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E.g., 2014-11-26
E.g., 2014-11-26
Friday, November 14, 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 encountered a 39-year-old Mexican national...
Friday, November 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
CINCINNATI, Ohio— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers conducting operations at the DHL express consignment facility discovered more $20,000 of marijuana concealed in a religious decorative statue Nov. 14. CBP officers conducting...
Friday, November 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. and Customs and Border Protection Director of Field Operations Randy Howe announce today that three individuals were arrested and charged in separate criminal complaints following a smuggling...
Friday, November 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Agents assigned to Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station seized 486 pounds of marijuana, valued at $252,600 on the morning of Nov. 12.  Agents patrolling near the Camp Grip area discovered nine abandoned, makeshift backpacks filled with...
Thursday, November 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested a Mexican man and a Douglas, Arizona woman Nov. 12, following an unsuccessful attempt to smuggle nearly 242 pounds of marijuana. Officers at the...
Thursday, November 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va., – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport seized more than two pounds of cocaine from a Guatemalan woman Friday that was concealed inside 20 bottles of...
Thursday, November 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Agents assigned to Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station seized 296 pounds of marijuana Nov. 5 valued at $148,000. Agents patrolling near Dateland discovered six abandoned backpacks filled with marijuana. The marijuana was processed per Yuma...
Thursday, November 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized 11 pounds of methamphetamine and 198 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents with a combined value of approximately $132,000. Yuma Station agents stopped a northbound vehicle Nov. 5 on Highway...
Thursday, November 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued two men during separate weekend incidents; one of whom used a Border Patrol rescue beacon. On Nov. 8, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from Nogales Station agents...
Thursday, November 13, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent arrested two illegal immigrants and seized $10,000 after stopping to assist a driver with his vehicle Nov. 6. While patrolling State Route 85 in the Ajo area, an agent noticed a vehicle slow down...
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...

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