Washington - Snake bites and turtle eggs, guns and ammo, narcotics by the ton and worth millions - all with just one thing in common - the consistent vigilance and commitment of the men and women serving in U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Highlights of this week's activity include:
September 15, 2010: CBP Intercepts Endangered Sea Turtle Eggs in Atlanta
September 14, 2010: Border Patrol in Texas Net Nearly $1.5 Million in Marijuana
September 13, 2010: Arizona Border Patrol Seizes 2 Tons of Marijuana in 24 Hours
September 13, 2010: CBP Officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge Seize $3 Million in Mexican Brown Heroin
September 13, 2010: CBP in CA, Seizes $254,000 in Drugs Hidden in Unusual Compartments
September 13, 2010: Border Patrol Agents Rescue Snake-Bite Victim in TX
September 13, 2010: CBP in Calexico Stopped Four Narcotic Smuggling Attempts Worth over $1.4 Million
September 13, 2010: U.S. Border Patrol Again Foils Canned Drug Smuggling Attempt - $192K Meth Stash from Sealed Vegetable Cans
September 10, 2010: CBP Outbound Operation at Pharr International Bridge Yields Results - 11 Assault Rifles, 113 Ammunition Magazines Seized, One Arrested
September 10, 2010: CBP Officers at Miami Airport Seize Quarter-Million Dollars Worth of Cocaine Concealed Within Flowers
September 09, 2010: CBP Aircraft in MI Spots More Than $200,000 in Marijuana
September 09, 2010: In AZ, Old-Fashioned Tracking Seizes a Ton of Marijuana
"CBP is responsible for verifying the integrity of every person or vehicle crossing our land borders, every passenger who lands in our airports or seaports, and every product that arrives on our shores," said CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin. "These examples speak to our vigilance and commitment to keeping our country and our communities safe."
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.