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Thursday, October 5, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Tucson man after finding more than 26 pounds of heroin during a failed smuggling attempt on Tuesday morning. Officers seized over 26 pounds of...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized approximately $4,199,321 worth of alleged marijuana and methamphetamine in separate, unrelated incidents. “...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States this holiday weekend to plan ahead and anticipate increased traffic volumes. Plan...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged heroin and crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of more than $916,000 in one enforcement action this weekend. “The...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States for Canada Thanksgiving / U.S. Columbus Day to make sure they have their proper...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry recorded four marijuana seizures Tuesday, confiscating 395 pounds of the drug. The estimated street value of the seized...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
MASSENA, N.Y. – As summer comes to an end, U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees finished their campaign of collecting food for the Feds Feed Families campaign. This year CBP employees at the Massena port of entry donated food items and cash...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, at Charleston seaport seized counterfeit water bottles in five separate incidents over the summer. The merchandise arrived into the port from China and each...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
Travelers Should Seek Alternate Crossings Due to On-going Construction at Derby Line 91 Port of Entry ST. ALBANS, VT — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding travelers that there will be increased traffic volumes associated with the...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a U.S. citizen and seized more than 9 pounds of cocaine last Friday afternoon. Officers seized more than 9 pounds of cocainefrom beneath the hood of a...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Willcox Station arrested a 25-year-old woman Wednesday afternoon, at the State Route 80 Immigration Checkpoint, after finding three illegal aliens in the trunk of her vehicle. Agents...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a man from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico after the discovery of more than $300,000 in unreported currency concealed within...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO), facilitated the transport of the 14th Surgeon General of the United States, to Puerto Rico. Antonia C. Novello, a Puerto Rico native, will provide medical...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
BOSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in coordination with Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House officially opened a new exhibit yesterday showcasing historic items from the legacy U.S. Customs Service; this exhibit returns tools...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On September 26, 2017, the United States Border Patrol commenced the eight-week Fall Session of the Laredo Sector Citizens Academy for members of the Laredo community. The participants will meet one evening per week for eight weeks....
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The holiday weekend is ahead, with America's Columbus Day, and Canada's Thanksgiving day both falling on Monday.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection is expecting an increase in border traffic starting this weekend and carrying...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations aircrews across Florida continue to actively support response and recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria flying an average of five flights a day. CBP’s Air and...
Monday, October 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –Border Patrol agents from Tucson Sector responded to four 9-1-1 calls and two rescue beacon activations over the weekend in different locations of the west desert, resulting in the rescue of seven undocumented aliens. On Friday night...
Monday, October 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de Estados Unidos de la Estación de Carrizo Springs arrestaron a un hombre que intentaba introducir a tres personas dentro de un compartimiento de vehículos de oculto, con sólo unos centímetros...
Monday, October 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested two wanted fugitives and an MS-13 gang member attempting to illegally enter the United States. On Thursday, September 28, 2017, agents assigned to the McAllen...
Monday, October 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested three criminal aliens attempting to illegally enter the United States. On Tuesday, agents assigned to the McAllen Station arrested a Salvadoran national near...
Monday, October 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Carrizo Springs Station arrested a man attempting to smuggle three people inside an after-market vehicle compartment with only inches of room. The subjects were located in a small,fabricated...
Monday, October 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON --   U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at the Houston Seaport discovered live larvae in foreign cargo prompting orders to immediately reload the non-compliant dunnage aboard the vessels. This live larvae...
Monday, October 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations in Tucson hosted a two-day conference for law enforcement about the dangers of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid. The conference held at the Tucson Police Department included...
Monday, October 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
Woodstock, N.H. – U.S. Border Patrol agents based out of the Beecher Falls Border Patrol Station, had a busy couple of days from September 26 –28, including arresting eight illegal aliens and seizing various narcotics and drug paraphernalia. The...

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