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E.g., 2015-02-01
E.g., 2015-02-01
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,...
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
ESCOBARES, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized more than 680 pounds of marijuana Tuesday night. Marijuana seized by Rio Grande City agents The seizure occurred when Rio Grande City agents observed numerous...
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Lukeville arrested a male U.S. citizen for a felony warrant when he attempted to return to the U.S. from Puerto Penasco, Sonoita, Mexico. Cesar Lira-Gonzalez, 50, was arrested...
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
CHICAGO—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed Tuesday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at the Port of Chicago made a first-in-nation pest discovery when they intercepted Phyllotreta vittula...
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
SUMAS, Wash. — U.S. Customs & Border Protection officers assigned to the port of Sumas, WA, responded with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to save a 56-year-old Canadian man’s life yesterday. The Kamloops, BC, man and his wife arrived at the...
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of $1 million in four different incidents, in recent weeks. On Dec. 6 at approximately 2 p.m., agents from...
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol apprehensions totaled 486,651 nationwide in Fiscal Year 2014, an increase this year largely due to the increase in unaccompanied children and family units who turned themselves in to Border Patrol agents in South...
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Weslaco Station arrested a convicted murderer on Dec. 28, who was attempting to illegally enter the United States. The man, who is a Mexican national, was part of a group of seven illegal...
Monday, December 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Wednesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station arrested three illegal immigrants near the Imperial Sand Dunes suspected of smuggling approximately 138 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of more than $82,...
Monday, December 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Naco arrested two men Dec. 27 for attempting to exit the United States with more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition wrapped around their waist. CBP officers at the Port of Naco...
Monday, December 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales’ DeConcini crossing seized nearly 21 pounds of methamphetamine Dec. 28 worth an estimated $125,400. Rachel Christine Chadwell, a 28-year-old U.S. citizen, was arrested...
Monday, December 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a man during a physical, domestic-violence situation on Christmas day, and arrested four other criminals in separate incidents Dec 17- 23. On Dec. 25, the Tohono O’odham Police...
Monday, December 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz.—Agents from the Offices of Air and Marine and Border Patrol jointly rescued an injured man Tuesday near Sutherland Peak in the Coronado National Forest, approximately 10 miles south of Sierra Vista, Arizona.    OAM’s Tucson Air Branch...
Monday, December 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas - On December 26, 2014, at approximately 2:00 pm, Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station conducting line-watch duties, near Rio Grande City, Texas, came upon an abandoned water buffalo. Abandoned Water...
Monday, December 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
FALFURRIAS, Texas - On December 28, 2014, at approximately 7:15 am, a one vehicle roll-over accident involving children was reported to agents assigned at the Falfurrias (FLF) Border Patrol Checkpoint via radio by off duty agents traveling to work...
Thursday, December 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – On Wednesday, Dec. 24, at approximately 6:45 p.m. PST, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro Port of entry in San Diego, California, responded to and restrained a combative individual who was assaulting two CBP...
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected drug smuggler with 1.51 pounds of heroin strapped to his body. El Centro Sector agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint seize more than 1.5...
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—The U.S. Border Patrol had a change in command staff on December 14, 2014, when a new Chief Patrol Agent took over the helm of San Diego Sector. New Chief Patrol Agent for the San Diego Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol, Richard A. Barlow...
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – The Department of Homeland Security released national fiscal year 2014 enforcement data. The information DHS shared included the CBP Border Security Report for fiscal year 2014. In fiscal 2014, CBP seized 3.8 million pounds of...
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested Houston man Moyosore Kolawole Fashola, 50, at Washington Dulles International Airport Monday on an outstanding Texas felony arrest warrant for engaging in organized criminal...
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. – As a consumer during the holiday season, you want to know that the product you purchase is authentic. Every day, U. S. Customs and Border Protection is on the front lines preventing the entry of counterfeit merchandise into the...
Monday, December 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry over the weekend intercepted multiple immigration violations, including the arrests of four pedestrians attempting to fraudulently use U.S....
Monday, December 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding international travelers of several important things they can do to ensure a smooth and efficient processing experience upon their arrival in the United States this holiday season. For...

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