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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-12-18
E.g., 2014-12-18
Thursday, November 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized 254 pounds of marijuana, valued at approximately $127,000, and arrested three subjects. Border Patrol agents in Wellton, Ariz. discovered five backpacks worth of marijuana when they made a stop...
Thursday, November 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested four Somerton, Ariz. residents over the past weekend in separate attempts to smuggle nearly 13 pounds of methamphetamine and nearly 42 pounds of cocaine into the United States...
Thursday, November 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican man and a Phoenix area man over the weekend during separate attempts to smuggle methamphetamine and cocaine through the Port of Nogales. CBP officers at the DeConcini...
Thursday, November 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested three male Douglas residents Nov. 8 following separate attempts to smuggle a combined $148,000 worth of marijuana. CBP officers assigned to the...
Thursday, November 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Officers in the US Virgin Islands identified on Tuesday a man with an outstanding warrant for “Driving while Intoxicated (DWI)” from Harris County Sheriff’...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – Tuesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a 62-year-old man, a previously deported aggravated felon, at the Highway 86 checkpoint. At approximately 3:30 p.m., the man approached the...
Wednesday, November 12, 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 40-year-old Mexican national as...
Monday, November 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man last Thursday who had more than a quarter million dollars of methamphetamine hidden in his car. Agents find 22 bundles of meth worth an estimated $274,500. At approximately 5 p.m.,...
Monday, November 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry assisted in the delivery of a healthy baby boy Saturday evening. The mother of the child, a resident of Presidio, was in...
Saturday, November 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
"A U.S. Border Patrol Agent assigned to the San Diego Sector Newton-Azrak Station in Murrieta, California, was involved in an off-duty shooting incident at 12:49 a.m. local time that resulted in the death of an individual. U.S. Customs and Border...
Friday, November 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry Wednesday discovered $51,300 in unreported U.S. currency concealed underneath the clothing of a man traveling to Mexico on foot. U.S. Customs and Border...
Friday, November 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Mariposa Cargo Facility at the Nogales Port of Entry seized nearly 6,000 pounds of marijuana found in a northbound shipment of optical fiber cables Nov. 5. CBP officers at...
Friday, November 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis, Arizona man Nov. 5 for attempting to smuggle nearly 22 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States. CBP officers at Port of San Luis located nearly 22 pounds of...
Friday, November 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. —A 24-year-old man is in custody and his vehicle confiscated following an attempt to smuggle nearly 23 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales on Nov. 5. CBP officers used an assist from a narcotics detection canine to...
Friday, November 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents arrested seven illegal immigrants between Oct. 23 and Nov. 1 wanted for or convicted of various serious crimes. Two subjects, both Mexican nationals, were previously convicted of homicide and voluntary...
Friday, November 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than $92,000 worth of marijuana dropped from an ultralight aircraft (ULA) early yesterday morning and arrested two suspects. At approximately 3 a.m., camera operators from the Douglas...
Friday, November 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested eight smugglers and seized 368 pounds of marijuana yesterday. Wellton Station agents patrolling near Gila Bend located the smugglers walking toward Interstate 8 with large bundle-shaped...
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this weekend into the United States to make sure they have their proper documents and to anticipate...
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
NEW ORLEANS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection today opened the doors to a new Global Entry Enrollment Center at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). MSY becomes CBP’s 84th Global Enrollment center. “Global Entry has proven to be...
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into Minnesota or North Dakota to anticipate heavy traffic during the observance of Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day in the United...
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Yuma, Arizona man Nov. 4 for attempting to smuggle nearly 20 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States. CBP officers at the Port of San Luis located a hidden compartment...
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — A Mexican national is in custody following a seizure of just more than 22 pounds of methamphetamine at the Port of Nogales on Nov. 4. CBP officers at the Port of Nogales located and seized more than 22 pounds of meth from a...
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry made six marijuana seizures Tuesday. CBP officers confiscated approximately 565.57 pounds of marijuana with an approximate street value of $452,456. “...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 33-year-old man over the weekend who had heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine hidden in his vehicle. At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, a man in a 2007 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck arrived...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN FRANCISCO—U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at San Francisco International Airport positively identified Richard Liu as the subject of a $1 million bond arrest warrant.  The 54-year old U.S. citizen was taken into custody on Monday...

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