CBP Border Report, Week Ending April 4, 2015

by Veronica Coffin on April 9, 2015

 

 

Border Patrol Weekly Report, March 29- April 4, 2015

With more than 60,000 employees, CBP is one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol Apprehends Sex Offender

Friday, April 3, 2015 | CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a previously deported convicted sex offender near the eastern city limits of Calexico on Thursday. The incident occurred approximately 3.5 miles east of the…Read More

CBP Officers Apprehend Attempted Murder Suspect at San Ysidro Border Crossing

Friday, April 3, 2015 | SAN YSIDRO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry Thursday apprehended a fugitive with outstanding felony warrants for attempted murder and a weapons offense. On April 2, at about 3:30 p.m., Jairo…Read More

El Paso Sector Agents Collar Marijuana Seizures

648 thousand dollars marijuana El PasoFriday, April 3, 2015 | El Paso Sector–Six drug smugglers and more than $648,000 in marijuana were intercepted throughout the El Paso Sector, including one seizure made in Fort Hancock, Texas. In the early morning of April 2nd, Agents used night vision technology and…Read More

Yuma arrests 11 illegal immigrants who attempted to circumvent I-8 checkpoint

Friday, April 3, 2015 | YUMA, Ariz. –Wellton Station Border Patrol agents observed two vehicles travelling through Dome Valley at different times yesterday in what appeared to be attempts to circumvent the Interstate 8 Border Patrol check point.  Agents stopped one vehicle…Read More

San Luis CBP Officers Seize $139K in Drugs

Friday, April 3, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a male Mexican national and two Arizona women involved in separate drug-smuggling attempts Wednesday. Drug smugglers hid meth within the seats of a vehicle…Read More

Douglas CBP Officers Seize $66K in Marijuana

Friday, April 3, 2015 | CBP officers in Douglas, Ariz. located and seized more than 131 pounds of marijuana within the rear tire compartment, within a smuggling vehicle TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested…Read More

April starts off busy for Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents

Friday, April 3, 2015 | EDINBURG, Texas – The month of April got off to a busy start for Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector, with agents seizing more than $3.5 million worth of marijuana, rescuing a woman, arresting two convicted sex offenders and…Read More

Heroin Found in Seat Cushion By CBP at JFK

Friday, April 3, 2015 | JAMAICA, N.Y. — U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers in New York are always discovering new concealment methods.  Hiding heroin in a seat cushion is another unscrupulous way a smuggler will attempt to transport illegal drugs into the United…Read More

Two Cars Loaded with Meth Stopped by San Diego Border Patrol Agents

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—On Wednesday, San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents made two separate arrests after discovering more than $450,000 of methamphetamine hidden inside two vehicles.  Engine compartment stashed with six packages of meth At…Read More

New U.S. Customs And Border Protection El Paso Port Director Introduced At Change Of Command Ceremony

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection El Paso Port Director Beverly Good was formally sworn into office this afternoon during a CBP Field Operations change of command ceremony. Family, friends, colleagues and local dignitaries gathered…Read More

CBP, ICE HSI Report $1.2 Billion in Counterfeit Seizures in 2014

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) today announced the fiscal year 2014 results of an aggressive enforcement program to protect the United States…Read More

Arizona CBP Officers Seize $343k in Hard Drugs

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a pair of Mexican nationals for failed attempts to smuggle methamphetamine and heroin through the Port of Nogales. Nearly $253,000 worth of meth and heroin are seized by CBP officers…Read More

$300,000 of Tobacco Seized At Border

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | LEWISTON, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Lewiston port of entry seized loose-leaf tobacco valued at more than $300,000. Boxes of loose-leaf tobacco seized at Lewiston Port of Entry On December 10, 2014, CBP…Read More

CBP’s Office of Field Operations Seizes Over $2 Million in Methamphetamine at the Pharr International Bridge

166lbsmethPharr33115Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a 43-year-old man from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico in connection with a failed drug smuggling attempt of $2,330,000 worth…Read More

CBP Leaders Visit Montana State Capital

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | Havre, Mont. — On March 30, 2015, Chief Patrol Agent Christopher N. Richards of the Havre Sector Border Patrol, along with Office of Field Operations Great Falls Area Port Director Daniel Escobedo, travelled to the Montana Capital building in Helena…Read More

Santa Teresa CBP Officers Stop Marijuana Filled Truck

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | SANTA TERESA, N.M.  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized 157 pounds of marijuana Monday night. The drugs have an estimated street value of $125,600…Read More

El Paso Sector Agents Halt Presence of Sex Offenders

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | Deming, New Mexico – Border Patrol Agents in Deming, New Mexico arrested a registered sex offender Tuesday with an extensive criminal history, capping a month of numerous sex offender arrests made throughout the El Paso Sector. Early on March 31,…Read More

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize more than $78,000 of Heroin at Checkpoint

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | SALTON CITY, Calif. –Wednesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected drug smuggler after discovering more than six pounds of heroin in a suitcase. El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents seized 6.5…Read More

