CBP Border Report, Week Ending June 6, 2015

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CBP Recruiting Event in Spokane, Washington

Friday, June 5, 2015 | SPOKANE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recruiters will be at the Spokane WorkSource, at 130 S. Arthur St., Spokane, WA, on Wednesday and Thursday, June 10 and 11. CBP recruiters will be on hand to answer questions about careers… Read More

CBP Recruiting Event in Oroville, Washington

Friday, June 5, 2015 | OROVILLE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be hosting a recruiting event on Tuesday, June 9, at the Oroville Port of Entry, located at 33643 US-97 Oroville. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Recruiting officers and… Read More

Fugitive Turned Over to CBP at the Peace Arch Port of Entry

Friday, June 5, 2015 | BLAINE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Peace Arch Port of Entry took into custody a man wanted in Colorado for alleged parole violation and contempt of court. The man was turned over to… Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $32K in Marijuana

Friday, June 5, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested two 27-year-old Tucson residents June 4 after finding 16 packages of marijuana in a Chrysler truck belonging to the male subject. A narcotics-detection… Read More

Douglas CBP Officers Seize $38K in Marijuana

Friday, June 5, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Douglas woman during a failed smuggling incident June 4 at the Port of Douglas. Officers arrested Erlinda Espinosa, 34, after an inspection of her Honda sedan led to the discovery of… Read More

CBP Officers Arrest Man on Warrant for Assault with Knife

Friday, June 5, 2015 | SEATTLE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Seattle Seaport took into custody and arrested a man wanted in Montana for assaulting another man with a knife on May 23. CBP officers arrested Justin… Read More

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents seize more than 600 pounds of marijuana

Friday, June 5, 2015 | ROMA, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 600 pounds of marijuana early Friday morning.  The seizure occurred when agents spotted several smugglers crossing the Rio Grande with bundles of marijuana. As agents… Read More

CBP Discovers Invasive Beetles in Chickpea Shipment

Friday, June 5, 2015 | San Francisco— U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at the Oakland seaport discovered evidence of a Khapra Beetle infestation while examining a shipment of chickpeas from India on May 28. During the inspection, CBP… Read More

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Agents seize more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana in several seizures

Friday, June 5, 2015 | EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana.  A total of three seizures occurred within 3 hours of each other yesterday.  The seizures occurred in Havana, Fronton and Garciasville, Texas.  The… Read More

CBP Offers Tips to Expedite Cross-Border Travel, Heavy Traffic Expected During Peak Travel Season

Friday, June 5, 2015 | St. Albans, Vt. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agriculture specialists throughout Vermont and New Hampshire are providing guidance to assist cross-border travelers who intend to travel between the U.S. and Canada during the…Read More

CBP Apprehends 11 Undocumented Cubans that Landed in Mona Island

Thursday, June 4, 2015 | AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents apprehended 11 undocumented Cuban immigrants after they landed Tuesday in Mona Island.  Park Rangers from the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources… Read More

Agents from Office of Air and Marine, Border Patrol rescue immigrant in Rio Grande Valley

Thursday, June 4, 2015 | FALFURRIAS, Texas – On Wednesday, the Office of Air and Marine and U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector teamed up to rescue an undocumented immigrant who was injured and lost in the brush.  The rescue occurred after the Brooks… Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $162K in Marijuana

Thursday, June 4, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two U.S. citizens connected to separate smuggling attempts on Wednesday at the Port of Nogales. Officers at the Mariposa crossing referred a 24-year-old Tucson man for a secondary… Read More

CBP Marine Unit Rescues Missing Diver in Florida

Thursday, June 4, 2015 | FORT PIERCE, Fla – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents from the Fort Pierce Marine Unit rescued a missing diver approximately 18 nautical miles off the coast Wednesday afternoon. A U.S. Coast Guard crew from Station… Read More

First in Port Insects Found in Aguadilla and Ponce

Thursday, June 4, 2015 | SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists carefully inspect imported agriculture commodities or arriving international passengers to protect America’s resources by preventing entry of non-native pests,… Read More

Border Patrol Finds Heroin in Shoes

Wednesday, June 3, 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 the soles of his shoes on Tuesday. The incident occurred at approximately 12:…Read More

CBP Seizes $190K in Cocaine at Hidalgo International Bridge

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 | HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico man after discovering $190,000 worth of alleged cocaine hidden within the Chevy Malibu he… Read More

Border Patrol Apprehends “MS-13” Gang Member

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 | CALEXICO, Calif. –El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States, near Calexico this past Tuesday. Border Patrol agents on patrol observed a… Read More

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seize $224K in cocaine at checkpoint

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 | Sarita, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized 7.65 pounds of cocaine on Tuesday.  On June 2, 2015, a white 2000 Chevrolet Silverado with one occupant approached the primary inspection lane at the Sarita Border… Read More

