CBP Border Report, Week Ending July 11, 2015

This past week’s CBP Border Report including:

Beginning last year and specifically in the last few months, CBP has seen an overall increase in the apprehension of Unaccompanied Alien Children from Central America at the Southwest Border, specifically in the Rio Grande Valley. While overall border apprehensions have only slightly increased during this time period, and remain at historic lows, the apprehension and processing of these children present unique operational challenges for CBP and HHS. Addressing the rising flow of unaccompanied alien children crossing our southwest border is an important priority of this Administration and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Secretary Johnson has already taken a number of steps to address this situation.

NEXUS Mobile Enrollment Team Coming To Rochester Airport

Friday, July 10, 2015 | ROCHESTER, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in conjunction with the Buffalo Bills training camp and NEXUS Niagara, will conduct a mobile NEXUS enrollment event in Rochester, N.Y. DATE:  August 27, 2015 TIME:  11:00 am – 7:00 pm LOCATION:  …Read More

CBP in Fort Lauderdale Arrest Passenger with a Warrant for Sex Offense against a Child

Friday, July 10, 2015 | FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport arrested a 27 year old male citizen of Peru for an outstanding warrant issued out of…Read More

Live Khapra Beetle Found at Phoenix Airport in Rice from Saudi Arabia

Friday, July 10, 2015 | PHOENIX —A passenger traveling from Saudi Arabia entered the United States on July 1, 2015, at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, via London on British Airways 289, and declared rice among other food items in his possession.  During an inspection of…Read More

CBP Agriculture Specialists in Miami Seize Live Birds in Laptop Bag

Friday, July 10, 2015 | MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists working at Miami International Airport discovered two live pigeons wrapped in brown and blue tape and one finch inside a small plastic bottle…Read More

Officers Seize 1,500 Pounds of Marijuana Hidden in Shipment of Tea Leaves

Friday, July 10, 2015 | SAN DIEGO — CBP officers at the Otay Mesa cargo crossing Wednesday seized more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana hidden in a shipment of hibiscus tea leaves. “This was good work by the team of officers working at the port of entry,” said Rosa Hernandez…Read More

Another Human Smuggling Attempt Foiled by Border Patrol Agents

Friday, July 10, 2015 | YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents arrested a 20-year-old male B1/B2 visa card holder and five illegal immigrants attempting to travel through Dome Valley early Wednesday.  The group was attempting to circumvent Wellton Station’s eastbound…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Seize Loaded Firearm, Drugs, Cash

Friday, July 10, 2015 | YUMA, Ariz. – Blythe Station Border Patrol agents and a canine team seized 11 pounds of marijuana valued at more than $5,600 during a traffic stop early Wednesday near Ehrenberg, Ariz.  Agents also confiscated a loaded handgun and more than $900….Read More

CBP Officers Seize $150K Worth of Hard Drugs

Thursday, July 9, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 23-year-old Phoenix man and his 23-year-old girlfriend July 6 for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly 40 pounds of methamphetamine and more than two pounds of heroin through…Read More

CBP Officers in Orlando Seize Over 300 Counterfeit Designer Belts

Thursday, July 9, 2015 |  ORLANDO, Fla.  – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Orlando seized 314 counterfeit Gucci, Fendi, and Salvatore Ferragamo leather belts with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) totaling $128,000 on June 24. Counterfeit…Read More

Don’t Lose your Dough, Know Before You Go

Thursday, July 9, 2015 | DETROIT— So far during fiscal year (FY) 2015, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) has seized over $7,900,000 in unreported currency at ports of entry within the Detroit Field Office. The transport of any…Read More

Baltimore CBP Arrests Alleged Violent Offender

Thursday, July 9, 2015 | BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport arrested a Jamaican citizen Tuesday who was wanted by the Prince Georges County, Md. Police…Read More

Know Before You Go – Agriculture Importation Restrictions

Thursday, July 9, 2015 | BUFFALO, N.Y. – The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Buffalo Field Office is reminding travelers about agriculture importations and restrictions when crossing the border to the U.S. While many agriculture products brought into the U.S. are…Read More

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol Agents rescue two people; arrest two US citizens

Thursday, July 9, 2015 | EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Rio Grande Valley Sector rescued two undocumented immigrants and arrested two United States citizens in three separate incidents Tuesday. The first incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m…Read More

Douglas CBP Officers Seize $85K in Marijuana

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | The tires of a smuggling vehicle were found to contain packages of marijuana, by CBP officers at the Port of Douglas. TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican man for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 170…Read More

Lukeville CBP Officers Seize $266K in Marijuana

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | CBP officers at the Port of Lukeville discovered bundles of marijuana concealed within the nose of a trailer. TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Tucson couple for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly 532…Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $39K Worth of Heroin

