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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...
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 | Local Media Release
New York - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists are making sure that the bouquet of flowers you order for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day is free from insects, pests, and diseases that could harm the agricultural and...
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 | Local Media Release
Salineño, Texas - Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized over 700 pounds of cocaine yesterday. The value of the cocaine is over $23 million. The seizure occurred when Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande...
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 | Local Media Release
Raymond, Mont. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a military deserter at the port of entry on Saturday. Leon Anthony Soup, 43, was taken into custody by CBP officers after it was discovered that Soup was the subject of an NCIC...
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. - Border Patrol agents from the Tucson Sector arrested three illegal aliens that have criminal records with sex offenses. The arrests were made in separate incidents near the towns of Naco and Nogales, Ariz. On Feb. 1, 2008 at about 2:...
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 | Local Media Release
Yuma, Ariz. - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents recovered a stolen vehicle, seized 826 pounds of marijuana and arrested the driver, after he fled on foot Monday. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton Station were patrolling Highway 85 near...
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 | Local Media Release
Philadelphia - That box of chocolates for your Valentine's Day sweetheart was likely made from cocoa beans that U.S. Customs and Border Protection processed through the port of Philadelphia. Philadelphia processes more cocoa beans than any port of...
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. - Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wilcox Station rescued six illegal aliens yesterday morning from a moving vehicle on Interstate 10 after the driver and passenger fled the scene afoot. At approximately 7 a.m. yesterday, Border...
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 | Local Media Release
Laredo, Texas - Border Patrol Agent Jesus Humberto Aguilar was awarded the Purple Cross medal during a ceremony held here today. The Purple Cross is the Border Patrol's highest recognition for agents wounded in the line of duty. Laredo Sector...
Monday, February 11, 2008 | Local Media Release
Los Angeles - Valentine's Day is one of the biggest holidays in which flowers are in high demand and many are imported from around the world. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists inspect all cut flower shipments entering the...
Monday, February 11, 2008 | Local Media Release
Niland, Calif. - Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector apprehended a man Saturday who had an outstanding warrant for sexual offenses. About 7 pm, Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station encountered a man concealed in an open shipping...
Monday, February 11, 2008 | Local Media Release
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Cruz Bay St. John, USVI detained a 24-year-old male wanted for military desertion. The traveler was apprehended on Friday when attempting to enter the U.S. Virgin...
Friday, February 8, 2008 | Local Media Release
El Paso, Texas - Border Patrol agents arrested a juvenile yesterday after he illegally entered the United States near Ysleta, Texas and proceeded to wave a machete at agents, threatening to kill them. The 14-year-old male from Mexico was seen...
Thursday, February 7, 2008 | Local Media Release
Kingsville, Texas - Rio Grande Valley, Texas Border Patrol agents arrested an individual Monday wanted for questioning concerning a homicide in Virginia. The man has been turned over to the Kenedy County, Texas sheriff's department for extradition...
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 | Local Media Release
Miami - With Valentine's Day just around the corner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at U.S. ports of entry are busy making sure that flower imports are free from insects, pests and diseases that could harm the...
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 | Local Media Release
Mesa, Ariz. - Officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Arizona Air National Guard and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport announced today details of air traffic restrictions that will be implemented on Super Bowl Sunday over the...
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 | Local Media Release
Washington - U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement donated 10,000 pairs of shoes to Samaritan's Feet, a non-profit charity based in Charlotte, NC. Samaritan's Feet is a charity that seeks to cover the feet...
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 | Local Media Release
Mayaguez, P.R. - Customs and Border Protection officers yesterday arrested a fugitive attempting to enter through the Mayaguez Port in Puerto Rico. The passenger arrived onboard the Caribbean Ferry from the Dominican Republic when he was apprehended...
Monday, January 28, 2008 | Local Media Release
Washington - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today it had seized counterfeit or pirated merchandize worth approximately $200 million in domestic value for fiscal year (FY) 2007. This year's activities continue a significant...

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