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E.g., 2014-09-02
E.g., 2014-09-02
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
HOULTON, Maine— On Aug. 3, a U.S. Border Patrol agent from the Houlton Station, responded to a citizen’s report of a suspicious person walking near the international boundary between the United States and Canada in the Houlton area.  While...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
WILMINGTON, Del. – A U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologist confirmed Tuesday that U. S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Wilmington Marine Terminal discovered a new pest in the Wilmington area when they intercepted...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 8 checkpoint started the month with an event leading to two arrests: a prohibited possessor with a shotgun and the subject of an outstanding warrant. A 1995 Dodge Ram approached the...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE— U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the port of Baltimore discovered that a shipment of rice from Pakistan was infested with Khapra Beetle larvae on Wednesday.  The CBP agriculture specialists did not find any...
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | National Media Release
Washington - CBP's Office of Public Affairs is excited to announce the relaunch of Frontline magazine, the official publication of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on CBPnet and CBP.gov. Formerly a quarterly print magazine, Frontline is now an...
Monday, August 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry on Sunday arrested a San Diego man and woman after discovering about 1,620 pounds of marijuana concealed in the trailer they were towing. The...
Monday, August 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
BORREGO SPRINGS, Calif. – Sunday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents rescued five distressed illegal aliens who were lost in the desert without food or water while making an attempt to illegally enter the United States. The incident occurred at...
Friday, August 1, 2014 | Local Media Release
San Juan, Puerto Rico - A 59-year-old Australian citizen, resident of Tortola, is in custody in connection with controlled substance violation charges. The man was arrested yesterday as he attempted to enter the United States on a flight from...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this holiday weekend into the United States to plan ahead and to anticipate increased traffic volumes during the celebration of British...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
Pembina, N.D. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States during the upcoming Canada – “Civic Holiday Long Weekend” to make sure they have proper documents and to anticipate...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
Walhalla, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is advising the traveling public that all commercial and passenger vehicle traffic traveling through the Walhalla port of entry will be required to use an alternate route as North Dakota Highway 32...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry on Wednesday discovered a fugitive wanted by the Salinas Police Department in Calif., for the murder of a 14-year-old boy. At about 8:30 p.m., July 30, Angela...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
MADAWASKA, Maine— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials would like to proactively advise travelers of the possibility for increased traffic volumes associated with the 2014 World Acadian Congress (WAC) from Aug. 8 through Aug. 24, in...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
OCOTILLO WELLS, Calif. – Tuesday, El Centro Sector Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) team rescued a distressed illegal alien who was lost in the hot desert while making an attempt to illegally enter the United States. The incident occurred at...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a new customs declaration form—in print and online—that expands the definition of family members for arriving travelers as, "members of a family residing in the same household who are related by...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested two fugitives at Washington Dulles International Airport Friday, one wanted in Virginia on multiple charges of credit card fraud, and one in Maryland on a traffic offense. Is...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – As part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s mission to safeguard the nation’s borders, CBP is offering the following guidance on how to expedite border crossings for travelers returning through Buffalo’s ports of entry. Prepare...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMIESON, N.Y. — Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces that the Jamieson Line will permanently close on August 21, 2014. The announcement, which was published in the Federal Register Notice on July 22, is part of CBP’s continuing...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. —Often times a smuggler will try various concealment methods simultaneously; U. S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport recently made that discovery. On July 13, Ms. Taneshia Walker, a citizen...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers at a John F. Kennedy International Airport cargo facility seized 2,105 counterfeit $100 bills during a two-day period. On July 15, 2014, CBP officers examined an express consignment...
Monday, July 28, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAINT CROIX, US Virgin Islands - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Officers in the US Virgin Islands identified last Saturday a man with an outstanding warrant for Probation Violation from the Parole and Pardon Board in...
Friday, July 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, together with officials from the cities of Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico are teaming up to improve existing signage and to post new signage advising the traveling public of...
Friday, July 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist confirmed Thursday that U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists at Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall International...
Friday, July 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — A traveler had more than a laptop in her computer bag when she arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.  Fortunately U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers were ‘on-line’ to firewall her plans. On July...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. –Two individuals were apprehended in separate incidents this week for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine and heroin with a combined value estimated at $235,000. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the DeConcini crossing...

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