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E.g., 2015-01-29
E.g., 2015-01-29
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – Tucson Sector’s Casa Grande Border Patrol Station is currently accepting applications for an upcoming Customs and Border Protection Citizen’s Academy, set to run Feb. 25 through April 8. Attendees will learn about daily...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a lost hunter after family members reported him missing. On Jan. 27, at approximately 8 p.m., the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from Douglas Station agents after...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to Wellton Station seized 341 pounds of marijuana on Jan. 28, worth an estimated $170,500, and arrested five suspects.  Wellton Station agents patrolling near Gila Bend approached a group of...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis, Arizona man Jan. 27 for attempting to smuggle 13.5 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States. CBP officers at the Port of San Luis located and seized more than...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national man and a Nogales, Arizona woman during separate attempts to smuggle methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales on Jan. 26. A narcotics detection canine assisted...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge discovered $195,840 worth of alleged cocaine within a Ford Taurus that arrived from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Bundles containing...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas –U.S. Border Patrol and Office of Air and Marine agents from the Rio Grande Valley saved the life of a man Monday night who was struggling to swim across the Rio Grande. Agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station were...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
PINE VALLEY, Calif.—Wednesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man at the I-8 Checkpoint with more than $400,000 of methamphetamine hidden inside the undercarriage of his SUV. Agents discovered 34 bundles of meth inside a hidden compartment...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Department of Homeland Security has released its national fiscal year 2014 enforcement data report.  Included in this report is the CBP Border Security Report.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees from the Buffalo...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized more than 135 pounds of cocaine with an estimated value of more than $4.3 million Tuesday morning. Cocaine discovered in duffel bags The cocaine was seized when...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents made 11 significant arrests since Dec. 29, 2014, including the arrest of one individual previously convicted of manslaughter. (Photos Available) In separate incidents on Dec. 29 and 30; and Jan. 21...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Local Media Release
HAGATNA, Guam—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Guam International Airport identified and apprehended two individuals wanted by local law enforcement authorities. CBP officers positively identified Tonya Bradley, a 35 year...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Border Patrol Sector agents assigned to Wellton Station seized 367 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $183,500, on Jan. 27.  Agents working near Ajo found eight abandoned backpacks in the desert.  The backpacks each held two...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Local Media Release
NEWARK, N.J. – U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Newark Liberty International Airport seized heroin found inside the sides of a suitcase. CBP at Newark Seizes Heroin Inside a Suitcase On January 15, Mr. Eduardo Acosta, a United...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Five carved pieces dating to the time of the indigenous people of the Greater Antilles islands, were found last week inside the luggage of a traveler by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations officers at the...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Border Patrol Sector agents assigned to Wellton Station, tracked and arrested a group of illegal aliens, and seized 225 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $112,500, on Jan. 26. Agents were tracking footprints in the desert...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Local Media Release
SAVANNAH, Ga.,— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations at the Port of Savannah, Ga., seized 1,320 Wel-Bilt Little Diggers, a child’s backhoe-like digger found in some sandy playgrounds, that were discovered to be coated...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Border Patrol Sector agents assigned to Wellton Station seized 664 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $332,000, in separate incidents over the past weekend. Agents patrolling near Gila Bend located six abandoned bundles...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry Monday discovered more than $1.3 million worth of cocaine and approximately $47,500 worth of methamphetamine concealed inside a BMW SUV. U.S....
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Local Media Release
WELLESLEY ISLAND, N.Y. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a female citizen of the Philippines who attempted to enter the U.S. Army installation at Fort Drum, N.Y., with a fraudulent Filipino passport.   On January 25, 2015, Border Patrol agents...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales seized nearly 117 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine during separate weekend smuggling attempts.   The largest seizure occurred Jan. 25 when CBP officers at the Mariposa...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis, Arizona woman and a Phoenix woman during separate weekend incidents involving attempts to smuggle a total of 44 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States. CBP...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender near the downtown area approximately one mile west of the Calexico port of entry. The 41-year-old man was...
Monday, January 26, 2015 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol Agents arrested Thursday two citizens of the Dominican Republic for attempting to re-enter the United States after prior removal.  Border Patrol Agents arrested two...
Monday, January 26, 2015 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested two fugitives in two days, January 24 - 25. Manuel Antonio Alonso Velasquez, 38, a Nicaraguan citizen...

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