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Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists have seen some really unusual things in traveler baggage at Washington Dulles International Airport over the years.  From charred full monkeys, to voodoo ceremony tools, to...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – For the second time in three days, Pennsylvania U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a load of khat from Kenya after discovering 97 pounds of the illicit narcotic concealed inside herbal hair dye bags near...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
Hamburg, N.Y. – On February 13, 2017, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Buffalo Border Patrol Station arrested 23 illegal aliens in Hamburg, New York. Border Patrol agents arrest 23 illegal aliens inHamburg, N.Y.Earlier this year, on two...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Local Media Release
Grand Island, N.Y. – On February 14, 2017, U.S. Border Patrol received an anonymous call that there were 12-20 illegal immigrants at an address on Long Rd. In response, agents assigned to the Buffalo Border Patrol Station increased patrols in the...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
Left to Right sitting: Dr. Leonides G.Cigarroa High School Maribel Perez;Harmony Science Academy Ybi Huacuja;Hector J. Garcia Early College High SchoolKayla Martinez; John B. Alexander HighSchool Alyssa Cruz; J. W. Nixon HighSchool Ben Mora; Lyndon...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers at the DeConcini crossing wereled to a BMW motorcycle by a canineteam, where they discovered $460Kworth of heroin hidden within the fueltankTUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Tucson at the...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Willcox Station arrested two individuals Monday night after finding more than 175 pounds of marijuana in the back of a Chevrolet truck at the immigration checkpoint on State Route 191 near Elfrida....
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas - Los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos, asignados a la estación de Eagle Pass, arestaron a un delincuente sexual condenado, que había sido deportado previamente. Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de EaglePass...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a convicted sex offender who had been previously removed. Eagle Pass Border Patrol agents arresteda convicted sex offender who had beenpreviously removed.“Our...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Douglas Station Border Patrol agents recently seized two bundles of marijuana catapulted across the border from Mexico.   Border Patrol agents in Douglas, Ariz.removed a catapult from the border fence,which was being used to hurl...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Laredo Port of Entry would like to advise the traveling public of the temporary stoppage of vehicular traffic at Lincoln-Juarez Bridge the morning of Feb. 18 during the annual Washington’s...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton Station arrested 18 individuals during three weekend seizures, involving more than 775 pounds of marijuana worth close to $400,000. Early Saturday, agents apprehended seven illegal aliens...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
DRUMMOND ISLAND, Mich. — It is that time of year again when the “Ice Bridge” forms between Canada and the United States.  Once the ice bridge is established, CBP will begin staffing the reporting station on Friday, February 17. The opening and...
Monday, February 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported aggravated felon who was convicted of homicide on Sunday. Agents assigned to the El Centro Border Patrol Station, observed two men walking north from the...
Monday, February 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 111 checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine hidden inside the front and back seat of his vehicle last Saturday evening. The incident occurred at...
Monday, February 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry prevented a woman from smuggling narcotics into the United States. Officers seized a total of 32.40 grams ofcocaine, 1.03 grams of crystalmethamphetamine...
Monday, February 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized alleged cocaine valued at $481,440 during an enforcement action. Packages containing 62 pounds of cocaineseized by CBP...
Monday, February 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, valued at approximately $168,300, hidden within a silver 2007 Nissan Sentra. “As our nation’s frontline of...
Monday, February 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis recently arrested two Yuma residents this weekend for alleged attempts to smuggle a combined 30 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States. Officers...
Monday, February 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — An arriving passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport tried to ‘walk’ past U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers, but was stopped in his tracks. Pair of shoes in passenger's luggage thattested positive for cocaineOn...
Monday, February 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
Miami—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Miami Air and Marine Branch DHC-8 aircraft while on routine patrol on February 7, 2017 detected a maritime human smuggling venture 11 nautical miles east, southeast of...
Monday, February 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
DALLAS - U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) seized live plants and seeds found inside a passenger’s luggage, Feb. 10.  CBP Agriculture Beagle Gadget sniffed out this ...
Friday, February 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 890.66 pounds of alleged marijuana within a commercial trailer. Packages containing nearly 891 poundsof...
Friday, February 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 20 pounds of methamphetamine this week. The drugs were hidden above the fuel tank of a Mercedes-Benz. The street...
Friday, February 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
CBP agriculture specialists found 22pounds  of raw, cured, dried meat intravelers bags.DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport seized various animal parts, organs,...

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