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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-10-24
E.g., 2014-10-24
Monday, September 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
Imperial Valley, Calif., — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the local ports of entry over the weekend seized a total of about $1.1 million worth of cocaine and methamphetamine in four separate incidents. The first incident occurred at...
Monday, September 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
Salton City, Calif. – Saturday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested three suspected female drug smugglers and seized more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine in two separate incidents. The first incident,...
Monday, September 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas – The Import Specialist Enforcement Team (ISET) at U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Laredo Port of Entry seized a total of 18 commercial shipments of counterfeit rechargeable toys over the summer, for allegedly infringing on...
Monday, September 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
Anzalduas, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Anzalduas International Bridge discovered $1,556,000 worth of methamphetamine that was hidden within a Ford Sport Trac SUV driven by a man...
Monday, September 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents, assisted by the Office of Air and Marine’s Tucson Air Branch, rescued a Mexican national yesterday after receiving an emergency phone call for help near Sonoita, Arizona. At approximately 4 p.m....
Monday, September 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. – Three marijuana seizures in a single day by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station will prevent more than 2,269 pounds of marijuana, valued in excess of $1.1 million, from reaching American streets. Yesterday, Ajo...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Friday night, the San Antonio Police Department arrested an off-duty border patrol agent for assaulting a woman. Border patrol agents restrained the subject and notified the SAPD. The woman was taken to the hospital for...
Friday, September 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 5 checkpoint arrested a man Thursday night who had more than eight pounds of China White heroin hidden inside the battery of his car. At approximately 5 p.m., a 30-year-old...
Friday, September 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico West port of entry Wednesday apprehended a fugitive wanted for charges related to child pornography.  At about 4:30 a.m., September 17, Alfonso Hernandez-Gonzalez, a 56-...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – Thursday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a pair of suspected drug smugglers after discovering packages of methamphetamine hidden inside a luggage bag stored in a minivan. The...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – Federal authorities at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry intercepted a load of cocaine with a street value in excess of $700,000 Tuesday morning. “The Eagle Pass Enforcement Team is made up of U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station recently arrested a subject that has previously been deported, and is a convicted sex offender.     On Sept. 12, agents from the Eagle Pass Station encountered Edgar...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –On the heels of two significant hard narcotics seizures this weekend, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this week seized a sizable load of heroin hidden in a vehicle driven by a 71-year-old man....
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- US Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers and import specialists seized in late August two fraudulent iPhone 6 cell phones among other counterfeit phones and cell phone accessories, infringing the...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in partnership with a National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) Special Agent and a California Highway Patrol-Investigative Services Unit Investigator assigned to the Foreign Export and...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. —Two Mexican nationals and a U.S. citizen were apprehended in separate weekend incidents involving attempts to smuggle a combined 72-plus pounds of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine into the United States. U.S. Customs and Border...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station arrested two illegal immigrants near the Imperial Sand Dunes suspected of smuggling approximately 193 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of more than $115,900....
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A Border Patrol canine team helped Douglas Station agents confirm that a pickup truck they stopped yesterday in Douglas, Arizona, contained approximately 621 pounds of marijuana worth more than $310,000. Agents responding to...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A 33-year-old Yuma, Arizona man, was caught with a combined 30 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine during an unsuccessful smuggling attempt Friday at the Port of San Luis. After U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers selected...
Monday, September 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — Four Mexican nationals were apprehended in separate incidents late last week for attempting to smuggle a combined 98-plus pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States. CBP officers assigned to the DeConcini crossing...
Monday, September 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas — Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a woman from San Juan, Texas after discovering $335,000 worth of heroin and methamphetamine concealed within...
Monday, September 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas -- Late summer showers could not dampen the resolve of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this weekend as they shone brightly in terms of enforcement activity, seizing nearly $3 million in hard...
Monday, September 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – During the last two weeks, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested seven illegal immigrants convicted of various sex crimes and previously deported from the U.S. Three subjects from Mexico had convictions including rape,...
Monday, September 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the international mail facility at San Francisco International Airport discovered 8.9 pounds of opium while examining a package declared as soap. CBP offiers discovered 8.9...
Monday, September 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
Niagara Falls, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office Field Operations announce today, the arrest of a wanted felon at the Rainbow Bridge. On Sept. 14, CBP officers working at the Rainbow Bridge encountered 44-year-old Mohammed Ahmed, a...

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