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Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.

Friday, March 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port in Douglas, Arizona, arrested a 30-year-old Mexican woman Wednesday (March 29) after finding more than 300 pounds of marijuana throughout her Chevy van....
Friday, March 31, 2017 | Local Media Release
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Detect Heroin in Whiskey and Speaker JAMAICA, N.Y. — Two arriving passengers might be singing the blues after U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport seized...
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a noteworthy amount of marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $166,000 at World Trade Bridge in one enforcement action. “Every load of narcotics that we...
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – On Wednesday night, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents tracked and seized an ultralight aircraft that made a cross-border incursion from Mexico and landed in the United States. At approximately 10:30 p.m., a Border Patrol...
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Peace Bridge arrested a man wanted on two felony warrants and found in possession of $500 in counterfeit currency. Peace Bridge Port Of Entry, Buffalo,New YorkCBP officers at Peace Bridge...
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $737,000 at World Trade Bridge in one enforcement action. “CBP employs numerous layers of...
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s new Nogales Port Director Efrain Solis Jr. was sworn in during a formal change of command ceremony earlier today at the Mariposa crossing. Efrain Solis Jr. is the new PortDirector at the Port of...
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
OGDENSBURG, N.Y. – Bill Mitchell has been a varsity wrestling coach at Ogdensburg High School since 2001. He is also a Supervisory Customs and Border Protection officer at the Ogdensburg port of entry. SCBPO Mitchell poses with TannerLaPiene and...
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two male Canadian nationals are in custody facing federal drug charges Thursday after an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, N.M -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized 31.5 pounds of cocaine Wednesday. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $1,008,000....
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
SANTA TERESA, N.M -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized 610 pounds of marijuana late Tuesday afternoon, valued at approximately $488,000. Drugs concealed in metal...
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A Sonoita Station Border Patrol Canine Team working near Patagonia found 51 bundles of marijuana Tuesday afternoon. An agent and his canine partner trackeddrug smugglers to more than 50 abandonedbundles of marijuanaAn agent and his...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced today a $200K award to CryptoMove to enhance U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) security. CBP’s...
Wednesday, March 29, 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 1,134 pounds of alleged marijuana within a commercial trailer. “Our officers continue to demonstrate their...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 150 pounds of marijuana, facilitated the recovery of a stolen vehicle and found a missing juvenile during two incidents at immigration checkpoints early today. Nogales Station agents...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Peace Arch Port of Entry turned over to Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputies, a Colorado man wanted on a probation violation. CBP accepted custody from Canada...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) detected Monday a go-fast vessel containing 3545 pounds (1,608 kilograms) of cocaine, which was intercepted 60 nautical miles southeast of Dorado,...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – A Border Patrol agent from Ajo Station, along with his canine partner, helped Arizona’s Department of Public Safety apprehend two suspects who abandoned a vehicle on foot following a pursuit near Gila Bend early today. At...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The U.S. Border Patrol will be conducting Citizens Academies beginning the first week of May at the Buffalo and Niagara Falls Border Patrol Stations. Border Patrol Citizens Academies provide residents the opportunity to learn about U...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Local Media Release
CINCINNATI— From March 6-26, Cincinnati CBP officers seized 83 shipments of illegal synthetic drugs, including over 36 pounds of furanyl fentanyl and 233 pounds of GBL. Officers stationed at a local Cincinnati express consignment facility also found...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents recently stopped a human-smuggling attempt at the immigration checkpoint near Amado and another one during a vehicle stop near Three Points. Agents discovered a Mexican nationalin the trunk of a...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
BONSALL, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents on Interstate 15 arrested a 39-year-old man yesterday who had heroin and methamphetamine hidden inside his car. Agents pulled packages of drugsfrom seat backs.​At approximately 12:30 p.m., Border Patrol...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested three wanted persons at Washington Dulles International Airport over the weekend. Oguzhan Baris Sagir, 35, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Montgomery County, Md., charges of felony theft...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
MASSENA, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Massena port of entry arrested two travelers at the Massena port of entry yesterday – one traveler for driving while intoxicated, while the other was wanted on a bench warrant in...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $100,000 worth of narcotics, in an enforcement action at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry. Officers seized a total of 8.23 lbs ofcocaine and 1.37 lbs of Mexicanblack tar...

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