Border Patrol Weekly Report, April 5 – April 11, 2015

Each year, more than 11 million maritime containers arrive at our seaports. At land borders, another 11 million arrive by truck and 2.7 million by rail. We are responsible for knowing what is inside, whether it poses a risk to the American people, and ensuring that all proper revenues are collected.  Working with the trade community, programs like the Container Security Initiative and the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism help to increase security and safeguard the world’s trade industry.  Find your state’s ports and entry points here.


HPAI Restrictions for Avian Commodities Originating From and Transiting Through the Province of Ontario, Canada

Saturday, April 11, 2015 | INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Veterinary Services (VS) advised U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Agriculture Programs and Trade Liaison…Read More

Niagara Regional Police Join CBP Honor Guard at Buffalo Season Opener

Friday, April 10, 2015 | BUFFALO, N.Y. – On April 9, with grey skies and rain threatening, the Bisons AAA baseball team opened their 2015 season with the CBP Buffalo Honor Guard presenting the nation’s colors.   The CBP Buffalo Honor Guard, comprised of officers from the…Read More

Suspected Human Traffickers Arrested With $2,100 Cash

Friday, April 10, 2015 | ERIE, PA. – Agents assigned to the Erie U.S. Border Patrol Station arrested a citizen of Guatemala while assisting the Pennsylvania State Police and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) during a traffic stop investigation.   On April 8, a…Read More

Border Patrol Agents Recover Stolen Vehicle, Seize Drugs in N.M.

Friday, April 10, 2015 | Las Cruces, New Mexico – Border Patrol Agents in New Mexico made several controlled substance seizures valued more than $230,000 in marijuana during the early morning hours, and recovered a stolen vehicle from the United States Border Patrol Traffic…Read More

CBP Holds Dedication Ceremony Integrating Operations in New Facility

Friday, April 10, 2015 | BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) held a dedication ceremony for CBP’s latest combined facility located in the Norman Pointe II Building in Bloomington, MN., Thursday, April 9. Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske, CBP,…Read More

Border Patrol Checkpoint Captures

Friday, April 10, 2015 | Las Cruces, New Mexico – Border Patrol Agents at the United States Border Patrol Checkpoint located near Las Cruces, New Mexico made two significant apprehensions, seized cash and a weapon overnight within a three-hour period. Wednesday night, 25…Read More

CBP Attributes Reduced Holy Week Tourist Permit Volumes, Wait Times at South Texas Ports to Outreach Campaign

Thursday, April 9, 2015 | LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Laredo Field Office advised that while tourist permits volumes at South Texas ports of entry were lower during the 2015 Holy Week period compared to the same time last year, volumes from the…Read More

Dulles CBP Arrests Virginia Man on Fraud Charges

Thursday, April 9, 2015 | STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested a U.S. citizen Tuesday who was wanted by the Fairfax, Va., Police Department for obtaining money by false…Read More

U.S. Border Patrol, Laredo Sector Denies Smuggling Route Access by Installing Grates on Storm Drains

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | Laredo, TEXAS – U.S. Border Patrol Laredo Sector and the City of Laredo are taking action to deny transnational criminal organizations another route to ply their illicit trade into the U.S. by installing metal grates on storm drains within the…Read More

CBP Seizes Counterfeit Clothes in Luggage

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | DALLAS, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport seized 220 clothing items with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of just over $22,000 found in a passenger’s checked luggage….Read More

Zero Tolerance for Marijuana at the Baltimore Cruise Terminal

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | BALTIMORE — U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Baltimore cruise terminal discovered marijuana Sunday in a bag carried by a U.S. citizen.  A CBP narcotics detector dog alerted to the presence of a…Read More

Commissioner Kerlikowske Marks First Year at CBP

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske announced a new vision and strategy for the agency of more than 60,000 employees charged with border security and trade and travel facilitation. Vision and Strategy…Read More

CBP Stops 18-Year-Old With Methamphetamine Load

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | EL PASO, TEXAS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 10.45 pounds of crystal methamphetamine Monday afternoon. The drugs have an estimated street value of $334,400…Read More

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Nearly $36,000 In Cocaine at Brownsville Port of Entry

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged cocaine valued at approximately $35,700 during a routine examination. CBP officers discovered…Read More

Heroin Found in Underwear By CBP at JFK

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | JAMAICA, N.Y. — U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers in New York are always discovering interesting concealment methods.  Hiding heroin in underwear is another way that one would-be smuggler attempted to transport illegal drugs into the…Read More

CBP Seizes Ammo Slated for Export

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | FREEPORT, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Port of Freeport discovered two boxes of ammunition hidden within laundry detergent boxes that were found concealed within a barrel containing personal belongings. CBP…Read More

Rio Grande Valley Agents apprehend gang member and man arrested for sex crime

Monday, April 6, 2015 | EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended a member of the 18th Street gang and a man arrested for a sex crime in separate events Easter morning. Both men were attempting to illegally enter the United…Read More