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Media Releases

E.g., 2014-07-23
E.g., 2014-07-23
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East commercial facility Friday halted an attempt to smuggle 680 pounds of marijuana within a shipment of broccoli. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
JACKMAN, Maine— Last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Jackman port of entry, along with Border Patrol agents from the Jackman Station, arrested two residents of Canada after husband tries to smuggle his wife across the U.S.-...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
MIAMI— On July 16, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine and the U.S. Coast Guard interdicted a twin engine ‘go-fast’ boat with 34 Cuban migrants, as the vessel entered U.S. waters south of Marquesas Key West. The covert...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Local Media Release
BOSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection  and Massport at Logan International Airport announce the introduction of Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks in Terminal E to help speed travelers through the arrivals process. “This technology,...
Monday, July 21, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station apprehended a dangerous sex offender early this morning in a populated area in Calexico. The incident occurred east of the Calexico West Port of Entry, at approximately 4...
Friday, July 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are advising travelers that due to new regulations, the painkiller Tramadol (Ultram, Ultracet, ConZip) will soon be prohibited from entry if purchased in Mexico without a valid U...
Friday, July 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
DETROIT- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Ambassador Bridge arrested a Canadian man for violation of immigration law.  The Canadian citizen attempted to enter the United States as an imposter to the documents he presented. On...
Friday, July 18, 2014 | Local Media Release
DETROIT- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Ambassador Bridge arrested a Canadian citizen and trusted traveler participant (NEXUS), Monday who was wanted by the Dearborn Police Department for sexual assault.   Sarmad Shrouzeh...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 5 checkpoint recently intercepted two drug smuggling attempts and confiscated 447 pounds of marijuana. On July 14 at approximately 7 a.m., agents referred a 27-year-old U.S. male for...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – On Monday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler with 9.6 pounds combined weight of methamphetamine and heroin concealed within the engine manifold of the...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a U.S. citizen Monday who was wanted by the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia for assault. Jeremia Gibson...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — One of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) border enforcement priorities is to intercept agriculture products that pose potential threats to America’s agriculture industries. The usual interceptions consist of prohibited meats...
Monday, July 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
St. CROIX, US Virgin Islands - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Officers arrested a female with outstanding warrant for check forgery by Virgin Islands authorities.  Jazmin Rivera, 26, a citizen of the United States and...
Monday, July 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – On Saturday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler with bundles of cocaine hidden within the manifold of the vehicle. The incident occurred at approximately...
Monday, July 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES—U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) inspected an air cargo shipment declared as 67 live snails.  Accompanying paperwork described them as Achatina Fulica for human...
Monday, July 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. –Sunday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents stopped a man from hanging himself on the border fence. The incident occurred at approximately 7:05 p.m., near 1st Street in Calexico, when a Border Patrol agent observed a man climb...
Monday, July 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Pharr and Hidalgo International Bridges arrested two females in connection with two separate, unrelated failed smuggling attempts involving a total of $2,155,000 worth of alleged...
Monday, July 14, 2014 | Local Media Release
DERBY LINE, Vt.—  On July 15, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Vermont will expand the programs and hours offered at the Trusted Traveler Enrollment Center located at Interstate 91, Derby Line, Vt., 05830. The CBP center will offer...
Friday, July 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Determination, alertness and skill exhibited by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this week showed that no nut is too hard to crack as they discovered a load exceeding five tons of alleged...
Friday, July 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
Point Roberts, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces a modification to the NEXUS program at the Point Roberts, Washington, port of entry.  Effective today, July 11, the dedicated NEXUS-only southbound lane will operate between 9...
Friday, July 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
FALLBROOK, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 37-year-old Mexican national Tuesday who was driving north with hard narcotics hidden inside his car. The incident occurred at approximately 2 p.m., when agents patrolling Interstate 15...
Friday, July 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
SAN LUIS, Ariz. — Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists assigned to the Port of San Luis seized two live parrots and a grocery bag of fresh mangos (with seeds) during an agriculture inspection July 1. CBP agriculturists cut open a...
Friday, July 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is expanding the hours of operation of their newest Enrollment Center at the Tucson International Airport. Beginning Saturday, July 12th, the center will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for...
Friday, July 11, 2014 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — As the nation’s border security agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is charged with knowing precisely who is arriving and departing the United States. Sometimes, CBP officers encounter fugitives wanted for a variety of...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that Joseph Misenhelter, formerly the Assistant Port Director, Passenger Operations, San Ysidro Port of Entry, has entered on duty as Port Director for Laredo Port of Entry....

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