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E.g., 2014-12-18
E.g., 2014-12-18
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
GREAT FALLS, Mont. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO), is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into Idaho or Montana to anticipate heavy traffic in the United States on November 27 during the...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. — Two male Mexican nationals and two female U.S. citizens were arrested Sunday in separate incidents for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin into the United States through the Port of Nogales’ DeConcini crossing...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
DOUGLAS, Ariz. — Two male U.S. citizens were apprehended Saturday in separate incidents for attempting to smuggle a total of 269 pounds of marijuana into the United States through the Port of Douglas. CBP officers removed 240 pounds of marijuana,...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Agents assigned to Yuma Sector seized 944 pounds of marijuana and arrested 14 individuals during multiple incidents in three days. Agents working at the checkpoint on Highway 95 near Quartzsite on Nov. 21 arrested a driver carrying 233...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Yuma, Arizona man Nov. 22 after finding more than 36 pounds of methamphetamine, worth in excess of $108,000, within a compartment in the undercarriage of his Ford Expedition....
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
SOUTH TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at two South Texas ports of entry recently intercepted a first-in-the-nation pest and a first-time port interception of a particular pest within commercial produce...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO), is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into Minnesota or North Dakota to anticipate heavy traffic in the United States on November 27 during...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection El Paso port of entry is reminding members of the traveling public when all inspection lanes are staffed under the All Lanes Open Initiative. The agency is also advising travelers that the public-...
Monday, November 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in El Paso have completed a construction project in the southbound lanes of the Bridge of the Americas. The project includes the installation of bollards, speed humps, automated license...
Friday, November 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
FALFURRIAS, Texas ― Border Patrol agents confiscated 112 pounds of liquid methamphetamine at the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint on Wednesday. Bucket containing liquid methamphetamine, part of a 112-pound meth load valued at $3.5 million seized...
Friday, November 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D.  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) would like to announce a Global Entry enrollment event to be held at the CBP facility located at the Grand Forks, North Dakota, Mark Andrews International...
Friday, November 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D.  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) would like to announce a Global Entry enrollment event to be held at the CBP facility located at the Fargo, North Dakota, Hector International Airport. ...
Friday, November 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine P-3 aircrew operating out of National Air Security Operations Center (NASOC)-Jacksonville, Florida, detected a suspicious vessel carrying more than 1,100 pounds of...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
OTAY MESA, Calif.  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa cargo facility Wednesday seized more than one and a half tons of marijuana concealed inside a commercial shipment. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — Office of Air and Marine agents from the Tucson Air Branch conducted aviation operations and aircraft familiarization training for many southern Arizona law enforcement partners Tuesday. Office of Air and Marine agents from the...
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...

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