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

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged liquid methamphetamine carrying an estimated street value of more than $700,000 in one enforcement action. “Our officers maintain strict...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
ST.THOMAS, Virgin Islands — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) assisted 2 persons Tuesday morning that were parasailing near Frenchman’s Bay. Marine Agents are vigilant to assistboaters in distress.“While...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered approximately 195 pounds of cocaine aboard a fishing vessel along the Miami River Tuesday afternoon. Cocaine seized by CBP officersCBP officers, and a U.S. Border Patrol agent, boarded...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Two Willcox Station Border Patrol agents were among several awardees honored Monday night during U.S. Representative Martha McSally’s second annual Congressional First Responder of Distinction award ceremony. Willcox Station agents...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested two Mexican nationals during separate incidents Monday for attempting to smuggle a combined 37 pounds of hard drugs worth an estimated $193,000....
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
Officers removed more than200 pounds of marijuana frominside of an auxiliary fueltank of a smuggling vehicleTUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a 30-year-old Yuma man this morning after...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Local Media Release
JAMAICA, N.Y. — While not exactly ‘Snakes on a Plane’, U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the John F. Kennedy International Mail Facility (IMF) seized five live juvenile King Cobras during an inspection. Live Juvenile King Cobra...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | National Media Release
CHICAGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the deployment of facial recognition biometric exit technology to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) for select flights from ORD. The deployment builds upon a June 2016 pilot at...
Tuesday, July 11, 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 2,746 pounds of alleged marijuana and 50.70 pounds of alleged cocaine in separate unrelated incidents...
Monday, July 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents, along with a Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) medic, rescued a Mexican man Sunday morning who had fractured his leg in a remote area of the Huachuca Mountains approximately 60 miles...
Monday, July 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents in Nogales found a 37-year-old Mexican woman precariously dangling from the international border fence Saturday, abandoned by smugglers. Agents called Nogales FireDept. to remove the Mexicanwoman from the...
Monday, July 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working with narcotics-detection canines at Arizona’s Port of Nogales seized more than $1,100,000 worth of hard drugs with a combined weight of nearly 120 pounds, during four separate...
Monday, July 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested an adult male Friday night, suspected of smuggling more than 43 pounds of methamphetamine. Officers removed packages of meth fromwithin the door...
Monday, July 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
DETROIT— U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents assigned to the Erie Marine unit along with U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Detroit Border Patrol Station rescued five individuals from the water over the...
Monday, July 10, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON- Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció hoy el lanzamiento de CBP Jobs, una nueva aplicación móvil para candidatos solicitando las posiciones de agentes y oficiales, que estén interesados...
Monday, July 10, 2017 | Local Media Release
DETROIT - U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Detroit Field Office will be hosting its 6th Annual Trade Day from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the Cobo Center, One Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226.   Registration is open...
Monday, July 10, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the launch of CBP Jobs, a new mobile app for prospective agents and officers to track their progress through the hiring process. CBP Jobs offers frontline applicants updates about the...
Friday, July 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations Agents from the Jacksonville Marine Unit and interagency partners rescued two boaters after their vessel caught fire near the St. Augustine Inlet on Thursday afternoon...
Friday, July 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—Border Patrol agents patrolling Interstate 5 seized 75 bundles of methamphetamine from the vehicle of a 25-year-old U.S. citizen on Wednesday evening. The 75 bundles of meth werevalued at $256,734.At around 8:45 p.m., agents...
Friday, July 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – The first seizure took place on July 1, 2017, after Border Patrol agents seized 376.6 pounds of marijuana in Laredo, Texas.  Agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 encountered a white Hummer at the primary...
Friday, July 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – The first event occurred on July 4, 2017, when agents assigned to the Laredo North Border Patrol Station were working their assigned duties at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 when they encountered a tractor...
Friday, July 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 72 pounds of liquid methamphetamine Thursday. The drugs were disguised as bottles of liquid detergent. “Smugglers...
Friday, July 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry on Thursday apprehended a man wanted in connection with a March 2017 shooting in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma which left one...
Friday, July 7, 2017 | Local Media Release
HOUSTON - U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees at George Bush Intercontinental Airport said farewell and many happy returns to their colleague, K9 Sonny. Sonny, a six-year veteran with CBP’s Beagle Brigade, will retire from service today....
Friday, July 7, 2017 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection launched Enrollment on Arrival at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and...

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