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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — Smelling roses with Valentine’s Day around the corner? Us too. This year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection expects to process more than one billion cut-stem flowers in time for Valentine’s Day. Agriculture specialists with the U.S....
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is hosting a free “Hiring Workshop” February 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshal Airport (BWI). CBP is in the midst of a robust campaign to hire...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES—U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are working against the clock to ensure all imported Valentine’s Day cut flowers arrive on time, but most importantly free of...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—On March 1, 2019, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Trade will hold a 21st Century Customs Framework (21CCF) public meeting at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert Hoover Auditorium, in Washington, D.C. This...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – La Oficina de San Juan de Operaciones de Campo de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) anunció el martes la incautación de productos falsificados que importados hacia Puerto Rico e Islas Vírgenes a través de correo...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Juan Field Operations announced Tuesday the seizure of counterfeit products imported into Puerto Rico via international mail or courier before and after the holidays.  The...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers continue their strong enforcement posture as they recently intercepted a significant amount of hard narcotics worth more than $2.2 million at the...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Casa Grande Border Patrol agents apprehended a previously deported Mexican national with a violent criminal history after he illegally entered the U.S. east of Lukeville Saturday afternoon. Agents patrolling on dirt bikes and all-...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to disrupt narcotic smuggling attempts throughout the Rio Grande Valley. On Saturday, agents working near Fronton, Texas, observed several subjects illegally crossing the Rio Grande with bundles...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a “Sureño” gang member in Calexico Saturday morning.   At approximately 6:07 a.m., Border Patrol agents were on patrol when they observed a man illegally enter...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Southern California residents connected to separate failed smuggling attempts this past Friday resulting in the seizure of more than $439,000 worth of methamphetamine at...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted three separate methamphetamine smuggling attempts at the Falfurrias Checkpoint in the past few days. On Thursday, checkpoint agents arrested a United States citizen after finding six bundles of...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
ANTELOPE WELLS, N.M. – One minute past midnight on Monday, February 11, 2019, another large group of 330 illegal aliens were taken into custody by Border Patrol Agents working at Camp Bounds Forward Operating Base at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Peace Arch Port of Entry discovered one package of ketamine weighing 2.25 pounds on Feb. 7. CBP officers at the Peace ArchPort of Entry in Blaine,...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
ANTELOPE WELLS, N.M. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrest a group of 290 illegal aliens near the Forward Operating Base located at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry. Large group of illegal aliens arrested inNew Mexico.Border Patrol Agents working at...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
CLINT, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents stopped a smuggling attempt by a convicted felon, arrest two illegal aliens and seized more than four grams of cocaine, all in a single smuggling scheme. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Clint Border...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 15.5 pounds of cocaine. The drugs were hidden inside a SUV. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
CBP agriculture specialists inspectingcut flower imports before Valentine's Day.MIAMI - In the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, teams of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at Miami International Airport (MIA) expect...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | National Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station agents assigned to the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint thwarted two methamphetamine smuggling attempts valued at $183,750 Friday evening. In the first event, a Border Patrol canine assigned to the primary inspection...
Monday, February 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — On January 16, 2019 CBP officers conducting a routine inspection of a shipment from Hong Kong discovered and seized counterfeit watches worth an estimated manufacturer suggested retail price of $3.7 million, had they been genuine. ...
Sunday, February 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer was involved in a shooting incident at the Port of Nogales, DeConcini Crossing in Nogales, Arizona, Thursday evening. At approximately 7 p.m. MST, Feb. 7, a team of CBP officers conducting...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry on three separate occasions seized 15 pounds cocaine, 45 pounds methamphetamine, and 31 handguns all within a six day...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Thursday for an alleged attempt to smuggle almost 64 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis. Officers located packages of methwithin the quarter...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested one individual suspected of smuggling methamphetamine.  Agents also arrested two more attempting to smuggle suspected illegal...
Friday, February 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – In anticipation of the roughly 1,800 people arriving as part of a caravan to the Mexican city of Piedras Negras across from Eagle Pass, CBP has enhanced its security efforts in the area.  On Thursday Jan. 31, CBP became aware of...

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