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Thursday, May 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
ANZALDUAS, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Anzalduas International Bridge encountered a traveler with juice and milk cartons containing approximately 64 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine valued at $1,283,077. "...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees celebrated “Bring Your Child to Work Day” with 56 area children on April 27 in Pembina. “The event provided an opportunity for local children to get a better understanding of what CBP does...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations is advising travelers that the Pacific Highway Port of Entry will undergo further construction in the passenger and bus lanes May 8-June 15. Construction at the...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, N.M -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized 11 pounds of cocaine Tuesday. The estimated street value of the contraband is $352,000. The seizure was made...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales’ Dennis DeConcini crossing Tuesday seized a combined 68 pounds of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin worth more than $410,000. Early in their shift, officers located...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 | Local Media Release
CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, at Charleston seaport announced the interceptions of a species of long-horned beetles and a species of “globular springtail” insects from a recent shipment into...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry recently intercepted two loads of alleged narcotics over the weekend at the Gateway International Bridge. CBP officers discovered the alleged drugs,...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents working near Elgin initiated an immigration stop on a suspicious vehicle Tuesday afternoon, which led to a pursuit and eventual discovery of more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana worth in excess of $1...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO—Three immigration checks during a 12-hour period in San Diego County netted more than $350,000 in methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana yesterday. The first seizure occurred Tuesday at the Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 8 near...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a man suspected of smuggling narcotics and bulk cash Tuesday night. The incident occurred at approximately 8 p.m., when a silver 2003 Honda Accord...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
AUSTIN, Texas – State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. and State Representative Eddie Lucio III recognized Harlingen Border Patrol Agents Border Patrol agents recognized atTexas State CapitolSusan L. Rodriguez, Ricardo G. Salinas, Jeremy M. Wilson and...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued 18 people from a locked tractor trailer at the Falfurrias Checkpoint early Wednesday morning. Immigrants rescued from refrigeratortrailerThe rescue occurred when the refrigerated tractor trailer...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES — On May 2, federal agents arrested a male U.S. citizen, resident of Fountain Valley after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers and Agriculture Specialists discovered 50 live birds, and 43 dead birds concealed in his luggage...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Rainbow Bridge arrested a Canadian citizen after discovering 11.48 lbs. of marijuana in the vehicle he was driving. CBP officers at the Rainbow Bridge encountered Daniel...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – This year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Arizona Special Olympics kicked off today for Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents. The statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run, which began April 30 and runs through May 4, raises awareness and...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Two Sonoita Station Border Patrol agents working near Patagonia found more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana, worth in excess of $550,000, near a hiking trail Monday afternoon. Sonoita agents discovered more than1,100 pounds of...
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
PROGRESO, Texas – Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Progreso/Donna Port of Entry seized more than 59 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine this weekend. “Once again, here is another...
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to work outbound inspection operations at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge seized over $185,000 in U.S. currency in a single enforcement action over the weekend. “CBP officers not...
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO —U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry in the San Diego and Imperial Valley Counties over the weekend intercepted more than 700 pounds of narcotics, valued at over $3 Million, and captured 13 fugitives...
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
DETROIT— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) highly recommends passengers who are transporting currency in excess of $10,000, to make a report to CBP. The transport of any currency and/or monetary instruments (...
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | Local Media Release
SIERRA BLANCA, Texas – Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Sierra Blanca Station rescued three illegal immigrants on Monday who became lost this week in the desert, south of Sierra Blanca. Agents received a call from the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s...
Monday, May 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Agentes de la estación de Willcox detuvieron a una carroza fúnebre, quien intento eludir el retén de inmigración cerca de Tombstone, y encontraron 67 libras de marihuana entre el cajón en la carroza. El sábado en las tarde, agentes...
Monday, May 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Willcox Border Patrol agents witnessed a rollover accident Wednesday morning on Interstate 10 near mile post 322 and, while providing aide, discovered the vehicle was involved in smuggling humans. Agents were travelling west on I-10...
Monday, May 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Douglas Station discovered a collapsed illicit tunnel after a city employee reported a suspicious opening near the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry Wednesday morning. Border Patrol agents...
Monday, May 1, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales arrested four individuals during separate smuggling attempts this week involving a combined 104 pounds of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine, worth an estimated $650...

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