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Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.

Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations would like to announce a Nexus enrollment workshop to be held by CBP in Grand Portage.  During this enrollment event, CBP and Canada Border Services Agency...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations would like to announce a Global Entry enrollment workshop to be held by CBP in Fargo in April.  During this enrollment event, CBP will conduct interviews for...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
DUNSEITH, N.D. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations would like to announce a Nexus enrollment workshop to be held by CBP in Dunseith in April. During this enrollment event, CBP and Canada Border Services Agency will...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
PORTAL, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Portal Port of Entry inspected a commercial truck carrying pipe on Nov. 19. CBP officers inspected the shipment and discovered pipe with stenciled...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
MASSENA, N.Y. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Massena Border Patrol Station arrested three individuals in connection to a failed smuggling attempt on Sunday afternoon.  On December 8, Border Patrol agents stopped a taxi on State Route 37 near...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested multiple people for separate alleged attempts to smuggle more than 395 pounds of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl through the Port of...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents prevented a human smuggling attempt and rescued several illegal aliens locked in a cold trailer at the Interstate 35 (I-35) Border Patrol checkpoint north of Laredo, Texas. The incident occurred at...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested a U.S. citizen for an alleged attempt to smuggle nearly 390 pounds of marijuana through the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas, Arizona, on...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a significant amount of hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $453,000 in one enforcement action at the Juarez-...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – A U.S. Border Patrol Agent new hire, on his way to be sworn in at the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector, was the first on scene after witnessing a rollover on Highway 90, Dec. 8. “This is a perfect example on how important our agents are...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en la instalación de carga del Puente Internacional de Pharr descubrió $176,000 de marihuana dentro de un remolque comercial que llegaba de...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered $176,000 worth of marijuana within a commercial trailer arriving from Mexico. “Our officers made a great...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. - During a three week period, Agriculture Specialists with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) searched over 200 trucks containing Christmas tree and greenery shipments that resulted in the interception of more than 350 invasive...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – A Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture detector dog led to the seizure of nearly 16 pounds of unpasteurized cheese wrapped in unknown animal skins at Philadelphia International Airport November 16. K9 Potter, part of CBP'...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers detected a counterfeit Slovenian passport in the possession of an Indian national Sunday at Washington Dulles International Airport. The man arrived from Accra, Ghana and presented...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $21,255 in unreported currency from a U.S. woman destined to Pakistan Friday at Washington Dulles International Airport. While CBP officers conducted an outbound inspection of...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — Border Patrol agents working near the U.S./Mexico International Boundary arrested two convicted sex offenders who had entered the U.S. illegally during two separate incidents.  Both men had felony convictions for sex crimes with a minor...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – Del Rio Sector Intelligence Unit hosted the annual Analysts Summit, held at the Del Rio Sector, Dec. 5. Chief Patrol Agent Raul Ortizaddresses the annual Analysts Summit.“The partnership between the Border Patrol and other law...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Agentes de La Patrulla Fronteriza desempeñando su labor en el retén de inmigración en la Interestatal 19 en Amado y la Ruta Estatal 85 en Ajo, encautan cuatro diferentes cargamentos de narcóticos el pasado fin de semana.  Los...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents working immigration checkpoints on Interstate 19 in Amado and state Route 85 in Ajo seized four separate narcotic smuggling loads this past weekend. The seizures yielded 80 pounds of cocaine and 155 pounds...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
HODGDON, Maine – Border Patrol agents in Maine arrested six men from multiple countries in two separate incidents for being in the United States illegally.  All of the men were working without authorization and placed into removal proceedings.  In...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a Mexican national connected to an unsuccessful weekend attempt to smuggle fentanyl into the United States. Officers discovered fentanyl pillshidden...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
ROMA, Texas —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Roma Port of Entry this weekend seized over 150 pounds of cocaine during an enforcement action. “Our officers are doing an outstanding job in...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
ROMA, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Roma Port of Entry seized over 100 pounds of methamphetamine during an enforcement action. “We maintain a robust enforcement posture which is vital in...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. – Over the weekend, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Champlain port of entry seized just over 57 grams of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) oil, 143 grams of edible marijuana, just over 5 grams of marijuana, 1 gram...

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