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Border Official Corrects Diane Feinstein’s Assertion That Agents Threw Tear Gas At Children

The commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, where he defended his request for a border wall and fielded criticism from the committees’ Democratic members. At one point during the hearing, Commissioner Kevin McAleenan outright rebuked a claim made by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking committee member, who suggested in a question that ...

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CBP Finds 66 Bricks of Cocaine inside Duffel Bags within a Cargo Container

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers seized 163 pounds (74 kilos) of cocaine found inside an inbound container from the Dominican Republic. The estimated value of the seized narcotics is $1.8 million. On Dec. 5, CBP officers inspected several containers using non-intrusive inspection systems at the Puerto Nuevo Dock, arriving from the Dominican Republic on ...

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CBP Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth Over $992K at the 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 $992,000 in one enforcement action at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge. “I congratulate our frontline officers for their firm commitment to carry out the CBP mission and protect the public from ...

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CBP Officers Find Over 1,000 Pounds of Marijuana Hidden in Shipment of Wheel Parts

OTAY MESA, Calif.  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa Cargo port of entry seized over 1,000 pounds of marijuana hidden in a shipment of wheel parts. “CBP officers not only enforce typical import and export laws,” said Otay Mesa Port Director Rosa Hernandez. “CBP officers are also dedicated to thoroughly inspecting cargo to keep narcotics ...

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CBP Officers Discover Narcotics in Spare Tire

CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Downtown Calexico port of entry intercepted a methamphetamine smuggling attempt on Monday. The incident occurred at about 11:40 p.m., when a CBP officer encountered a 32-year-old female U.S. citizen driving a silver 2004 Chevy Trailblazer.  During the inspection, the officer detected inconsistencies with the traveler’s itinerary and referred ...

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CBP at Hidalgo International Bridge Arrests Local Woman with $188K Worth of Cocaine

HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 22-year-old woman from Hidalgo, Texas after discovering over 24 pounds of cocaine concealed within the vehicle she was driving. “I commend our frontline officers for their dedication and commitment towards the interdiction of illegal narcotics, helping CBP Field Operations continue with our ...

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Yuma Sector Agents Assaulted by Migrant Mob Member

YUMA, Ariz. – Last night, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents and a CBP pilot had rocks thrown at them when they tried to arrest a subject who claimed to have been part of the migrant caravans. On Friday night, at approximately 5:45 p.m., Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents discovered footprints from a subject who had illegally crossed from Mexico into the ...

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CBP Suspends Some Operations at San Ysidro Port of Entry to Prepare for Migrant Mob Arrival

SAN DIEGO  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials temporarily suspended some operations at the San Ysidro port of entry early Monday morning. At about 3:15 a.m., CBP officials temporarily suspended processing for all northbound vehicle traffic at the border crossing, as well as northbound pedestrian processing at the Pedestrian East facility.  The Pedestrian West facility and southbound vehicle lanes at ...

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Boston CBP Discovers Artfully Concealed Undeclared Currency

BOSTON. — On November 8, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers at Logan International Airport discovered $4,900 in undeclared currency sewn inside an Indonesian national’s underwear. The female passenger arrived with her 63-year-old husband on a flight from Doha, Qatar. During a secondary examination the couple was asked to declare any currency and stated they had approximately $12,000. A ...

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CBP Prepares for Hurricane Florence in Mid-Atlantic States

BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the Mid-Atlantic states is preparing for Hurricane Florence. CBP activated Casey Durst, the Baltimore Field Office Director, as the agency’s Lead Field Coordinator for FEMA Region III Monday night.  LFC Durst activated the Region III emergency operations center today, and has ordered CBP Ports of Entry to take preemptive action to protect ...

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Second Impostor in Three Weeks Caught by CBP Biometric Verification Technology at Washington Dulles Airport

Less than three weeks into the use of its new cutting-edge facial comparison biometric system, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Washington Dulles International Airport intercepted a second impostor trying to enter the U.S. A 26-year-old woman, who arrived on a flight from Accra, Ghana Saturday morning, presented a U.S. passport to a CBP ...

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Officers Intercept $4.8 Million in Narcotics in One Day at the Texas Border

Laredo, Texas – Officers from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Laredo Port of Entry recently seized over $4.8 million in narcotics in three separate enforcement actions according to a recent press release.  “The Laredo Port of Entry faced a difficult and busy day as our CBP officers demonstrated the highest standard of vigilance by disrupting the flow ...

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Texas Border Patrol Agents Rescue 62 Illegal Aliens from a Refrigerated Tractor-Trailer

LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35, north of Laredo, Texas, rescued 62 illegal aliens from a refrigerated tractor-trailer announced U.S. Customs and Border Protection Thursday. “These criminal organizations view these individuals as mere commodities without regard for their safety.  The blatant disregard for human life will not be tolerated.  We will continue ...

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks to the Joint Interagency Task Force South

Washington, DC – United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered his remarks Wednesday to the Joint Interagency Task Force South which is a multiservice, multiagency task force based at the Naval Air Station Key West in Florida.   During his address Sessions praised the performance of the task force in their fight to keep deadly drugs out of communities. “This Department of Justice ...

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CBP Advises Travelers to Know Before You Go During Labor Day Holiday

DETROIT – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations reminds travelers planning trips across the Detroit, Port Huron and Sault Ste. Marie border crossings to anticipate heavy car traffic during the Labor Day weekend. Land border travelers may use a variety of documents to include a Passport, Passport card, Trusted Traveler card (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, and FAST), an ...

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