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Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.
Thursday, April 9, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan today announced the agency’s operational update for March 2020, which included CBP’s actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 across borders and the facilitation...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents stranded overseas due to the coronavirus pandemic continue to trickle home to be with family, and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Washington Dulles International Airport...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – It might have been April 1st, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Washington Dulles International Airport weren’t fooled. Just two weeks after seizing 147 pounds of Nigerian khat, CBP officers seized more than a...
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reminds the public that travel restrictions remain in place as the Easter holiday approaches. Historically the Easter holiday is one of the busiest at the Arizona ports of entry.  CBP officers...
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | Local Media Release
DETROIT - U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Detroit Field Office reminds all travelers that land border crossings are closed to all non-essential travelers. All essential travelers along with returning U.S. citizens, lawful permanent...
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the World Trade Bridge seized marijuana with a street value of $652,000 that was found in a commercial shipment.“Officers at the Laredo Port of...
Monday, April 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
CAMPO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man and a woman this past weekend who had more than 129 pounds of methamphetamine inside their vehicles in two separate events.The first incident occurred on Friday, April 3, at approximately 12 p...
Monday, April 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A pair of local hikers lost near Parker Canyon Lake were found by U.S. Border Patrol agents Saturday afternoon, after concerned loved ones reported the pair missing.Tucson Sector agents assigned to the Sonoita Station received a call...
Monday, April 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo South Station rendered aid to a stabbing victim in south Laredo.Late in the evening hours of April 5, agents encountered a male subject running across U.S. Highway 83 near a rest area close...
Monday, April 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
MEMPHIS—Officers assigned to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Area Port of Memphis seized 16 live succulent plants hidden inside teddy bears at an express consignment facility.CBP officers in Memphis seized 16succulent plants hidden inside...
Monday, April 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents intercepted a large human smuggling attempt at the Border Patrol checkpoint, north of Laredo.The incident occurred during the early morning hours of April 5, when a white tractor hauling a white trailer...
Monday, April 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling narcotics Saturday afternoon.The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m., when a 57-year-old man...
Monday, April 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
PITTSBURGH – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently seized a shipment of 645 designer brand name charms in Pittsburgh that shipped from Hong Kong and was destined to an address in Pittsburgh. If authentic, the charms would have had a...
Monday, April 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seize more than 550 pounds of marijuana, intercept human smuggling attempts, and disrupt a stash house operation over the weekend. This morning, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias checkpoint...
Sunday, April 5, 2020 | Local Media Release
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. – Based on the President’s determination, as part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) continued effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 via travel across our borders. We are assisting Health and Human Services in...
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
BOSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will temporarily reduce operating hours at certain ports of entry effective Monday, April 6.On March 21, the United States and Canada jointly enacted restrictions on all non-essential travel across...
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered and seized 42 pounds of cocaine aboard a coastal freighter on the Miami River. The drugs were concealed behind the interior walls of one of the vessel’s cabins. The freighter, M/V...
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. ― Due to a significant reduction in privately owned vehicle and pedestrian traffic along our northern border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will temporarily reduce the hours of operation at two ports of entry in Washington...
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas– Oficina de Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO) de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) en la Oficina Regional de Laredo, de acuerdo con el Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT) y los propietarios de puentes...
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
PORTHILL, Idaho ― Due to a significant reduction in privately owned vehicle and pedestrian traffic along our northern border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will temporarily reduce the hours of operation at the Port of Porthill, Idaho,...
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D. ― Due to a significant reduction in privately owned vehicle and pedestrian traffic along our northern border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will temporarily reduce the hours of operation at several ports of entry in North...
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas– U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Laredo Field Office, in agreement with Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT) and bridge owners advise that they will be modifying the hours of...
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Bridge of the Americas international crossing in El Paso, Texas seized a large quantity of methamphetamine Thursday afternoon. The seizure was made just before 2 p.m. when a...
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
SWEETGRASS, Mont. ― Due to a significant reduction in privately owned vehicle and pedestrian traffic along our northern border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will temporarily reduce the hours of operation at six ports of entry in Montana...
Friday, April 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, N.M. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation is alerting members of the traveling public that the Santa Teresa port of entry will close at 10 p.m. starting Monday, April 6. Regular operational hours at the Santa...

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