CBP Border Security Report, Week Ending July 25, 2015, including Drug Trafficking

 

For Border Security Sector Map Click Here Weekly report includes drug trafficking, human trafficking, and narcotics seizures.

Border Patrol Agents Participate in the 6th Annual Rosas Run

Friday, July 24, 2015 | CAMPO, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol employees from San Diego and El Centro sectors once again honored the memory of their fallen comrade on July 23 and 24, 2015, with the sixth annual Robert Rosas Jr. Memorial Relay Run. Approximately 100 people…Read More

RGV Sector holds ceremony for “Name the Mustang” contest

Friday, July 24, 2015 | MISSION, Texas — Rio Grande Valley Sector, in partnership with Channel 4 News (local CBS affiliate), held the “Name the Mustang” online contest during June and July. The general public was invited to participate in naming four new horses, wild…Read More

Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Rescue 22 Undocumented Aliens, Seize 427 Pounds of Marijuana in 24 Hours

Friday, July 24, 2015 | LAREDO, Texas – During a recent 24-hour period, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector disrupted criminal networks and saved lives as they rescued 22 undocumented aliens and seized 427 pounds of marijuana in three separate, unrelated…Read More

Fruit Fly Larvae Intercepted by CBP Agriculture Specialists in Miami

Friday, July 24, 2015 | MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists at Miami International Airport seized a shipment of fresh canistel fruit arriving in a package from Thailand on July 13.  Agriculture…Read More

CBP Seizes Close to $500K in Narcotics at the Hidalgo and Pharr International Bridges

Friday, July 24, 2015 | HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo and Pharr International Bridges arrested two men in connection with two separate, unrelated failed narcotics smuggling attempts of alleged marijuana,…Read More

CBP Field Operations Averts McAllen Woman’s Attempt to Smuggle Kids at Pharr International Bridge

Friday, July 24, 2015 | PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a 32-year-old woman from McAllen, Texas after a failed attempt to smuggle two undocumented kids from Mexico. “Once again our…Read More

CBP Announces 3 Tentative Selections for Donation Acceptance Program to Support Port of Entry Infrastructure Needs

Friday, July 24, 2015 | WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today three tentative selections for the Donation Acceptance Program. The Donation Acceptance Program allows CBP to enter into partnerships for certain services and to accept certain…Read More

CBP Officers Find 1,100 Pounds of Marijuana in False Wall of Trailer

Friday, July 24, 2015 | OTAY MESA, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Otay Mesa cargo facility Wednesday evening found about 1,102 pounds of marijuana hidden in a false wall compartment of a trailer that entered the U.S.  Forty-five…Read More

CBP Seizes Thousands of Counterfeit Televisions at Miami Seaport

Friday, July 24, 2015 | MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Miami Seaport seized 2,167 counterfeit televisions with a combined Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) value of $610,400. The shipment of TVs originated in China and was…Read More

CBP Seizes $3.2 M of Fake Hermès Belts in L.A.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 | LOS ANGELES— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers and Import Specialists assigned to the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport complex seized 3,960 high-fashion belts bearing counterfeit Hermès listed trademark. If genuine, the seized belts…Read More

CBP Officers Seize Heroin, Methamphetamine and Marijuana

Thursday, July 23, 2015 | EL PASO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers and agriculture specialists working at the El Paso port of entry made five drug busts Wednesday. The enforcement activity netted 5.45 pounds of heroin in one…Read More

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $79K in Meth

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | CBP officers at the DeConcini crossing discovered and seized more than 26 pounds of meth from the spare tire of a smuggling vehicle. TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing in Nogales arrested…Read More

Yuma Border Patrol Rescues One Migrant, Seizes Drugs

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | YUMA, Ariz. – Agents from the U.S. Border Patrol and the Office of Air and Marine’s Yuma Branch located a Hispanic male in distress Tuesday morning in the Mohawk Mountains area.  The subject illegally entered the United States late Monday and,…Read More

CBP OAM, Interagency Partners Interdict Semi-Submersible Vessel with 8 Tons of Cocaine

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents along with U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard personnel intercepted a semi-submersible craft carrying more than 16,870 pounds of cocaine in the eastern Pacific Ocean on July 18…Read More

