CBP Border Report, Week Ending April 25, 2015

Weekly report from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), April 19-25, 2015

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CBP Officers Seize Cocaine Hidden in Tractor at World Trade Bridge

Friday, April 24, 2015 | LAREDO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this week seized a load of cocaine hidden in the tractor of a driver enrolled in the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program. “CBP extends front of the line…Read More

CBP Arrests Man Wanted on Child Indecency Charges

Friday, April 24, 2015 | PHARR, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a 49-year-old man from Corpus Christi, Texas who was wanted for child indecency charges from the Bee County…Read More

CBP Seizes $286K in Cocaine at the Pharr International Bridge

Friday, April 24, 2015 | PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a 28-year-old man from Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico after discovering $286,960 worth of alleged cocaine within the…Read More

Agents arrest 6 sex offenders; seize more than 2 tons of marijuana

Friday, April 24, 2015 | EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested six convicted sex offenders, two Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang members and seized more than two tons of marijuana throughout the past week. The sex offenders were…Read More

Border Patrol rescues 49 people within 24 hours

Friday, April 24, 2015 | FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector rescued 49 people in past 24 hours, who were concealed within several compartments of different vehicles.  The drivers of the vehicles were arrested on alien smuggling…Read More

Contaminated Baby Clothing Seized at Lewiston, N.Y.

Friday, April 24, 2015 | LEWISTON, N.Y. –  U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Lewiston Bridge seized a shipment of baby clothing containing lead.   On March 19, CBP officers, working in collaboration with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, …Read More

Border Patrol Assists in Rescue of Two Abducted Children

Friday, April 24, 2015 | GRAND FORKS N.D. — On April 22, Border Patrol agents in Rolla, ND assisted the Belcourt, ND Police Department in locating two individuals who were suspected of abducting two children earlier in the day. At approximately 11:20 p.m. while on joint…Read More

CBP Announces Remote Traveler Inspection Process Pilot at the Sault Sainte Marie Port of Entry

Friday, April 24, 2015 | SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the Remote Traveler Inspection Process Pilot (RTIP) at the Sault Sainte Marie port of entry for the 2015 boating season. This voluntary pilot project allows pleasure boaters…Read More

CBP at JFK Seizes Cocaine in Backpack

Friday, April 24, 2015 | JAMAICA, N.Y. — U. S. Customs and Border Protection Officers ‘bagged’ an arriving passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport for the illegal importation of cocaine into the United States. On April 9, CBP officers stopped Ms. Segunda De La…Read More

Temporary Exportation of Firearms

Thursday, April 23, 2015 | WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to follow the long standing practice of issuing and certifying a Certificate of Registration (CBP Form 4457) to ensure that no traveler attempting to legally take their firearm out of the…Read More

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents Stop Drug Loaded Vehicle in the Desert

Thursday, April 23, 2015 | CALEXICO, Calif. —Wednesday, approximately 20 miles west of downtown Calexico, U.S. Border Patrols agents assigned to the El Centro Station seized a 1997 Ford Expedition and more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana from a failed drug smuggling attempt in…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Arrest a Registered Sex Offender

Thursday, April 23, 2015 | TECATE, Calif.—On Wednesday, San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a sex offender with an outstanding warrant who had crossed the border illegally. The incident began at approximately 1:00 a.m., when agents discovered a 41-year-old U.S….Read More

Joint CBP Efforts in El Paso Collars Sexual Offender, Rescues Lost Hiker

Thursday, April 23, 2015 | El Paso, Texas – Early on April 21, Border Patrol agents in El Paso responded to assist local law enforcement officers which resulted in the arrest of a man with an extensive criminal history.  In a separate incident, multiple agencies also joined…Read More

Douglas CBP Officers Seize $157K in Marijuana

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Drug smugglers attempted to conceal marijuana underneath the carpeting of a smuggling vehicle seized on Tuesday, April 20 TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican woman for attempting to smuggle 314 pounds of…Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $284K in Cocaine

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | CBP officers at the Port of Nogales located and seized more than 27 pounds of cocaine from within the back of a smuggling vehicle TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested Kimberly Rojo-…Read More

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Arrests Drug Carrier

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | SALTON CITY, Calif. – Wednesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler and seized more than one pound of cocaine concealed on her person at the Highway 86 checkpoint. The incident…Read More

Chicago Department of Aviation and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Launch Mobile Passport Control at O’Hare International Airport

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | CHICAGO–The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced the expansion of Mobile Passport Control (MPC) to Chicago O’Hare International Airport. MPC is the first authorized app to expedite a…Read More

CBP at JFK Seizes Cocaine in Sneakers

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | JAMAICA, N.Y. — An arriving passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport tried to ‘sneak’ past U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers, but was stopped in his tracks. On April 7, CBP officers stopped Mr. Thenga Adams who arrived on a…Read More

