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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,...
Friday, February 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Joint Targeting Team – South in Eagle Pass uncovered a stash house where 11 undocumented immigrants were found and arrested. Eagle Pass Border Patrol agents uncovereda stash house...
Friday, February 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Over a 24-hour period earlier this week, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton Station seized three fraudulent immigration documents, more than 270 pounds of marijuana, and apprehended seven illegal aliens. Tuesday, three...
Friday, February 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents stopped two separate attempts of human smuggling this week, while working immigration checkpoints near Casa Grande and Three Points.  The first incident took place Monday evening near Casa Grande,...
Friday, February 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — Five travelers learned the value of truthfully reporting all currency they possessed to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers during two currency seizures totaling $60,806 at Washington Dulles International Airport this...
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $3,717,837,...
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – With Valentine’s Day 2017 just around the corner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s highly skilled agriculture specialists continue to pore through millions of arriving cut flower stems to ensure that plant diseases and plant...
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – In the days leading to Valentine’s Day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s highly trained agriculture specialists ensure that plant diseases and plant pests are detected and stopped from being introduced into the United States...
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at the Peace Bridge seized 41 cannabis-infused chocolate bars on February 7.   CBP Officers working at the Peace Bridge commercial facility selected a shipment originating from Scarborough...
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
Norfolk, Virginia— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Norfolk Port of Entry seized two stolen cars worth over $140,000 that were destined for Mali. This stolen 2016 Mercedes Benz was stoppedby CBP Officers at Norfolk Port of...
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
DERBY LINE, Vt. —  U.S. Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry at Derby Line (Interstate 91), Vt., continues to undergo extensive construction to replace the existing port building and surrounding infrastructure. As part of this project,...
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Laredo Port of Entry seized a significant amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine with a value of more than $730,000 during one enforcement action. “Every load of narcotics that...
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged methamphetamine and marijuana carrying a combined estimated street value of more than $1.6 million in two separate enforcement actions...
Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a U.S. Citizen smuggling methamphetamine and a Mexican national wanted for sex crimes, during two separate incidents over the weekend. Booking photo has been providedby the Pima County...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations helicopter aircrew rescued a lost two-year-old child, near Rocksprings, earlier today. “This is one of the most rewarding situations that our agents can be involved in...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
BOSTON — Every year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Port of Boston process millions of Valentine’s Day flowers, ensuring they are pest and disease-free. “Boston CBP cleared more than 5.2 million flower stems during...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, N.M. – Border Patrol Agents from southern New Mexico continue to experience busy enforcement days, as evidenced by the recent arrests of a sex offender and wanted felon.   On February 3, Border Patrol Agents using night-vision...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | Local Media Release
MIAMI—Flowers are the most popular gift item during Valentine’s Day celebrations, but they could also be the hiding place for dangerous insects and diseases. U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) highly trained agriculture specialists at Miami...
Tuesday, February 7, 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 3,947 pounds of alleged marijuana within a commercial shipment of key limes. “This is an outstanding...
Tuesday, February 7, 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 74 pounds of marijuana Sunday. The seizure was located underneath the rear floor board of an SUV. “CBP officers...
Tuesday, February 7, 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 $245,140, hidden within a gray 2015...

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