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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-11-24
E.g., 2014-11-24
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...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry intercepted an individual allegedly attempting to re-enter the U.S. after deportation.   “This was a great referral by our primary officer,” said Acting...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, N.M. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized 84 pounds of marijuana Saturday. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $67,200. “Smuggling...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry seized 40 pounds of alleged crystal methamphetamines (meth) in an enforcement action at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge. “The detection of this seizure can be...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 23-year-old male United States citizen from Mission, Texas who was wanted on sexual indecency charges by...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
ANZALDUAS, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Anzalduas International Bridge arrested a woman from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico in connection with a failed smuggling attempt of $442,000 worth of alleged...
Monday, October 27, 2014 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry delivered a one-two punch to narcotics smuggling efforts this weekend by seizing $2.5 million in cocaine, heroin in two separate enforcement actions. “These two...
Friday, October 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Eagle Pass detained a local man Thursday after discovering he was the subject of a warrant for sexual assault. “Our frontline CBP officers regularly work with local, state, and...
Friday, October 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS — 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 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of $1.1 million in five different incidents in recent weeks. On Oct. 21 at approximately 7 p.m., agents from...
Friday, October 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry made eight drug seizures yesterday. CBP officers confiscated approximately 661.40 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $529,120 and...
Friday, October 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry intercepted three U.S. citizens who allegedly attempted to smuggle undocumented persons in two separate incidents at the international bridges. “Securing our...
Friday, October 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents pursued a man on Wednesday who ran the San Clemente checkpoint on Interstate 5 in a car reported as stolen. The incident began at approximately 1 p.m., when the driver of a white 1999 Lexus was referred...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents were first on scene to prevent potential catastrophic events from occurring during multiple burning vehicle incidents during the past week. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Willcox Station...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLYTHE, Calif. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents found 10.44 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a vehicle during a search at an immigration checkpoint on Oct. 21. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Blythe Station seized more than ten pounds of...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East commercial facility Wednesday halted an attempt to smuggle 600 pounds of marijuana within a shipment of alfalfa. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Wednesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States. Border Patrol agents arrested a 29-year-old Mexican national as...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – Tuesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested four suspected drug smugglers riding in two passenger buses, and seized more than 8.6 pounds of methamphetamine combined in two separate...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
LEWISTON, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialists working at the Lewiston Bridge, in the past two weeks, have intercepted three significant pests including a first in port and one Federal Noxious Weed seed from entering the...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized just under a ton of marijuana which was discovered within a commercial shipment of produce. “Our frontline CBP...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station apprehended a convicted murderer recently.     On Oct. 17, agents from the Eagle Pass South Station, patrolling near Eagle Pass, encountered Francisco Rodriguez-...

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