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Friday, May 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES—As the busiest three months of international travel approach, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encourages travelers to “Know Before You Go” when traveling to the United States or returning home this summer. CBP officers at the...
Friday, May 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – In one of the larger counterfeit seizures in air cargo at Washington Dulles International Airport, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently seized 60,000 counterfeit Samsung earbuds that, if genuine, held an MSRP value of...
Friday, May 26, 2017 | Local Media Release
*Editor’s note: links to still photo and video products are included at the bottom of this release. BALTIMORE – As Memorial Day signals the unofficial start to summer and schools spring our children free until about Labor Day, families are anxious...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – “Valor in the Desert”, an event honoring Border Patrol agents who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation, was held at Tucson Sector Headquarters on Wednesday. Agents, families of fallen agents and multiple guests...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – A Wellton Station Border Patrol agent responded to a citizen’s call regarding two men in distress on Interstate 8 near Gila Bend and found the pair in obvious need of medical assistance. The agent was soon joined by a Department of...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested 14 undocumented immigrants hiding in the bed of a dump truck this morning.   The incident occurred at approximately 4:40 a.m., when a white 1997 Ford...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr and Anzalduas International Bridges seized $1,221,280 worth of alleged cocaine in two separate, unrelated incidents. “Our officers have once again...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
Joint declaration (English translation) May 25, 2017 0900 hours SAT Implements New Actions to Support Nuevo Laredo Customs Operations, Work Begins in Support of Temporary Coordinated Inspections to Process FAST/NEEC shipments Regarding the storm...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, TEXAS – Members of the United States Border Patrol’s El Paso Sector along with other law enforcement agencies honored the men and women who lost their lives while protecting the nation in a special commemorative ceremony today held at the...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, New Mexico -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations Agriculture Specialists working at the Santa Teresa area port of entry seized 30 rolls of Mexican bologna yesterday. Bologna is a prohibited product because it...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 | Local Media Release
BOSTON—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 international...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. – – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations offers information to pleasure boaters for the 2017 boating season.   With spring here and an anticipated busy summer, CBP Office of Field Operations in Sault Ste....
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—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 international...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Memorial Day weekend kick starts the summer travel season. U.S. Customs and Border Protection invites travelers to learn the guidelines concerning international arrival at any port of entry, particularly those arriving...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
NORFOLK, VA — With five seizures in two weeks including four counterfeit seizures and one export weapon seizure, U.S. Custom and Border Protection (CBP) in Norfolk have been able to stop over $3 million in illegal goods from entering and leaving the...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Air and Marine Operations Branch (AMO) and Tucson Sector United States Border Patrol (USBP) worked together to seize more than 429 pounds of marijuana, while arresting nine smugglers near Three Points, Arizona on May 23. Air...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations today announced the opening dates of the Drummond Island reporting station at Yacht Haven for Memorial Day Weekend: the reporting station will be opening May 26...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | Local Media Release
WARROAD, Minn. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO), U.S. Border Patrol (USBP), along with Air and Marine Operations (AMO) recently sponsored an outreach event Tuesday where students enrolled in sixth grade...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
Administración General de AduanasAduana de Nuevo LaredoU.S. Customs and Border ProtectionLaredo Field Office May 23, 2017 1820 hours Joint Statement (English Translation) U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Customs of Nuevo Laredo issue update on...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro Pedestrian West Crossing yesterday caught a fugitive wanted for homicide and probation violation as he attempted to enter the U.S. using another person’s California...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
ROUSES POINT, N.Y. – The U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspection facility at Rouses Point border crossing will be operating on a limited basis from May 24 to June 10. On-going construction activities require all commercial and oversized...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
DALLAS -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport intercepted a slew of counterfeit merchandise, May 18, bearing the brand name of company logos valued at nearly $500,000. CBP seized these and...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – With the quickly approaching Memorial Day weekend kicking off the unofficial start to another busy summer boating season, U.S Customs and Border Protection is reminding pleasure boat operators of federal reporting requirements. “It has...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | Local Media Release
 Jose Pineda-TorresTUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two previously convicted sex offenders on Friday. On Friday morning, Ajo Station agents arrested 32-year-old Honduran national Jose Pineda-Torres near Ajo, Arizona for...
Monday, May 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 38-year-old man who is suspected of smuggling more than $100,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine on Sunday morning near San Clemente. At about 11:15 a.m., agents encountered the man, who was...

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