CBP Border Report, Week Ending June 20, 2015

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Dulles CBP Arrests Alleged Sex Offender Departing to El Salvador

Friday, June 19, 2015 | STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a Salvadoran citizen Tuesday who was wanted by the Fairfax County, Va., Police Department for sexual…Read More

Border Patrol Arrests Suspected Cocaine Smuggler at Rest Stop

Friday, June 19, 2015 | SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.— U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man at a rest stop on Interstate 5 who had nearly one million dollars of cocaine hidden in his vehicle on Thursday. At approximately 11:10 a.m., Border Patrol agents approached a 30-year-old…Read More

CBP Arrests King of Prussia Man Wanted for Assault with Deadly Weapon

Friday, June 19, 2015 | PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a King of Prussia, Pa., man at Philadelphia International Airport Wednesday on an arrest warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. CBP officers arrested Richard…Read More

CBP Agriculture Specialists at Miami International Airport Seize Poultry Hatching Eggs

Friday, June 19, 2015 | MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists at Miami International Airport seized a shipment of hatching eggs arriving last Friday in an express mail package from Brazil. Hatching eggs…Read More

CBP Air and Marine P-3 Crews Disrupt Drug Smuggling Attempts Worth $800 Million Over Two Weeks

Friday, June 19, 2015 | JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents and interagency partners thwarted a dozen illicit smuggling attempts over a two week period in the western Caribbean and eastern Pacific Ocean preventing the…Read More

Cocaine Found in Baking Powder

Friday, June 19, 2015 | JAMAICA, N.Y. — This arriving passenger was looking to bake more than just a cake as U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport discovered. Cocaine Found in Baking Powder by CBP at JFK On June 6, CBP…Read More

CBP Officers Discover Methamphetamine in Car Seats

Thursday, June 18, 2015 |  ANDRADE, Calif.  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Andrade port of entry yesterday arrested a man after discovering 16 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in the passenger seats of his vehicle. CBP officers found 16 pounds of…Read More

Five Migrants Trapped in Trunks Rescued

Thursday, June 18, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – On Wednesday, when temperatures topped 100 degrees across southern Arizona, Border Patrol agents rescued five migrants from the trunks of vehicles during three risky smuggling attempts at immigration checkpoints. The first of three…Read More

Douglas CBP Officers Arrest Wanted Person

Thursday, June 18, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. — A Tucson woman wanted in connection with a recent Hit and Run accident in Tucson was apprehended Sunday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Douglas. Officers referred Charlene Marie Lloyd, 21, for…Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $53K in Meth

Thursday, June 18, 2015 | CBP officers at the Port of Nogales discovered a non-factory compartment within the dash area of a smuggling vehicle that contained nearly 18 pounds of meth. TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa crossing arrested…Read More

Laredo Sector Border Patrol Makes Significant Seizure at Checkpoint

Thursday, June 18, 2015 | Laredo, Texas –  On June 18, 2015, Laredo North station Border Patrol agents assigned to the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 encountered a tractor-trailer at the primary inspection lane. As the driver was being questioned of their…Read More

CBP at JFK seizes Heroin in Food Products

Thursday, June 18, 2015 | JAMAICA, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at an express cargo facility located at John F. Kennedy International Airport made four heroin seizures over a single weekend. CBP at JFK seizes Heroin in Food Products On June 6, CBP…Read More

Agents Arrest Uncooperative Motorist in Smuggling Attempt

Thursday, June 18, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol arrested a motorist and her passenger suspected of alien smuggling at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint near Amado last Thursday (June 11). Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 19 traffic…Read More

CBP Agriculture Specialists at Miami Seaport Catch First-in-Nation Pest

Thursday, June 18, 2015 | MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists at the Miami Seaport intercepted an unusual pest identified as Lissomus sp. in the family Elateridae during an intensive inspection of a…Read More

Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Thwart Drug Smuggling Attempt

Thursday, June 18, 2015 | LAREDO, TEXAS – On June 17, at approximately 8:25a.m., Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector seized 139 pounds of marijuana during a smuggling attempt. Dodge Caravan in the Rio Grande after a bail out Border Patrol agents assigned to the…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Man Smuggling 51 Pounds of Meth

Wednesday, June 17, 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 today after discovering packages of methamphetamine in his vehicle. Agents discovered…Read More

El Paso Sector Launches Border Safety Initiative for 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | Temperatures of 100-degrees in urban areas can make being in the desert feel like you’re walking on the sun. That was one of the main points demonstrated June 17 in the searing heat at the U.S. Border Patrol/El Paso Sector’s annual Border Safety…Read More

Mobile Passport Control App Speeds Up Summer Travel at World’s Busiest Airport

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | ATLANTA– U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently demonstrated Mobile Passport Control (MPC) during the busy summer travel season at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. CBP officials joined Delta Airlines and Airports Council…Read More

CBP Officers Seize Ton of Marijuana at Columbus Port

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 COLUMBUS, N.M. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Columbus port of entry seized 2,095 pounds of marijuana this weekend. The drugs have an estimated street value of $1,676,000. “Smugglers went to…Read More

