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Media Releases

E.g., 2015-01-30
E.g., 2015-01-30
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...
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa and San Ysidro ports of entry over the weekend stopped five women attempting to walk across the border with packages of narcotics inserted inside their bodies; four with heroin...
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – Monday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected drug smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint after discovering an aftermarket compartment inside the intake manifold containing...
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 | Local Media Release
LA JOYA, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents confiscated almost 400 pounds of marijuana early Tuesday morning. McAllen Station agents seize 400 pounds of marijuana The seizure occurred when agents assigned to the McAllen Station...
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 | Local Media Release
ROUSES POINT, N.Y. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers from the Champlain Port of Entry working at the Rouses Point Amtrak station seized more than $24,000 in unreported U.S. currency, Jan. 4.  “A person can travel with any amount of...
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 | Local Media Release
MASSENA, N.Y.– On September 15, 2014, CBP’s Buffalo Field Office appointed Chief CBP Officer Raymond Purser as Tribal Liaison Officer for the Massena Port of Entry. Chief Purser began his career with the U.S. Customs Service as an Inspector in 2000...
Monday, January 5, 2015 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. - Within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, we strive to help the community in many ways. During the holiday season, there are many people who enjoy a happy and warm time with friends and family. Others in our communities are less...
Monday, January 5, 2015 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the El Paso port of entry seized 85.9 pounds of methamphetamine Sunday. The estimated street value of the seized...
Monday, January 5, 2015 | Local Media Release
CURLEW, Wash. –U.S. Border Patrol agents assisted local law enforcement in a successful search and rescue effort for a missing person yesterday. At approximately 7:20 p.m. the Ferry County Sheriff’s Office contacted Spokane Sector Border Patrol...
Monday, January 5, 2015 | Local Media Release
RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – Multiple seizures netted Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents marijuana valued at more than $1.3 million and several arrests in the first weekend of 2015. More than 800 pounds of marijuana abandoned by smugglers...
Monday, January 5, 2015 | Local Media Release
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Champlain Port of Entry arrested two individuals over the holidays after attempting entry into the U.S. as passport imposters. “An individual is considered an imposter when...
Friday, January 2, 2015 | Local Media Release
ESCOBARES, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized more than 630 pounds of marijuana Friday morning. Rio Grande City Station Border Patrol Agents were patrolling near Escobares, Texas when they observed a...
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
Laredo, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Laredo Field Office says farewell this week to a senior manager who has served with a variety of federal agencies and finishes her career with 37 years of federal service.   Assistant Director,...

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