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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-09-17
E.g., 2014-09-17
Friday, August 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - A Mexican national woman was arrested Tuesday for attempting to smuggle six pounds of heroin, valued in excess of $86,000, through the Port of Nogales. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing...
Friday, August 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. —A seizure of methamphetamine and cocaine at the Port of Nogales on Wednesday, resulted in more than 46 pounds of drugs being intercepted with a value of approximately $196,000. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the...
Friday, August 8, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN LUIS, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers caught a 31-year-old border resident with six pounds of methamphetamine worth nearly $18,000 during an alleged smuggling attempt Wednesday at the Port of San Luis. After CBP officers...
Thursday, August 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 24-year-old man yesterday who had more than 30 pounds of meth stuffed inside the body of his car. The U.S. citizen driver arrived at the San Clemente checkpoint at approximately 7:30 p.m. and...
Thursday, August 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va., – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Washington Dulles International Airport seized over one and a half pounds of cocaine from a Honduran woman Wednesday that was concealed inside caramelized sugar cane sweets. Cocaine...
Thursday, August 7, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested two fugitives Tuesday. Edwin Zolano Salazar, 24, of Alexandria, Va., arrived on a flight from El Salvador.  CBP officers determined...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. — Two males, one from Mexico and the other a United States citizen, were recently arrested in separate drug-smuggling attempts through Nogales Port of Entry. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. - A 60-year-old male Mexican national was arrested Thursday for attempting to smuggle nearly 11 pounds of methamphetamine, valued more than $32,000, through the Port of Nogales. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
DOUGLAS, Ariz. - Two female Mexican nationals were arrested in separate seizures this week for attempting to smuggle a combined 366 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers on Wednesday selected...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. —Two U.S. citizens and three Mexican nationals were apprehended in separate incidents during the weekend for attempting to smuggle a combined 107 pounds of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine  into the United States. U.S. Customs and...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
PINE VALLEY, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested an armed U.S. citizen yesterday at the Interstate 8 checkpoint. At approximately 7 p.m., a man, his wife, and their 19-year-old male passenger arrived at the Pine Valley checkpoint on...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry Tuesday apprehended a 31-year-old fugitive with an outstanding felony warrant for racketeering and drug charges, with bail set at $5 million. Shortly after 9:00...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— The United States signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement with Kenya today marking a significant milestone in collaboration on security and trade facilitation between the two countries. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
HOULTON, Maine— On Aug. 3, a U.S. Border Patrol agent from the Houlton Station, responded to a citizen’s report of a suspicious person walking near the international boundary between the United States and Canada in the Houlton area.  While...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
WILMINGTON, Del. – A U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologist confirmed Tuesday that U. S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Wilmington Marine Terminal discovered a new pest in the Wilmington area when they intercepted...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 8 checkpoint started the month with an event leading to two arrests: a prohibited possessor with a shotgun and the subject of an outstanding warrant. A 1995 Dodge Ram approached the...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE— U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the port of Baltimore discovered that a shipment of rice from Pakistan was infested with Khapra Beetle larvae on Wednesday.  The CBP agriculture specialists did not find any...
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | National Media Release
Washington - CBP's Office of Public Affairs is excited to announce the relaunch of Frontline magazine, the official publication of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on CBPnet and CBP.gov. Formerly a quarterly print magazine, Frontline is now an...
Monday, August 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry on Sunday arrested a San Diego man and woman after discovering about 1,620 pounds of marijuana concealed in the trailer they were towing. The...
Monday, August 4, 2014 | Local Media Release
BORREGO SPRINGS, Calif. – Sunday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents rescued five distressed illegal aliens who were lost in the desert without food or water while making an attempt to illegally enter the United States. The incident occurred at...
Friday, August 1, 2014 | Local Media Release
San Juan, Puerto Rico - A 59-year-old Australian citizen, resident of Tortola, is in custody in connection with controlled substance violation charges. The man was arrested yesterday as he attempted to enter the United States on a flight from...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this holiday weekend into the United States to plan ahead and to anticipate increased traffic volumes during the celebration of British...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
Pembina, N.D. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States during the upcoming Canada – “Civic Holiday Long Weekend” to make sure they have proper documents and to anticipate...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
Walhalla, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is advising the traveling public that all commercial and passenger vehicle traffic traveling through the Walhalla port of entry will be required to use an alternate route as North Dakota Highway 32...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry on Wednesday discovered a fugitive wanted by the Salinas Police Department in Calif., for the murder of a 14-year-old boy. At about 8:30 p.m., July 30, Angela...

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