CBP Border Security Report Week Ending September 20, 2015

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CBP Air and Marine, Interagency Partners Intercept Vessel with 1,190 Pounds of Cocaine

Friday, September 18, 2015 | JACKSONVILE, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents provided critical real-time surveillance capabilities as part of an interagency operation in the Caribbean Sea leading to the interdiction of a drug-trafficking…Read More

CBP Officers Stop Drug Loads at El Paso Port of Entry

Friday, September 18, 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 seizures Thursday. CBP officers confiscated 218 pounds of marijuana in three incidents and 14 pounds of…Read More

Uvalde Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Suspected Burglar

Friday, September 18, 2015 | DEL RIO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station recently apprehended a Honduran national suspected of a burglary after tracking him for two days. “Our agents are skilled in various tracking techniques that are invaluable not…Read More

Guidance for Travelers for the 2015 Sukkot Holiday

Friday, September 18, 2015 | WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds travelers of guidance related to the annual Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The travel period for the holiday is from Sept. 24 through Oct. 12.  The holiday begins after sundown on Sept. 27 and ends…Read More

CBP Officers Find Cocaine, Meth Hidden in Energy Bars

Thursday, September 17, 2015 | CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East port of entry arrested a 34-year-old man Wednesday after stopping an alleged attempt to smuggle a pound of cocaine and almost three pounds of methamphetamine inside…Read More

CBP Officers Seize More than a Ton of Marijuana in Lime Shipment at Pharr Bridge

Thursday, September 17, 2015 | PHARR, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry this week discovered that limes were not the only green commodity found within one commercial truck. Bundles in a CBP Field Operations pickup…Read More

Cocaine Smuggler Carrying Santa Muerte Pendants Stopped by CBP

Thursday, September 17, 2015 | EL PASO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the El Paso port of entry seized 39.55 pounds of cocaine Wednesday. The estimated street value of the seized contraband…Read More

Woman Arrested in Fort Lauderdale for Attempting to Use Twin Sister’s Documents

Thursday, September 17, 2015 | FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport arrested a Colombian woman last month attempting to use her twin sister’s documents for…Read More

Diligence by Yuma Border Patrol agents pays off again

Thursday, September 17, 2015 | YUMA, Arizona — Border Patrol agents arrested a U.S. citizen on charges of attempting to smuggle three illegal immigrants through Dome Valley on Sept. 15 during an apparent attempt to avoid Wellton Station’s eastbound checkpoint on Interstate 8….Read More

Go-kart attempt to smuggle more than 200 pounds of marijuana foiled by Border Patrol agents

Thursday, September 17, 2015 | YUMA, Arizona — Approximately 400 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of $200,000, was taken off the streets in separate incidents yesterday thanks to the efforts of Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents. Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized…Read More

CBP Records Red Palm Mite Interception in Florida

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists at Port Canaveral cruise port in Cape Canaveral discovered an invasive pest on a passenger’s palm hat purchased in the Bahamas…Read More

Border Patrol Explorer Post 925 participates in Law Enforcement Explorer Competition

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 | DEL RIO, Texas – The Eagle Pass South Border Patrol Explorers Post 925 competed in the Fort Brown Border Patrol Law Enforcement Explorer Competition in Port Isabel. Explorer Post 925 competed against 50 teams from federal and local Explorer Posts…Read More

Joint Law Enforcement Operation results in $1 million seizure

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 | SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – A concerned citizen and a cooperative law enforcement effort led to the seizure of almost 1,300 pounds of marijuana on Sunday night. Marijuana siezed in cooperative law enforcement effort The Brownsville Marine Unit of…Read More

Drug Smuggling Hotbed in Southern N.M.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 | LORDSBURG, New Mexico — Border Patrol Agents from Las Cruces, New Mexico arrested a previously deported convicted felon over the weekend while Agents in Lordsburg made a drug seizure of over 329 pounds of marijuana. On Saturday night, Agents…Read More

CBP Seizes $51K in Unreported Currency from Nigerian Traveler at Philadelphia International Airport

