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CBP Highlights Arrests and Seizures of the Week

Release Date: 
July 23, 2010

Washington - Guns and ammo, bread stuffing with a secret ingredient, cleverly packed stuffed animals and dangerous pests rival narcotics concealed in vehicles, backpacks and shoes, while a bold water rescue tops off a typical week of interceptions and seizures for the men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Highlights of these activities during the last several days include:

July 21, 2010 - El Paso, Texas :

July 21, 2010 - Tucson, Ariz.:

July 21, 2010 - Otay Mesa, Calif.:

July 20, 2010 - Nogales, Ariz.:

July 20, 2010 - El Paso, Texas:

July 19, 2010 - Savannah, Ga.:

July 19, 2010 - Brownsville, Texas:

July 19, 2010 - San Diego, Calif.:

July 19, 2010 - Camp Pendleton, Calif.:

July 16, 2010 - Corpus Christi, Texas:

July 16, 2010 - Oakland, Calif.:

July 16, 2010 - Douglas, Ariz.:

July 15, 2010 - Calexico, Calif.:

July 15, 2010 - Pine Valley, Calif.:

"The goals of security and commerce are not antithetical; they are complementary," said CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin. "We must and can have both by focusing law enforcement efforts on the relatively small fraction of goods and people who pose a threat to public safety and economic prosperity, we can reduce the costs and inconvenience of legal commerce and travel while better detecting and intercepting potential threats to public safety. The challenge for CBP, in coordination with other agencies of government both inside and outside the United States, then, is to segment flows of people and goods by the level of risk."

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021