Washington - High tech rail gamma-imaging technology, interdiction aircraft and good old-fashioned detective work helped to disrupt the plans of narcotics smugglers and illegal border crossers this week. These are just a few examples of the significant seizures the men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection regularly make. Highlights of these activities during the last several days include:
July 7, 2010 - San Diego:
July 7, 2010 - Rouses Point, N.Y.:
July 7, 2010 - El Paso, Texas:
July 7, 2010 - Edinburg, Texas:
July 6, 2010 - El Paso, Texas:
July 6, 2010 - Laredo, Texas:
July 2, 2010 - Eagle Pass, Texas:
July 2, 2010 - Otay Mesa, Calif.:
July 2, 2010 - Wellton, Ariz.:
July 2, 2010 - Havre, Mont.:
July 2, 2010 - Laurier, Wash.:
"The men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection are highly trained and committed to carrying out our mission of securing our nation's borders," said CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin. "We must find terrorists, criminal aliens, and unlawful entrants in a daily flow of nearly one million passengers and pedestrians. Due to the commitment of our officers and agents, we find weapons, illicit drugs, currency, dangerous plants and counterfeit goods in the midst of more than 57,000 truck, rail, and sea containers and more than 270,000 incoming vehicles every day."
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.