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Thursday, February 13, 2020 | Local Media Release
MIAMI - Con el Día de San Valentín a la vuelta de la esquina, CBP está trabajando duro para evitar que los insectos y plagas contaminen las flores que compras para tu amor. Los especialistas en agricultura de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP),...
Thursday, February 13, 2020 | Local Media Release
MIAMI — With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, CBP is working hard to keep the critters out of the flowers you buy for your sweetheart. Agriculture specialists with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at ports around the country are...
Thursday, February 13, 2020 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Ysleta port of entry seized 1,543 pounds of liquid methamphetamine Wednesday. “This is a huge seizure and more than triples the 425 pounds of...
Thursday, February 13, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Freer Border Patrol Station rescued 17 individuals during a human smuggling attempt at the checkpoint located west of Freer, Texas. The event unfolded during the early hours of Feb. 7, when a...
Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 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 more than 8,000 rounds of ammunition Wednesday. “Our primary focus is checking what is arriving however CBP also...
Thursday, February 13, 2020 | Local Media Release
NEW YORK – Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at the New York/New Jersey area ports of entry are busy making sure that imported flowers used in Valentine’s Day bouquets...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Local Media Release
OCOTILLO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector rescued an illegal alien from the harsh mountains Wednesday morning after being abandoned.The incident occurred at approximately 10:46 a.m., when agents assigned to patrol...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Local Media Release
PINE VALLEY, Calif.—San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents arrested who was transporting five illegal aliens, including a teen, after fleeing the Pine Valley immigration checkpoint Tuesday morning. At approximately 10:45 a.m., on February 11, a man...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Local Media Release
SUNLAND PARK, N.M. – El Paso Border Patrol agents apprehend a previously deported criminal alien in Sunland Park, New Mexico. Late Monday night, Santa Teresa Border Patrol agents conducting line watch operations observed two people making an illegal...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Local Media Release
PROGRESO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is introducing biometric facial comparison technology to further secure and streamline travel through the Progreso Port of Entry in southern Texas.CBP will deploy biometric facial comparison...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry Monday apprehended a fugitive with an outstanding felony warrant for kidnapping, with bail set at $1 million.On Feb. 10, at about 3:30 p.m., a 50-year-old male U...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Los oficiales estadounidenses del Servicio de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés) en el puerto de entrada de Brownsville interceptaron presuntos narcóticos en tres acciones policiales distintas...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Local Media Release
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted alleged narcotics in three separate enforcement actions over the weekend that have a combined estimated street value of $2,066,242.“...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – The construction contractor has begun controlled blasting, in preparation for new border wall system construction, within the Roosevelt Reservation at Monument Mountain in the U.S. Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector. The controlled...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Local Media Release
EDINBURG, Texas –Smuggling continues in Starr County, leading to the seizure of more than $730K worth of drugs.Yesterday morning, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents working in La Rosita, Texas, observed a grey Jeep sports utility vehicle traveling...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists continue to intercept potential threats to our nation’s agricultural resources in traveler baggage at Washington Dulles International Airport.Phohibited pork concealed...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – Three Tucson residents caught attempting to smuggle multiple types of narcotics into the U.S. were arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents working the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint near Amado Sunday.The adult male smugglers were...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | Local Media Release
SAN DIEGO – With Valentine’s Day celebrations around the corner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and agriculture specialists working at U.S. ports of entry are busy making sure that flower imports are free from pests and diseases that...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | Local Media Release
HOGANSBURG, N.Y. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Massena Border Patrol Station arrested seven individuals in connection to a failed smuggling attempt on Monday. On February 10, Border Patrol agents assisted the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | Local Media Release
MOUNT LAGUNA, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued two people who were lost near the Cuyapaipe Indian Reservation in San Diego’s east county after they entered the county illegally yesterday.  Unfortunately, three other people who were with them...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | Local Media Release
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Special Operations Detachment and Eagle Pass Station encountered several individuals that were injured in a vehicle rollover, Feb. 10.Agents encountered a one-vehicle rollover accident on...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | Local Media Release
MASSENA, N.Y. - U.S. Border Patrol agents, along with Franklin County Sheriff’s Department (FCSD), New York State Police (NYSP) and CBP Air and Marine Operations aircraft were involved in a more than 200 mile vehicle pursuit stretching from Massena...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | Local Media Release
EL PASO, Texas – CBP Agriculture Specialists are preparing for an influx of Valentine’s Day travelers and cut flower commercial imports at all the El Paso Field Office ports of entry from Columbus, New Mexico to Presidio, Texas.  Groceries, plants,...
Monday, February 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas - A medida que se acerca rápidamente el Día de San Valentín, los especialistas en agricultura altamente calificados de la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de EE. UU. en más de 328 puertos de entrada continúan examinando...
Monday, February 10, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – As Valentine’s Day rapidly approaches, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s highly skilled agriculture specialists across more than 328 ports of entry continue to dutifully examine hundreds of millions of arriving cut flower stems to...

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