CBP Officers Seize $105K Worth of Heroin

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 19-year-old Tucson man on June 2 for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly seven-point-five pounds of heroin through the Port of San Luis. Officers referred Ivan Guillermo… Read More

San Luis CBP Officers Seize 35 Pounds of Meth

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested a 25-year-old Phoenix man for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 35 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States. Officers referred Israel… Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $972K in Marijuana

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility seized $972,000 in marijuana – 1,945 pounds – from a Mexican national Tuesday when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales…. Read More

Three Lost Migrants Found During Separate Searches

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents located an undocumented border crosser east of Douglas, Arizona on May 29 who called 911 for assistance…| Read More

CBP Officers Apprehend Man Wanted for Sexual Assault Attempting to Enter U.S. with Fraudulent Documents

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | CALEXICO, Calif. — On Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry apprehended a 29-year old fugitive with an outstanding felony warrant for sexual assault who attempted to use fraudulent documents to… Read More

CBP Officers Intercept Internal Heroin Carriers at Laredo Port of Entry

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry recently seized a significant amount of alleged heroin carried internally and externally by two women from California. “This is definitely an unusual and… Read More

CBP Announces Facilitation Measures to Expedite Processing of Summer Travel Season Traffic at South Texas Ports of Entry

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Laredo Field Office is announcing that the agency is preparing for the summer vacation, which typically increases border crossings along with encouraging travelers to obtain their tourist permits… Read More

CBP Arrests Wanted Woman

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | DALLAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport arrested a woman with an active warrant, June 2. Sangeetha Sankar, 35, was returning to the U.S. from Dubai, when CBP officers arrested her.  Sankar… Read More

Eagle Pass Border Patrol Agents Recover Body from Rio Grande

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | DEL RIO, Texas – On June 1, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station recovered a deceased individual from the Rio Grande River. “The Rio Grande River poses a great risk of danger to everyone on daily basis, then you add the… Read More

Border Patrol’s Weekend Drug Seizures in Yuma Sector Valued at $123,500

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents arrested three individuals involved in two weekend drug-smuggling attempts that included marijuana and methamphetamine with a combined value of $123,500. Agents arrested two illegal immigrants found Sunday evening… Read More

San Luis CBP Officers Seize Ammunition

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, woman at the Port of San Luis for attempting to smuggle ammunition into Mexico. Officers arrested Lucia Monzon-Ramirez, 45, after an outbound… Read More

CBP Marine Interdiction Agents Seize Over Half Ton of Marijuana on a 35-Foot Yacht

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection marine interdiction agents stopped a 35-foot yacht early Friday morning with almost 1,200 pounds of marijuana hidden in secret compartments throughout the boat. “We have a large and active boating… Read More

CBP Puts Brakes on Grand Theft Auto

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | HOUSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Houston Seaport stopped a stolen 2011 Land Rover, May 28, pending export to Benin. CBP officers seized the stolen vehicle because the exporter did not have the owner’s authorization to… Read More

CBP in Brownsville Seizes Over $3 Million in Methamphetamine

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | BROWNSVILLE, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at two of Brownsville’s International Bridge arrested three persons in connection with separate, unrelated attempts to smuggle alleged methamphetamine worth $3,… Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $41K in Meth

Monday, June 1, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested Cecilia Ana Miranda, 38, of Tucson, after finding 11 packages of methamphetamine in her Honda sedan on May 31. A narcotics-detection canine alerted… Read More

Lukeville CBP Officers Seize $230K in Marijuana-Honeymooners Attempted to Smuggle Drugs Through Port

Monday, June 1, 2015 | TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Phoenix couple for attempting to smuggle nearly 461 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Lukeville on May 31. Officers referred Matthew Scott Carlill, 31, and his 33-year-old… Read More

Rio Grande Valley Sector welcomes new agents

Monday, June 1, 2015 | DINBURG, Texas – June 1, 2015, The Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol added 13 new agents to the border.  These agents will be assigned to the McAllen and Rio Grande City, Texas Border Patrol Stations.  The additional manpower assigned to the… Read More

Eagle Pass Port of Entry Prepares for Summer Season

Monday, June 1, 2015 | EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Eagle Pass Port of Entry is encouraging travelers to obtain their tourist permits early, for frequent crossers to use Ready Lanes in advance of the expected surge in northbound traffic at… Read More

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents have busy weekend with arrests and seizures

Monday, June 1, 2015 | EDINBURG, Texas – In multiple incidents this weekend, Border Patrol Agents throughout the Sector had 8 significant arrests in separate events. Four gang members, three members of the MS-13 gang and one from the 18th Street gang were among those…Read More