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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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Calexico Border Officers Net Almost $2.9 Million in Cocaine, Meth in One Day

CALEXICO, Calif.  —U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico ports of entry on Saturday seized more than 370 pounds of hard narcotics valued at almost $2.9 million. At about 1 p.m. on March 30, CBP officers at the Calexico commercial inspection facility encountered a 44-year-old Mexican citizen hauling a manifested shipment of steel cable.  The officer referred ...

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Laredo Field Office Ports of Entry Continue Processing Commercial Traffic Despite Border Crisis

LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) Laredo Field Office (LFO) Ports of Entry continue to processes commercial shipments at the border despite the unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis along the Southwest border. Recently, CBP’s OFO temporary re-assignment of up to 750 CBP officers who were deployed to areas being severely affected has not ...

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Calexico Border Agents Arrest Syrian Attempting to Sneak into U.S.

CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry apprehended a 46-year-old Syrian man who attempted to sneak into the United States hidden in a railcar early Friday. “This apprehension highlights the fact that none of our inspections are routine, especially when people purposely attempt to avoid the process,” said Calexico Area Port ...

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CBP Officers Seize Over $3.1 Million Worth of Meth at the Border

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 $3.1 million in one enforcement action at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge over the weekend. “Our CBP officers’ knowledge of concealment methods and the technology they utilize on ...

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CBP’s Air and Marine Operations Stop $17 Million Drug Shipment

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas—Agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) facilitated the seizure of over three tons of drugs last Friday. Agents patrolling in a P-3 discovered a suspect panga-style vessel that was located in international waters off the coast of Central America. A U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement team aboard a U.S. Navy ship ...

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Border Officers Seize $3.1M Worth of Hard Drugs

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales seized nearly 187 pounds of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl over the weekend from three separate drug seizures. CBP Officers at the Mariposa Crossing referred three Nogales, Sonora, Mexico women (ages 27, 38 & 25 years old) for further inspection of their ...

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Border Agents Arrested 400 Illegal Aliens in Arizona Over the Weekend

TUCSON, Ariz. – Agents assigned to the Ajo Station encountered several large groups totaling nearly 400 persons and Central American families after they illegally entered the country west of Lukeville over the weekend. The first group, totaling 216 illegal aliens, was encountered early Saturday morning, after they illegally entered the country. Agents operating mobile surveillance technology spotted the group spread ...

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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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