CBP Border Security Report, Week Ending July 18, 2015

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CBP Officers Arrest Man Wanted for Dangerous Drug Offense at Miami International Airport

Friday, July 17, 2015 | MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Miami International Airport (MIA) intercepted a wanted fugitive attempting to depart the U.S. to the Netherland Antilles on Wednesday. The individual had…Read More

CBP Officers at Orlando-Sanford International Airport Arrest Passenger with Marijuana and Psychedelic Mushroom Kits

Friday, July 17, 2015 | SANFORD, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Orlando-Sanford International Airport arrested a 37-year-old female, a U.S. citizen, arriving from Amsterdam after discovering approximately three…Read More

CBP Officers in Baltimore Recover Stolen Vehicles

Friday, July 17, 2015 | BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Port of Baltimore have seized 29 stolen vehicles so far in Fiscal Year 2015. The vehicles were all destined to be exported from the Baltimore seaport with…Read More

CBP Port of Louisville Seizes Counterfeit Designer Merchandise during Operations

Friday, July 17, 2015 | LOUISVILLE, Kentucky—Consumers in the U.S. can shop with greater confidence knowing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers are on the frontlines preventing counterfeit merchandise from entering the country. CBP officers conducting express…Read More

CBP Assists in Search of Downed Civilian Plane: 1 Survivor, 2 People Missing

Friday, July 17, 2015 | BELLINGHAM, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM) assisted in the search of a missing civilian plane on Saturday, July 11. OAM’s Bellingham Air and Marine Branch (BAMB) launched a UH-60 Black Hawk…Read More

CBP Agriculture Specialists in Florida Intercept First-in-Port Pest at Port Everglades

Friday, July 17, 2015 | FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists working at Port Everglades discovered a strange pest on ginger arriving in a shipment from Lima, Peru on July 1. Upon…Read More

CBP Officers at MIA Seize $51k and Arrest Passenger from Chile

Friday, July 17, 2015 | MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Miami International Airport (MIA) arrested a Chilean citizen Thursday for violating federal currency reporting requirements. During a secondary inspection…Read More

CBP Officers Find $457,000 in Vehicle Bound for Mexico

Thursday, July 16, 2015 | CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry Wednesday discovered more than $457,000 in unreported U.S. currency in a vehicle bound for Mexico. CBP officers found bundles of currency hidden…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Man with 50 Pounds of Meth

Thursday, July 16, 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 pulled 34…Read More

CBP Officers in Jacksonville Seize alpha-PVP a.k.a. “Flakka”

Thursday, July 16, 2015 | JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operation (OFO) officers at the courier mail facility in Jacksonville, Florida seized nearly two kilograms of alpha-pyrrolidinovalerophenone (alpha-PVP) discovered in a…Read More

CBP Seizes Over $2.3 M at Texas Airports

Thursday, July 16, 2015 | HOUSTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working in the Houston Field Office area of operations seized over $2.37 million in unreported currency from the start of the fiscal year through June 30, 2015. U.S. law requires international…Read More

Mobile Passport Control App Expands to San Francisco International Airport

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | SAN FRANCISCO—U.S. Customs and Border Protection and San Francisco International Airport today announced the expansion of Mobile Passport Control (MPC) to SFO. MPC is the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s arrival into the United States….Read More

CBP Aircrew Together with Interagency Partners Disrupt Attempt to Smuggle Thousands of Pounds of Marijuana and 12 Undocumented Migrants

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | MIAMI— A U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine (OAM) aircrew detected a go-fast vessel running without lights southeast of Andros Island in the Bahamas and worked with international partners to foil at attempt to smuggle…Read More

CBP Dog Finds Destructive Pests in Passenger Luggage

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | CHICAGO—U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at O’Hare International Airport recently identified multiple Khapra beetles (Trogoderma granarium) and evidence of infestation while inspecting the baggage of two…Read More

CBP in the Northeast Reminds Travelers to ‘Know Before You Go’ as they Plan Ahead for Quebec Construction Holiday

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | St. Albans, Vt.— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials would like to advise travelers of the possibility for increased traffic volumes associated with Quebec’s two week “Construction Holiday” from July 20 through Aug. 2. This annual holiday…Read More

CBP Officers in Fort Lauderdale Arrest Haitian with Warrant for Child Neglect

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport intercepted a wanted fugitive arriving from Haiti on Tuesday, July 14th. The subject…Read More

Dulles CBP K9 Detects Unreported Currency on Lebanon-Bound Traveler

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at Washington Dulles International Airport seized over $19,000 from a U.S. citizen Monday for violating federal currency reporting regulations. The man was…Read More

CBP Officers Seize Cocaine at Lincoln-Juarez Bridge

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge recently intercepted 20 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated street value of $155,040. Packages containing 20 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP…Read More

CBP Announces Additional Partnerships for New and Expanded Services

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today nine tentative selections for new reimbursable services agreements to promote economic growth in cross-border trade and travel across the country. These public-private partnerships in…Read More

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents rescue three people from the Rio Grande

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | MISSION, Texas — Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents rescued three people who were struggling to swim across the Rio Grande.  The rescue occurred early Tuesday morning when agents from the McAllen Station were patrolling the river by boat…Read More

CBP 1328 pounds of Totoaba fish bladder inside 9 parcels

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) field operations officers seized 1328 pounds (602 kilos) of Totoaba fish bladders inside 9 courier parcels delivered from Venezuela, destined to Hong Kong. Toboaba Fish Bladder is…Read More

Human, drug smuggling attempts halted, $366K in drugs seized

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Station Border Patrol agents arrested 14 individuals and seized more than $366,000 in drugs in four days. Agents arrested a female U.S. citizen Sunday evening in the Quechan Casino parking lot for attempting to smuggle six Mexican…Read More

CBP Begins Testing an Enhanced Handheld Mobile Device to Collect Biometric Exit Data

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection has begun testing an enhanced mobile device to collect biometric data from a limited number of foreign national air travelers departing the United States at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Suspected Murderer

Monday, July 13, 2015 | CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a suspected murderer attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States on Friday. At approximately 8 a.m., Border Patrol agents observed…Read More

Border Patrol Seized a Variety of Dangerous Drugs In 3 Smuggling Attempts

Monday, July 13, 2015 | SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint had three narcotic seizures on Saturday. The first incident occurred at approximately 12:20 a.m., when Border Patrol agents encountered a man, a 39-…Read More

CBP Field Operations Seizes $897K in Narcotics at Hidalgo International Bridge

Monday, July 13, 2015 | HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized alleged methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin valued at approximately $897,000 in three separate, unrelated incidents this…Read More

CBP Agriculture Specialists in Pharr Make Another First in Nation Pest Interception

Monday, July 13, 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 have intercepted another rare pest within a commercial shipment of fresh chayote squash. …Read More

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol seizes over $6.3 million in marijuana over weekend

Monday, July 13, 2015 | EDINBURG, Texas — Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than $6.3 million in marijuana over this past weekend. Rio Grande Valley Sector Agents make significant seizures over the weekend. The most significant seizure occurred…Read More

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Seizes 1,000 Pounds of Marijuana

Monday, July 13, 2015 | DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of more than $800,000 in four different incidents. On June 10 at approximately 7 a.m., agents from the…Read More

Eagle Pass Border Patrol Agents Rescue Illegal Immigrant

Monday, July 13, 2015 | DEL RIO, Texas – On July 10, Border Patrol agents rescued one undocumented immigrant after he attempted to illegally cross the Rio Grande River near Eagle Pass. At approximately 2 p.m. Friday, Eagle Pass South Station agents performing marine… Read More  ]]>