CBP Border Report, Week Ending June 13, 2015

 

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Agents Arrest Teen at I-8 Checkpoint for Human Smuggling

Friday, June 12, 2015 | PINE VALLEY, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a male U.S. citizen at the Interstate 8 checkpoint last night who had three Mexican nationals stashed inside his car trunk. At approximately 7 p.m., Border Patrol agents at the Pine Valley…Read More

Border Patrol Finds Meth in Dashboard

Friday, June 12, 2015 | SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a man suspected of drug smuggling at the Highway 86 checkpoint after discovering packages of methamphetamine in his vehicle today. The incident…Read More

Fugitive Wanted for Murder of His Wife Taken into CBP Custody

Friday, June 12, 2015 | SAN DIEGO – A fugitive wanted by the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) for the murder of his wife over the weekend was taken into custody Friday morning at the San Ysidro port of entry, after Mexican law enforcement authorities turned him over to U…Read More

APC Kiosks Land at Portland Airport

Friday, June 12, 2015 | PORTLAND, Ore.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Portland International Airport, (PDX) today unveiled Automated Passport Control kiosks. APC expedites the entry process for U.S. and Canadian citizens and eligible Visa Waiver Program travelers…Read More

CBP, CBSA Conduct Joint Media Event at Lewiston Bridge

Friday, June 12, 2015 | LEWISTON, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection hosted members of the local and international media on June 10, for an in-depth view of border security and port operations.  The event was the first of its kind on the northern border, with CBP…Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $377K in Hard Drugs

Friday, June 12, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a female Mexican national and a male Mexican national on Wednesday for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than $377,000-worth of heroin and methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales…Read More

CBP Officers at Miami Seaport Seize Counterfeit Watches Worth $2.7 million

Friday, June 12, 2015 | MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers with the Miami Seaport Trade Enforcement Team (TET) seized 11,165 counterfeit watches with an MSRP value of $2,791,250. Counterfeit watches seized in Miami…Read More

Increased Firearm Seizures On New York’s Northern Border

Friday, June 12, 2015 | BUFFALO, N.Y. – Since the beginning of May, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Buffalo Field Office have seen an increase in firearm seizures at western and upstate New York ports of entry. The Buffalo Field Office directs operations…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Man Smuggled by Jet Ski

Thursday, June 11, 2015 | IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man early this morning who was smuggled into the U.S. by jet ski.  This is the second time this week agents have intercepted a jet ski smuggling attempt. At approximately 5 a.m., agents…Read More

Dulles CBP Arrests Fugitive

Thursday, June 11, 2015 | STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a Virginia man Wednesday who was wanted by the Henrico County, Va. Police Department for failure to…Read More

Zero Tolerance at BWI Airport

Thursday, June 11, 2015 | BALTIMORE — U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport found a small amount of marijuana Wednesday in a bag carried by a U.S. citizen arriving from Jamaica…Read More

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Seizes Marijuana, Cocaine Worth $1.6 Million

Thursday, June 11, 2015 | DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana and 25 pounds of cocaine, with an estimated value of more than $1.6 million in four different incidents. “The men and women of the…Read More

Lukeville CBP Officers Arrest Drug Offender

Thursday, June 11, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. — A Phoenix man wanted on drug-related charges was apprehended Monday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Lukeville. Officers referred Ricardo Benavides Cristerna, 37, for additional questioning when…Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize Stolen Vehicle, Arrest 2

Thursday, June 11, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Two Phoenix area women were arrested Tuesday at the Port of  Nogales  after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered they were attempting to drive a stolen vehicle into Mexico. Officers performing outbound inspections…Read More

CBP P-3 Crew Detects Cocaine Runs Reaching 2.9 Tons

Thursday, June 11, 2015 | CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine agents working as part of Operation Martillo detected cocaine runs in five separate incidents resulting in the interdiction of more than 5,900 pounds of cocaine…Read More

