CBP Border Report, Week Ending June 27, 2015

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CBP Officers Stops Marijuana in Shipment of Soft Drinks

Friday, June 26, 2015 | ALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East commercial facility Thursday halted an attempt to smuggle 220 pounds of marijuana hidden within the wooden pallets of a shipment of soft drinks. The incident…Read More

Another Failed Smuggling Attempt to Circumvent Checkpoint

Friday, June 26, 2015 | YUMA, Ariz. – Thursday morning, a U.S. citizen was arrested for transporting three illegal Mexican immigrants through Dome Valley in an apparent effort to avoid the Border Patrol checkpoint located on Interstate 8.  The driver originally picked the…Read More

Douglas CBP Officers Seize $104K in Marijuana

Friday, June 26, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican nationals during separate incidents June 24 at the Port of Douglas. CBP officers discover packages of marijuana in front of the radiator of a smuggling vehicle. Officers…Read More

CBP Officers in Tampa Seize Counterfeit Legos from China

Friday, June 26, 2015 | TAMPA, Fla.  – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Tampa seized a shipment of counterfeit toys with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of more than $9,000. The counterfeit toys arrived in a shipment from China on June 18…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Train to Save Lives

Friday, June 26, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents recently completed training in a variety of life saving techniques specific to the remote desert environment. Border Patrol agents from El Centro, Tucson and El Paso take part in Tactical Medic…Read More

Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize $742,000 in Heroin at Brownsville Port of Entry

Friday, June 26, 2015 | BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged heroin, valued at approximately $742,000, hidden within a blue Chevrolet Silverado. “This…Read More

CBP Officers at Miami International Airport Arrest Man Wanted for Sexual Assault

Friday, June 26, 2015 | MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Miami International Airport (MIA) apprehended a wanted fugitive arriving this week from Mexico City, Mexico. The man had an outstanding warrant for gross…Read More

Agents Rescue Two Aliens Locked in Trunk

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | PINE VALLEY, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two United States citizens in East County San Diego on Wednesday after finding two illegal aliens in their car trunk. At approximately 7:50 a.m., two women in a late-model Toyota Celica arrived…Read More

CBP Officers Seize $755K in Methamphetamine at Gateway International Bridge

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | BROWNSVILLE, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine valued at approximately $755,700, hidden within a Ford Explorer…Read More

CBP Finds Cocaine Packed in Portfolio Lining

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | HOUSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at George Bush Intercontinental Airport intercepted more than four pounds of cocaine stuffed in a traveler’s briefcase. CBP officers found more than four pounds of cocaine stuffed inside…Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $344K in Hard Drugs

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican man Tuesday for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than $344,000 in heroin and cocaine at the Port of Nogales. Packages of heroin and cocaine were seized from within the rear…Read More

Douglas CBP Officers Seize $108K in Marijuana

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Douglas resident during a failed smuggling incident June 23 at the Port of Douglas. Officers arrested Richard V. Cota, 19, after an inspection of his Chevrolet sedan led to the…Read More

Another Ultra Light Smuggling Attempt Botched

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | YUMA, Ariz. – An ultralight aircraft was seen flying west over a county street toward Mexico late Monday.  More than 200 pounds of marijuana was seized from a smuggler who had picked it up after it had been dropped from an ultra-light aircraft….Read More

Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas CBP Agriculture Specialists Make First in Nation Pest Interception

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | PHARR, Texas –Agriculture specialists with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry recently detected a rare pest within a commercial shipment of mixed vegetables.  “Our…Read More

Chief Patrol Agent of the Rio Grande Valley Sector Retires

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | EDINBURG, Texas — Kevin W. Oaks, Chief Patrol Agent of the Rio Grande Valley Sector is retiring after 30 years of service to the US Border Patrol.  Oaks’ last day on duty will be June 25, 2015.  “I would like to thank Chief Oaks for his dedication…Read More

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol Agents, local law enforcement suffer bee stings

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents have been attacked by bees on different occasions within the last three days.    The episodes have involved not only the Rio Grande Valley Sector but other law enforcement agencies in…Read More

Border Patrol Finds Heroin Concealed in Car Frame

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a suspected drug smuggler after discovering heroin concealed in his vehicle on Tuesday. The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. …Read More

Eagle Pass CBP Officers Seize Cocaine, Heroin Worth $1.1 Mil

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry intercepted narcotics shipments worth more than $1 million recently, in two unrelated incidents. CBP officers at Eagle Pass seized 25.82 pounds of…Read More

