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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....
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionLaredo Field Office Business Resumption UpdateJune 14, 2017 0900 hours CBP Laredo Port of Entry announces current hours of operation and modes of commercial traffic processed by CBP for June 14-18: World Trade...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry along the California border with Mexico over the weekend intercepted approximately 546 pounds of narcotics valued at over $2.5 million. From Friday, June 9,...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized a combined $353,000 worth of methamphetamine during two incidents Monday. Officers working with a canine at the Dennis DeConcini crossing Monday morning found...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — U. S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport ‘disabled’ this alleged smuggler from rolling into the United States with a load of cocaine. On June 11, CBP officers stopped Ms. Yoncela Stanley,...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from Casa Grande Station’s Horse Patrol Unit tracked down four smugglers on the Tohono O'odham nation early Monday and seized six bales of marijuana weighing almost 155 pounds combined. An agent operating a...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station arrested a previously-deported MS-13 gang member Sunday night near Lukeville. Agents arrested a member of MS-13Sunday night near LukevilleAgents arrested David Lopez-Paz, a 38-...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – Just when U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists think they’ve seen it all, a taxidermied Atlantic Puffin waddles across their inspection desk. CBP agriculture specialists seized ataxidermied Atlantic Puffin at...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a 47-year-old Phoenix man recently after finding more than 580 pounds of marijuana and more than 9 pounds of hashish in his vehicle and a trailer he...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port in Douglas, Arizona, arrested an 18-year-old Arizona woman Friday after finding almost 250 pounds of marijuana hidden throughout her 2008 Toyota Camry....
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound inspections at Arizona’s Port of Nogales on June 9 arrested a male Mexican national for failing to report more than $190,000 in U.S. currency bound for Mexico. Officers...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
Subject was previouslyremoved for sexualbattery and immigrationviolationsYUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents recently arrested two adult males during separate incidents for illegal re-entry into the country after being previously...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Nogales and Casa Grande stations seized more than 670 pounds of marijuana, worth in excess of $336,000, and arrested two Honduran nationals during separate weekend incidents near the...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
SWANTON, Vt. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Swanton Sector had a busy week June 8 – June 12, including arresting 11 illegal aliens, seizing 48 pounds of marijuana and arresting one subject with an active arrest warrant. The sector...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — Travelers walking through six international airports this summer, including through Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), will see “The Truth Behind Counterfeits” posters.  These posters are part of the U.S. Customs and...
Monday, June 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists intercepted 11 shipments with wood boring insects at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge. On June 2, CBP agriculture specialists at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge conducted wood...

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