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E.g., 2015-01-29
E.g., 2015-01-29
Monday, December 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a man during a physical, domestic-violence situation on Christmas day, and arrested four other criminals in separate incidents Dec 17- 23. On Dec. 25, the Tohono O’odham Police...
Monday, December 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz.—Agents from the Offices of Air and Marine and Border Patrol jointly rescued an injured man Tuesday near Sutherland Peak in the Coronado National Forest, approximately 10 miles south of Sierra Vista, Arizona.    OAM’s Tucson Air Branch...
Monday, December 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas - On December 26, 2014, at approximately 2:00 pm, Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station conducting line-watch duties, near Rio Grande City, Texas, came upon an abandoned water buffalo. Abandoned Water...
Monday, December 29, 2014 | Local Media Release
FALFURRIAS, Texas - On December 28, 2014, at approximately 7:15 am, a one vehicle roll-over accident involving children was reported to agents assigned at the Falfurrias (FLF) Border Patrol Checkpoint via radio by off duty agents traveling to work...
Monday, December 29, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces a reciprocal arrangement with Germany for each nation’s trusted traveler program—the U.S. Global Entry program and the German EasyPASS. Global Entry and EasyPASS allow expedited clearance for...
Thursday, December 25, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – On Wednesday, Dec. 24, at approximately 6:45 p.m. PST, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro Port of entry in San Diego, California, responded to and restrained a combative individual who was assaulting two CBP...
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected drug smuggler with 1.51 pounds of heroin strapped to his body. El Centro Sector agents at the Highway 86 checkpoint seize more than 1.5...
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—The U.S. Border Patrol had a change in command staff on December 14, 2014, when a new Chief Patrol Agent took over the helm of San Diego Sector. New Chief Patrol Agent for the San Diego Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol, Richard A. Barlow...
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | National Media Release
Santa Claus, a new Global Entry member, displays his membership card. WASHINGTON— Santa Claus is coming to town a little faster this year, thanks to his new Global Entry membership.  Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection program...
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – The Department of Homeland Security released national fiscal year 2014 enforcement data. The information DHS shared included the CBP Border Security Report for fiscal year 2014. In fiscal 2014, CBP seized 3.8 million pounds of...
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested Houston man Moyosore Kolawole Fashola, 50, at Washington Dulles International Airport Monday on an outstanding Texas felony arrest warrant for engaging in organized criminal...
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. – As a consumer during the holiday season, you want to know that the product you purchase is authentic. Every day, U. S. Customs and Border Protection is on the front lines preventing the entry of counterfeit merchandise into the...
Monday, December 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry over the weekend intercepted multiple immigration violations, including the arrests of four pedestrians attempting to fraudulently use U.S....
Monday, December 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding international travelers of several important things they can do to ensure a smooth and efficient processing experience upon their arrival in the United States this holiday season. For...
Monday, December 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – The Department of Homeland Security today released national fiscal year 2014 enforcement data. The information DHS shared included the CBP Border Security Report for fiscal year 2014. In fiscal 2014, CBP seized 3.8 million pounds of...
Monday, December 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
SEATTLE - Travelers originating in or transiting through British Columbia, Canada, before entering the United States should be aware that due to a confirmed outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), commonly known as bird flu, the United...
Monday, December 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. — United States Border Patrol agents within the El Centro Sector area of operations continue to demonstrate a high level of law enforcement achievements along the 70 linear miles of International Boundary shared with Mexico from...
Monday, December 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — United States Border Patrol agents of San Diego Sector have demonstrated significant law enforcement achievements along the sector’s 60 linear miles of border shared with Mexico and the 114 miles of coastal border during fiscal year 2014...
Monday, December 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – Wayne Christopher Morgan, 42, of Jamaica, was sentenced Friday to eight months incarceration, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for...
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
SOUTH TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agriculture specialists at eight South Texas ports of entry seized a significant amount of narcotics, currency, false documents, and uncovered numerous immigration and agricultural...
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), arrested a 32-year-old Canadian woman from Delta, British Columbia on December 17 for allegedly attempting to export cocaine. Robyn Courtney Bell, driving...
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
GREAT FALLS, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations want importers and the traveling public to know that mandarin or “Christmas” oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, and pomelo are banned from non-commercial...
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
TECATE, Calif. — Earlier this week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Tecate port of entry provided assistance to an elderly lady that found herself unknowingly in Mexico, and helped reunite her with her family. On December 16,...
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
Laredo, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Laredo Field Office bids adieu this week to Assistant Director, Field Operations Border Security Noel Sanchez at the conclusion of a 37-year federal career.   Assistant Director, Field Operations...
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
NASSAU, Bahamas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds travelers of the requirement to report currency amounts of $10,000 or more to CBP when traveling to or from the United States. Individuals are permitted to carry any amount of currency or...

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