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Monday, June 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, TX – Officers working at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations’ El Paso port of entry (POE) seized $689,506 in currency yesterday afternoon. The money was discovered hidden in a vehicle that was leaving the U.S....
Monday, June 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA — Federal currency reporting requirements are simple.  International travelers can carry as much currency as they wish into and out of the United States, but they must report all U.S. and foreign monetary instruments totaling $10,000 or...
Monday, June 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine on Saturday morning.   The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. after a 35-...
Monday, June 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge port of entry apprehended a stolen vehicle after it failed to stop at the primary inspection lane.  Officers stopped the vehicle before it exited the plaza. The driver...
Friday, June 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
OCOTILLO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the State Route S2 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine on Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred at approximately 12:00 p.m. after a 39-...
Friday, June 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents using surveillance technology Tuesday detected four suspected illegal aliens wearing camouflage and walking north on a known smuggling route. Other agents then tracked the group into the No Mas Muertes Camp...
Friday, June 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –Willcox Border Patrol agents are being credited for saving the life of an injured motorist near Tucson on Wednesday morning. The agents were first on the scene of a single vehicle accident which occurred near Houghton road on...
Friday, June 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, TEXAS -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 36.7 pounds of crystal methamphetamine yesterday morning. The drugs have an estimated street value of $880,800...
Friday, June 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – On June 15, 2017, agents working their assigned duties encountered five subjects carrying bundles near Bruni Street.  As the agents approached the subjects, they dropped the bundles and fled back to Mexico.  A total of 5 bundles were...
Friday, June 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
Laredo Sector rescues threeillegal aliensLAREDO, Texas – On June 15, 2017, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Freer Border Patrol Checkpoint located on Highway 59 encountered an express van at the primary lane.  The driver was questioned regarding...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to work at the Lincoln Juarez International Bridge seized a noteworthy amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine in one enforcement action. “I commend our officers for their...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Durante esta temporada las temperaturas continúaran aumentando. El equipo de Trauma y Rescate (BORSTAR) de la patrulla fronteriza del Sector Yuma permanecerá en estado de alta alerta para evitar la pérdida de la vida, de miembros de la...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – As this season’s temperatures continue to rise, the Yuma Sector’s Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) team will remain on high-alert to prevent the loss of life, whether community members on a summer outing, or people...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – As temperatures continue to climb, Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials want to remind the public that summers here are an especially dangerous time to be stranded in Arizona’s deserts. At this time of year, the Tucson Sector...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 42 pounds of marijuana yesterday afternoon. The drugs were hidden inside the spare tire of a Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station arrested a 43-year-old Mexican woman Wednesday afternoon near the Lukeville Port of Entry for illegally entering the United States. During processing at the Ajo Station, agents...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at George Bush Intercontinental Airport discovered several dead Khapra Beetle cast skins and a live beetle larvae from the Coleoptera species in items a traveler was...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized nearly 50 pounds of methamphetamine Wednesday morning worth approximately $144,000. Officers removed packages of meth fromwithin the quarter panels of a...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
BLYTHE, Calif. – Border Patrol agents in Blythe stopped a 2016 Hyundai for an immigration inspection early Wednesday and, during the subsequent search, located a small amount of marijuana wax, drug paraphernalia, a loaded firearm, and a Ziploc bag...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
TEMECULA, Calif.—Border Patrol agents seized more than 100 pounds of cocaine after a man attempted to elude a checkpoint inspection on Interstate 15 in Temecula on Tuesday morning. The suspected smuggler, a 46-year-old man, arrived at the checkpoint...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Willcox Station found more than 68 pounds of marijuana Tuesday afternoon in the floorboard of a Chevrolet sedan during a secondary inspection at the State Route 90 immigration checkpoint. A Border...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
CBP officers at the Bellingham POEarrested a man who was being sought bythe Whatcom County Sheriff's Office.BELLINGHAM, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Bellingham port of entry detained a 32-year-...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Pacific Highway Port of Entry discovered seven packages of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), commonly known as ecstasy, weighing more than 53...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) seized 4.46 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, concealed in the undergarment and also hidden within the carry-on baggage of two passengers on...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza del Sector de Tucson arrestaron a un pandillero de Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) quien fue antes deportado e intentó cruzar la frontera ilegalmente por la área de Lukeville, el Domingo por la noche....

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