CBP Border Report, Week Ending April 18, 2015

The MISSION of the CBP:

To safeguard America’s borders thereby protecting the public from dangerous people and materials while enhancing the Nation’s global economic competitiveness by enabling legitimate trade and travel.

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Carrizo Springs Station Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender

Friday, April 17, 2015 | DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station apprehended a convicted sex offender, with an extensive criminal history, on April 16. “Homeland security is our primary mission but apprehensions like this help keep…Read More

CBP Special Operation Interrupts Smuggling Network of Illicit Agriculture Goods

Friday, April 17, 2015 | CINCINNATI— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agriculture Specialists (CBPAS) at the Port of Cincinnati recently conducted a special operation in a continued effort to interrupt an extensive network of purposely mislabeled and high-risk…Read More

Border Patrol Arrests Violent Criminals, Some Committed Crimes Against Children

Friday, April 17, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 10 criminal aliens between March 27 and April 14 with serious criminal histories, three of which involved children. Records reveal that one man was arrested and convicted in Georgia in 2009…Read More

Arizona CBP Officers Seize $50K in Cocaine

Friday, April 17, 2015 | CBP officers locate a package of cocaine within a smuggling vehicle’s battery. TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national Wednesday for attempting to smuggle $50,000 worth of cocaine through the Port of…Read More

Rio Grande Valley Agents arrest two sex offenders; seize more than 1 ton of marijuana in 24 hours

Friday, April 17, 2015 | EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested two convicted sex offenders and seized millions of dollars’ worth of marijuana in the last 24 hours. Abandoned GMC pickup and marijuana bundles Agents assigned…Read More

Agents Arrest Human Smugglers and Rescue Endangered Victim

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | PINE VALLEY, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 8 checkpoint arrested a man and woman last night for alien smuggling. Two individuals in a Toyota Avalon car were arrested for attempting to smuggle a Mexican national while driving…Read More

CBP Officers Unravel Big Marijuana Smuggling Attempt Finding Drugs Concealed In Huge Spools Of Coiled Cable

Large spools contained hidden marijuanaThursday, April 16, 2015 | EL PASO, TEXAS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 1,365 pounds of marijuana Tuesday. The drugs have an estimated street value of $1,092,000. Large spools contained…Read More

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Agents Arrest Several Convicted Felons

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector have arrested several convicted felons during numerous operations over the last two days.  On Tuesday, agents assigned to the Kingsville Border Patrol Station apprehended…Read More

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize 1,100 Pounds of Marijuana Worth $880,000

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of $880,000 in four different incidents, in recent weeks. On April 16 Carrizo Spring Bordr Patrol agents…Read More

Yuma Man Caught with Marijuana

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested an 18-year-old Yuma man when he attempted to enter the U.S. on April 14 with more than five pounds of marijuana strapped to his body. Officers at the San…Read More

Customs and Border Protection Officers at Brownsville Port of Entry Arrest Man Wanted on Charges of Sexual Assault

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Brownsville, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Veterans’ International Bridge apprehended a man on an active arrest warrant for sexual assault from Cameron County.  “A CBP officer’s primary checks identified Adian…Read More

USBP Vehicle Chase Leads to Arrest of Smuggler and Passengers

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | DEMING, New Mexico – Early Monday, Border Patrol Agents in Deming, New Mexico gave chase to a vehicle that ultimately resulted in the capture of an alien smuggler and the arrest of six passengers. On April 13, a Chevrolet Silverado truck was seen by…Read More

San Luis Man Caught with 20 pounds of Meth

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Officers seized nearly 20 pounds of meth that were concealed within a stereo speaker box inside of a smuggling vehicle. TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a 31-year-old man when he…Read More

CBP’s Hidalgo Port of Entry Seizes $2 Million in Narcotics, Detects Impostors and Prohibited Items in April

166lbsmethPharr33115Thursday, April 16, 2015 | HIDALGO, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry have intercepted $2,005,294 in narcotics, detected five impostors in violation of U.S. immigration law and…Read More

Douglas CBP Officers Seize $140K in Marijuana

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a female Mexican national and two Douglas teens during separate recent attempts to smuggle marijuana through the Port of Douglas. Officers discovered 3.5 pounds of marijuana within the…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Halt Cocaine Load at I-5 Checkpoint

