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Thursday, June 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
NEWARK, N.J. — These pests could wreak havoc on the United States economy, fortunately U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialists at Newark Liberty International Airport stopped these intruders dead in their tracks. On May 19, CBP...
Thursday, June 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – While working Yuma Sector’s immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8, a canine alerted to a 1998 Ford Taurus, prompting agents to refer the driver for a secondary. Once in secondary, agents searched the vehicle and discovered a Smith...
Thursday, June 1, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection added a new function today to the I-94 website that allows certain Visa Waiver Program travelers to check the status of their stay in the United States. After entering four biographic data elements,...
Thursday, June 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents, including agents from the Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) team, rescued an undocumented migrant early Tuesday after authorities received a call from a person claiming to be lost...
Thursday, June 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionLaredo Field OfficeBusiness Resumption UpdateJune 1, 2017 0800 hours CBP Laredo Port of Entry announces current hours of operation and modes of commercial traffic processed by CBP for June 1: World Trade...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –Tucson Sector Border Patrol hosted Camp Fury sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona today, giving them insights into law enforcement tactics, crime scene analysis, evidence collection and physical fitness. Approximately 34...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested three women suspected of drug smuggling on two separate events over the Memorial Day Weekend. The first incident occurred on...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection and San Diego International Airport today announced the expansion of Mobile Passport Control to SAN. Mobile Passport is the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s arrival into the United States....
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionLaredo Field Office Business Resumption UpdateMay 31, 2017 0800 hours CBP Laredo Port of Entry announces current hours of operation and modes of commercial traffic processed by CBP for May 31:  Agricultural ...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at Los Indios International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged heroin and alleged marijuana, with an estimated combined street value of approximately $281,534, hidden within...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – Over the holiday weekend, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry along the California border with Mexico intercepted almost 270 pounds of narcotics, valued at over $1.4 million. A total of 14 fugitives...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 132 pounds of marijuana Friday morning. The drugs were concealed in nine different locations throughout a sport...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today 41 tentative selections for new reimbursable services agreements through Section 481 of the Homeland Security Act, 2002 to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents detected and intercepted a vessel attempting to smuggle 661 pounds (300 kilos) of cocaine south of Ponce. The estimated wholesale value of the...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
SEATTLE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport detained a man Sunday when they discovered he had a warrant for his arrest. CBP officers at Sea-Tac Airport arresteda...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionLaredo Field Office Business Resumption UpdateMay 30, 2017 0800 hours CBP Laredo Port of Entry announces current hours of operation and modes of commercial traffic processed by CBP for May 30: World Trade...
Saturday, May 27, 2017 | Local Media Release
U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionLaredo Field Office Business Resumption UpdateMay 27, 2017 1430 hours U.S. Customs and Border Protection, working in close coordination with Servicio de Administración Tributaria, Aduana de Nuevo Laredo and other...
Friday, May 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – La estación más grande de la Patrulla Fronteriza en Arizona pronto estará bajo nueva dirección. Como Jefe de la estación de Nogales, Sabri Dikman va a dirigir una de las estaciones más grandes e históricamente más ocupadas en los...
Friday, May 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHULA VISTA, Calif.—San Diego Sector celebrated the U.S. Border Patrol’s 93rd anniversary at their headquarters in Chula Vista on May 25. On hand at the event was former Congressman Duncan L. Hunter, who was the guest of honor and keynote speaker....
Friday, May 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint near Tubac, Arizona seized more than 25 pounds of cocaine and over 56 pounds of methamphetamine in two separate incidents Thursday. At...
Friday, May 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Willcox Border Patrol Station is under new leadership with the appointment of Patrol Agent in Charge (PAIC) John Scanlon. PAIC Scanlon served as the Deputy Patrol Agent in Charge for the Willcox Station prior to accepting this...
Friday, May 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico East port of entry Wednesday discovered approximately $85,000 worth of heroin concealed inside a vehicle battery. Packages of heroin discoveredinside a car...
Friday, May 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
Del RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station arrested an escapee from the Kinney County Jail. “Having strong partnerships with local law enforcement is a priority that Del Rio Sector will continue to uphold,”...
Friday, May 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
DALLAS — As the busiest three months of international travel approach, U.S. Customs and Border Protection encourages travelers to “Know Before You Go” when traveling to the United States or returning home this summer. CBP officers at Dallas/Fort...
Friday, May 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas—As the busiest three months of international travel approach, U.S. Customs and Border Protection encourages travelers to “Know Before You Go” when traveling to the United States or returning home this summer. CBP officers at...

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