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Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHIEF MOUNTAIN, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations announces the seasonal Port of Chief Mountain, Montana, has been temporarily closed due to the threat from wildfires that have also closed Alberta Highway 6...
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On September 14, 2017, Border Patrol agents arrested Miguel Angel Flores-Jimenez and Miguel Castro-Santiago, both illegal aliens from the country of Mexico. Flores-Jimenez and Castro-Santiago were arrested after they crossed the Rio...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
Photo is of DPS Ranger 54 Rescue Helicopter– Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Three Points sub-station arrested four men near San Miguel, Arizona, on Monday afternoon for illegally entering the U.S.; one of whom had to be airlifted to a...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
DONNA, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations officers at the Donna International Bridge arrested a man returning from Mexico Tuesday afternoon after learning he had an outstanding warrant for Sexual Assault of a Child out...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
MIAMI - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, Miami and Tampa Field Offices will update the trade community and traveling public on the status of the ports of entry in Florida with operational assets at the ready to...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
WILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Coast Guard personnel seized 368 rounds of ammunition concealed inside a Guatemala-bound container at the Port of Wilmington, Del., Aug. 29, 2017 during a joint agency inspection. Wilmington...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds travelers of guidance related to the annual Jewish holiday of Sukkot.   The travel period for the holiday is Sep. 17 through Oct. 20. The holiday begins after sundown on Oct. 4 and ends after...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector were involved in a shooting incident early Wednesday morning, September 13, 2017, at approximately 2:30 a.m. The shooting occurred in the 3100 block of Main Street in Quartzsite...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
MIAMI - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, Miami and Tampa Field Offices will update the trade community and traveling public on the status of the ports of entry in Florida with operational assets at the ready to...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a significant amount of alleged cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine with a combined value of more than $9.7 million recently in three separate enforcement actions. “These three...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson and Willcox stations arrested eight people in connection with two human smuggling attempts at separate immigration checkpoints during the weekend. Agents working at the...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
MIAMI - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, Miami and Tampa Field Offices will update the trade community and traveling public on the status of the ports of entry in Florida with operational assets at the ready to...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents conducted two vehicle stops near Dome Valley, Arizona and arrest a man with a warrant and two drug smugglers in separate incidents over the weekend. Early Saturday afternoon, agents stopped a 2002 Ford...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued an 18-year-old woman from her alleged kidnapper on Friday morning. Border Patrol agents assigned to the immigration checkpoint east of Yuma selected a 2016 Jeep Patriot for a secondary inspection...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection will administer the first electronic Customs Broker License Examination on October 25. Interested applicants have until September 22 to register for the upcoming exam. The transition from a written to...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reminds vessel captains and operators of the appropriate entry and reporting requirements when transporting passengers from foreign Caribbean islands and the US Virgin Islands to...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Department of Public Safety troopers, participating in Operation Stonegarden, arrested two U.S. citizens caught with almost 300 pounds of marijuana following a pursuit on Interstate 10 near Tucson on Sept. 7. Troopers seized $150K...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
MIAMI - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, Miami and Tampa Field Offices will update the trade community and traveling public on the status of the ports of entry in Florida with operational assets at the ready to...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) crews launched a radar-equipped unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to Florida to collect radar imagery of critical infrastructures before Hurricane Irma made...
Monday, September 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint stopped two weekend attempts to smuggle five illegal immigrants through the United States. Mexican nationals were found beneaththe floors of a minivanAn...
Monday, September 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 and 111 checkpoint, arrested three men suspected of smuggling narcotics on three separate events over the weekend. The first incident occurred on Saturday night...
Monday, September 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees at the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport rendered honors Monday morning to the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. CBP employees honored those victims and...
Monday, September 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
MIAMI - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, Miami and Tampa Field Offices will update the trade community and traveling public on the status of the ports of entry in Florida with operational assets at the ready to...
Monday, September 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
ATLANTA - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, Atlanta Field Office is currently updating the trade community and traveling public on the status of the ports of entry that fall under the Atlanta Field Office.  Port...
Monday, September 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) notified Monday that all ports within the San Juan Area Port are currently open for business and fully operational both for passenger processing and international trade.   Due to the...

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