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Monday, March 9, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) incautó el sábado 161 libras (73 kilos) de cocaína en varias cajas de paquetería que llegaron al Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín en un avión de carga que partió de...
Monday, March 9, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized 161 pounds (73 kilos) of cocaine Saturday inside several parcel boxes arriving to the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport on a cargo aircraft that departed from Bogota,...
Monday, March 9, 2020 | Local Media Release
CINCINNATI– CBP agriculture specialists in Cincinnati have confiscated 4,248 pounds of fresh Strophanthus fruit since early February. The fresh fruit arrived in multiple shipments from Laos and was destined to numerous locations throughout the...
Saturday, March 7, 2020 | Local Media Release
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discovered mislabeled products that contained anomalies within the description and a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) public health notification. On February 28, a shipment was seized that...
Friday, March 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the San Ysidro port of entry intercepted cache of narcotics valued at $468,000. Shortly after 4:30 a.m., on March. 5, CBP officers encountered a 23-year-old man after he entered the...
Friday, March 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
MURRIETA, Calif.—Border Patrol agents arrested a man Wednesday evening who had over 70 pounds of cocaine hidden inside his truck. On March 4th, at approximately 7 p.m., Border Patrol agents initiated a vehicle stop on a suspicious 2016 Nissan...
Friday, March 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint Thursday evening arrested two 15-year-old United States citizens attempting to smuggle fentanyl through the checkpoint as passengers in a shuttle...
Friday, March 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
IMPERIAL, Calif. — Comparison to last fiscal year, U.S. Border Patrol El Centro Sector (ELC) has experienced a 36 percent decrease in total apprehensions from 15,519 to 9,696.  Border Patrol agents of El Centro Sector continue to prevent illegal...
Friday, March 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a smuggling attempt of alleged methamphetamine with an estimated street value of more than $277,000 while conducting enforcement...
Friday, March 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a shipment of 1,440 counterfeit Oral-B toothbrush heads recently in Philadelphia that were destined to an address in Joliet, Illinois. If genuine, the toothbrush heads would...
Friday, March 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a shipment of counterfeit consumer goods recently while inspecting arriving express delivery parcels near Philadelphia International Airport. If authentic, the merchandise would...
Friday, March 6, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) this week announced February operational updates along with significant enforcement actions, including various cases of CBP Officers, Border Patrol Agents and Air and Marine Operations stopping...
Friday, March 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
BOSTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Logan Airport arrested a citizen of the Dominican Republic who falsely claimed to be a returning U.S. citizen and who was in possession of a fraudulent passport.On March 4, CBP officers...
Friday, March 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents rescue a subject that was injured and abandoned by his smuggler. In other areas of the sector, agents encounter skeletal remains and a body in the Rio Grande.On Thursday afternoon, the Starr County Sheriff...
Friday, March 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
PORT CLINTON, Ohio — Border Patrol agents from Detroit Sector arrested a criminal alien who was illegally present in the United States.Sandusky Bay Station arrests criminal alienIn February 2020, Border Patrol agents assigned to Sandusky Bay Station...
Thursday, March 5, 2020 | Local Media Release
ESCONDIDO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man who had a combined 46.7 pounds of cocaine and fentanyl in his car on Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 1:30 p.m., an agent with his K9 partner initiated a vehicle stop on a 2007 Gray...
Thursday, March 5, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – The month of March is here, and with it spring break vacation for schools and colleges across Arizona. Many travelers will flock to destinations south of the border, such as Rocky Point (Puerto Peñasco), Mexico. U.S. Customs and...
Thursday, March 5, 2020 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized five bottles of gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) Monday that arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport in international mail from China.The GBL was destined to an address in...
Thursday, March 5, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – Border Patrol agents stop two human smuggling attempts during a span of a few hours. The first incident occurred late in the evening hours of March 3, when a red tractor hauling a white trailer approached the Interstate Highway 35...
Thursday, March 5, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Otay Mesa cargo facility on Tuesday evening discovered 311 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside of stone items. On March 3rd, at about 7 p.m., a 38-year-old male Mexican...
Thursday, March 5, 2020 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan and other leadership today announced the agency’s operational update for February 2020, which included a significant tunnel discovery and rises in meth and...
Thursday, March 5, 2020 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported gang member and a convicted sex offender on Wednesday.  The first incident occurred at around 6:02 p.m., when agents assigned to the...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas – Yesterday, in a span of less than 12 hours, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector’s  McAllen and Rio Grande City stations arrested two previously convicted sex offenders and a member of the notorious Mara...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – On Monday afternoon, Wellton Station Border Patrol agents performing immigration inspection duties at the I-8 immigration checkpoint, arrested a Mexican national claiming to be a U.S. citizen. The illegal alien was traveling via...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | Local Media Release
CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Champlain Port of Entry arrested a 37-year-old male identified as Juan Carlos Alcantara- Rivas, who was wanted out of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on a Failure to Appear...

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