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Wednesday, March 26, 2008 | Local Media Release
El Paso, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Port of El Paso will increase their level of service by adopting the expanded hours of service at the city's two Secure Electronic Network for Traveler Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) locations....
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 | Local Media Release
Buffalo, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested a citizen of Pakistan who presented a fraudulent United States Resident Alien Card yesterday. On March 24, 2008, CBP officers encountered 56-year-old Habib Rehman, as he applied for entry...
Monday, March 24, 2008 | Local Media Release
Blaine, Wash. - On Good Friday this past weekend, many Canadians traveled south through U.S. Customs and Border Protection ports of entry from British Columbia. The three-day Easter holiday weekend, warming sunshine, spring break for students and a...
Monday, March 24, 2008 | Local Media Release
Washington - Cooperation between U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the General Administration of China Customs to enhance global supply chain security took a step forward last week with the start of a pilot validation program in China. The...
Monday, March 24, 2008 | Local Media Release
Miami - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Miami International Airport intercepted an international fugitive on Tuesday, March 18, as he attempted to transit through the United States en route to his home in Canada. The fugitive was...
Monday, March 17, 2008 | Local Media Release
Niagara Falls, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection yesterday arrested a citizen of Mexico who made a false claim to U.S. citizenship at the Niagara Falls, N.Y. inspection station. This arrest was made possible by recent changes in procedures...
Friday, March 14, 2008 | Local Media Release
Edinburg, Texas - Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley sector arrested an individual Thursday wanted in Fort Worth, Texas for homicide. The arrest happened yesterday when agents assigned to the Falfurrias Border Patrol Station...
Thursday, March 13, 2008 | Local Media Release
Chicago - Recently, two representatives from Customs and Border Protection, Chicago Field Office were selected to give testimony regarding local television station, CAN TV, at a Chicago Cable Commission meeting in order to emphasize the importance...
Thursday, March 13, 2008 | Local Media Release
Houston - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers uncovered 4.8 kilos of cocaine hidden in the side frames of three suitcases yesterday. Franceya Johnson, 19, a U.S. citizen and resident of Baltimore, Maryland, was arrested and turned over to...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas - Border Patrol agents from the Laredo North Station seized more than 700 pounds of marijuana at a Texas checkpoint. On Tuesday, March 11, 2008, a Border Patrol canine alerted agents to the trailer of an 18-wheeler that came to the...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 | Local Media Release
Yuma, Ariz. - The Border Patrol Bike Unit will graduate its next class of bike agents this Friday. The Yuma Station's Bike Unit was established to augment agents patrolling the border near San Luis, Ariz. and Andrade, Calif. They assist in the...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 | Local Media Release
Yuma, Ariz. - Border Patrol agents and sheriff's deputies, working together as members of the Yuma County Sheriff's Office Gang Task Force arrested a "Sureno 13" gang member and also located a juvenile female reported as a runaway. About 8:45 p.m.,...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 | Local Media Release
San Diego, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Coast Guard rescued 15 foreign nationals off the coast of San Diego this morning, officials announced today. At about 8 a.m., CBP Air and Marine agents and Coast Guard personnel...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 | Local Media Release
Alamogordo, New Mexico - Border Patrol agents stationed in Alamogordo at a New Mexico highway traffic checkpoint seized more than a half-ton of marijuana Tuesday. The drugs were found in an after-market compartment inside a Ford van. Agents observed...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. - Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson sector area made arrests and drug seizures yesterday that provide evidence of greater operational control achieved through sound strategy. On March 11, 2008 at approximately 5 p.m., agents...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 | Local Media Release
San Ysidro, Calif. - Mexican border crossing card (or "laser visa") holders who plan to make an extended visit to the United States during the upcoming Easter holiday season are urged to obtain an essential document faster and more conveniently by...
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 | Local Media Release
Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio sector seized over 1,500 pounds of marijuana during the last few days. As agents continue to hold the line, their hard work and diligence has paid off with significant arrests and...
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...
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
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-...

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