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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-10-02
E.g., 2014-10-02
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 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced today his decision to delegate to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the authority to investigate its employees for alleged criminal misconduct.  As a result, CBP is converting...
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...
Friday, September 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Agents from the Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector seized nearly 19,400 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of more than $15.5 million, in a two-week span from Aug. 28 –Sept. 11. One of the largest marijuana busts...
Friday, September 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – A Border Patrol agent was involved in a two-vehicle collision, while on duty near Carrizo Springs early this morning, which resulted in the deaths of both drivers. U.S. Border Patrol Agent Tyler R. Robledo “I am deeply saddened...
Friday, September 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs area of operations recovered a stolen vehicle recently, prompting officials to warn the public of a vehicle theft trend among criminal organizations. Often vehicles stolen...
Friday, September 12, 2014 | Local Media Release
ATLANTA— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists working at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) recently intercepted the insect described as the world’s most destructive insect pest of grain products and...
Friday, September 12, 2014 | National Media Release
MARIETTA, Ga. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine received its 14th and final P-3 Orion outer wing from Lockheed Martin this week, as part of the Service Life Extension Program. The outer wing, delivered ahead of schedule...
Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - On September 11, at around 3:40 a.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the Freer Border Patrol Checkpoint encountered a tractor trailer at the primary inspection lane. While the immigration inspection was being conducted, a service...
Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — An arriving passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport had more than a laptop in her computer bag when encountered by U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers. Computer bag discovered containing 3.3 pounds of cocaine...
Thursday, September 11, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — In an important next step in advancing U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Trade Transformation efforts, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, R. Gil Kerlikowske announced selections for two key trade positions within...

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