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CBP in Collaboration with HSI Intercepts Largest Cocaine Contraband at Port Hueneme in 25 Years

LOS ANGELES—A joint collaborative effort between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations, resulted in the seizure of 221.7 pounds (100.6 kilograms) of Cocaine concealed in produce cargo vessels arriving to Port Hueneme from Ecuador and Guatemala. On January 22, while conducting an enforcement boarding of ...

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CBP Officers Create A Double Play As They Seize Meth Worth Over $1.7 Million at the Laredo Port of Entry

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers create a double play as they seize methamphetamine worth over $1.7 million in two enforcement actions on Wednesday, Feb.13. “CBP has numerous layers of enforcement and our officers will go above and beyond to keep these illicit drugs from entering our country and affecting our ...

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Pentagon: Here’s how we’ll help build the wall

The Pentagon revealed just how President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration enables the Department of Defense to secure our borders and illustrates just how little the restrictions in the funding bill actually mean. “The president has declared a national emergency on the southern border,” the Defense Department said Friday in a statement. “The president invoked sections 12302, 284(b)(7), and 2808 ...

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President Trump Declares Border A National Emergency

Reagan – We have a border crisis Bush Sr. – We have a border crisis Clinton – We have a border crisis Bush Jr. – We have a border crisis Obama – We have a border crisis Trump – Hey, let’s build a wall & solve the border crisis Libs – OMG! Trump manufactured this border crisis! — credit: Educating Liberals‏ @Education4Libs Feb ...

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CBP in San Juan Intercepts Concealed Narcotics inside Parcels Destined for Connecticut and Rhode Island

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers intercepted and seized Monday 5 pounds (2.34 kilograms) of cocaine, 2.2 pounds (1.03 kilogram) of oxycodone and 7 pounds (3.28 kilograms) of endocet, found concealed inside separate courier parcels sent from the Dominican Republic and destined for Connecticut and Rhode Island. On Feb. 11, CBP officers selected for inspection ...

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President Trump to Declare National Emergency, Fund the Wall

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday that President Trump will sign the spending bill to prevent another government shut down, and that the president will also declare a national emergency to secure additional funds for the wall on the US – Mexico border. “I’ve just had an opportunity to speak with President Trump and he — I would say ...

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Does the Border Deal Include More Funding for Wall Construction Than Previous Years?

The border compromise includes $1.375 billion in funds to build 55 miles of new bollard fencing along the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.  The compromise is a fraction of what the Trump administration originally demanded, earning criticism from GOP and immigration hardliners.  However, the deal still allocates an unprecedented amount of funding for pedestrian fencing along the eastern portion of ...

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CBP Officers at Port of Lukeville Seize $60K of Meth

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville on Friday arrested a Mexican national Saturday after seizing more than 19 pounds of methamphetamine. Officers referred a 35-year-old Mexican male for a secondary inspection of his Ford truck as he applied to enter the United States from Mexico early Saturday morning. A CBP canine alerted ...

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President Trump set to Sign Executive Order Allocating More Funds for the Wall

As it seems likely that President Trump will sign a border security spending bill “compromise” that congressional negotiators have agreed to, the President may also sign an executive order allocating more funds for the border wall. A White House official told The Post this morn that President Trump sees signing the border deal, if passed by Congress, as the way ...

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Trump: Money from Border Deal ‘Will Be Hooked Up With Lots of Money from Other Sources’

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President Trump announced Tuesday evening that while the “agreement in principle” on border funding only includes about $1.4 billion for barriers, there is much more coming from “other sources.” “Was just presented the concept and parameters of the Border Security Deal by hard working Senator Richard Shelby,” the president posted on Twitter. “Looking over all aspects knowing that this will ...

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More than 300 Illegal Aliens Taken into Custody by Border Patrol Agents in New Mexico

Sunland Park, N.M. – As large groups of illegal aliens continue to cross through the Lordsburg area near the Antelope Wells, New Mexico, Port of Entry, U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the Santa Teresa Station discover a group of over 300 illegal crossers entering at Sunland Park, New Mexico. On Monday, February 11, 2019, shortly before midnight, Border Patrol Agents ...

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ICE, DHS partners; Vieques Municipal Police seize 2,378 pounds of cocaine

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with the Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and the Vieques Municipal Police seized Thursday 2,378 pounds of cocaine south of the island of Vieques. The cocaine has an estimated street value of $25 million approximately. ...

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