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CBP Officers in Tampa Seize 860 Counterfeit Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Friday, July 31, 2015 | TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Tampa seized over 860 counterfeit Ray-Ban sunglasses arriving in a shipment from China on July 13. Had the goods been genuine, the designer handbags would have an estimated…Read More

Border Patrol Agents, CBP Office of Air and Marine Rescue Missing Person Near Brackettville

Friday, July 31, 2015 | DEL RIO, Texas – On July 31, Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) agents and CBP Office of Air and Marine rescued a man who was reported missing the previous morning. “Beyond our daily enforcement duties, we also have a responsibility to…Read More

Miami International Airport Hosts Graduation Ceremony for CBP Explorers

Friday, July 31, 2015 | MIAMI – Two weeks of intensive training and practical experience in law enforcement-related disciplines culminated in a celebratory graduation for the class of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Explorer Post #99 Academy on July 24. Nine academy…Read More

CBP Seizes 10,000 Counterfeit Designer Handbags at Miami Seaport

Friday, July 31, 2015 | MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Miami seaport seized 10,788 high-fashion counterfeit Gucci and Coach handbags arriving in a shipment from China on July 15. Had the goods been genuine, the designer handbags would have…Read More

CBP Officers Seize Cocaine And Marijuana Loads

Friday, July 31, 2015 | EL PASO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry made four drug busts Thursday. The enforcement activity netted 13 pounds of cocaine in one case and 162 pounds of marijuana…Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $151K in Hard Drugs

Thursday, July 30, 2015 | CBP officers assigned to the Port of Nogales discovered packages of cocaine and meth within the rear panels of a smuggling vehicle. TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican nationals allegedly involved in an…Read More

Mexican Nationals Arrested, $250K in Marijuana Seized

Thursday, July 30, 2015 | YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested nine Mexican nationals and seized more than 500 pounds of marijuana during separate incidents yesterday (July 29) Agents arrested nine Mexican nationals carrying several bundles of marijuana…Read More

CBP Officers Catch Suspect from 2007 San Diego Donut Shop Homicide at Otay Mesa Border Crossing

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa port of entry Tuesday caught a man wanted by the San Diego Police Department for a 2007 homicide in San Diego. At about 1:30 p.m. on July 28, a 35-year-old male U.S. citizen…Read More

CBP Officers, Agents Seize $481,711 in Undeclared Currency at Laredo Port of Entry

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and agents conducting outbound examinations at the Laredo Port of Entry this week seized nearly half a million in undeclared currency in a single enforcement action. “This is one of the…Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $295K in Hard Drugs

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | When officers removed the fuel tank of a smuggling vehicle, they discovered packages of cocaine and heroin inside. TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican man Saturday (July 25) for an alleged attempt to smuggle…Read More

Carrizo Springs Border Patrol, CBP Office of Air and Marine Rescue Undocumented Immigrants

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas – Carrizo Springs Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents rescued individuals in distress on two separate occasions recently. Carrizo Springs Border Patrol agents apprehended 21…Read More

CBP apprehends 8 undocumented Cubans in Mona Island

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol Agents apprehended 8 undocumented immigrants from Cuba, after they landed earlier this morning in Mona Island.   With this group a total of 47 Cuban nationals have been…Read More

Border Patrol agents apprehend convicted criminal, assist injured man

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | EDINBURG, Texas — Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a convicted criminal and rendered assistance to a man who fell while attempting to scale the border fence Monday. The arrest occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. when agents…Read More

CBP Seizes Almost $50K in Unreported Currency at Washington Dulles International Airport

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Sterling, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at Washington Dulles International Airport seized almost $50,000 recently from two outbound travelers for violating federal currency reporting regulations….Read More

Dulles CBP Arrests Two Fugitives

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Sterling, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested two fugitives Thursday. Gonzalo Gomez Martinez, 46, of Springfield, Va., arrived on a flight from Columbia…Read More

Border Patrol agents rescue two, take criminals into custody; Apprehend seven others in stash house in Escobares

Monday, July 27, 2015 | EDINBURG, Texas — Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents were busy over the weekend with several rescues and numerous significant arrests. The rescue occurred on Saturday when agents assigned to the Falfurrias Checkpoint encountered a man,…Read More

Douglas CBP Officers Seize $129K in Marijuana

Monday, July 27, 2015 | CBP officers at the Port of Douglas located packages of marijuana underneath carpeting in the rear of a smuggling vehicle. TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 40-year-old Douglas woman during a failed smuggling…Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize Unreported Currency

Monday, July 27, 2015 | CBP officers at the DeConcini crossing conducting outbound inspections located and seized unreported currency from the seats of a smuggling vehicle, before it could cross into Mexico. TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers…Read More

Consecutive Smuggling Attempt Intercepted, Nearly $226K Seized

Monday, July 27, 2015 | YUMA, Ariz. – Separate incidents Thursday morning (July 23) included a second smuggling attempt this week through Dome Valley and the seizure of nearly a quarter million dollars. Border Patrol agents foiled yet another attempt to smuggle illegal…Read More

Agents Halt Human Smuggling Attempt in Dome Valley

Monday, July 27, 2015 | YUMA, Ariz. – Wednesday morning (July 22), Border Patrol agents intercepted an attempt to smuggle illegal immigrants through Dome Valley in an effort to circumvent the Wellton Station Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 8.  Agents arrested the…Read More

CBP in Jacksonville Arrest Cruise Passenger Wanted on Grand Theft Charge

Monday, July 27, 2015 | JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers in Jacksonville intercepted a wanted man arriving on a cruise ship from the Bahamas last Thursday. The individual had an outstanding warrant out…Read More

CBP arrests Ivory Coast citizen with fake visa

Monday, July 27, 2015 | SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Juan Office of Field Operations officers arrested Friday a citizen of the Ivory Coast who attempted to enter through the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport using a fraudulent…Read More