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E.g., 2014-12-22
E.g., 2014-12-22
Monday, December 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
Officers located $50,000 worth of marijuana in a hidden compartment behind the gas tank. TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas made three weekend seizures of marijuana exceeding a combined 364...
Monday, December 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
CBP officers located $35,000 worth of meth within the floorboard of a Pontiac sedan. TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Yuma, Arizona man Dec. 6 for attempting to smuggle nearly 12 pounds of methamphetamine...
Monday, December 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Hidalgo and Pharr International Bridges seized more than $1 million in alleged cocaine, marijuana and unreported U.S. currency in three separate,...
Monday, December 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed today that two recent insect species that U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists in Philadelphia intercepted in maritime shipments were the first recorded...
Sunday, December 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
Bundles of marijuana siezed by Rio Grande City Border Patrol Agents FRONTON, Texas - Border Patrol agents assigned to Rio Grande City Station seized 652 pounds of marijuana on Dec. 7. Agents conducting line watch operations near were responding...
Friday, December 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. –Friday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected drug smuggler after discovering packages of methamphetamine hidden inside the bed of a pickup truck. The incident occurred at...
Friday, December 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
SPOKANE, Wash. – The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Spokane Sector area of operations.  For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of enforcement actions. 11/06/2014 – During...
Friday, December 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — Four Mexican nationals and a pair of U.S. citizens were apprehended in separate incidents Dec. 3 and 4 for attempting to smuggle more than $1 million in cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine into the United States via the Port of...
Friday, December 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
CBP officers removed more than 400 packages of marijuana from a smuggling vehicle, including these hidden within the spare tire TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas made three seizures of...
Friday, December 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station seizes 325 pounds of marijuana La Rosita, Texas - Agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station seized 325 pounds of marijuana worth $260,800 and a Mazda 6 on Dec. 5. Border Patrol agents were...
Friday, December 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two male Mexican sex offenders the morning of Dec. 3.  Casa Grande Station agents arrested one man previously convicted of deviated sexual assault, domestic violence and burglary. The other...
Friday, December 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector agents patrolling near Gila Bend arrested three men and seized 336 pounds of marijuana Thursday worth an estimated $168,000. Agents assigned to Wellton Station spotted the men walking north through the desert toward...
Friday, December 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM) agents, assigned to National Air Security Operations Center-Jacksonville, seized an aircraft at Naples Municipal Airport on Nov. 7. Aircraft seized at...
Thursday, December 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — A Mexican national and a Phoenix, Arizona resident were apprehended recently during separate smuggling attempts at the Port of Nogales involving more than 167 pounds of marijuana and more than 42 pounds of methamphetamine. CBP...
Thursday, December 4, 2014 | 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, December 2-3. Gerson Noe Fuentes Gonzalez, 37, citizen of El Salvador and U.S....
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 2,900 pounds of marijuana, 10 pounds of cocaine and almost 18 pounds of heroin in multiple seizures during the past week. A canine team, along with the Ajo Station’s All-terrain...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent encountered a missing juvenile during a vehicle stop early Saturday. While observing traffic near Sells, Arizona, an agent from the Three Points station stopped a Toyota Corolla to conduct an...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry made a marijuana seizure yesterday confiscating approximately 540.6 pounds of the drug. 540.6 pounds of marijuana sezied at the El Paso Port of Entry...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested three Douglas residents during separate smuggling attempts Dec. 2 involving nearly $299,000 worth of marijuana. CBP officers at the Port of Douglas...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — During two separate seizures yesterday near the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge, Yuma Sector agents seized a combined 527 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $265,000. Agents observed a group of individuals carrying square-shaped...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, WASH. - With the Christmas holiday fast approaching, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at U.S. ports of entry are busy making sure that imported Christmas trees are free from insects and pests that could harm...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — During two separate seizures yesterday near the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge, Yuma Sector agents seized a combined 527 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $265,000. Agents observed a group of individuals carrying square-shaped...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – On Monday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected female drug smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint after discovering fourteen hidden packages of drugs in an aftermarket...
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at El Paso area ports of entry made 12 drug busts during the Thanksgiving weekend. The activity included a heroin bust with a weight of 18.83 pounds, a two crystal methamphetamine...
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | Local Media Release
NASSAU, Bahamas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nassau Preclearance facility discovered $69,739 in undeclared U.S. currency inside a traveler’s carry-on and checked luggage.  The Royal Bahamas Police Force took custody of the...

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