CBP Partners for New Cross Border Terminal; Cross Border Xpress (CBX) to Provide Direct Access Between Southern San Diego and the Tijuana Airport

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have approved a request from Otay-Tijuana Ventures, LLC, to provide inspection services at the new cross-border terminal named “Cross Border Xpress™,” or “CBX™,” in San Diego. “U.S….Read More

Fraudulent Canadian Docs Seized by CBP

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | DETROIT- U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Ambassador Bridge seized multiple counterfeit identification and credit cards found during an inspection. On July 17, 2015, CBP Officers conducting an inspection of…Read More

CBP Officers in Florida Arrest Man Wanted for Lewd and Lascivious Battery

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Miami International Airport (MIA) intercepted a wanted fugitive arriving from Mexico on July 10. The individual had an outstanding warrant for lewd and…Read More

Invasive Weed Seeds Seized at Miami International Airport

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 | MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists at Miami International Airport (MIA) seized over 200 propagative seeds arriving in an envelope from Canada on July 9. Seeds seized at Miami…Read More

Lukeville CBP Officers Seize $134K in Cocaine

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 | CBP officers at the Port of Lukeville seized nearly 13 pounds of cocaine over the weekend that was hidden within a smuggling vehicle. TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Phoenix woman for allegedly attempting to…Read More

Yuma Border Patrol Arrests Aggravated Felons

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 | YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two illegal immigrants Monday night attempting to enter the United States along the Colorado River.  One of the individuals previously had been removed as an aggravated felon.  He is a…Read More

Canada Hosts U.S. for Joint Import Safety Exercise

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 | Ottawa, Canada – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has concluded a week-long joint “table top exercise” on handling import safety issues through multi-agency collaboration with Canada. The joint Table Top Exercise (TTX) included officials…Read More

CBP Identifies Juvenile Runaway from Canada

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 | Detroit- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Detroit Windsor Tunnel located a 12-year-old female runaway on board the Tunnel Bus late Sunday night. On July 19, CBP officers conducting an inspection of the…Read More

FAST Member Revoked for Drug, Gun Violations

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 | Detroit- U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Fort Street Cargo Facility revoked the membership of a 40-year-old United States citizen in CBP’s trusted traveler program for commercial truck drivers. The…Read More

CBP Arrests Wanted Men

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 | HOUSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the ports of entry here arrested four international travelers with outstanding warrants. CBP arrested four male U.S. citizens each traveling separately and each wanted in four separate…Read More

Yuma Border Patrol Makes Arrests, Seizes Nearly 400 Pounds of Marijuana

Monday, July 20, 2015 | YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents intercepted a human smuggling attempt and seized nearly 400 pounds of marijuana during separate weekend incidents. Agents arrested three illegal immigrants travelling through Dome Valley in an apparent…Read More

CBP Field Operations Arrests Man Wanted on Child Indecency Charges; Other Fugitives Arrested Over Weekend

Monday, July 20, 2015 | HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested six persons who had outstanding arrest warrants ranging from violations of assault, theft, evading arrest, immigration…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Discover Two Illegal Aliens Locked in Trunk

Monday, July 20, 2015 | CAMPO, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two United States citizens in East County San Diego on Sunday after finding two illegal aliens in the trunk of their car. At approximately 4 p.m., Border Patrol agents initiated a vehicle stop on a…Read More

CBP Agriculture Specialists Catch First-in-Nation Pest at Miami International Airport

Monday, July 20, 2015 | MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists at Miami International Airport (MIA) intercepted an unusual pest identified as vazquezitocoris andinus Van Duzee (Coreidae) during an intensive…Read More

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

Monday, July 20, 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 Riverside, California for an alleged felony for crimes against person – possession obscene…Read More

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents rescue 11 people

Monday, July 20, 2015 | EDINBURG, Texas —Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) operators and agents from the Falfurrias and Kingsville stations saved the lives of 11 individuals in three separate incidents Friday and Saturday.  BORSTAR agent renders first aid…Read More

CBP Rescues Man After He Crashed His Plane into Lake Michigan

Monday, July 20, 2015 | DETROIT- U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM), rescued a Canadian citizen after crashing into Lake Michigan. An OAM A-Star helicopter crew was instrumental in the rescue of downed pilot. On Saturday, July 18,,…Read More  ]]>