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Multi-Agency Seaport Operation Nets more than Half-Ton of Cocaine

PHILADELPHIA – A multi-agency examination of imported shipping containers at the Philadelphia seaport netted 1,185 pounds of cocaine Tuesday. This multi-agency team was led by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and consisted of partner agencies Homeland Security Joint Task Force-East, U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Investigative Service, Philadelphia Police Department, Delaware State Police, Pennsylvania ...

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Agents Seize Over $3 Million in Methamphetamine at Donna International Crossing

DONNA, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a substantial amount of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of more than $3,000,000 in two enforcement actions over a four-day span. “I applaud the CBP officers for these two exceptional narcotic interceptions as they illustrate the multilayered enforcement effected by CBP,” said Port ...

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AMO Crew Makes $76M Drug Interdictions

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Over a two-day period, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents from Air and Marine Operations (AMO) foiled an international attempt to smuggle nearly three-tons of cocaine across open waters between Feb. 28 and Mar. 2. These efforts resulted in the capture of three suspects, the interception of the illicit narcotics valued at $76,456,839 and the seizure ...

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CBP Announces Change in I-94 Permit Application Process for Travelers at Tecate Port of Entry

TECATE, Calif.  — CBP officials at the Tecate port of entry are advising that the I-94 travel permit application process will change in the near future.  Citizens of Mexico who require I-94 travel permits will only be allowed to obtain the document at the port’s pedestrian facility. “We are streamlining the I-94 process in order to provide a more efficient, ...

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Nogales Border Officers Seize Nearly $2.5 Million in Drugs

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales Mariposa commercial crossing seized nearly $2.5 million in marijuana and methamphetamine weighing nearly 3,300 pounds since Tuesday. Officers referred a tractor-trailer being driven by a 35-year-old Mexican national when he attempted to enter the United States through the Mariposa commercial facility, Tuesday ...

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CBP in collaboration with ICE intercepts largest cocaine shipment at Port Hueneme in 25 years

LOS ANGELES — U.S. customs agents seized 221.7 pounds (100.6 kilograms) of Cocaine worth approximately $2 million concealed in produce cargo vessels arriving from Ecuador and Guatemala. On January 22, while conducting an enforcement boarding of a refrigerated vessel arriving from Ecuador, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered 80 bundles of cocaine weighing 204.2 pounds (92.64 kilograms). The ...

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Border Officers Seize Nearly $4.3M Worth of Hard Drugs

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized more than 349 pounds of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and suspected fentanyl on Saturday in three separate incidents. CBP officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred a 67-year-old Rio Rico man for further inspection of his Jeep SUV when he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico Saturday ...

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CBP Air and Marine Operations Initiate Joint Effort, Seize Over 700 Kgs. of Cocaine

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— A CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 crew assigned to the National Air Security Operations Center-Jacksonville, was conducting maritime patrols when they located and tracked a panga-style vessel in the Eastern Pacific on Sunday, Feb. 17. The AMO P-3 crew maintained the initial radar contact of the surface target of interest (STOI), a 35-foot long panga with ...

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Georgia CBP Officers Intercept $19 Million Cocaine Shipment

SAVANNAH, GA. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working at the Savannah seaport last November encountered a commercial shipment of pineapples that originated in Cartagena, Colombia.  During a physical inspection, officers discovered 450 packages weighing 1,157 pounds concealed in the produce.  A subsequent field test confirmed that the packages contained cocaine. “This was ...

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CBP Enhances Security in El Paso in Preparation for Wave of Illegal Aliens; Funding for Physical Barriers an Issue

EL PASO, Texas – Due to reports of the increasing numbers of migrants arriving in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez across from El Paso, CBP is currently enhancing security efforts in the area. To ensure the ports of entry are not overrun by a large number of people attempting to enter the U.S. illegally, CBP has taken steps to ...

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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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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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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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CBP Officers Seize Hard Narcotics Worth Over $2.2 Million at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers continue their strong enforcement posture as they recently intercepted a significant amount of hard narcotics worth more than $2.2 million at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge while conducting enforcement operations over the weekend. “I commend the officers for their keen observational skills and interviewing techniques which played ...

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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Checkpoint seizes $4.8M worth of Meth

FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted three separate methamphetamine smuggling attempts at the Falfurrias Checkpoint in the past few days. On Thursday, checkpoint agents arrested a United States citizen after finding six bundles of methamphetamine concealed inside his vehicle. The drugs weighed more than 55 pounds and is worth an estimated $1.8M. Similarly over the weekend, checkpoint agents ...

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