Washington - Record setting seizures and slimy encounters add to a busy week as the men and women of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection continue to intercept contraband, fugitives and smugglers. Highlights of this week's activity include:
September 9, 2010: Sterling, Va. -
September 8, 2010: El Paso, Texas -
September 8, 2010: Calexico, Calif. -
September 8, 2010: Tucson, Ariz. -
September 7, 2010: Blythe, Calif. -
September 7, 2010: San Diego -
September 7, 2010: Wellton, Ariz. -
September 3, 2010: Hidalgo, Texas -
September 3, 2010: Douglas, Ariz. -
"CBP's job is enormous, complicated and important, not only to the security of our country, but also to our economy," said CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin. "We protect America's way of life, and we must do so while collecting revenue, enforcing intellectual property and other laws at the border while we facilitate legitimate trade and travel."
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.