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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...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine valued at more than $298,000, in three enforcement actions. “Our officers maintain strict...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry along the California border with Mexico over the Mother’s Day weekend intercepted more than a half of ton of narcotics valued at around $12 million. One meth drug...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – Eagle Pass South Border Patrol agents seized $2,110,476 worth narcotics and arrested six people between May 12 and 15. “Our agents remain steadfast in their commitment to keep dangerous drugs like these out of our country,” said...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Border Patrol agents seized 91 bundles of narcotics after an Air and Marine Operations helicopter witnessed a group of subjects illegally entering the United States. Over $1 million in marijuana seizednear Brownsville, TexasIt...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL CENTRO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents, assigned to the west desert area, stopped a vehicle loaded with drugs after it entered the United States using metal ramps to drive over vehicle barricades on Sunday morning. The incident...
Monday, May 15, 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 attempting to smuggle 41 pounds of methamphetamine during the weekend. Officers were led to the rear seats ofa smuggling vehicle by a...
Monday, May 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers located more than13,700 pounds of marijuanaco-mingled with a shipmentof bell peppersTUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized marijuana and cocaine with a combined value of more than $7,200,...
Monday, May 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers recently discovered over 146 pounds of alleged marijuana within the floor of a vehicle at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry. Officers discovered 58packages of allegedmarijuana within the...
Monday, May 15, 2017 | 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. During this enrollment event, CBP and Canada Border Services Agency will conduct...
Monday, May 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Willcox Station apprehended a male United States citizens Thursday afternoon for attempting to smuggle 10 Mexican nationals into the U.S. An agent spotted two suspicious vehicles driving east on...
Monday, May 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
ALPINE, Texas – The Big Bend Area Law Enforcement Officers Association (BBALEOA) will dedicate a permanent memorial to the 154 officers and agents who have died in the line of duty in West Texas, and those from the area. The event will commence at...

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