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E.g., 2014-11-28
E.g., 2014-11-28
Friday, November 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than $92,000 worth of marijuana dropped from an ultralight aircraft (ULA) early yesterday morning and arrested two suspects. At approximately 3 a.m., camera operators from the Douglas...
Friday, November 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested eight smugglers and seized 368 pounds of marijuana yesterday. Wellton Station agents patrolling near Gila Bend located the smugglers walking toward Interstate 8 with large bundle-shaped...
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this weekend into the United States to make sure they have their proper documents and to anticipate...
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
NEW ORLEANS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection today opened the doors to a new Global Entry Enrollment Center at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). MSY becomes CBP’s 84th Global Enrollment center. “Global Entry has proven to be...
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into Minnesota or North Dakota to anticipate heavy traffic during the observance of Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day in the United...
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Yuma, Arizona man Nov. 4 for attempting to smuggle nearly 20 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States. CBP officers at the Port of San Luis located a hidden compartment...
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — A Mexican national is in custody following a seizure of just more than 22 pounds of methamphetamine at the Port of Nogales on Nov. 4. CBP officers at the Port of Nogales located and seized more than 22 pounds of meth from a...
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry made six marijuana seizures Tuesday. CBP officers confiscated approximately 565.57 pounds of marijuana with an approximate street value of $452,456. “...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 33-year-old man over the weekend who had heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine hidden in his vehicle. At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, a man in a 2007 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck arrived...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN FRANCISCO—U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at San Francisco International Airport positively identified Richard Liu as the subject of a $1 million bond arrest warrant.  The 54-year old U.S. citizen was taken into custody on Monday...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAVANNAH, Ga. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations at the Port of Savannah, Ga., seized 198 counterfeit Hermès Birkin handbags October 6. Had the goods been genuine Hermès Birkin handbags, CBP import specialists...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas  ̶̶  Border Patrol agents apprehended a convicted murderer at the Falfurrias Checkpoint and seized more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana in the western area of the Rio Grande Valley Sector on Nov. 3. The apprehension occurred when...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East commercial facility Saturday foiled an attempt to smuggle 7,338 pounds of marijuana concealed in a shipment of green onions. The incident occurred shortly after 4 p....
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Yuma, Arizona man Oct. 31 for attempting to smuggle more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States. CBP officers located and seized ten packages of meth within...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — More than 82 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine were seized during separate weekend smuggling attempts at the Port of Nogales.  CBP assigned to the Port of Nogales located meth concealed within the front and rear bumpers of a...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at the Champlain Port of Entry intercepted a federal noxious weed seed from crossing the border and potentially damaging  American agriculture.  Noxious Weed Seeds...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A 26-year-old Mexican man was arrested Nov. 1 for attempting to smuggle approximately 60 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Naco. CBP officers assigned to the Port of Naco, located a load of marijuana within a compartment in...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested a local woman and a Mexican man Nov. 1 following separate attempts to smuggling more than $250,000 worth of marijuana. Further search of a...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
WELLTON, Ariz. — U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station arrested nine individuals and seized 417 pounds of marijuana Monday. The nine subjects, all Mexican nationals in the U.S. illegally, were arrested near Gila Bend....
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
WELLTON, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested eight smugglers and seized just over 725 pounds of marijuana during weekend operations. Saturday, Wellton Station agents patrolling near Gila Bend encountered an abandoned pickup truck...
Monday, November 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. –Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested two men after failing to stop their vehicle while being referred to the secondary inspection area of the Highway 86 checkpoint. At approximately 1:30 a.m...
Monday, November 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested three men with active warrants during their attempt to pass through the Highway 86 checkpoint. The incident occurred on Sunday, at approximately 8 p.m...
Monday, November 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
LEWISTON, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at the Lewiston Bridge discovered live Khapra Beetle larvae, one of the world’s most destructive insect pests, inside a shipment of rain ponchos from China....
Monday, November 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
MIAMI—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered more than 178 pounds of cocaine during an enforcement boarding on Nov. 1. The street value of the narcotics is approximately $2,424,000. CBP officers, attached to the Anti-Terrorism...
Monday, November 3, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry welcomed the month of November with a narcotics seizure valued at more than $200,000 at the Lincoln-Juarez International Bridge.   “We are proud of our...

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