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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,...
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered cocaine concealed in parcels that a Honduran courier was delivering to an address in Maryland September 26 at Washington Dulles International Airport. Roving CBP officers...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | National Media Release
DETROIT — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) launched Simplified Arrival at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) today, September 25.  Simplified Arrival is modernizing international arrivals for air travelers and crew by automating processes...
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va., – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) resumed the Mobile Passport Control option Monday at Washington Dulles International Airport. "Customs and Border Protection listened to concerns voiced by the traveling public and is pleased...
Friday, September 20, 2019 | Local Media Release
Fresh oranges, mooncakes, onions, rice crackers among items destroyed   DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) found a variety of prohibited plant and animal...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
STERLING, Va., -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intercepted an Indian national in possession of a fraudulent German passport Monday at Washington Dulles International Airport. The man was refused admission to the United States....
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | Local Media Release
SEATTLE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) piloted the first facial debarkation of cruise ship passengers on the West Coast at Bell Street Cruise Terminal 66 on Saturday. During the processing of Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) C/S...
Monday, September 9, 2019 | Local Media Release
National Park Service Closing Highway 17 Due to Anticipated Blizzard Conditions CHIEF MOUNTAIN, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations has been notified by the National Park Service that due to blizzard conditions and...

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