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Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas - Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North station rescued 10 illegal aliens from a smuggling attempt Tuesday. Agents working at the checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 north of Laredo conducted a routine immigration...
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | Local Media Release
Lewiston, NY - U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the arrest of a citizen of Mexico for making a false claim of U.S. citizenship. Yesterday, CBP officers encountered a female claiming to be Melisa Cedeno (DOB: 10/08/1978) as she applied...
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Branch in Laredo participated in the 10th annual Washington's Birthday Celebration Association Stars and Stripes Air Show last week. The CBP armed forces aviation branch enjoyed...
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 | Local Media Release
El Paso, Texas - This evening, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting anti-terror inspections at the El Paso port of entry intercepted 457 pounds of marijuana in two separate seizures. The significance of the seizures was the...
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 | Local Media Release
Champlain, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the apprehension of a missing Canadian citizen who escaped from a mental institute. Today, CBP officers encountered a 27-year-old Canadian citizen from Quebec (name withheld for...
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 | Local Media Release
El Paso, Texas - On Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the El Paso port of entry intercepted a vehicle containing $1,858,085. The money was concealed in the door panels and the rear cargo door of a 1992 Ford...
Monday, February 25, 2008 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. - Border Patrol agents from the Tucson sector seized nearly a ton of marijuana during routine weekend patrols. On Sunday evening, agents assigned to the Casa Grande Station spotted horse tracks on the Tohono O'odham Reservation near...
Monday, February 25, 2008 | Local Media Release
San Ysidro, Calif. - A 24-year-old San Diego woman registered to participate in the SENTRI program was arrested Saturday evening by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the San Ysidro port of entry after they found two undocumented...
Friday, February 22, 2008 | Local Media Release
Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Assistant Commissioner for the Office of International Trade Dan Baldwin and Director-General Robert Verrue, European Commission Tax and Customs Directorate, today announced the results of Operation...
Thursday, February 21, 2008 | Local Media Release
El Paso, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at ports of entry in El Paso and Fabens were busy stopping numerous drug loads while performing anti-terror inspections Wednesday. Area CBP officers seized 833 pounds of...
Thursday, February 21, 2008 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas - Border Patrol agents assigned to the Freer, Texas station apprehended a member of a Central American gang on Wednesday. Agents arrested the 18-year-old Mexican man at a store in San Diego, Texas. Tattoos on his body indicated that he...
Thursday, February 21, 2008 | Local Media Release
Buffalo, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the arrest of a United States citizen who attempted to smuggle $29,100 into the United States. On February 20, CBP officers encountered Melinda Diaz, a 32-year-old U.S. citizen from East...
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 | Local Media Release
Indio, Calif. - Last night, Indio Border Patrol agents working the California Highway 111 Checkpoint seized over two tons of marijuana with an estimated value of $3,215,920.00. At approximately 10 p.m., Border Patrol agents encountered a Kenworth...
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 | Local Media Release
Mayaguez, PR - On Thursday, Customs and Border Protection officers detected narcotics hidden in a vehicle arriving from the Dominican Republic on board the M/V Caribbean Express. The 38-year-old man presented a 1992 Chevrolet Blazer for inspection...
Monday, February 18, 2008 | Local Media Release
Yuma, Ariz. - Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma sector's Wellton Station saved a man's life after he suffered a heart attack early Saturday morning. About 6 a.m., a man traveling by the checkpoint on Interstate 8 pulled over to request...
Monday, February 18, 2008 | Local Media Release
Niagara Falls, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the arrest of a United States citizen wanted for mail fraud in Minnesota. Earlier today, CBP officers received notification from Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) that...
Monday, February 18, 2008 | Local Media Release
San Ysidro -- A 44-year old Encino man wanted by Pasadena police on a $1 million bail arrest warrant for homicide was apprehended Sunday afternoon by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the busy San Ysidro port of entry, officials...
Saturday, February 16, 2008 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers at the Laredo Port of Entry detained a woman wanted on a Mississippi parole violation and turned her two children over to Texas Department of Family and Protective Services officials...
Friday, February 15, 2008 | Local Media Release
Eagle Pass, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Eagle Pass port of entry detained multiple fugitives, seized a significant marijuana load and uncovered various immigration violations during a busy week of enforcement...
Friday, February 15, 2008 | Local Media Release
Washington -U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in cooperation with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has begun processing the first 5-year renewals for the U.S./Canada FAST Commercial Driver program. As of Feb. 4, 2008, CBP and CBSA...
Friday, February 15, 2008 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas - Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North station rescued a total of 97 illegal aliens from seven human smuggling attempts Thursday. Agents working at the checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 north of Laredo found illegal...
Friday, February 15, 2008 | Local Media Release
Washington - Beginning April 1, 2008, applicants for the southern border Free and Secure Trade, or FAST, Commercial Driver Program will be permitted to enroll online at the CBP website. This enhancement is limited to new southern border (U.S./Mexico...
Friday, February 15, 2008 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas -U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo port of entry discovered 21 pounds of cocaine valued at $672,000 on four body carriers and five pounds of crystal methamphetamine valued at $75,000 on another body...
Thursday, February 14, 2008 | Local Media Release
Falfurrias, Texas - Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seized over four million dollars in marijuana at the Falfurrias checkpoint. The driver was arrested. The seizure occurred Tuesday, when Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias...
Thursday, February 14, 2008 | Local Media Release
Ogdensburg, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the arrest of a United States citizen wanted by military police on charges of rape and desertion. Yesterday, CBP officers received notification from Canada Border Services Agency...

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