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Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas– La Oficina de Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) en el Puerto de Entrada de Laredo informó hoy que CBP traerá de regreso el carril designado que tanto...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas– U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Laredo Port of Entry advised today that CBP will bring back the much needed designated lane for local commuters not requiring benefits at the Juarez-...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a combined 4,449 counterfeit LG and ASUS smartphones in Philadelphia, that, if authentic, would have had a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $941,450. CBP...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich— U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Sault Ste. Marie station performed a traffic stop in Munising, Michigan resulting in the arrest of 10 individuals illegally present in the United States. On Monday, August 12, Agents...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 | Local Media Release
PORT CLINTON, Ohio — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Detroit Sector arrested a citizen of Mexico for being present in the United States after a prior removal. On July 24, Border Patrol agents from the Sandusky Bay station had placed an...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas prevented 2 U.S. citizens and one Mexican national from smuggling nearly 380 pounds of marijuana, heroin and meth...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
US Border Patrol agents rescued agroup of 12 people stranded in theRio Grande River after attemptingto illegally enter the U.S.DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working with the Eagle Pass Station Marine Unit and the Border Patrol Search...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man convicted of child abuse in Maricopa County after he re-entered the country illegally through the desert. Photo Courtesy of U.S.Customs and BorderProtectionTucson Sector Border Patrol agents...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents, in conjunction with the Presidio Police Department, arrested two subjects, including a wanted criminal, Aug. 6. Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak said, “This arrest highlights the success that results...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested an Arizona man for an alleged attempt to smuggle almost 62 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis. CBP officers seized nearly 62pounds...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint arrested a U.S. citizen from Phoenix after he attempted to smuggle multiple packages of methamphetamine Friday afternoon. Border Patrol agents seized over...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
LOS ANGELES— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to Cargo Operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in coordination with the Import Specialist assigned to the impacted Centers, seized 5,300 counterfeit products. If...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Peace Bridge seized over 293 grams of synthetic lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly known as the hallucinogenic drug LSD, contained within small parcel shipments. Over the...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas — La Oficina de Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) en ocho puertos de entrada de Brownsville a Del Rio está preparada para el tráfico esperado que viene...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at eight ports of entry from Brownsville to Del Rio is prepared for the expected traffic that comes with the beginning of the school year and returning...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
SHERMAN, Maine- On Monday, August 12, U.S. Border Patrol agents conducted an immigration checkpoint along I-95. During the checkpoint operation agents seized a large quantity of cash and narcotics from a Ford Mustang that was abandoned on the side...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP employees and the Explorer Post 2304 recently participated in a back to school donation drive for students from the Santa Teresita community. On August 8,...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico-  La Oficina de Operaciones de Campo en San Juan de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) anuncio el martes la implementación del Control Móvil de Pasaporte (MPC, por sus siglas en ingles) en Puerto Rico.  Los ciudadanos...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested 3 U.S. citizens for two separate alleged attempts to smuggle 168 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis over the weekend....
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —The San Juan Field Office of U.S. Customs and Border announced Tuesday the upcoming implementation of Mobile Passport Control (MPC) in Puerto Rico. U.S. citizens and Canadian visitors will now have the option of MPC processing...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector arrested a 29-year-old United States citizen, a 36-year-old Mexican national and one juvenile for attempting to smuggle 12 undocumented immigrants in two separate smuggling...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas-EE.UU. Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza, Operaciones Aduaneras (OFO por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional de Hidalgo descubrió más que relleno cuando descubrieron $35,000 en cocaína dentro de un pastel. "Esta...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge uncovered  more than filling when they discovered $35,000 worth of cocaine hidden inside a cake. “This interception...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Champlain Port of Entry seized a shipment of more than 500 counterfeit Nike ear buds and over 200 counterfeit Eclipse watches. The shipment had a Manufacturer Suggested...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – On Saturday, U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint near Amado arrested a Tucson woman for smuggling meth. Border Patrol agents arrested aTucson woman Saturday after theydiscovered 200 grams of meth...

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