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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Rainbow Bridge Port of Entry arrested a Kitchener, Ontario man after CBP officers discovered child pornography on the subject’s cell phone.  CBP officers at the Rainbow Bridge...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested four people after finding nearly 90 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin in separate seizures in the last several days. Officers searching an Acura...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested three people after finding more than 42 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin in separate weekend seizures. Officers searching an Acura sedan Saturday...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—Persistence paid off last week for U.S. Border Patrol agents who were involved in the investigation and apprehension of a convicted felon who recently entered the country illegally. Border Patrol agents discovered evidence that...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted two loads of alleged narcotics on Saturday. CBP officers discovered the alleged drugs, which carried a combined street value of...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged cocaine carrying a combined estimated street value of more than $365,000 in one enforcement action. Packages containing 48 pounds of...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized almost 140 pounds of marijuana and arrested three U.S. citizens, two El Salvadorian nationals and one Mexican national in separate weekend smuggling attempts. Agents from the Naco Station...
Monday, March 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector seized a narcotic seizure this past weekend at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on State Highway 59.  On March 5, 2017, Border Patrol agents working their assigned duties at the Border Patrol...
Monday, March 6, 2017 | Local Media Release
SEATTLE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma seized a shipment of toy ski scooters and a shipment of toy UFOs in February that were found to contain high levels of lead. “CBP officers’ primary...
Sunday, March 5, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge arrested a U.S. citizen this weekend, after discovering he was wanted for a probation violation in Georgia related to a narcotics conviction.  Peace Bridge Port of...
Saturday, March 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Alexandria Bay Port of Entry arrested a Haitian citizen on a weapons charge after a gun was discovered in his vehicle on Friday. In a separate encounter the same day, another U.S...
Friday, March 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agent Mario Martinez, presented new insignia ranks, and certificates to 8 Border Patrol agents and 4 promotion certificates to sector employees during a ceremony held yesterday at University...
Friday, March 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged methamphetamine carrying a combined estimated street value of more than $3 million in two separate enforcement actions. “CBP officers...
Friday, March 3, 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 $78,200, hidden within a blue 1999...
Friday, March 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested two women, after discovering a total of seven pounds of alleged cocaine concealed on their bodies. “Our CBP officers did an...
Friday, March 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol and Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents combined efforts to airlift a 19-year-old Guatemalan man with a broken ankle from mountainous terrain southwest of Three Points on Thursday. Tucson Sector BORSTAR...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHULA VISTA, Calif.—A 42-year-old man is behind bars after Border Patrol agents discovered him in possession of a variety of narcotics at a self-storage facility in Chula Vista on Tuesday evening. At about 6:20 p.m., agents spotted the man driving a...
Thursday, March 2, 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 $172,720, hidden within a black 2007...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine carrying a combined estimated street value of more than $1 million in three separate enforcement...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
Applicants can begin scheduling interviews now through the GOES website RICHMOND, VA.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) opened a Global Entry Enrollment Center yesterday at Richmond International Airport (RIC). Conditionally approved Global...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
SEATTLE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency responsible for securing U.S. borders from all threats, is now accepting applications to fill officer positions in Seattle and Blaine as well as at air, land and sea ports nationwide....
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Peace Arch Port of Entry, detained a 20-year-old Lynnwood man Saturday evening when a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) check showed a protection...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Peace Arch Port of Entry, detained a 39-year-old Estonian man on Saturday evening, after Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) denied him admission into...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine on Tuesday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m., after a 37-year-old man...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,056 pounds of narcotics, with an estimated street value of $845,200 in three different incidents between Feb. 24 and Feb. 27. “Narcotics smugglers...

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