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Monday, May 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Buffalo had a busy weekend at the three local border crossings. In total, CBP officers made seven narcotics seizures involving opium, marijuana, and methamphetamine, seized...
Monday, May 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – With the calendar flipping to May and the thermometer hitting 70 degrees, we anxiously await the quickly approaching summer and another busy boating season.  CBP officers are conducting Operation Shore Watch, an enforcement and...
Monday, May 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at the Peace Bridge seized over 400 pills containing the properties of “Bath Salts.” Bath Salts Seized At Peace BridgePort of Entry​CBP officers at the Peace Bridge commercial facility...
Monday, May 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents along with state and county authorities arrested a Mexican National for marijuana smuggling and seized over $310,000 in cocaine during two incidents on Thursday morning. Agents from Douglas and BET...
Monday, May 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) joined more than 100 members of the local trade community on Tuesday morning to share important information at the Foreign Trade Zone Seminar, hosted by the Puerto Rico Automobile...
Friday, May 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol Agents arrested Wednesday 7 aliens found along with others inside a wooden “yola” type vessel, intercepted by Puerto Rico Police officers near Aguadilla on Sunday. Border...
Friday, May 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested seven individuals, some of whom are associated with a cross-border narcotics smuggling organization based in Los Angeles on May 18. The arrests were the result of targeted enforcement actions that were...
Friday, May 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists were hard at work during the recent Mother’s Day holiday period. Their efforts uncovered a number of violations and resulted in the interception of hundreds of prohibited...
Friday, May 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry took two U.S. citizen men into custody Thursday after they were turned over to CBP officers by Mexican officials. On May. 18, at about 2:40 p.m., 19-year-old...
Friday, May 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport discovered 63 bird’s nest pieces, Thursday. These items, considered a delicacy in some countries, are prohibited from entering the...
Friday, May 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a U.S. man at Philadelphia International Airport Thursday on felony child sexual exploitation charges from Overland Park Station, Kansas. Officers arrested Abdul Jaleel Dar, 40, a U...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, TEXAS– U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Del Rio Port of Entry today hosted a special event coinciding with National Police Week to honor two local U.S. Customs Service inspectors who were killed in the line of duty. “The Wallen-...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine, valued at approximately $549,440, hidden within a white 2002 Ford E-350 XLT Super...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry yesterday intercepted over 370 pounds of narcotics, with an estimated street value of $2.5 million. On May 17, CBP officers intercepted,...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Blythe Border Patrol agents seized more than 20 lbs. of heroin and arrested two Mexican nationals on Wednesday. Agents discovered more than 20pounds of heroin that had been stuffedinto tubes of caulking materialYesterday morning,...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents escaped injury during separate incidents after being attacked with rocks thrown over the border fence near San Luis, Arizona. On Sunday, an agent was looking for signs of illegal entry into the United...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Del Rio International Bridge recently discovered more than $150,000 worth of suspected narcotics hidden in a vehicle coming from Mexico. “Smugglers resort to endless creative...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Local Media Release
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. - U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the International Falls Station,  assisted the Perham, Minn., Police Department with the apprehension of an individual under investigation for felony identity theft on May 17. Border Patrol...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Local Media Release
Tucson, Ariz. – United States Border Patrol agents were involved in a shooting on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, north of Tombstone, Arizona that injured one person. At approximately 3:45 p.m., a Black 2008 Dodge Dakota driving northbound on State Route...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged liquid methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $3,777,802 hidden within a...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered 919 pounds of alleged marijuana within a commercial trailer. “This was an outstanding seizure by our...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
DETROIT— The Global Entry program is running full speed ahead and is enjoying an overwhelming success in the international travel environment. U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) encourages international travelers to sign up for Global Entry...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
ST. ALBANS, VT — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is reminding travelers that there will be increased traffic volumes associated with Victoria (Canada) and Memorial Day weekends beginning May 19, as well as during the busy summer travel...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge seized alleged cocaine valued at $313,140. “Our CBP officers’ experience and attention to detail are essential in interdicting...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
ANZALDUAS, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Anzalduas International Bridge seized alleged cocaine valued at $186,660 during an enforcement action. “Preventing these hard narcotics from reaching their...

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