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Friday, April 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Memphis agricultural specialist made an unusual discovery Wednesday night while inspecting a package shipment from Djibouti. A salt-encrusted Djiboutian caprineskull was found in a package in...
Friday, April 12, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis, Sonora, Mexico, man and 4 U.S. citizens this earlier this week for four separate alleged attempts to smuggle 282 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine through the Port...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas –  With the Easter festivities right around the corner, CBP is reminding the traveling public that cascarones (confetti-filled eggshells) are restricted to quantities of 12 per passenger and the shells may be decorated, etched, or...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
HIDALGO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) continues to prepare for the potential arrival of thousands of people migrating in caravans as well as that of lawful tourist travelers to the United States...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - El Puerto de Entrada Laredo de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los EE. UU. informa que a partir del 11 de abril, todo el tráfico vehicular hacia el norte en el Puente Juárez-Lincoln se enrutará a través del Toldo Oriental del...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Laredo Port of Entry is advising that effective April 11, all northbound vehicular traffic at Juarez-Lincoln Bridge will be routed through the bridge’s Eastern Canopy. “As the Juarez-Lincoln...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
TRENTON, S.C. — A CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) flight crew, assigned to the Jacksonville Air and Marine Branch, assisted Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Aiken County Sheriff’s office on a sex-trafficking investigation in...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales seized nearly 93 pounds of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine over the weekend from three separate drug seizures. A pedestrian body carrier...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested a Mexican national and a U.S. man for separate alleged attempts to smuggle fentanyl and methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis over the weekend....
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | Local Media Release
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. – Yesterday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to patrol Grand Island observed a helicopter hovering at a very low altitude over a parking lot on Beaver Island State Park, at approximately 8:20 p.m. The Buffalo Station agents...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
WINTERHAVEN, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Andrade port of entry found 126 packages of methamphetamine hidden in a vehicle.          “CBP canine teams prove time and time again what an important asset they are...
Tuesday, April 9, 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 a Douglas man from smuggling more than 9 pounds of cocaine into the United States Friday. Officers...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered just over a pound and a half of marijuana at the Peace Bridge.  Speaker box concealing packagedmarijuana.On April 9, CBP officers working at the Peace Bridge...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Last month, construction was completed on the Brownsville Veterans International Bridge Land Port of Entry adding pavement expansion improvements for commercial vehicles. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Donations...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
PRESIDIO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized $170,030 Saturday afternoon. The money was discovered hidden in the tailgate of a pick-up truck. Currency bundles wrapped in blacktape were...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection awarded a contract to Glock Inc. today to provide CBP law enforcement personnel the next generation standard duty handgun. The contract is for up to $85 million over 10 years, which includes other DHS...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released today March Southwest border Migration statistics. Encounters of family units and unaccompanied children along the Southwest border rose again this month to numbers not seen since 2014...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo Station encountered a large group of Central Americans after they illegally entered the country west of Lukeville Monday morning. The group spread out before illegally entering in...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted multiple smuggling attempts that resulted in the seizure of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine. On Thursday, McAllen agents working near Havana, Texas, responded to a report of several...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
ATLANTA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) arrested a 51-year-old man who had an active warrant from Tennessee for first degree murder. CBP officers have conducted 1...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two gang members and a sex offender in three days. On Thursday afternoon, agents apprehended a Salvadoran national on a local ranch near Kingsville, Texas. During...
Monday, April 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. –Agents assigned to the U.S. Border Patrol Special Operations Group out of El Paso, Texas and the Yuma Sector Special Operations Detachment apprehended nine illegal alien scouts over the weekend. Border Patrol Special Operationsagents...
Monday, April 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas –Los oficiales del Servicio de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) en el Puente Internacional Veterans interceptaron una carga de metanfetamina. Los oficiales de CBP descubrieron los narcóticos,...

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