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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...
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
CINCINNATI— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) participated in inspection operations that led to the recent arrest of two international criminals. CBP officers working express consignment operations in Cincinnati seized five pounds of heroin...
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents aboard a P-3 Orion aircraft assisted in the interdiction and seizure of more than $12.5 million in cocaine on Dec. 12. Suspicious panga boat in waters south...
Friday, December 19, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – Thursday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States. Border Patrol agents arrested a 43-year-old Mexican national at...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly 1,800 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents Dec. 17. worth an estimated $899,000. Wellton Station agents noticed a suspicious utility truck traveling through Dome Valley along a route...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. — Casa Grande Border Patrol agents located a stolen truck Wednesday evening Dec.17, abandoned near Red Rock, Arizona. The truck, reported stolen out of Phoenix, was loaded with 1,897 pounds of marijuana worth $948,500. Wednesday’s...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—As millions around the world travel to be with family and friends this holiday season, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers of several important things they can do to ensure a smooth and efficient processing...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested seven criminal aliens during the last two weeks previously convicted of serious crimes or affiliated with the violent MS-13 gang. On Dec. 6, Douglas Station agents arrested two individuals...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – On Dec. 6, a Border Patrol agent assigned to the Ajo Border Patrol Station was assaulted near Gu Vo, Arizona. The agent was responding to a call in the area when the assault took place. The agent suffered lacerations to the face and...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — In two separate seizures, yesterday, Yuma Sector agents seized a combined 673 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $336,500. Agents assigned to Yuma Station observed four subjects, each pulling what appeared to be a two-wheeled, hand cart...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Agents patrolling remote areas near the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge recently seized approximately 545 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents worth an estimated $272,500. Following the arrest of a group of illegal aliens found...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized approximately 359 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $179,500, in separate incidents Tuesday. Agents tracking suspected smugglers near Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge, with assistance from an...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – La Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) en Arizona invita al público a participar en la primera academia de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza en español.  La academia empezará el 27 de enero y durará...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Sonoita Station Border Patrol agents seized two vehicles, over 700 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $360,000 and arrested three suspected marijuana smugglers on Monday morning.     Tucson Sector agents assigned to the Sonoita...

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