510 in heroin, $270,450 in marijuana, and arrested three individuals during weekend checkpoint incidents. Sonoita Border Patrol agents seized more than $270,000 worth of...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | Local Media Release
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Air and Marine joined the search for a person who jumped into the Niagara River yesterday morning from the busy Grand Island Bridge. In the face of high wind, snow, and limited...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Agents assigned to Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station found 242 pounds of abandoned marijuana, worth $121,000, while patrolling near Gila Bend on Dec. 23. The marijuana was processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized 164 pounds of marijuana, worth $82,000, and arrested five individuals Tuesday. Agents assigned to Wellton Station tracked a group of footprints discovered south of Interstate 8 and  heading north...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized 55 pounds of liquid methamphetamine, worth approximately $510,000, on New Year’s Day. Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents removed 55 pounds of liquid methamphetamine from within the fuel tank of a...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector agents assigned to Wellton Station seized 277 pounds of marijuana Jan. 5 worth an estimated $138,500. Agents patrolling near Gila Bend arrested five individuals found walking toward Interstate 8 with six camouflaged...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) field operations officers seized Monday 10.1 pounds (4.5 kilos) of heroin concealed inside a decorative table found within a cargo van, driven by a male U.S. citizen, arriving from the...

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