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Border Security

A single seizure results in over $5 million worth of marijuana at Otay Mesa Cargo Facility

OTAY MESA, Calif., - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa port of entry’s cargo facility seized over $5 million worth of marijuana concealed in a tractor trailer on Friday.

On Sept. 22, at approximately 2:52 p.m., CBP officers encountered a 46-year-old male Mexican citizen driving a tractor-trailer, with a shipment manifest for abrasive cutting wheels. During initial inspection, a CBP officer referred the driver and tractor trailer for further examination.

San Diego Border Patrol and Mexican authorities increase binational operations to combat human smuggling

SAN DIEGO — Acknowledging the continued need for a united front against transnational criminal organizations, the San Diego Border Patrol and its Mexican counterparts have intensified binational collaboration to address the issue of increased human smuggling throughout the San Diego/Tijuana border region.

Readout: U.S. - Mexico Meeting on Joint Actions to Further Enhance Border Security

WASHINGTON--U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Commissioner Troy A. Miller met with senior officials from the Government of Mexico and the railway industry in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Friday to discuss action to address enhanced border security operations in response to increased encounters.  

U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Port of New York/Newark Set New Mark

NEWARK, NJ. -On September 21, 2023, U. S. Customs and Border Protection at the Port of New York/Newark seized seven outbound stolen vehicles bringing their total for fiscal year 2023 to 365 recovered stolen vehicles, one for each day of the fiscal year, and it isn’t over yet.  CBP has worked with Homeland Security Investigations - led Newark Auto Export Crimes Task Force and the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department, without whose help this record achievement would not be possible.

CBP officers seize fentanyl, methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and marijuana at El Paso port

EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry intercepted nearly 300 pounds of narcotics on multiple unrelated incidents within the first two weeks of September. The narcotics have an estimated street value of more than $1.8 million.