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Wednesday, September 5, 2007 | Local Media Release
Fort Hancock, TX - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents from the El Paso Sector seized more than half a ton of marijuana and arrested one suspected smuggler six miles west of the Fort Hancock Port of Entry after he attempted to...
Tuesday, September 4, 2007 | Local Media Release
Lewiston, New York - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the apprehension of a United States permanent resident wanted in Oregon on charges of sexual assault on a juvenile. On September 3, 2007 CBP officers encountered Long Tran, a...
Tuesday, September 4, 2007 | Local Media Release
Washington - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reminding air carriers and the traveling public that the temporary Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) accommodation allowing U.S. citizens to travel by air within the Western...
Friday, August 31, 2007 | Local Media Release
El Paso, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers performing anti-terror inspections at border ports of entry in El Paso, West Texas and New Mexico made 54 drug seizures during the past week. CBP officers working at area border crossings...
Friday, August 31, 2007 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo, Texas port of entry thwarted two narcotics smuggling attempts, preventing almost two tons of marijuana and 46 pounds of cocaine from entering the U.S. Total value of the...
Friday, August 31, 2007 | Local Media Release
Palm Beach, Fla. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection unveiled three Radiation Portal Monitors at the Port of Palm Beach, located in Riviera Beach, Florida, today. The RPMs are one CBP's newest tools in securing our nation's border by detecting...
Friday, August 31, 2007 | Local Media Release
Yuma, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents from the Yuma, Ariz. sector assisted local sheriff's deputies locate and apprehend three burglars today, whose robbery attempt at a Yuma Foothills home was foiled by the resident...
Friday, August 31, 2007 | Local Media Release
Yuma, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents conducting traffic inspection duties at a checkpoint on California State Route 78 about 50 miles south of Blythe, Calif., seized a pound of methamphetamines during a smuggling...
Thursday, August 30, 2007 | Local Media Release
Yuma, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector intercepted a group of individuals suspected of conducting surveillance operations in support of smuggling activities Wednesday. About 10 a.m., while...
Thursday, August 30, 2007 | Local Media Release
Seattle. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection's director of operations in the Seattle region, Thomas W. Hardy, will retire at the end of this week. Hardy has led CBP's operations at ports of entry on the northern border from the Pacific Ocean to the...
Thursday, August 30, 2007 | Local Media Release
San Diego - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials today notified cross-border travelers to avoid San Diego-area ports of entry on Friday morning, August 31, due to planned protest activity immediately south of the border. The protest activity...
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo, Texas port of entry Tuesday stopped two narcotics smuggling attempts to bring a total of $1.8 million in cocaine into the U.S. CBP's action resulted in one arrest. "Our...
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 | Local Media Release
Yuma, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents conducting traffic inspection duties at a checkpoint about 15 miles east of Yuma on Interstate 8 seized narcotics in separate incidents Tuesday. The first incident occurred about...
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 | Local Media Release
Yuma, Ariz. - Private security contractors guarding equipment used to construct infrastructure along the U.S./Mexico border in the Yuma Sector are the latest victims of violence from Mexico when gunshots were allegedly fired toward them Wednesday....
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 | Local Media Release
Santa Teresa, N.M. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Santa Teresa, N.M. port of entry commercial cargo facility will be providing an additional 20 hours of service per week to the international trade community beginning...
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 | Local Media Release
Savannah, GA. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection has seized approximately $1 million in counterfeit wallets, luggage and cell phone accessories bearing the trademarks for "Harley Davidson," "Reiko" and "Bonjour" entering the U.S. at the Savannah...
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 | Local Media Release
Nogales, Ariz. - Narcotics smugglers trying to blend in with tourists returning from a weekend in Mexico found that their attempts to smuggle 2,750 pounds of marijuana into the country to be a futile effort when CBP officers at the Lukeville, Ariz...
Monday, August 27, 2007 | Local Media Release
Yuma, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Sector apprehended a female United States Citizen who was attempting to smuggle marijuana through a traffic checkpoint Monday. At approximately 8:45 a.m.,...
Monday, August 27, 2007 | Local Media Release
Yuma, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Sector found 10 illegal immigrants who had been ejected from a smuggling vehicle late Saturday night. Saturday, at approximately 9:45 p.m., an agent from the...
Monday, August 27, 2007 | Local Media Release
Yuma, Ariz. - An illegal immigrant smuggling more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana in a stolen truck and attempting to evade Border Patrol agents pursuing him rammed a Border patrol vehicle, injuring an agent Sunday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
Monday, August 27, 2007 | Local Media Release
Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that the Port of Balboa became the 52nd operational Container Security Initiative port to target and pre-screen maritime cargo containers destined for U.S. ports. CBP joined the U.S....
Monday, August 27, 2007 | Local Media Release
San Diego - U.S. Customs and Border Protection's San Diego sector has welcomed a new second-in-command as Richard A. Barlow takes over as Deputy Chief Patrol Agent for the San Diego Sector. A native San Diegan, Barlow joined the Border Patrol in...
Saturday, August 25, 2007 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Tucson, Ariz. sector arrested a pair of convicted sex offenders over the weekend. On Saturday, Border Patrol agents working out of the Nogales, Ariz. Border...
Friday, August 24, 2007 | Local Media Release
Yuma, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Sector seized 72 pounds of marijuana concealed in a vehicle's fuel tank a Border Patrol checkpoint today. About 1 p.m. agents conducting operations at the...
Friday, August 24, 2007 | Local Media Release
Eastport, Idaho - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the port of entry in Eastport, Idaho seized cocaine, marijuana and crystal methamphetamine from two Post Falls men who arrived 2 a.m. Thursday. The men, Brandon Alan Smith, 21...

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