Douglas CBP Officers Seize $79K in Marijuana

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Douglas resident during a failed smuggling incident June 16 at the Port of Douglas. Officers arrested Manuel Angel Carbajal-Perez, 21, after an inspection of his Chevrolet sedan led…Read More

Border Patrol Stops Fleeing Driver, Seizes Marijuana

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three suspected drug smugglers and seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana near Highway 98 and Anderholt Road early this morning after a driver failed to yield.  The incident…Read More

Passing The Torch At Rainbow Bridge

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – For the 29th year in the state of New York, law enforcement officers from the Buffalo-Niagara region have carried the Special Olympics Flame of Hope through communities, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics. With…Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $847K in Marijuana

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility seized $847,000 in marijuana – nearly 1,700 pounds – from a Mexican national Monday when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of…Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $443K in Cocaine

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national man and a Tucson woman connected to separate smuggling attempts on Monday at the Port of Nogales, resulting in the seizure of more than 42 pounds of cocaine….Read More

Naco CBP Officers Seize $70K in Marijuana

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 34-year-old Mexican national man yesterday for attempting to smuggle 139 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Naco. Officers selected Samuel Sierras-Soto, of Cananea, Sonora,…Read More

Customs and Border Protection Announces the reopening of the Los Ebanos Ferry crossing

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | LOS EBANOS, TEXAS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) announces that the Los Ebanos International Ferry Crossing has reopened for business effective June 7, 2015. “The safety of the traveling public is of utmost…Read More

CBP Officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge seize $390K in Cocaine

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | HIDALGO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized $390,000 worth of alleged cocaine in two separate, unrelated incidents and arrested two Mexican citizens in connection…Read More

CBP Seizes Over $500K in Methamphetamine at Hidalgo International Bridge

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | HIDALGO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico woman after discovering $536,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine concealed within a…Read More

CBP Officers Seize $997K in Methamphetamine

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | Brownsville, Texas – Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Veteran’s International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine this weekend. CBP officers discovered the narcotics, valued…Read More

Joint Operation Seizes Critical Counterfeit Beauty Personal Care Products

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and French Customs General Directorate announce the results of Operation Bathe and Beaute, a bilateral Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) enforcement operation targeting counterfeit personal care…Read More

CBP Officers Seize $267,617 at Brownsville Port of Entry

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | Brownsville, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge seized $267,617 in bulk U.S. currency in two separate, unrelated incidents.    Over 200K seized by CBP Officers at…Read More

Border Patrol Teams With Neighboring Law Enforcement Agencies to Assure Safety in Yuma County Border Communities

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | YUMA, Ariz. – Late Thursday night (June 11), agents observed a small modified vehicle, or go-cart, cross from Mexico over the bridge that spans the Salinity Canal. The smaller vehicle stopped near a pickup truck in the vicinity of the West Main…Read More

Border Patrol Prevents Marijuana Smuggling Attempt

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized 93 pounds of marijuana that was backpacked into the United States near Mount Signal on Monday. Agents seize $55K of marijuana from backpacks. The incident occurred around midnight….Read More

Smugglers, pot seized by Border Patrol agents

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | El Paso, Texas – Agents assigned to the El Paso Sector Border Patrol made a significant controlled substance seizure and apprehended seven smugglers associated with the drug loads this week. Santa Teresa agents conducting regular patrol duties along…Read More

Busy 24 Hours at Buffalo Area Bridges

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Buffalo made five seizures of narcotics and a firearm at local border crossings in the last 24 hours.. “These seizures are direct results of the hard work and vigilance by…Read More

Agents Net 3 Swimmers off Coast

Monday, June 15, 2015 | IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif.—San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents and Marine Interdiction agents with the San Diego Office of Air and Marine (OAM) arrested three Mexican nationals that swam across the international border near the Tijuana River earlier…Read More

Agents Arrest Woman Suspected of Human Smuggling

Monday, June 15, 2015 | SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a woman suspected of smuggling two undocumented immigrants in the trunk of her vehicle at the Highway 86 checkpoint. The incident occurred at…Read More

CBP Officers at Miami International Airport Seize Cocaine in Fried Fish

Monday, June 15, 2015 |  MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Miami International Airport seized over 2 pounds of cocaine concealed inside fried fish. The fish was being carried in the luggage of a passenger arriving…Read More

Ana Hinojosa Elected World Customs Organization Director

Monday, June 15, 2015 |  BRUSSELS, Belgium – Deputy Assistant Commissioner Ana B. Hinojosa of the Office of International Affairs was elected as Director of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Compliance and Facilitation Directorate. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Ana…Read More

CBP Miami Marine Unit Provides Assistance During Medical Emergency

Monday, June 15, 2015 | MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine (OAM) agents from the Miami Marine Unit and a U.S. Coast Guard crew provided life-saving services for a man with serious leg injuries from a boat propeller near Nixon Beach, Florida…Read More