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Thursday, March 16, 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 more than 52 pounds of marijuana late Tuesday, valued at approximately $40,000. "This seizure was the result...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested two Mexican nationals after finding a combined 92 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine during two inspections Monday. Upwards of $240,000 worth of...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
NOGALES, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Port of Nogales is relocating their Global Entry Enrollment Center from the DeConcini crossing to the Mariposa crossing effective April 3, 2017. This map shows the direction of travelnecessary...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine with her child in the vehicle on Wednesday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 8:...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A 22-year-old Douglas woman returning from Mexico Tuesday morning delivered a baby boy at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry. The woman approached Customs and Border Protection officers at the pedestrian crossing, stating that she...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of crystal methamphetamine with an estimated value of over $688,000 during one enforcement action. “The primary officers’ experience, and...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A hiker on Mt. Lemon fell nearly 40 feet Tuesday afternoon and suffered multiple injuries, causing an Air and Marine Operations helicopter crew to conduct its second rescue mission in two consecutive days.  A Tucson Air Branch AMO...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Through a coordinated effort with the Joint Task Force-West, South Texas Corridor (JTF-W, STC), a known smuggler operating in Rio Grande City was arrested and sentenced for her role as an alien smuggling coordinator. Smuggler...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass International Port of Entry prevented a shipment of narcotics from making entry into the United States. “Smugglers will go to any extent to cross any sizeable drug...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound inspections at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested two Mexican nationals Tuesday after finding unreported U.S. currency, weapons and ammunition in separate seizures....
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
ROOSVILLE, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Roosville seized marijuana and drug paraphernalia from two United States citizens arriving from Canada on Wednesday. The seizure occurred when the two travelers were...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Pacific Highway Port of Entry detained two shipments of DVDs bearing a counterfeit DVD logo. Two separate shipments in February were found to hold popular...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
ST.THOMAS, Virgin Islands — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) rescued a man Tuesday afternoon from the water near Coki Point. “While patrolling our coast, Air and Marine Agents are also vigilant to respond to...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
PORT HURON, Mich. - On January 18, 2017, CBP Officers at the Blue Water Bridge targeted for examination, an express consignment package originating from London, Ontario manifested as automotive brake pads, headed to a Miami suburb. When the package...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working at immigration checkpoints on Interstate 8 and Arizona Highway 95 seized multiple loads of hard drugs Monday, while agents from Wellton Station’s forward operating base apprehended illegal...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A hiker who fell into medical distress in Pima Canyon near Tucson was rescued via an Air and Marine Operations helicopter crew Monday afternoon.  Shortly before 4 p.m., AMO agents from the Tucson Air Branch responded to a report of...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
SOUTH TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agriculture specialists at eight South Texas ports of entry seized a significant amount of narcotics, currency, false documents, and uncovered numerous immigration and agricultural...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $187,000, hidden within a red 1998...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
On Monday night, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents tracked and seized an ultralight aircraft that made a cross-border incursion from Mexico and landed in the United States. At approximately 10:45 p.m., Border Patrol agents on the ground observed...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents found a four-year-old girl abandoned by smugglers near Mt. Signal and the international border Sunday morning. At approximately 6:20 a.m., Border Patrol agents from the El Centro station observed individuals...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station arrested two male Mexican nationals during separate weekend incidents who had been convicted in California for sex crimes involving minors. Agents arrested 32-year-old Zeferino...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
DETROIT— On Monday, March 13, a male subject attempted to jump off of the McArthur Bridge, which links Belle Isle Park to Detroit, Michigan. A Border Patrol agent patrolling near Belle Isle responded and assisted an off duty Michigan State Park...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from Ajo Station’s Horse Patrol Unit found more than 340 pounds of abandoned marijuana Sunday afternoon near Ajo, Arizona. Members of Ajo Station's Horse PatrolUnit seized more than 340 pounds...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales arrested two U.S. citizens and two Mexican nationals during four weekend smuggling attempts involving a combined 36 pounds of heroin and methamphetamine worth an...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port in Douglas arrested a 41-year-old male Mexican national March 10 after finding nearly 300 pounds of marijuana in his GMC truck. Officers seized the vehicle...

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