CBP Officers Seize Unreported Currency

Thursday, June 11, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Two Mexican nationals were arrested on Tuesday for failing to report more than $100,000 in U.S. currency when they attempted to drive into Mexico through the Port of Douglas. More than $100,000 and nearly 5,000 pesos are seized by…Read More

U.S. Border Patrol Colville Station Rescues Injured Woman

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | NORTHPORT, Wash. – U.S. Border Patrol agents on patrol near Boundary Port of Entry on the night of June 8 found a severely injured woman just off the roadway. Agents began to provide first aid as well as make an initial medical assessment. The woman…Read More

Roseau, MN Port of Entry Hosts Local School Field Trip

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 ROSEAU, Minn. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO), U.S. Border Patrol (USBP), and Office of Air and Marine (OAM) recently sponsored an outreach event on May 26 where 4th grade students from Roseau…Read More

Warroad, MN Port of Entry Hosts Local School Field Trip

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | WARROAD, Minn. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) and U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) recently sponsored an outreach event on May 20 where students, ages 11-12, who are enrolled in 6th grade at Warroad’s…Read More

CBP in Fort Lauderdale Seizes 54 Pellets from Cocaine Swallower

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | MIAMI – Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport intercepted a passenger arriving from Jamaica on May 28.  The subject was escorted to secondary inspection for further examination and CBP determined that the subject may be an internal carrier…Read More

San Juan CBP Seizes 434 pounds of cocaine inside 2 containers

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) field operations officers seized Sunday  434 pounds(197 Kilos) of cocaine within 6 duffle bags inside two 2 separate containers. The estimated value of the seized contraband is $ 5.5…Read More

CBP Aircrew, Interagency Partners Disrupt Attempt to Smuggle Nearly Half Ton of Marijuana in Bahamas

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | MIAMI – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine (OAM) aircrew and Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) assets tracked a suspicious vessel near Andros Island in the Bahamas leading to the seizure of over 985 pounds of…Read More

CBP Officers at Santa Teresa Port Make Large Drug Bust

Wednesday, June 10, 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 607 pounds of marijuana. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $485,600. CBP officers…Read More

Two U.S. Citizens Arrested, Smuggling Nine Mexican Nationals

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents arrested two United States citizens for attempting to smuggle nine Mexican nationals in separate vehicles June 5.  Agents stopped two vehicles traveling in tandem through Dome Valley in an alleged…Read More

Philadelphia CBP Intercepts Two Destructive Insect Species New to the United States

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | PHILADELPHIA – Two recent insect pest interceptions on imported produce earned U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists in Philadelphia the distinction of being the first in the United States to discover these species of weevil and…Read More

Federal Authorities Arrest Italian Man on Cocaine Smuggling Charges at PHL

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | PHILADELPHIA – Federal authorities arrested an Italian man Saturday at Philadelphia International Airport for allegedly smuggling nearly 14 pounds of cocaine in his baggage. Federal authorities arrested Fabio Dalloco, 45, of Italy, after U.S….Read More

CBP Seizes Over $39K in Unreported Currency

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | HOUSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, June 6, seized over $39,000 after a traveler failed to properly report the money as required by U.S. law. CBP officers find over $39,000 in…Read More

CBP at Newark Seizes Cocaine Inside Film Canisters

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | NEWARK, N.J. – U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Newark Liberty International Airport caught a passenger trying to smuggle cocaine into the United States hidden within film canisters. Film canisters found to contain a white powder,…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Seize More Than $2 Million in Cocaine

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | SARITA, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seized 67 pounds of cocaine that was hidden in the sleeper compartment of a tractor-trailer Saturday at the Sarita Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 77 North. Bundles containing 67 pounds of…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Apprehend 76 at Edinburg Stash House

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | EDINDURG, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended 76 undocumented immigrants at a stash house Monday night. Seventy-six apprehended undocumented immigrants from Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and…Read More