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa pedestrian crossing arrested a Tucson woman Tuesday afternoon after finding nearly three pounds of heroin, worth more than $39,000, hidden within her clothing. During questioning…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Injured Man

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | SAN DIEGO—San Diego Fire and Rescue contacted the Border Patrol yesterday to request their assistance in locating a lost individual near Otay Mountain in Dulzura, Calif.   At approximately 8:45 a.m., Border Patrol dispatchers received a call from…Read More

Border Patrol Nabs Man with $600K in Liquid Meth

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents intercepted a Mexican national yesterday who had 15 gallons of liquid methamphetamine inside his SUV. The 15 gallons of liquid meth are worth approximately $610,000. At approximately 7 p….Read More

Eagle Pass Station Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station apprehended a convicted sex offender, with an extensive criminal history, on July 8. “Our agents are committed to keeping our communities safe and every time we apprehend…Read More

Five Pounds Of Cocaine Found In Passenger Baggage At Logan Airport

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | BOSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Boston Logan International Airport arrested a 29-year-old female Dominican Republic national on July 3. The subject was attempting to smuggle more than five pounds of cocaine into the U.S.,…Read More

CBP Officers at Miami International Airport Arrest Man Wanted for Homicide

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Miami International Airport apprehended a wanted fugitive arriving from Antigua on Monday. The 27-year-old man had an outstanding warrant for homicide out…Read More

More Than 3,400 pounds of Marijuana Seized at Santa Teresa Port

Wednesday, July 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 3,423 pounds of marijuana July 1. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $2,738,400. Drugs…Read More

Sneaky Smuggler Stashed Methamphetamine in Tennis Shoes

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | EL PASO, TEXAS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 2.4 pounds of methamphetamine July 2. The drugs were concealed in the shoes of a pedestrian border crosser. CBP…Read More

Federal Authorities Discover Marijuana Concealed in Saudi Man’s Baggage at Washington Dulles International Airport

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | STERLING, Va. — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) teamed up to seize a little more than five ounces of marijuana from a traveler departing from Washington Dulles International Airport to…Read More

CBP Arrests Military Deserter – Warrant Cites Sexually Violent Predator

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 | DALLAS, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport arrested a military deserter with an active warrant on July 4. Steven Michael Crim, 33, was returning to the U.S. from Sydney, Australia, when…Read More

First-in-Port Pest on Rambutan Discovered at Port Manatee

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists working at Port Manatee discovered a strange pest on fresh rambutan fruit arriving in a shipment from Mexico on June 23. Pest discovered…Read More

CBP Officers Capture Man Wanted for 12 Counts of Rape

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 | WINTERHAVEN, Calif. —U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Andrade port of entry yesterday apprehended a 24-year-old male U.S. citizen with a no-bond felony warrant for 12 counts of rape. The incident occurred shortly before 5 p.m.,…Read More

CBP Seizes $72K in Unreported Currency at Washington Dulles International Airport

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 | STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a combined $72,095 in unreported currency from three travelers at Washington Dulles International Airport over the past three days. There is no limit to how much currency…Read More

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents help locate missing elderly man

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 | RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station assisted the Rio Grande City Police Department in locating an elderly man, who was disoriented and lost in the brush, early Tuesday morning. Elderly man…Read More

CBP Arrests Sex Offender at Orlando International Airport

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 | ORLANDO, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working at Orlando International Airport arrested a 53-year-old man with an outstanding warrant issued for failure to comply with sexual offender…Read More

Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Zapata Station make a Significant Seizure

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 | LAREDO, TEXAS – On July 3, at approximately 11:27a.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the Zapata Border Patrol Station seized 673 pounds of marijuana during a drug-smuggling attempt. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Zapata Station were working…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Three Aliens Locked in Trunk

Monday, July 6, 2015 | PINE VALLEY, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two United States citizens in East County San Diego on Saturday after finding three illegal aliens in their car trunk. Three people, two women and one man, were smuggled inside car trunk. At…Read More

CBP Scoops Up Kayaker after Crossing the Border

Monday, July 6, 2015 | IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif.—Agents with the San Diego Office of Air and Marine (OAM) and the Border Patrol arrested a man who crossed the border in the ocean while paddling an inflatable kayak late evening on the 4th of July. The incident began at around…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Woman with Black Tar Heroin

Monday, July 6, 2015 | SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a suspected drug smuggler after discovering black tar heroin concealed in her vehicle on Friday. 7.38 pounds of Black Tar Heroin hidden in…Read More

Rio Grande Valley Agents rescue injured man in remote area

Monday, July 6, 2015 | FALFURRIAS, Texas  ̶̶  Agents from the Office of Air and Marine’s McAllen Air Branch  and Falfurrias Border Patrol Agents administered first aid to a man who was lost and in distress Friday. Office of Air and Marine and Border Partol agents render…Read More]]>