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — On Tuesday evening, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man at the Interstate 5 checkpoint who attempted to smuggle cocaine hidden inside an aftermarket compartment of his vehicle. U.S. Border Patrol Agents at the San…Read More

Erie Sirens Expo Brings Agents and Public Together

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | ERIE, Pa. – Erie Marine Unit and Erie Border Patrol Station displayed law enforcement vehicles and equipment at the Erie Lights, Sirens and Safety Expo, held on April 11 and 12. Marine Interdiction and Border Patrol agents met with the public,…Read More

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol keeping community safe – Sex Offender, Convicted Murderer, Millions in Drugs seized over last few days

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested a sex offender, a convicted murderer and seized millions of dollars’ worth of narcotics over the last several days. Seized marijuana bundles The man with the…Read More

CBP Seizes Over $15K From Traveler

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | HOUSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at George Bush Intercontinental Airport seized $15,841 from a traveler flying to Nigeria. The 38-year old Nigerian man was waiting to board a flight to Lagos, Nigeria when CBP officers…Read More

CBP Announces Summer Opening of Seasonal Border Station at Ely, Minnesota

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) wishes to inform the public that the border stations in Ely, Minnesota, will open for the summer tourist season on May 23. Effective May 23, 2015, and through September 5, 2015, …Read More

Agents Find Two Mexican Nationals Stuffed Inside Car Trunk

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | PINE VALLEY, Calif. — On Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 41-year-old man at the Interstate 8 checkpoint for human smuggling. Two Mexican nationals in the trunk of a 2005 Acura at the Interstate 8 checkpoint. At approximately 11:30 a….Read More

CBP Announces Summer Hours of Operation for Border Station at Crane Lake, Minnesota

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) wishes to inform the public that the border stations at Crane Lake, Minnesota, will extend the hours of operation in accordance with the summer tourist season. The station is…Read More

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport Unveils Automated Passport Control Kiosks to Expedite Travelers’ Entry into US

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | LAS VEGAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas today unveiled Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks. APC expedites the entry process for U.S. and Canadian citizens and eligible Visa Waiver Program…Read More

El Paso Sector Repatriates Smuggler Back to Mexico with Help from the GOM

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | El Paso, Texas –The United States Border Patrol in El Paso, Texas successfully repatriated a guide to Mexico in the morning hours of Tuesday, April 7, 2015 where he will face charges for human smuggling. At approximately 3:30 p.m. on March 20th, a…Read More

CBP Arrests Reynosa Man with Close to $350K in Cocaine at the Pharr International Bridge

Monday, April 13, 2015 | PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a man from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico after discovering $348,160 worth of alleged cocaine within the Chrysler sedan he was…Read More

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Nearly $187,000 In Cocaine at Brownsville Port of Entry

Monday, April 13, 2015 | BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge this weekend intercepted a load of alleged cocaine valued at more than $186,660 during a routine examination. CBP officers discovered the alleged…Read More

CBP Officers Seize Marijuana Concealed in Maple Syrup Cans in Grand Portage, MN

Monday, April 13, 2015 | GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Grand Portage, MN port of entry seized .95 pounds (.429 kilograms) of marijuana on April 7. The seizure occurred when a CBP officer…Read More

Border Patrol Apprehends “MS-13” Gang Member

Monday, April 13, 2015 | OCOTILLO, Calif. – Friday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States. While performing line watch duties Border Patrol agents observed a man later…Read More

Virgin Islands CBP identifies several travelers with outstanding warrants this week

Monday, April 13, 2015 | ST.THOMAS, Virgin Islands – Vigilance and multi-agency collaboration of officers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, resulted in the identification and apprehension of four individuals with active warrants…Read More

Gang member, convicted sex offender arrested by Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents

Monday, April 13, 2015 | EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended a convicted sex offender and a member of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) on Wednesday.  The sex offender was arrested by agents assigned to the Weslaco Station, as he…Read More

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol unveils new boat ramp in Starr County

Monday, April 13, 2015 | RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – On Thursday, April 9, the Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol unveiled a newly constructed boat ramp in the Fort Ringgold area of Starr County. US Border Patrol Riverine Unit RGV Sector personnel highlighted how the…Read More