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Friday, July 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
An off-duty Air and Marine Operations agent was the first torespond to a vehicle accident near Sebastian, Florida.SEBASTIAN, Fla. — An off-duty CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agent was the first to respond to a roll-over accident that had just...
Friday, July 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
Officers assigned to CBP New Orleansseized their largest jewelry shipmentthis year.NEW ORLEANS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in New Orleans seized 180 pieces of counterfeit Cartier jewelry Thursday from a shipment coming from...
Friday, July 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents and a CBP helicopter crew from Air and Marine Operations, arrested five drug smugglers and seized several backpacks of methamphetamine and marijuana, 30 miles east of Lukeville, July 12. Border Patrol...
Friday, July 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
Del Rio, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector have arrested over 1,100 people from countries in Africa since May 30. “The apprehension of people from African countries illegally crossing our borders continues to increase...
Friday, July 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
UVALDE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Uvalde Station rescued a man who became separated from his group while tubing down the Frio River, July 15. “I am very proud of the outstanding relationships that our agents have built with our...
Friday, July 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 790 children’s hair brushes from China Wednesday that contained about 25 times more lead content than allowed by United Sates law. These children's folding hair brushescontained...
Friday, July 19, 2019 | Local Media Release
RANGELEY, Maine - Acting on information provided by the public, Border Patrol agents arrested nine Massachusetts-based aliens on July 17, who were working in the Rangeley area.  The aliens, from Guatemala, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, and Spain,...
Thursday, July 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at Laredo Port of Entry recently discovered three significant rare pests that were all confirmed as first time finds in the nation.  Two of the interceptions occurred during...
Thursday, July 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working near Andrade, Calif. on July 11 apprehended multiple illegal aliens from Mexico who attempted to flee in a vehicle, including a previously deported criminal alien. At approximately 9 p.m., a...
Thursday, July 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – The Laredo Port of Entry CBP Explorer Post #2304 hosted a badge pinning ceremony on Monday for Class 002 at the Laredo Falcon Bank in Laredo, Texas.  A total of 18 Explorer cadets successfully completed the required total of 101...
Thursday, July 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station prevented several bundles of narcotics from being smuggled into the city.  The bundles tested positive for marijuana, with a total weight of 213.7 lbs, (96.9kgs) with an...
Thursday, July 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry intercepted a significant amount of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $2.2 million in one enforcement...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working near Dome Valley Sunday and Tuesday, arrested nine individuals and apprehended a previously deported felon in two separate human smuggling events. In the first event at approximately 5:30 a.m....
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
PORT CLINTON, Ohio — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Detroit Sector arrested a citizen of El Salvador on suspicion of alien smuggling on Monday afternoon. U.S. Border Patrol Detroit SectorBorder Patrol agents from the Sandusky Bay station were...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
Illegal caught on Jet Ski in Lake EriePORT CLINTON, Ohio— Marine Interdiction Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) along with U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien fishing from a jet ski...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAVANNAH, GA. – On July 31, 1789 the Fifth Act of the First United States Congress created the U.S. Customs Service, to regulate the collection of duties on ship’s tonnage and merchandise at our first ports of entry. U.S. Customs and Border...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Jamaican man at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Sunday on a Palm Beach County, Florida, felony arrest warrant for sex offenses on a child. Officers...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Oficiales de Aduanas y Protección fronteriza de los Estados Unidos, incautaron 6 libras (28.1 kilos) de cocaína el escondidos dentro de los tambores de los frenos traseros de una camioneta en el Muelle panamericano. El valor...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers seized 6 pounds (2.7 kilos) of heroin Monday concealed inside the rear brake drums of a van at the Pan American dock. The estimated value of the seized contraband is $162,000...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents prevented an attempt to smuggle methamphetamine at the checkpoint located near Hebbronville, Texas.  The incident happened late on the evening of July 15, when a vehicle with two individuals approached the...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized nearly 19 pounds of cocaine from a 29-year-old man as he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico yesterday. CBP officers at the DeConcini Crossing referred the...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
South Bend, IND. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection joined South Bend International  Airport (SBN) in opening Indiana’s newest General Aviation Facility (GAF) on July 16, 2019. Jack Bebinger, CBP Assistant Director, Trade, Chicago Field Office,...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) with the assistance of Laredo Sector Border Patrol apprehended three illegal aliens near Rio Bravo, Texas. The event occurred on the morning of July 16, when DPS requested assistance from U.S....
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
CAMPO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a woman Friday morning who had 31 packages of methamphetamine concealed inside her vehicle’s gas tank.   On July 12, at approximately 8:20 a.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the checkpoint on...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Peace Bridge Port of Entry encountered a vehicle occupied by two Canadian citizens who were found to be in possession of illegal narcotics.   On Sunday, a vehicle occupied by...

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