ReCoM Partners Net Two Boats Loaded with Marijuana at Mission Bay

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | SAN DIEGO – Monday, Marine Interdiction Agents with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine (OAM), the Border Patrol, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) discovered two personal…Read More

CBP Officer in Montreal Administers Lifesaving CPR to Traveler

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | MONTREAL— A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at the Montreal CBP Preclearance facility administered lifesaving CPR to a 65-year-old Canadian traveler who collapsed during inspection. While speaking to a CBP officer during processing, the…Read More

CBP at JFK Seizes Counterfeit Bank Checks & Money Orders Totaling Over $700,000

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | JAMAICA, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International seized counterfeit monetary instruments at an express cargo facility. CBP at JFK seizes Counterfeit Bank Checks & Money Orders Totaling Over $700,000…Read More

CBP Seizes Prohibited Meat, Intercepts Destructive Pest

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | DALLAS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists stationed at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, were notified March 27 that they intercepted one of the most feared pests, Khapra beetles, from a passenger’s baggage when…Read More

Child Smuggler Arrested at the Hidalgo International Bridge

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a man from Pharr, Texas after a failed child smuggling attempt was thwarted by CBP officers. “Our officers’ exceptional…Read More

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrest convicted sex offender

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested a man with a previous conviction for sexual assault, who attempted to enter the United States illegally on Monday. That evening, agents assigned to the Rio…Read More

Agricultural Pest Stopped at Nogales Port of Entry

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | NOGALES, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Mariposa commercial cargo facility here discovered Claudinerobius slateri, an insect never before found in the United States. Topical view of the first in nation…Read More

El Paso Sector Assists in Child Rescue

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | Deming, New Mexico – U.S. Border Patrol Agents working a few miles east of the Columbus Port of Entry on Saturday located a group of Central American immigrants being smuggled in to the United States including a 12-year-old child being held against…Read More

Comstock Border Patrol Agents Seize Assault Rifle, Ammo

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Comstock Station seized a high-caliber assault rifle and nearly 2,000 rounds of ammunition on March 27. “Preventing the illegal exportation of firearms is a key concern,” said Rodolfo…Read More

CBP Officers Seize Nearly $280K in Hard Drugs

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales arrested three Mexican nationals in connection to two weekend smuggling attempts involving a combined $280,000 worth of hard drugs. Nearly 20 pounds of meth were…Read More

Douglas CBP Officers Seize $68K in Marijuana

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national and a U.S. citizen during separate marijuana smuggling attempts March 29 through the Port of Douglas. CBP officers at the Port of Douglas located a compartment…Read More

389 Pounds of Marijuana Seized Near Gila Bend

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Border Patrol agents assisted by a Yuma sector detection canine encountered and arrested five illegal immigrants in two separate weekend incidences near Gila Bend.  Agents observed the subjects carrying several bundles of…Read More

Life Saving Actions Result in CBP Commissioner’s Humanitarian Award

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. – On March 31, Customs and Border Protection Acting Director of Field Operations, Rose Hilmey, presented Supervisory CBP Officer Jose Lorenzo with the CBP Commissioner’s Humanitarian Award. Customs and Border Protection Acting…Read More

Stowaways Arrested at International Railway Bridge

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | BUFFALO, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Buffalo Field Office and the U.S. Attorney General’s office announced yesterday that a Brazilian citizen was arrested and charged following an attempt to enter the U.S. without inspection at the…Read More

CBP reminds pleasure boaters of reporting requirements for Easter weekend

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Easter weekend marks the start of a busy boating season that lasts until the very end of the summer within the islands of the Caribbean.  With an increase in navigating traffic throughout the various islands, U.S. Customs and…Read More

Customs and Border Protection Seizes $187K in Cocaine at the Hidalgo International Bridge

Monday, March 30, 2015 | HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a woman from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico after discovering $187,680 worth of alleged cocaine concealed within a…Read More

CBP To Staff Additional Lanes At El Paso Port During Easter Week

Monday, March 30, 2015 | EL PASO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is announcing that it will expand the successful All Lanes Open Initiative during the days leading up to the Easter weekend. CBP is also advising travelers that the city of El Paso is providing…Read More

CBP Offers Tips to Expedite Cross-Border Travelers During Busy Easter Weekend

Monday, March 30, 2015 | ST. ALBANS, Vt. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agriculture specialists throughout Vermont and New Hampshire are providing guidance to assist cross-border travelers who intend to travel between the U.S. and Canada. The tips…Read More

CBP Makes Massive Egg Seizure at Logan Airport

Monday, March 30, 2015 | BOSTON – On March 19, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Logan International Airport intercepted a passenger carrying 26 pounds of raw quail eggs. Quail eggs intercepted from a passenger at Logan Airport…Read More

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With more than 60,000 employees, CBP is one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.

As the world’s first full-service border entity, CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.

The men and women of CBP are responsible for enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws and regulations. On a typical day, CBP welcomes nearly 1 million visitors, screens more than 67,000 cargo containers, arrests more than 1,100 individuals and seizes nearly 6 tons of illicit drugs.

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