Ultra-light Aircraft Detected Dropping Drugs From the Sky

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 500 pounds of marijuana, worth in excess of $270,000, during two weekend incidents. Agents working at the Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations Center detected an…Read More

CBP Officers Seize $53K Worth of Meth, 2 Arrested

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a 21-year-old man from San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, and a 15-year-old from San Luis, Arizona, during separate weekend smuggling attempts…Read More

Douglas CBP Officers Seize $159K in Marijuana

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican women during separate weekend attempts to smuggle marijuana through the Port of Douglas. CBP officers assigned to the Port of Douglas seized nearly 300 pounds of marijuana…Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize Nearly $870K in Drugs

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican nationals and two U.S. citizens during separate weekend smuggling attempts at the Port of Nogales. CBP officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility discovered more than 1,…Read More

Border Patrol Rescues Three Individuals Over The Last Four Days

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued two undocumented border crossers and a recreational hiker in the past four days. On April 16, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office received a late-night 911 call from a Mexican national lost…Read More

CBP Seizes Over 600 Pounds of Marijuana at the Pharr International Bridge

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge seized $136,905 worth of alleged marijuana that was discovered within a commercial shipment being imported to the United States….Read More

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Visit Local School

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | Havre, Mont. — On April 15, 2015, Havre Border Patrol Station agents visited the Lutheran Preschool in Havre and read to the students in support of “I Love to Read Month.”  Border Patrol Agent Carrillo interacts with the preschoolers at the…Read More

CBP Officers Arrest Wanted Man at O’Hare over Weekend

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | CHICAGO—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers conducting passenger operations at Chicago O’Hare International Airport over the weekend apprehended a man previously indicted on multiple charges of sexual assault. On Saturday, April 17,…Read More

Global Entry Expands to Nassau Preclearance Location at Sir Lynden Pindling International Airport

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | NASSAU, Bahamas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the addition of Global Entry kiosks to the Nassau Preclearance facility at Sir Lynden Pindling International Airport. Global Entry, a CBP trusted traveler program, provides expedited…Read More

Border Patrol arrests 7 undocumented migrants after landing in Puerto Rico’s north coast

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol Agents and Puerto Rico Police Department Officers arrested this morning  7 undocumented migrants from the Dominican Republic after landing on board a makeshift wooden…Read More

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Apprehends Convicted Sex Offender

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | CALEXICO, Calif. – Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested a previously deported convicted sex offender near Calexico West Port of Entry. Border Patrol agents apprehended a 29-year-old man approximately one-half …Read More

Border Patrol Agents in NM and west Texas Seize Drugs, Apprehend Convicted Sexual Offender

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | Fabens, Texas – Another busy weekend for U.S. Border Patrol Agents took place in west Texas and New Mexico after they seized 230 pounds of marijuana and arrested a convicted sexual offender of a minor. On April 19th, Agents in Fabens utilized night…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Man with Meth and a Gun

Monday, April 20, 2015 | SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — On Friday, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man with a loaded gun who was transporting methamphetamine on Interstate 5. Border Patrol agents at the San Clemente checkpoint arrested a man in a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban with…Read More

RGV Boat Patrol accident with private vessel

Monday, April 20, 2015 | MISSION, Texas  ̶̶  On April 19, 2015, at approximately 6:00 p.m., two on-duty McAllen Boat Patrol Agents were involved in a boat collision, while patrolling the Rio Grande River, near Anzalduas Park, south of Mission, Texas. The collision involved…Read More

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Receive Congressional Badge of Bravery

Monday, April 20, 2015 | EAGLE PASS, Texas –The United States Border Patrol Del Rio Sector honored three Border Patrol Agents on April 18 at the Eagle Pass Station. U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (Texas – Dist. 23) presented Border Patrol Agent Christopher J. Smilo from Canton,…Read More

Presidio Port Of Entry Apprehends Two Drug Smugglers

Monday, April 20, 2015 | PRESIDIO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized a total of 216 pounds of marijuana in a pair of recent seizures. CBP officers discover marijuana in multiple…Read More

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize Methamphetamine at Checkpoint

Monday, April 20, 2015 | SALTON CITY, Calif. –El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected drug smuggler Friday after discovering more than 6 pounds of methamphetamine hidden on his body. The incident occurred at approximately 11…Read More

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue Team Saves Distressed Man

Monday, April 20, 2015 | OCOTILLO, Calif. – Sunday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents with the Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) team rescued a distressed man who had become lost in the desert while attempting to illegally enter the United States. The incident…Read More

Cocaine Found in Underwear and Girdle By CBP at JFK

Monday, April 20, 2015 | JAMAICA, N.Y. — An arriving passenger was wearing more than undergarments beneath her clothing.  Fortunately this is not the first time U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers in New York have seen this concealment method. Cocaine Found in…Read More