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E.g., 2015-01-31
E.g., 2015-01-31
Friday, January 30, 2015 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. — Hundreds of rounds of ammunition headed for Mexico were seized Jan. 28 by Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Nogales. CBP officers conducting routine outbound operations at the Mariposa crossing referred...
Friday, January 30, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Commercial Facility seized more than $1.1 million in marijuana – 2,215 pounds – from a male Mexican national on Jan. 29 when he attempted to enter the United States. A...
Friday, January 30, 2015 | Local Media Release
Brownsville, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville port of entry intercepted an alleged load of liquid methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $81,967, hidden within...
Friday, January 30, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized three vehicles and more than 7,500 pounds of marijuana in multiple incidents during the past week. At approximately 6 p.m., Jan. 28, Ajo Station agents observed a black Chevrolet Tahoe in the...
Friday, January 30, 2015 | Local Media Release
MCALLEN, Texas  ̶̶  In order to enhance working relationships with area stakeholders, the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector hosted a meeting Thursday at the McAllen Station with local landowners and representatives from various partner agencies...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the relocation and expansion of a joint “Trusted Traveler” Enrollment Center (EC) in the Birch Bay Square business center, Blaine,...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – Tucson Sector’s Casa Grande Border Patrol Station is currently accepting applications for an upcoming Customs and Border Protection Citizen’s Academy, set to run Feb. 25 through April 8. Attendees will learn about daily...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a lost hunter after family members reported him missing. On Jan. 27, at approximately 8 p.m., the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from Douglas Station agents after...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to Wellton Station seized 341 pounds of marijuana on Jan. 28, worth an estimated $170,500, and arrested five suspects.  Wellton Station agents patrolling near Gila Bend approached a group of...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis, Arizona man Jan. 27 for attempting to smuggle 13.5 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States. CBP officers at the Port of San Luis located and seized more than...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national man and a Nogales, Arizona woman during separate attempts to smuggle methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales on Jan. 26. A narcotics detection canine assisted...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge discovered $195,840 worth of alleged cocaine within a Ford Taurus that arrived from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Bundles containing...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas –U.S. Border Patrol and Office of Air and Marine agents from the Rio Grande Valley saved the life of a man Monday night who was struggling to swim across the Rio Grande. Agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station were...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
PINE VALLEY, Calif.—Wednesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man at the I-8 Checkpoint with more than $400,000 of methamphetamine hidden inside the undercarriage of his SUV. Agents discovered 34 bundles of meth inside a hidden compartment...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Department of Homeland Security has released its national fiscal year 2014 enforcement data report.  Included in this report is the CBP Border Security Report.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees from the Buffalo...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized more than 135 pounds of cocaine with an estimated value of more than $4.3 million Tuesday morning. Cocaine discovered in duffel bags The cocaine was seized when...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents made 11 significant arrests since Dec. 29, 2014, including the arrest of one individual previously convicted of manslaughter. (Photos Available) In separate incidents on Dec. 29 and 30; and Jan. 21...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Local Media Release
HAGATNA, Guam—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Guam International Airport identified and apprehended two individuals wanted by local law enforcement authorities. CBP officers positively identified Tonya Bradley, a 35 year...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Border Patrol Sector agents assigned to Wellton Station seized 367 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $183,500, on Jan. 27.  Agents working near Ajo found eight abandoned backpacks in the desert.  The backpacks each held two...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Local Media Release
NEWARK, N.J. – U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Newark Liberty International Airport seized heroin found inside the sides of a suitcase. CBP at Newark Seizes Heroin Inside a Suitcase On January 15, Mr. Eduardo Acosta, a United...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Five carved pieces dating to the time of the indigenous people of the Greater Antilles islands, were found last week inside the luggage of a traveler by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations officers at the...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Border Patrol Sector agents assigned to Wellton Station, tracked and arrested a group of illegal aliens, and seized 225 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $112,500, on Jan. 26. Agents were tracking footprints in the desert...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Local Media Release
SAVANNAH, Ga.,— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations at the Port of Savannah, Ga., seized 1,320 Wel-Bilt Little Diggers, a child’s backhoe-like digger found in some sandy playgrounds, that were discovered to be coated...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Border Patrol Sector agents assigned to Wellton Station seized 664 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $332,000, in separate incidents over the past weekend. Agents patrolling near Gila Bend located six abandoned bundles...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry Monday discovered more than $1.3 million worth of cocaine and approximately $47,500 worth of methamphetamine concealed inside a BMW SUV. U.S....

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