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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-12-27
E.g., 2014-12-27
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...
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station found 242 pounds of abandoned marijuana, worth $121,000, while patrolling near Gila Bend Tuesday morning. The marijuana was processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.
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. Monday, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Border Patrol agents encountered a bus...
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. Following the departure of Chief Patrol Agent Paul A. Beeson, who was promoted to Commander...
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | National Media Release
Santa Claus, a new Global Entry member, displays his membership card. WASHINGTON— Santa Claus is coming to town a little faster this year, thanks to his new Global Entry membership.  Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection program...
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...
Monday, December 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – The Department of Homeland Security today 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...
Monday, December 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
SEATTLE - Travelers originating in or transiting through British Columbia, Canada, before entering the United States should be aware that due to a confirmed outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), commonly known as bird flu, the United...
Monday, December 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. — United States Border Patrol agents within the El Centro Sector area of operations continue to demonstrate a high level of law enforcement achievements along the 70 linear miles of International Boundary shared with Mexico from...
Monday, December 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — United States Border Patrol agents of San Diego Sector have demonstrated significant law enforcement achievements along the sector’s 60 linear miles of border shared with Mexico and the 114 miles of coastal border during fiscal year 2014...
Monday, December 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – Wayne Christopher Morgan, 42, of Jamaica, was sentenced Friday to eight months incarceration, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for...
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), arrested a 32-year-old Canadian woman from Delta, British Columbia on December 17 for allegedly attempting to export cocaine. Robyn Courtney Bell, driving...
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
GREAT FALLS, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations want importers and the traveling public to know that mandarin or “Christmas” oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, and pomelo are banned from non-commercial...
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
TECATE, Calif. — Earlier this week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Tecate port of entry provided assistance to an elderly lady that found herself unknowingly in Mexico, and helped reunite her with her family. On December 16,...
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
Laredo, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Laredo Field Office bids adieu this week to Assistant Director, Field Operations Border Security Noel Sanchez at the conclusion of a 37-year federal career.   Assistant Director, Field Operations...
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
NASSAU, Bahamas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds travelers of the requirement to report currency amounts of $10,000 or more to CBP when traveling to or from the United States. Individuals are permitted to carry any amount of currency or...
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
CINCINNATI— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) participated in inspection operations that led to the recent arrest of two international criminals. CBP officers working express consignment operations in Cincinnati seized five pounds of heroin...
Friday, December 19, 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 $12.5 million in cocaine on Dec. 12. Suspicious panga boat in waters south...
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Thursday, 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 43-year-old Mexican national at...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly 1,800 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents Dec. 17. worth an estimated $899,000. Wellton Station agents noticed a suspicious utility truck traveling through Dome Valley along a route...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — Casa Grande Border Patrol agents located a stolen truck Wednesday evening Dec.17, abandoned near Red Rock, Arizona. The truck, reported stolen out of Phoenix, was loaded with 1,897 pounds of marijuana worth $948,500. Wednesday’s...

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