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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-11-28
E.g., 2014-11-28
Monday, November 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge had a productive weekend in detecting violators of immigration law as well as persons being sought for outstanding arrest...
Monday, November 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
Greenville, S.C. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine, announced it has received its 11th and final Lockheed Martin P-3 Airborne Early Warning (AEW) aircraft overhaul. The Service Life Extension Program provides new wings...
Monday, November 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents aboard a P-3 Orion aircraft assisted in the interdiction and seizure of more than 679 pounds of cocaine on Oct. 25. The estimated street value of the...
Friday, October 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — As the U.S.-Mexico border community prepares for the upcoming All Souls Day (Día de Los Muertos) holiday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are advising the traveling public that certain agricultural items used in holiday...
Friday, October 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station seized 624 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $312,000, during multiple operations this morning (Oct. 31). Agents apprehended two subjects headed north toward Tacna and...
Friday, October 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. –Thursday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected drug smuggler after discovering packages of methamphetamine hidden inside a backpack stored in the rear of the vehicle. The...
Friday, October 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol Agents seized 189.5 pounds of marijuana, nearly 25 pounds of heroin and almost 30 pounds of methamphetamine during separate incidents on Oct. 29. Agents responded to a group of individuals walking north toward...
Friday, October 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol Agents seized 189.5 pounds of marijuana, nearly 25 pounds of heroin and almost 30 pounds of methamphetamine during separate incidents Wednesday. Agents from the Blythe Station stopped and seized heorin and...
Friday, October 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents working with Office of Air and Marine air assets seized more than 5,600 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $2.8 million, and three vehicles in recent west desert smuggling attempts. Elements...
Friday, October 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents do more than chase down smugglers, criminals, and illegal immigrants attempting to slip past border security. Agents are often the first to respond to all sorts of emergencies, whether it involves...
Friday, October 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents do more than chase down smugglers, criminals, and illegal immigrants attempting to slip past border security. Agents are often the first to respond to all sorts of emergencies, whether it involves...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man late Wednesday afternoon who had more than eight pounds of heroin hidden inside his vehicle's car battery case. At approximately 4:30 p.m., a 26-year-old male Mexican national arrived at...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
Brownsville, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted two loads of alleged narcotics in 24 hours. CBP officers discovered the alleged drugs, carrying a combined street value of nearly $461,000...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEMING, New Mexico – U.S. Border Patrol Agents along with a helicopter from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Air and Marine (OAM), El Paso Air Branch/Deming Air Unit rescued a man who called 911 for help after illegally...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas –Halloween unfortunately will be a little less sweet for two toddlers after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry on Oct. 29 seized $1.5 million in alleged cocaine hidden in a vehicle driven by a...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson woman is in custody and her vehicle confiscated following an attempt to smuggle nearly five pounds of heroin through the Port of Nogales on Oct. 28. CBP officers at the DeConcini crossing alerted to and seized $66,000 worth...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a man from Palmview, Texas after discovering 46 packages of alleged marijuana concealed within the Nissan pickup truck he...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 19 checkpoint seized $165,000 worth of marijuana Saturday morning. When agents peeled back the bed of a smuggling vehicle, they located and seized packages of marijuana...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry made a 12.4 pound cocaine seizure Monday. The drugs have an approximate street value of $396,800. “This interdiction removes...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 1.3 pounds of crystal methamphetamine last week. The drugs were taped to the legs of a paraplegic man. “Smugglers...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Cargo Facility seized more than $2.3 million in marijuana – 4,661 pounds – from a male Mexican national Friday when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — A Mexican national is in custody following a seizure of nearly 26 pounds of methamphetamine at the Port of Nogales on Saturday. CBP officers assigned to the Port of Nogales locate and removed packages of methamphetamine from the...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Sunday for attempting to smuggle approximately 39 pounds of cocaine, valued at $411,000, through the Port of Naco. CBP officers from the Port of Naco seized 39...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested two Mexican nationals during separate weekend smuggling attempts of marijuana with a combined value of approximately $180,000. Total of 179...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized 1,447 pounds of marijuana, worth almost $724,000, and apprehended 24 individuals during four separate weekend incidents. Beginning Friday, agents on patrol near Wellton observed a group of...

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