CBP Border Report, Week Ending May 10, 2015

by Veronica Coffin on May 18, 2015

 

 

Weekly report from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), May 4 – May 10, 2015

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Bridge on Interstate 8 Dedicated to Fallen Border Patrol Agent Eric N. Cabral

Friday, May 8, 2015 | BOULEVARD, Calif. — Friday, a ceremony to honor fallen Border Patrol Agent Eric Cabral, was held at the Boulevard Border Patrol Station to mark the renaming of a bridge near Jacumba to “Border Patrol Agent Eric Norman Cabral Memorial Bridge.” To…Read More

CBP to Hold First Citizens Academy in Great Falls

Friday, May 8, 2015 | HAVRE, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) wishes to announce their inaugural CBP Citizens Academy in Great Falls, Montana, which will be held from June 11 to July 16. The program will be hosted by Border Patrol agents from Havre Sector…Read More

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seize nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana

Friday, May 8, 2015 | ALAMO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized several hundred pounds of marijuana Wednesday.   The seizure occurred at around noon when agents assigned to the Weslaco Station observed bundles of marijuana being…Read More

Comstock Border Patrol, CBP Air and Marine Agents Apprehend Group of 73 Entering US Illegally

Friday, May 8, 2015 | COMSTOCK, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Comstock Station, with the assistance of CBP Office of Air and Marine agents, apprehend a group of 73 subjects entering the U.S. illegally on a ranch near Comstock on May 7. At… Read More

Altercation at a Border Patrol Checkpoint

Friday, May 8, 2015 | Swanton, VT – U.S. Customs and Border Protection is investigating a report from the U.S. Border Patrol’s Swanton Sector about an altercation between an individual and two Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint on Thursday, May 7. The altercation…Read More

CBP seizes methamphetamine at Santa Teresa port

Friday, May 8, 2015 | SANTA TERESA, N.M. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized three pounds of methamphetamine Thursday. The drugs were concealed within the bra of a female border…Read More

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Apprehends Convicted Sex Offender

Friday, May 8, 2015 | CALEXICO, Calif. – Thursday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender near Calexico West Port of Entry. The 27-year-old man was apprehended by Border Patrol agents approximately…Read More

CBP Advises Travelers, Offers Cross-Border Tips, Victoria and Memorial Day Holidays Signal Peak Travel Season

Friday, May 8, 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 Agriculture Specialists in Puerto Rico ensure Flowers for Mother’s Day are Disease and Pest Free

Thursday, May 7, 2015 | SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Flowers are one of the most popular gift items during the yearly celebration of Mother’s Day, but they could also be the hiding place for dangerous pests.  Detecting and preventing pests from entering the U.S. avoids…Read More

CBP Agriculture Specialists Intercept Cache of Undeclared Queen and Worker Honey Bees at Laredo Port of Entry

Thursday, May 7, 2015 | LAREDO, Texas – Alert U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at Laredo Port of entry stung an ill-fated and unusual smuggling attempt as they seized a cache of undeclared live queen and worker honey bees from a group of…Read More

San Luis CBP Officers Seize $520K in Cocaine

Thursday, May 7, 2015 | CBP officers from the Port of San Luis located and seized nearly 50 pounds of cocaine from within a compartment in the floors of a smuggling vehicle. TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a…Read More

CBP Seizes $385K in Cocaine at the Pharr International Bridge

Thursday, May 7, 2015 | PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility arrested a 33-year-old man from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico in connection with a failed drug smuggling attempt of $385…Read More

CBP Officers Seize Almost Two Tons Of Marijuana At Santa Teresa Port

Thursday, May 7, 2015 | SANTA TERESA, N.M. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized 3,846 pounds of marijuana Wednesday. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $3,076,800…Read More

CBP to Issue I-68 Canadian Boat Landing Permits

Thursday, May 7, 2015 | GRAND MARAIS, Minn. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) will be issuing I-68 permits from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on May 9 and May 10 at the Grand Marais Border Patrol Station. Permits will also be issued at…Read More

CBP Officers Seize $188K Worth of Meth

Thursday, May 7, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested two Mexican nationals during separate smuggling attempts on May 5 involving nearly 63 pounds of methamphetamine. CBP officers assigned to the Port of San…Read More

CBP Agriculture Specialists at South Texas Ports of Entry Ensure Mother’s Day Plants and Flowers are Disease and Pest-Free

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | LAREDO, Texas – As Mother’s Day rapidly approaches, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at South Texas ports of entry continue to conduct examinations and maintain vigilance to ensure that personal and commercial…Read More

CBP in Brownsville Seizes $170K in Cocaine at Gateway International Bridge

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | BROWNSVILLE, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Brownsville’s Gateway International Bridge arrested two persons in separate, unrelated incidents after discovering $170,680 worth of alleged…Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $107K in Heroin

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | CBP officers at the Mariposa crossing located and seized nearly eight pounds of heroin that was hidden on the manifold of a smuggling vehicle TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Sahuarita, Arizona man during a failed…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Two Male Subjects with Criminal Records and One with an Active Warrant for Homicide

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector make three significant arrests of undocumented immigrants during a 24-hour period in stations within the Laredo Sector. On Monday, May 4, 2015, agents assigned to the Laredo West…Read More

Daniel Hiebert Appointed Chief Patrol Agent of U.S. Border Patrol in Maine

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | HOULTON, Maine — U.S. Border Patrol employees welcomed the arrival of Chief Patrol Agent (CPA) Daniel R. Hiebert yesterday, following his entry on duty of May 4. Houlton Sector Chief Patrol Agent Daniel R. Hiebert CPA Hiebert oversees the…Read More