CBP Detroit Hosts Fourth Annual Trade Day

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | DETROIT—U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Detroit Field Office will hold its 4th annual Trade Day on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. This event will provide the trade community with an opportunity to meet and interact with CBP…Read More

Laredo Border Patrol Sector Holds a combined Station Explorer Graduation

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | LAREDO, Texas – On June 22, 2015, Laredo Sector Border Patrol held a combined Explorer Academy and graduated a total of 28 Border Patrol Explorers. The academy consisted of Explorer posts from Laredo North Station (Post 1987) Laredo South Station …Read More

CBP K-9 in Fort Lauderdale Sniffs Out Undeclared Sugarcane

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport seized over 19 pounds of sugarcane discovered in a passenger’s suitcase by a…Read More

Laredo Sector Border Patrol Disrupts Drug Smuggling Attempt

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | Laredo, Texas – On June 23, 2015, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station disrupted a drug smuggling attempt while working their assigned duties, Tuesday evening.   Abandoned vehicle with marijuana inside The incident occurred…Read More

CBP Officers Seize Cocaine Load at El Paso Port

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | EL PASO, TEXAS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 43.2 pounds of cocaine Monday. The drugs have an estimated street value of $1,382,400.    CBP…Read More

CBP Officers Seize $70K Worth of Methamphetamine

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 22-year-old San Luis, Arizona woman on June 19 for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 23 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis. Officers referred Suzette…Read More

Close to Two Tons of Marijuana Seized by CBP Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized 3,874 pounds of alleged marijuana which was discovered within a commercial produce shipment. Marijuana…Read More

Douglas CBP Officers Seize $87K in Marijuana

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | CBP officers at the Port of Douglas, located and seized packages of marijuana that were hidden within the tires of a smuggling vehicle TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Douglas resident during a failed smuggling…Read More

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents Honored by Congressman for Heroic Acts

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | MCALLEN, Texas – Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector were honored by United States Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) for their acts of heroism.  The agents’ family members were also in attendance. Congressman Henry Cuellar…Read More

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol Agents seize more than $1.3 million worth of methamphetamines at checkpoint

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | SARITA, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seized 41 pounds of methamphetamines.  The narcotics were hidden in the door panels of a Mazda Tribute.   The seizure occurred June 21st, when agents from Kingsville Border Patrol Station…Read More

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol Agents rescue three subjects from inside of a trunk

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | SARITA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector rescued thee undocumented immigrants from inside the trunk of a car on Friday night. Concealed subjects discovered by Kingsville Border Patrol Agents On June 19, Border…Read More

CBP Officers Seize $121K in Methamphetamine

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican man on June 19 for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly $121,000 in methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales. CBP officers at the Port of Nogales discovered packages of…Read More

Border Patrol Apprehends Convicted Sex Offender

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a previously deported convicted sex offender that illegal entered the United States on Monday. The 36-year-old man was apprehended by Border Patrol…Read More

CBP Officers Seize Almost $12 Million in Narcotics

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry in the San Diego and Imperial Valley Counties over the weekend intercepted approximately 14,679 pounds of narcotics including more than six tons of marijuana…Read More

U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Hold Citizen Academy in Detroit

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | DETROIT- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will hold a Citizen Academy beginning in mid-July in Detroit for community members interested in learning about the CBP mission.  CBP is committed to fostering a positive relationship within the…Read More

Ultralight Aircraft Observed Dropping Drugs into U.S.

Monday, June 22, 2015 | YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents observed an ultralight aircraft fly into the United States late Friday and drop several bundles of marijuana over a secluded area before flying back to Mexico. Agents then stopped a vehicle leaving the area and…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Alien Locked in Trunk

Monday, June 22, 2015 | PINE VALLEY, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two United States citizens near the Interstate 8 checkpoint on Sunday after finding an illegal alien in their car trunk. Yesterday at approximately 11:45 a.m., agents approached a 1998 Toyota…Read More

Border Patrol Arrests Aggravated Felon Gang Member

Monday, June 22, 2015 | CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States today. Border Patrol agents arrested a 23-year-old Mexican…Read More

Busy Weekend for Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Laredo Sector

Monday, June 22, 2015 | LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector significantly disrupted criminal organization activities over the weekend as they rescued illegal immigrants, detained subject with a criminal sexual crime, and made a significant…Read More

Man Wanted in New Mexico Murder Case Nabbed by CBP Officers

Monday, June 22, 2015 | EL PASO, TEXAS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry apprehended a man wanted on murder, kidnapping and tampering of evidence charges in Chaves County, New Mexico. The arrest…Read More