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Thursday, October 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists in Philadelphia recently encountered a taxidermied species of finch that is categorized under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) as an...
Thursday, October 10, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) delivered an OH-6A helicopter to the National Border Patrol Museum in El Paso, Texas, Sept. 18. AMO delivered this OH-6A to National Border PatrolMuseum in El Paso,...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 52 pounds of marijuana Tuesday morning. CBP officers located the drug load in the floor of a car driven by an 18-year...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
Street value estimated at more than $1.5 million  ALAMOGORDO, NM – U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents at the U.S. Highway 54 immigration checkpoint in Alamogordo, seized fifty pounds of cocaine on Sunday. USBP checkpoints, a key component in our...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint and Dome Valley seized close to $450K in methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl, and apprehended two Mexican nationals in multiple events over the weekend....
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas— U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry continued to process traffic in a timely manner but remained vigilant as they intercepted a significant amount of...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry intercepted a significant amount of narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $3.2 million in one enforcement...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico - Agentes de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza adscritos a Operaciones Aéreas y Marinas (AMO), incautaron el martes 44 libras (20 Kilos) de cocaína encontrada dentro de un bote en Villa Marina en Fajardo. El valor estimado de la...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
FAJARDO, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents, seized Tuesday 44 pounds (20 Kilos) of cocaine found inside a vessel at Villa Marina in Fajardo.  The estimated value of the seized cocaine is $500,...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the LA/Long Beach Seaport, in coordination with import specialists assigned to the Apparel, Footwear and Textiles Center of Excellence (AFT Center), recently seized 14,806...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partners, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations  and the U.S. Border Patrol, arrested 57 people and confiscated more than 779 pounds of marijuana in multiple...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from El Centro Sector rescued three men that were lost in the Jacumba Mountain Wilderness area south of Ocotillo last night.   At around 10 p.m., agents received information from El Centro Sectors Radio...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
WILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a stolen 2018 Cadillac Escalade, valued at more than $57,000 at the Port of Wilmington, Del, September 25. CBP officers recently seized this 2018Cadillac Escalade, reported...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan, during a press conference today at the White House, announced border enforcement actions for the month of September and discussed preliminary fiscal year border...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Trade and the Department of Commerce (Commerce) Office of Enforcement and Compliance  announced a newly redesigned Antidumping and Countervailing Duties (AD/CVD) case management...
Monday, October 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten was found unresponsive by fellow agents Sunday on Mount Washington east of Nogales, Arizona. According to initial reports, fellow agents found Agent Hotten unresponsive on Mount Washington, east...
Monday, October 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a sex offender Friday evening.   The incident occurred at around 8 p.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro Station encountered a man suspected of illegally...
Monday, October 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande City agents seized more than 950 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents.  Sunday evening, Rio Grande City agents working near La Rosita, Texas, responded to a report of a vehicle involved in narcotics smuggling...
Monday, October 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
NEW ORLEANS, LA—Citizens on the Gulf Coast now have a new way to say something if they see something. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) New Orleans Office of Field Operations announced a new hotline that will allow the traveling public to...
Monday, October 7, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASs, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass station arrested a Mexican Mafia member during a failed human smuggling attempt, Oct. 2.   Agents assisted Maverick County Sheriff’s deputies on a traffic stop in Eagle Pass and...
Saturday, October 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Hidalgo y Anzalduas arrestó a dos mujeres en relación con intentos fallidos y no relacionados de contrabando de...
Saturday, October 5, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo and Anzalduas International Bridges arrested two women in connection with failed, unrelated drug smuggling attempts of hard narcotics worth $1,413,000...
Friday, October 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
MARFA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Big Bend Sector had an eventful weekend throughout West Texas with the apprehension of multiple subjects and the seizure of marijuana.   “As a Border Patrol agent, every day presents...
Friday, October 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
VAN HORN, Texas – Border Patrol agents seized over 300 pounds of marijuana after following the foot sign of suspected illegal immigrants.   “This is another example of the diligence and dedication displayed by the agents of Big Bend Sector as they...
Friday, October 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to disrupt smuggling attempts throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Smugglers continue to put aliens lives in danger by failing to yield and locking them in Tractor Trailers, treating them as a...

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