Brackettville Border Patrol Station Gets New Leadership

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | DEL RIO, Texas – The U.S. Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector recently named a new patrol agent in charge for its Brackettville Station. Robert D. Fuentes took command as the PAIC of the Brackettville Station March 22. Robert D. Fuentes, a Chicago… Read More

CBP Aircrew Leads to 1,200 Pound Cocaine Disruption

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine (OAM) aircrew thwarted an attempt to smuggle 1,200 pounds of cocaine after detecting a loaded panga-type vessel in the eastern Pacific Ocean on 2 May…Read More

CBP To Staff More Lanes At El Paso Port During Mother’s Day Period

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | EL PASO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is announcing that it will expand the All Lanes Open Initiative in coming days. CBP is also advising travelers that the city of El Paso is providing additional public-private partnership funding…Read More

BORSTAR Graduates Class XXV

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | EL PASO, Texas–U.S. Border Patrol Search, Trauma and rescue team (BORSTAR) hosted a media availability at the Airport Wyndam Hotel in El Paso on May 5 regarding the graduation ceremony for “BORSTAR Class XXV”.  A total of 26 graduates from… Read More

CBP, FURA intercept vessel with 11 undocumented migrants

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol Agents and the Puerto Rico Police Department Joint Forces of Rapid Action (FURA, for its Spanish acronym)apprehended Sunday 11 undocumented migrants from the Dominican…Read More

Woman Arrested After Biting CBP Officer at San Ysidro

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | SAN DIEGO — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at the San Ysidro port of entry was bitten by a woman Monday, after several officers encountered her attempting to walk up through the vehicle lanes into the United States. At about 2:45 p.m….Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $727K in Marijuana

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility in Nogales seized nearly $728,000 in marijuana – 1,455 pounds – from a Mexican national Monday when he attempted to enter the United States through the…Read More

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents rescue three; arrest two with criminal histories

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector rescued three people, arrested two men with criminal histories and apprehended an 18th Street gang member.  The rescue occurred early Tuesday morning when the driver of a…Read More

CBP Agriculture Specialists At El Paso, West Texas And New Mexico Ports Ensure Mother’s Day Flowers Are Disease And Pest Free

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at El Paso area ports of entry are busy this week making sure that personal and commercial importations of Mother’s Day flowers are free from insects, pests and…Read More

CBP Employees Receive Federal Executive Board Awards

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and personnel were recognized today by the Federal Executive Board (FEB) for their excellence in government.  “Our employees exemplify the CBP mission and work tirelessly to enhance the…Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $570K in Drugs

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national and a U.S. citizen during separate weekend smuggling attempts at the Port of Nogales. Officers at the Mariposa Commercial facility arrested Jesus Julian Montiel-…Read More

Naco CBP Officers Seize $51K in Marijuana

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | Drug smugglers hid packages of marijuana behind the back seat of a drug smuggling vehicle TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Naco, Arizona man for attempting to smuggle more than 100 pounds of marijuana through…Read More

CBP at JFK Seizes Cocaine Inside Passenger

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | JAMAICA, N.Y. — U. S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport had a hard time ‘swallowing’ one arriving passenger’s story. 70 pellets of narcotics swallowed by passenger, who was arriving on a flight from…Read More

CBP Advises of Construction at Eastport, Idaho Port of Entry

Monday, May 4, 2015 | EASTPORT, Idaho – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) advises that a road resurfacing project at the port of entry in Eastport, Idaho, will impact traffic entering the United States until October 01, 2015….Read More

Douglas CBP Officers Seize $75K in Marijuana

Monday, May 4, 2015 | CBP officers at the Port of Douglas seized nearly 151 pounds of marijuana from within a smuggling vehicle TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas arrested Carlota Margaret Bene, 18, of Mesa…Read More

CBP Officers Seize $347K Worth of Drugs

Monday, May 4, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested four U.S. citizens during separate weekend smuggling attempts involving more than 200 pounds of methamphetamine and marijuana. CBP officers at the Port of… Read More

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Illegal Immigrants, Arrest Traffickers, Seize Marijuana

Monday, May 4, 2015 | YUMA, Ariz. –Border Patrol agents rescued two illegal immigrants, seized 330 pounds of marijuana and captured nine smugglers during separate incidents Sunday. Wellton Border Patrol Station received a 911 call from a group of distressed immigrants…Read More

CBP Nabs Sexual Assault Suspect at the Hidalgo International Bridge

Monday, May 4, 2015 | HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 28-year-old male U.S. citizen from Dallas, Texas that was wanted from the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office on charges of…Read More

CBP Seizes Cocaine Worth $470K at the Hidalgo International Bridge

Monday, May 4, 2015 | HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized 61 pounds of alleged cocaine that was detected within a Dodge Journey driven by a man from Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico…Read More

CBP arrests alien convicted for aggravated felony

Monday, May 4, 2015 | SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Juan Office of Field Operations officers arrested Friday a citizen of the Dominican Republic, who had been convicted for an aggravated felony, and who was removed and barred from re…Read More

Cocaine Found in Backpack By CBP at JFK

Monday, May 4, 2015 | JAMAICA, N.Y. — An arriving passenger was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport trying to smuggle cocaine into the United States. Cocaine Found in Backpack By CBP at JFK On April 20, Mr…. Read More

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize Heroin at Checkpoint

Monday, May 4, 2015 | SALTON CITY, Calif. –Friday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station found a backpack containing several pounds of heroin on a commercial bus at the Highway 86 checkpoint. The incident occurred at approximately 9:15p.m.,..Read More

Cocaine Found in Underwear By CBP at JFK

Monday, May 4, 2015 | JAMAICA, N.Y. — U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers in New York are always discovering interesting concealment methods.  Hiding cocaine in his underwear is another way that a would-be smuggler attempted to transport illegal drugs into the…Read More

 

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