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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialist working at the Veterans International Bridge intercepted a “First in Port” pest from the bed of a pick-up truck.     “I commend our CBP agriculture specialists...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered 911 pounds of alleged marijuana within a commercial trailer. “Our officers continue to use all available...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas - Los oficiales de Aduanas y Protección de Fronteras de Estados Unidos (CBP por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puerto de Entrada de Eagle Pass recientemente incautaron una cantidad significativa de presunta metanfetamina, valorada en...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers removed packages ofmarijuana from throughout asmuggling vehicle, including multiplepackages that were removed froma rear storage area​TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port in Douglas,...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
A combination of cocaine, heroin,meth and oxycodone pills removedfrom a speaker box inside the trunkof a smuggling vehicle.​TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 32-year-old Mexican man after finding approximately $335,...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge seized 500 counterfeit Apple EarPods and 150 counterfeit adapters valued at just over $15,000 on March 20.   Counterfeit Apple ear pods and adaptersCBP officers working...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry recently seized a significant amount of alleged methamphetamine, valued at more than $300,000 during an enforcement action. CBP officers also seized a...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – A Yuma Sector Border Patrol agent escaped injury early Monday after being bombarded with rocks thrown over the border fence near San Luis, Arizona. The agent was tracking footprints from two individuals heading north from the border...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
Agents seized more than 340 poundsof marijuana from backpackers southof Tacna.​YUMA, Ariz. – Agents assigned to the Wellton Border Patrol Station arrested nine individuals and seized more than 700 pounds of marijuana, worth in excess of $350,000,...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
A Border Patrol canine, ledagents to the location of 33marijuana bundles that wereleft behind by backpackers whofled the scene.​TUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Station Border Patrol agents working with a canine team busted up a group of “drug mules”...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. – This arriving passenger thought she had framed a picture-perfect concealment method, however U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport exposed her plan. CBP at JFK SeizesCocaine Inside...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – An Air and Marine Operations (AMO) UH-60 helicopter crew used a hoist to extract two hikers from the Catalina Mountains near Tucson shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday. The hikers found themselves in trouble the night before after becoming...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to work at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge bus operations seized a significant amount of cocaine in one enforcement action this weekend. “Our CBP officers’ vigilance and attention...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aircrews based in Jacksonville detected two vessels carrying more than 2,923 pounds of cocaine operating in the Eastern Pacific Ocean this month. CBP Air and...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, TEXAS -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Presidio Port Director Michael Neipert was sworn into office March 21 during a formal change of command ceremony.  Family, friends, colleagues and local dignitaries attended the event at the...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Arizona are advising travelers to plan ahead and avoid unnecessary delays during the upcoming Easter (Semana Santa) holiday. CBP also reminds the traveling public that they may obtain...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, AZ. – Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested two people in separate incidents on March 18 for attempting to smuggle a combination of heroin, methamphetamine and oxycodone pills through the Port of Entry in Nogales. Officers at...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, AZ. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a 28-year-old male from Mexico on March 17 after he activated a rescue beacon in the desert southeast of Ajo, Arizona. Agents at the Ajo Border Patrol Station received notification that a...
Monday, March 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $195,000 at World Trade Bridge in one enforcement action. “This was an excellent...
Monday, March 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Casa Grande Station arrested a 35-year-old Mexican man Friday near Sells, Arizona, and later learned he been convicted in California for sex crimes against a minor. Agents arrested Aaron Sarmiento-...
Monday, March 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
SWEETGRASS, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of Sweetgrass seized drugs and drug paraphernalia from two Canadian citizens and one U.S. citizen arriving from Canada in separate events on Thursday. The first...
Monday, March 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
OCOTILLO, Calif. –El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Station rescued four men in a remote area of the desert, on Saturday afternoon. At approximately 4:15 p.m., a citizen reported to El Centro Border Patrol agents that...
Monday, March 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
WARROAD, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Warroad Port of Entry stopped a woman Sunday who was attempting to enter the United States carrying marijuana internally. Customs and Border...
Monday, March 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations announces that the Pembina Global Entry enrollment center will be open on Fridays during the month of April. During the month of April, the Global Entry enrollment...
Monday, March 20, 2017 | Local Media Release
NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested two women suspected of drug smuggling on separate events Saturday afternoon. The first incident occurred at approximately 12...

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