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Monday, January 13, 2020 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – The most important advice U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offers passengers traveling to and from the United States is to provide truthful declarations to CBP officers when inspected. A woman heading to Lebanon learned this...
Monday, January 6, 2020 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – A Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture detector dog led to the seizure of nearly 14 pounds of prohibited food products at Philadelphia International Airport December 19. CBP agriculture specialists discovered thisunknown...
Friday, January 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Washington Dulles International Airport continue to encounter travelers who attempt to smuggle unreported currency out of the United States. CBP currency detector dogCato alerted...
Friday, January 3, 2020 | Local Media Release
ATLANTA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers on duty at Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) finished out 2019 by seizing 20 pounds of cocaine during recent smuggling attempts. These seizures included:  CBP officers...
Friday, December 20, 2019 | National Media Release
TORONTO —U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted nearly 40 pounds of marijuana at the Toronto Preclearance Facility on December 19. CBP officers used non-intrusive inspection technology to identify 42 wrapped packages of marijuana in the...
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection encourages international travelers to “Know Before You Go” this holiday season. Planning and using the following travel tips can save time and lead to a more pleasant journey.   Obtain all necessary...
Monday, December 16, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – For the fourth time in two weeks, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized unreported currency from travelers at Washington Dulles International Airport. CBP currency detector dog CatoThursday night, CBP officers...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – A Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture detector dog led to the seizure of nearly 16 pounds of unpasteurized cheese wrapped in unknown animal skins at Philadelphia International Airport November 16. K9 Potter, part of CBP'...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers detected a counterfeit Slovenian passport in the possession of an Indian national Sunday at Washington Dulles International Airport. The man arrived from Accra, Ghana and presented...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $21,255 in unreported currency from a U.S. woman destined to Pakistan Friday at Washington Dulles International Airport. While CBP officers conducted an outbound inspection of...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A medida que las bajas temperaturas caen en el hemisferio norte, las fiestas de fin de año representan el comienzo de la temporada alta en el Caribe; como uno de los destinos más favorecidos por los viajeros, ya sea volando o...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | Local Media Release
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – As the cold temperatures drop in the northern hemisphere, the holidays represent the start of the high season in the Caribbean; as one of the most favored destinations for travelers whether flying or just enjoying a pleasant...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection met yesterday with leading privacy experts to discuss CBP’s implementation of the Congressional biometric entry-exit mandate. The meeting was the third in an ongoing series of discussions about...
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | Local Media Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Port of Nogales experienced travel delays Tuesday evening November 26 after vehicle lane closures. Vehicle lanes approaching the United States from Mexico were reduced at both DeConcini and...
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection encourages international travelers to “Know Before You Go” this holiday season. Planning ahead and using the following travel tips can save time and lead to a less stressful journey. Travelers use the...
Monday, November 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
DETROIT- U.S. Customs and Border Protection advises travelers planning trips across Michigan border crossings with Canada that there are a number of steps that can be taken to facilitate their arrival into the United States during the Thanksgiving...
Friday, November 22, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON — On November 23, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will introduce new features to the Electronic Travel System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) website, the portal through which prospective Visa Waiver Program travelers can apply to...
Monday, November 18, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON—Many hunters enjoy traveling to international destinations, but before heading on that international hunting trip, there are certain requirements hunters must first satisfy. “When planning your trip, it is important to remember that...
Thursday, November 14, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intercepted a Nigerian national attempting to enter the United States using a French citizen’s passport November 7 at Philadelphia International Airport. CBP is withholding the man’s...
Friday, November 8, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists have seen some strange things packed into foreign visitors’ baggage at Philadelphia International Airport, but there’s always room for one more interesting find. CBP...
Monday, November 4, 2019 | National Media Release
WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today 11 tentative selections for new reimbursable services agreements to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across the country.  These public-private partnerships will...
Friday, November 1, 2019 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is introducing biometric facial comparison technology to further secure and streamline travel through the Laredo Port of Entry. The technology will be deployed in early November at three of...
Friday, October 25, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – Protecting our nation’s crop, grain and livestock industries is a daunting task and four recent U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seizures at Washington Dulles International Airport illustrate the potential threats CBP...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | Local Media Release
PEMBINA, N.D. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection will hold informational town hall meetings to discuss proposed adjusted hours of operation at the Antler, Carbury and Maida Ports of Entry.  The Ports of Antler, Carbury and Maida were identified...
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Philadelphia man at Philadelphia International Airport Monday who was wanted by the Philadelphia Police Department on rape charges. CBP officers detained Edgar Joel Vargas, 21,...

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