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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Since the beginning of fiscal year 2017 (Oct. 1, 2016) local law enforcement agencies in southern Arizona have been instrumental in working with the Department of Homeland Security to combat transnational criminal organizations...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Laurel, Md., man at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Sunday on Prince George’s County, Md., charges alleging sexual offense of a minor....
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Philadelphia recently seized counterfeit Rolex and Michael Kors watches, which, if authentic, held an MSRP of $248,075. During an inspection of an international mail on May 16...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Local Media Release
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint found, on a bus, an abandoned backpack loaded with methamphetamine today. The incident occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m. after...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents at the Highway 95 immigration checkpoint north of Yuma on Saturday arrested two men, a U.S. citizen and a Mexican national, after finding more than 40 pounds of hard drugs hidden throughout their pickup truck...
Monday, July 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station arrested a MS-13 gang member Sunday night west of Lukeville.  Misael Ramirez-Benitez, an El Salvadorian national, was apprehended after he illegally entered the...
Monday, July 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a Mexican national and a U.S. citizen after seizing more than $136,000 worth of methamphetamine during separate weekend incidents. A...
Monday, July 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
This week Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector rescued 16 illegal aliens in five separate events.  The first event occurred on July 8, 2017, after Border Patrol agents rescued two illegal aliens in a ranch northwest of Laredo, Texas....
Monday, July 17, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – Several events during this week resulted in Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector seizing over 1,000 pounds of marijuana in Laredo, Texas.  The first seizure took place on July 10, 2017, after Border Patrol agents...
Friday, July 14, 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 $364,000 in one enforcement action. “CBP officers...
Friday, July 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Pima County Sheriff’s deputies working as part of a federal counter-drug operation arrested a California man and seized nearly 42 pounds of methamphetamine Tuesday afternoon. Deputies seized 42 poundsof meth that was...
Friday, July 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a 20-year-old Tucson man for an outstanding warrant and for attempting to smuggle nearly 1,000 tablets of a powerful opioid drug....
Friday, July 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
SWEETGRASS, Mont. — Every day, callers telephoning U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ports of entry ask similar questions, “What can I bring into the U.S.?”, “Where can I find out what I can bring with me from home?...
Friday, July 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
CBP officers discovered 13 pounds ofcocaine within the rear quarter panelsof a smuggling vehicle TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized 13 pounds of cocaine Thursday afternoon worth...
Friday, July 14, 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 5.45 pounds of cocaine Thursday. The drugs were hidden in the front differential of a 4x4 pick-up truck. “...
Friday, July 14, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a noteworthy amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine carrying an estimated street value of more than $405,000 in one enforcement action. “This was an...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested two Mexican men yesterday for attempting to smuggle a combined 83 pounds of hard drugs, worth more than $390,000. Officers removed the...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an adult Mexican man Wednesday for illegally reentering the country after being previously convicted and removed from the United States on aggravated felony charges. Agents patrolling...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – El Sector de Tucson recientemente reinicio una iniciativa para disuadir la inmigración ilegal con el procedimiento de cualquier persona que intente cruzar la frontera ilegalmente dentro del área de responsabilidad del sector de...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va., — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized more than $48,000 combined in two seizures of travelers departing Washington Dulles International Airport recently for violating federal currency reporting regulations....
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va., – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Fairfax, Va., man on heroin charges at Washington Dulles International Airport Sunday. CBP officers arrested Omar Ahmed Zaidan, 23, of Fairfax, after they verified...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionLaredo Field OfficeBusiness Resumption UpdateJuly 13, 2017 1200 hours CBP Laredo Port of Entry announces current hours of operation and modes of commercial traffic processed by CBP for July 13-July 20: This is the...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas –On July 8, 2017, Laredo North Border Patrol agents assigned to the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 encountered a tractor trailer at the primary inspection lane. The driver was questioned regarding his...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. –Tucson Sector recently brought back an initiative to deter illegal immigration by prosecuting anyone who attempts to cross the border unlawfully within the Tucson Sector’s area of responsibility, including first-time...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | Local Media Release
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—A vehicle stop by U.S. Border Patrol agents on Tuesday afternoon led to the arrest of a 45-year-old man and the seizure of narcotics valued at more than half a million dollars. Agents seize a mix of narcotics. Yesterday at...

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