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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. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents, with the assistance of CBP Air and Marine Operations Yuma Branch air interdiction agents and the Yuma Sector Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) team, rescued five...
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
Yuma, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Del Rio Border Patrol sector partnered with the U.S. Courts, Western District of Texas, establishing the first truly Electronic-Filing of criminal cases in U.S. District Court. Although some...
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...
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 | Local Media Release
Santa Teresa, N.M. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents seized more than 890 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents this week, including an interdiction effort involving a suspicious pickup truck traveling on Pete...
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 | Local Media Release
Otay Mesa, Calif. - A 28-year-old Mexican male was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers last week at the Otay Mesa, Calif. passenger port of entry after they discovered more than 152 pounds of cocaine hidden in the vehicle he used...
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
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
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
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...
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.,...
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...
Friday, August 24, 2007 | Local Media Release
Blaine, Wash.- Recently at the Peace Arch port of entry in Blaine, Wash., a Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialist intercepted a species of scales insect never seen in the United States that could have caused serious damage to American...
Friday, August 24, 2007 | Local Media Release
Washington - U.S. and Canadian officials announced this week that Nexus automated self-serve kiosks and enrollment centers are now operational at Calgary and Winnipeg International Airports. U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Canada Border...
Thursday, August 23, 2007 | Local Media Release
El Paso, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers performing anti-terror inspections at the Bridge of the Americas commercial cargo facility in El Paso, Texas seized 2,805 pounds of marijuana Saturday afternoon. The drugs were concealed...
Tuesday, August 21, 2007 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol Agents from the Tucson, Ariz. sector arrested 54 illegal aliens who were being smuggled in a motor home recreational vehicle Sunday. While performing routine patrol duties in...

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