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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...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Casa Grande Border Patrol agents arrested five Honduran nationals Sunday morning, near the village of Vaya Chin on the Tohono O’odham Nation, and seized more than 300 pounds of marijuana worth in excess of $150,000 Agents from the...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station seized more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana, valued at almost $580,000, found in a Chevrolet pickup truck and horse trailer near Nogales on Friday evening. Agents seized 1,100 pounds...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers discovered $38,000 inunreported currency inside of aquarter panel in a smuggling vehicleTUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound inspections at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a 31-year-old...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
ATLANTA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) arrested a Camden, New Jersey man Saturday who was wanted on a felony arrest warrant. CBP Field Operations...
Monday, March 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) arrested a 31-year old male traveler, wanted for aggravated sexual assault of a child, on March 9.  CBP officers intercepted Julio Davila, a U.S. citizen,...
Monday, March 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized over $74K in cocaine during one enforcement action this past weekend. “This seizure was an excellent interception from our CBP officers,” said Port Director Gregory...
Monday, March 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TACOMA, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection import specialists and officers at the Port of Tacoma seized three shipments of goods from China in February that were in violation of various laws or regulations. U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
Monday, March 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
EASTPORT, Maine — On March 12, at approximately 12:30 p.m., U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calais Station, assisted a Canadian vessel that was in distress near Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. The Calais Border Patrol Station’s...
Monday, March 13, 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 $78,200, hidden within a gray 2006...
Monday, March 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, TX -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 5.7 pounds of methamphetamines over the weekend. The methamphetamine, valued at approximately $200,000 dollars, was...
Friday, March 10, 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 615 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within a commercial trailer. “This seizure is an outstanding...
Friday, March 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Peace Bridge arrested a man wanted for attempted murder in Dewitt, N.Y.   CBP officers at the Peace Bridge encountered a vehicle earlier today driven by Todd Corron, age 26, a U.S....
Friday, March 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
- CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. – The New York State Police arrested a man yesterday, after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Champlain Port of Entry discovered child pornography on his cell phone. CBP officers encountered 36-year-old Benz K....

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