Washington - The seizure of tens of millions of dollars in cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, ecstasy, marijuana and counterfeit merchandise - rounds out a busy week for the men and women serving in U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Highlights of this week's activity include:
October 13, 2010: El Paso, Texas -
October 14, 2010: Houston: -
October 15, 2010: San Juan, P.R.: -
October 15, 2010: Carlsbad, Calif.: -
October 18, 2010: Tucson, Ariz.: -
October 18, 2010: Brownsville, Texas: -
October 19, 2010: Atlanta: -
October 19, 2010: Dulles, Va.: -
October 19, 2010: Del Rio, Texas: -
October 19, 2010: Pine Valley, Calif.: -
October 19, 2010: El Paso, Texas: -
October 20, 2010: Dallas: -
"We must be able to effectively identify the trusted and lawful so we can focus on the dangerous and the illicit among them," said CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin. "These examples illustrate the vigilance of our frontline personnel in identifying the threats in the thousands of travelers and legitimate cargo that enters and exits the United States 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.