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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, at Charleston seaport seized an estimated $1.1 million in counterfeit mobile phone accessories, including phone cases, chargers, cables, and headphones on March...
Monday, April 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $95,200, hidden within a white 2009...
Monday, April 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
MURRIETA, Calif.—A 53-year-old man was arrested on Friday afternoon after Border Patrol agents discovered nearly $200,000 worth of narcotics stashed in a vehicle he was driving on Interstate 215 in Murrieta, Calif.   At about 1:30 p.m., agents...
Monday, April 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man and woman suspected of drug smuggling Saturday morning and a previously deported sex offender later that night.   The first incident occurred at approximately 9 a.m., when a...
Monday, April 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – With the Easter festivities right around the corner, CBP is reminding the traveling public that cascarones (confetti-filled eggshells) are restricted to quantities of 12 per passenger and the shells may be decorated, etched, or...
Friday, April 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – With the Easter festivities right around the corner, CBP is reminding the traveling public that cascarones (confetti-filled eggshells) are restricted to quantities of 12 per passenger and the shells may be decorated, etched, or...
Friday, April 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine carrying a combined estimated street value of more than $3 million in three enforcement actions. “...
Friday, April 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in the Imperial Valley are anticipating an increase in applications by Mexican travelers for the required I-94 permit during the Easter holiday season. Mexican border crossing...
Friday, April 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
MURRIETA, Calif.—Border Patrol agents arrested a 21-year-old man who was allegedly smuggling nearly 35 pounds of crystal methamphetamine on Interstate 15 in Murrieta, Calif. on Thursday afternoon.   At about 3:30 p.m., agents conducted a vehicle...
Friday, April 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa port of entry yesterday caught a fugitive wanted for attempted homicide and arson, as he attempted to enter the U.S. using a tourist visa. On Apr. 5, at about 5:45 a.m., 42-...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Casa Grande Station rescued an injured 24-year-old male Honduran national found Tuesday morning near the border southwest of Sells, Arizona. Agents render life-saving aidto gunshot victim.​An agent...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza y diputados del Alguacil del Condado de Maverick, trabajando en conjunto, arrestaron a un hombre que se había barricado en un remolque que albergaba armas de gran potencia. A pesar de los...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported, convicted murderer yesterday in Calexico. On Wednesday evening, at approximately 6 p.m., agents assigned to the Calexico Border Patrol Station observed a man...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents and Maverick County Sheriff’s deputies, working in conjunction, apprehended a man who had barricaded himself in a trailer housing high-powered weapons. Despite repeated attempts by anegotiator, the man was...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | Local Media Release
PROGRESO, Texas - Progreso/Donna Port of Entry bid farewell to a senior manager who has served with a variety of federal agencies and ends his career with over 32 years of federal service. On March 30, 2017 CBP employees from the Progreso/Donna and...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, at Charleston seaport arrested two U.S. citizens Monday. The individuals arrived on a cruise ship from the Bahamas and were taken into custody on outstanding...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | Local Media Release
Truck carrying narcotics in Sierra Blanca.SIERRA BLANCA, TX –U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the I-10 Sierra Blanca Immigration Checkpoint east of El Paso made a significant drug seizure on Monday, and arrested one subject attempting to...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza trabajando en el punto de revisión, cerca de Uvalde, descubrieron más de $1.7 millones de metanfetamina escondidos dentro de un vehículo. Una inspección del vehículo reveló 34paquetes de...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $34,000, hidden within a black 2002...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Laredo Field Office today hosted a Change of Command ceremony to formally instate Severiano Solis, formerly the Assistant Port Director, El Paso, Texas Port of Entry, as Port Director for the...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers discovered packages of fentanylwhen the mother of an infant lifted herout of a stroller​TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican woman on Monday for attempting to smuggle nearly five...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized two vehicles and more than $585,000 worth of marijuana on Saturday afternoon in Nogales. Agents assigned to the Nogales station mobile surveillance unit spotted a suspicious blue Chevy...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton Station seized more than 30 pounds of methamphetamine on Friday during a vehicle stop near Wellton, Arizona. A Border Patrol canine team led agentsto the discovery of 30 pounds...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
NECHE, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection would like to inform the traveling public that Neche Port of Entry reopened to all traffic Tuesday at 8 a.m. U.S Highway 18 south of the Neche Port of Entry was closed due to overland flooding. The...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
HAVRE, Mont. – Havre Sector Border Patrol welcomes retired Hill County Sheriff Donald Brostrom as a Law Enforcement Communications Assistant. He has enjoyed a career in law enforcement for over 28 years and will continue his service with the Havre...

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