CBP Officers Seize $1 Million in Heroin, Cocaine at Laredo Port of Entry

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | Laredo, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this weekend seized a significant combination load of alleged heroin and cocaine valued at $1 million. Bundles containing $1 million in heroin and cocaine seized…Read More

Marine Interdiction Agents Save Distressed Swimmer Trying to Cross the South Padre Island Jetties

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | South Padre Island, TX- Marine Interdiction Agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Air and Marine saved a man who was seconds away from drowning. On June 7 at 8:00 p.m., while on patrol and proceeding outbound in the Brazos…Read More

CBP Officers Seize More Than $49K in Hard Drugs

Monday, June 8, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. — Officers seized more than five pounds of heroin and methamphetamine during separate weekend smuggling attempts at the Port of Nogales. More than three pounds of heroin were seized by CBP officers at the Mariposa crossing over the…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Foil Meth Smuggling at I-8 Checkpoint

Monday, June 8, 2015 | PINE VALLEY, Calif.—San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man at the I-8 Checkpoint with more than $330,000 of methamphetamine hidden inside the undercarriage of his vehicle. False floor board held 25 packages of methamphetamine. At…Read More

San Luis CBP Officers Seize 22 Pounds of Meth

Monday, June 8, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a 36-year-old Mexican national for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 22 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States. The seats within a…Read More

Agents Arrest 2 Smuggled via Jet Ski

Monday, June 8, 2015 | CORONADO, Calif.—San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two Mexican nationals on the beach near the Navy Seal team training facility after they entered the U.S. illegally by jet ski on Sunday. The Joint Harbor Operations Center (JHOC),…Read More

CBP’s Office of Field Operations Arrests Man Wanted on Child Indecency Charges at the Donna International Bridge

Monday, June 8, 2015 | DONNA, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Donna International Bridge arrested a 23-year-old man from Pharr, Texas who had an outstanding arrest warrant for indecency with a child. “Our frontline CBP…Read More

CBP Office of Field Operations at Falcon Dam Seizes $423K in Cocaine

Monday, June 8, 2015 | FALCON DAM, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Falcon International Dam Border Crossing arrested a 39-year-old man from Juarez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico after discovering $423,300 in alleged cocaine hidden…Read More

Agents Arrest Criminal Alien Fleeing Checkpoint with Meth

Monday, June 8, 2015 | SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.— San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents intercepted a man on Friday who had bundles of crystal methamphetamine stashed inside the spare tire of his car. Agents find more than $400K of meth stashed in spare tire. At…Read More

San Luis CBP Officers Seize Ammunition

Monday, June 8, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a woman from San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, for attempting to smuggle ammunition into Mexico through Arizona’s Port of San Luis. Unopened packages of ammunition totaling 2,000…Read More

Buffalo Hosts Joint Honor Guard Academy

Monday, June 8, 2015 | BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Buffalo Field Office, hosted the cadet graduation from a joint honor guard academy.  Graduates from the academy included officers from CBP’s Office of Field Operations, agents from CBP’s Office of…Read More

Making Communities Safer: CBP Officers Discover nearly 43 Pounds of Illicit Drugs in Vehicle Bumper

Monday, June 8, 2015 BLAINE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Pacific Highway Port of Entry discovered 18 packages of methamphetamine weighing 40.79 pounds and one package of suspected fentanyl pills…Read More

CBP at Newark Seizes Cocaine inside a Suitcase

Monday, June 8, 2015 | NEWARK, N.J. – U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Newark Liberty International Airport seized cocaine found inside items of a checked-in suitcase. Officers at Newark Liberty International Airport seize cocaine hidden in a picture frame…Read More

Agents Find Two Mexican Nationals Hidden in Car Trunk

Monday, June 8, 2015 | PINE VALLEY, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 20-year-old man suspected of human smuggling at the Interstate 8 checkpoint on Thursday. Agents found two men, illegally in the country, in trunk. At approximately 4:05 p.m., Border Patrol…Read More