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 | PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $51,851 in unreported currency, much of it concealed within clothing, from a Nigerian woman at Philadelphia International Airport Sunday. There is no limit to how much currency…Read More

CBP Seizes $19K in Unreported Currency from Traveler at Washington Dulles International Airport

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 | STERLING, Va., — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $19,824 in unreported currency from a male U.S. lawful permanent resident for violating federal currency reporting regulations at Washington Dulles International Airport…Read More

Baltimore CBP Arrests 2 Cruise Ship Passengers on Outstanding Warrants from PA and MD

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 | BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested two cruise ship passengers Sunday at the Baltimore Cruise Port on outstanding arrest warrants from Pennsylvania and Maryland. Christopher Main, 28, of Aliquippa, Pa., was wanted…Read More

CBP marine unit recovers 114 pounds of cocaine in eastern Puerto Rico’s coast

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 | FAJARDO, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine Agents recovered Friday night 114 pounds (51.7 kilos) of cocaine inside 4 backpacks that were ditched by smugglers, in the east coast of the island.   The…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Halt Woman with Hidden Meth Load

Monday, September 14, 2015 | PINE VALLEY, Calif.—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a woman Saturday evening at the Interstate 8 checkpoint who had 38 bundles of meth in her car. At approximately 8:45 p.m., the 28-year-old Mexican national arrived at the I-8 checkpoint driving…Read More

CBP Officers at Progreso/Donna Port of Entry Arrest Fugitive Wanted on Warrant Stemming from Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child Case

Monday, September 14, 2015 | PROGRESO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Progreso/Donna Port of Entry this weekend apprehended a local man wanted in Hidalgo County, Texas in connection with an outstanding warrant relative to an aggravated sexual assault…Read More

CBP Seizes $266,000 in Unreported Currency at Laredo Port of Entry

Monday, September 14, 2015 | LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agents at the Laredo Port of Entry seized $266,000 in unreported currency in an outbound enforcement action this weekend at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge.  “Our outbound team…Read More

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents arrest wanted man at local checkpoint

Monday, September 14, 2015 | Vehicle in secondary at the Falfurrius checkpoint FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended a wanted man Saturday at the Falfurrias Checkpoint.  The subject was turned over to local sheriff’s…Read More

CBP in Puerto Rico finds 2 types of Beetles for the first time

Monday, September 14, 2015 | SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Paul and Ringo are the only Beatles to ever perform individually in Puerto Rico. Although recently, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Juan Field Operations Agricultural Specialists intercepted two distinct species…Read More

Three Vehicles Involved in Accident at Eagle Pass Border Patrol Checkpoint

Monday, September 14, 2015 | DEL RIO, Texas – A three-vehicle accident occurred over the weekend at the U.S. Border Patrol Immigration Checkpoint located on Highway 57 near Eagle Pass. Agents assigned to the checkpoint immediately began to provide first aid to all occupants of…Read More

Uvalde Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender

Monday, September 14, 2015 | DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Border Patrol Station arrested a convicted sex offender who was previously deported. Cespedes-Vargas, 57, was encountered by the Zavala County Sheriff’s Office during a traffic stop…Read More

Western New York Residents Complete Border Patrol Citizens Academy

Monday, September 14, 2015 | Border Patrol agent demonsrates capabilities of highly-trained canine. BUFFALO, N.Y. – Residents from the Western New York area joined the U.S. Border Patrol’s Citizens Academy this summer, attending six weekly sessions to get an appreciation for…Read More

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents seize more than $1.5 million worth of marijuana

Monday, September 14, 2015 | RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector confiscated more than $1.5 million worth of marijuana in three seizures early Friday morning. The largest seizure occurred when agents spotted a pickup truck with…Read More

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents seize marijuana after driver plunges SUV into river

Monday, September 14, 2015 | BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized nearly 500 pounds of marijuana Thursday after a suspected smuggler plunged the vehicle he was driving into the Rio Grande. The incident took place at…Read More

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