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Cincinnati CBP Seizes $1 Million of Crystal Meth in Air Compressor

CINCINNATI—On August 26, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Cincinnati intercepted more than 26 pounds of crystal methamphetamines smuggled in an air compressor at a local express consignment facility. At an average street price of $80 per gram, the seizure has a street value of approximately one million dollars. CBP Officers cut open an air compressor that contained ...

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CBP Making Preparations for Hurricane Dorian Across Florida

MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel across Florida are making final preparations—working closely with a far-reaching network of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) partners and local officials in advance of Hurricane Dorian. CBP has activated Diane J. Sabatino, the Miami/Tampa Field Office Director of Operations, as the agency’s Lead Field Coordinator to manage the CBP Region IV ...

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Philadelphia CBP Seizes Nearly $1 Million in Counterfeit Smartphones from China

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a combined 4,449 counterfeit LG and ASUS smartphones in Philadelphia, that, if authentic, would have had a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $941,450. CBP officers seized the first shipment of 2,043 counterfeit LG phones on July 26 and seized the second shipment of 1,926 LG and 480 ASUS ...

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NYT Op-Ed Calls For Public Shaming, Doxxing Of Border Protection Agents

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A New York Times op-ed calls for the public shaming of U.S. government employees working in migrant detention facilities  “These agents’ actions should be publicized, particularly in their home communities,” writes Kate Cronin-Furman Cronin-Furman insists that she is not calling for the “doxxing” of government workers, but she describes a scenario where a border protection agent is shamed at church ...

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Immigration Shakeup: CBP And ICE Appointed New Chiefs On Same Day

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will both be getting new leaders, marking the latest shakeup within the immigration agencies. Mark Morgan, the acting director of ICE, will soon be leading CBP, according to a Tuesday New York Times report. Deputy ICE Director Matthew Albence is expected to take over Morgan’s position atop the agency. The ...

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Customs And Border Protection Chief To Step Down

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner John Sanders will be resigning from his position in the coming days. Sanders will be officially leaving his position atop CBP on July 5, the agency confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation on Tuesday. News of the acting commissioner’s imminent departure was first reported by the New York Times and CNN. “Although ...

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CBP Field Operations Seizes Methamphetamine Worth Nearly $2 Million at Hidalgo International Bridge

HIDALGO, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge detected and seized $1,850,000 worth of methamphetamine that was discovered in a vehicle arriving from Mexico. “Our officers’ outstanding tenacity and perseverance was once again demonstrated with this great interception of hard narcotics,” said Port Director Sylvia Briones, Hidalgo/Pharr/ Anzalduas Port of ...

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CBP Advises Traveling Public on Easter Egg Regulations

LAREDO, Texas – With the Easter festivities right around the corner,  CBP is reminding the traveling public that cascarones (confetti-filled eggshells) are restricted to quantities of 12 per passenger and the shells may be decorated, etched, or painted but they must be clean, dry, and free of any egg residue.  They may contain confetti or other unregulated items. Cascarones are ...

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Border Apprehensions In 2019 Have Already Surpassed Last Year’s Total

Border Patrol agents, halfway through fiscal year 2019, have already apprehended more migrants nationwide than all of fiscal year 2018. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) announced that 418,000 nationwide apprehensions have occurred this fiscal year to date. A total of 404,142 nationwide apprehensions took place in the entirety of fiscal year 2018, a CBP spokeswoman told The Daily Caller News ...

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Border Officers Intercept Over $1.4 Million in Narcotics at Laredo Port of Entry

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a significant amount of hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $1.4 million in one enforcement action at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge. “Our CBP officers’ knowledge of concealment methods and the technology they utilize on a daily basis ...

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CBP Field Operations Seizes Over $6 Million Worth of Methamphetamine at Pharr International Bridge

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized $6,085,000 worth of methamphetamine that was concealed within a commercial shipment of fresh melons. “This was a great interception of hard narcotics that our officers accomplished this past weekend in another commercial shipment arriving from Mexico,” said Port Director Sylvia Briones, ...

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Busy Week for Border Officers at Port of San Luis

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis, Sonora, Mexico, man and 4 U.S. citizens this earlier this week for four separate alleged attempts to smuggle 282 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine through the Port of San Luis, worth nearly $903,000. Officers referred a 69-year-old Yuma man for additional inspection of his Ford truck as ...

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CBP Officials Reduce Otay Mesa Commercial Processing to Eight Lanes Due to Illegal Alien Crisis

SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are informing the trade community of a temporary change in operations at the Otay Mesa commercial facility.  As of Monday, April 1, the Otay Mesa commercial facility will operate eight out of the 10 truck lanes for the inspection and processing of imports and conveyances from Mexico. CBP is facing an ...

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Rio Grande Valley Levee Wall System Construction Start

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), will begin constructing approximately 13 miles of the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Levee Wall System Project as early as April 4, 2019 on federal land within the McAllen Station area of responsibility in Hidalgo County, Texas. The project area is to the ...

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