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Tuesday, March 11, 2008 | Local Media Release
Memphis, Tenn. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Memphis International Airport cargo inspection facility seized $45,000 of undeclared currency concealed in a personal foot massager. On March 11, 2008, CBP officers performing pre-...
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 | Local Media Release
El Paso, Texas - A potentially hostile situation was brought under control yesterday by Border Patrol agents in Ysleta in cooperation with Mexican authorities, when it was discovered that a gun being wielded by a juvenile turned out to be a toy...
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 | Local Media Release
Yuma, Ariz. - A Border Patrol agent working near San Luis this morning seized 22 bundles of marijuana and a truck. About 6:30 a.m., the agent observed a white, Ford F-150 heading north on Avenue E away from the United States/Mexico International...
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 | Local Media Release
Andrade, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection will open the Andrade port of entry three hours early Monday through Saturday, starting March 17, 2008 through June 7, 2008, to accommodate the seasonal influx of agricultural workers from Mexico...
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 | Local Media Release
Yuma, Ariz. - Border Patrol agents and CBP pilots assigned to the Yuma sector assisted in rescuing seven distressed individuals from the Colorado River, late Monday evening. About 7:45 p.m., a Yuma Fire Department dispatcher contacted the Yuma...
Monday, March 10, 2008 | Local Media Release
Edinburg, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents intercepted more than 7,243 pounds of marijuana in three separate incidents over recent days. The contraband has a total estimated value close to $6 million. The first seizure occurred at the Falfurrias...
Friday, March 7, 2008 | Local Media Release
Calexico, Calif. - Frustrated criminals increasingly are using violence to intimidate U.S. Border Patrol enforcement efforts by brazenly attacking agents near Calexico, Calif. Yesterday afternoon at approximately 1 p.m., Border Patrol agents from...
Friday, March 7, 2008 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas - Border Patrol agents assigned to the Freer station seized 50.64 pounds of cocaine Thursday. Agents working at the checkpoint on Highway 59 conducted an immigration inspection on a Honda sedan. During the inspection a Border Patrol...
Thursday, March 6, 2008 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas - Oscar Maldonado officially became the Patrol Agent in Charge (PAIC) of the Freer Border Patrol Station during a ceremony held in Freer on Thursday morning. Laredo Border Patrol Sector Chief Patrol Agent Carlos X. Carrillo pinned a...
Thursday, March 6, 2008 | Local Media Release
Charleston, S.C. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Charleston, S.C., port of entry seized 1,239 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of approximately $1,412,460, concealed in a shipment of barium sulfate. On February 26, 2008...
Thursday, March 6, 2008 | Local Media Release
Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio, Texas sector recently seized more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana using different methods of enforcement including traffic checkpoints, roving patrol, and river patrol. The...
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. - A joint effort between CBP officers and Border Patrol agents resulted in a seizure of more than 50 pounds of cocaine and 2,100 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents during routine checkpoint operations. At approximately 10 a...
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. - Mexican border crossing card (or "laser visa") holders who plan to make an extended visit to the United States during the Easter holiday season are urged to apply for their I-94 early to avoid the expected lines and delays at the...
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 | Local Media Release
San Ysidro, Calif. - Due to the lack of parking facilities and impending construction projects, on April 1, 2008 the Port of San Ysidro will end a policy of allowing Mexican travelers to park their vehicles on port property when applying for I-94...
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 | Local Media Release
El Paso, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is announcing the appointment of El Paso native Ricardo "Rick" Lopez as the new Uniform Public Affairs Liaison Officer for the El Paso office of Field Operations. Chief Lopez assumed his new...
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 | Local Media Release
San Ysidro, Calif. - El 1 de abril de 2008 la garita de San Ysidro dará por terminada la política de permitir a viajeros mexicanos estacionar sus vehículos dentro de la garita, en el área de inspección secundaria, para solicitar permisos de...
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. - Border Patrol agents assigned to the Nogales Border Patrol Station seized 5,035 pounds of marijuana from an abandoned tractor trailer. On February 29, 2008 the Nogales Border Patrol Station was notified of an abandoned tractor and...
Monday, March 3, 2008 | Local Media Release
San Ysidro, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers apprehended a 59-year old fugitive with an outstanding felony warrant at the San Ysidro port of entry, CBP officials announced today. The man was wanted for dangerous drugs, according...
Monday, March 3, 2008 | Local Media Release
Yuma, Ariz. - Border Patrol agents assigned to Yuma Sector's remote "Camp Grip" apprehended nine subjects and six bundles of marijuana, late Friday morning. About 11 a.m., agents assigned to the Wellton Station apprehended one illegal alien near the...
Monday, March 3, 2008 | Local Media Release
Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning spring break trips to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean to make sure they have the proper documents. All travelers, including U.S. and Canadian citizens, are now...
Friday, February 29, 2008 | Local Media Release
San Luis, Ariz - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 42-year-old man Wednesday morning after discovering more than 247 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle he was driving. "The seizure reflects the abilities and the...
Friday, February 29, 2008 | Local Media Release
Yuma, Ariz. - Recruiters from the Border Patrol's Yuma, Ariz. sector will be conducting a local event to interact with those interested in a career protecting our nation's borders. Yuma recruiting personnel will hold a three-day recruiting event...
Friday, February 29, 2008 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson, Ariz. sector seized more than $6 million worth of marijuana during routine patrols this week. Four separate incidents were involved. Wednesday evening, agents assigned to the Ajo...
Friday, February 29, 2008 | Local Media Release
Philadelphia - U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists in Philadelphia located and identified a venomous spider and egg sack during a routine inspection of a shipping container in Philadelphia Wednesday. CBP agriculture...
Thursday, February 28, 2008 | Local Media Release
Calexico, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting border security inspections at the downtown Calexico port of entry arrested a Mexican citizen after he allegedly attempted to smuggle two Mexican females into the United...

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