US flag signifying that this is a United States Federal Government website   Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Enforcement News

San Antonio Man Arrested on Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Marijuana

June 8, 2012 – A south Texas man was arrested this week at his San Antonio place of business on a federal criminal complaint filed in the Northern District of Texas that charges him with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 100 kilograms or more of marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. More from ICE

HSI Arrests 190 Child Predators, Rescues 18 Victims during Operation Orion

June 8, 2012 — One hundred and ninety individuals were arrested and 18 victims identified and rescued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents during a month-long, nationwide operation targeting individuals who possessed, received, transported, distributed, advertised or produced images or videos of child pornography. More from ICE

CBP and Yuma County Sheriff's Office Seize Abandoned Marijuana

June 8, 2012 — CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector and a Yuma County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) Deputy seized approximately 200 pounds of abandoned marijuana this morning valued at $101,500. More from CBP

HSI, Caribbean Corridor Strike Force Seize 220 Kilograms of Cocaine, Arrest 6

June 8, 2012— Following an investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), officers and special agents assigned to the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force arrested six Dominican Republic nationals on drug trafficking charges earlier this week. The individuals tried to introduce 330 kilograms and one kilogram of heroin with an estimated street value of $8 million into the United States. More from ICE

CBP Arrests Woman Attempting to Smuggle Boy into Arizona

June 7, 2012 — A woman was arrested at the Douglas Port of Entry for attempting to smuggle a 2-year-old boy into the United States on Tuesday. More from CBP

ICE arrests 44 during 5-day operation targeting criminal aliens, immigration fugitives in Chicago area

June 7, 2012 — As part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) ongoing commitment to prioritizing the removal of criminal aliens and egregious immigration law violators, 44 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and immigration violators were arrested during a five-day operation in the greater Chicago area. More from ICE

Counterfeit NBA merchandise seized from Oklahoma City stores

June 7, 2012 — Special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), officers from Oklahoma City Police Department (OCPD), and representatives from the National Basketball Association (NBA) seized counterfeit NBA merchandise, especially related to the Oklahoma Thunder basketball team, from four local stores Wednesday. More from ICE

CBP in STT Identifies Man with Outstanding Warrant

June 7, 2012 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the arrest of a United States citizen pursuant to an outstanding arrest warrant from Georgia. More from CBP

CBP U.S. Border Patrol Seizes Methamphetamine Near Blythe

June 6, 2012 — CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector’s Blythe Station seized approximately 12.5 pounds of methamphetamine yesterday valued at $194,000. More from CBP

Lead-Contaminated Children’s Shoes Seized at Seattle Waterfront

June 6, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) investigators have seized a shipment of children’s shoes for containing three times the legal limit of lead. More from CBP

Border Patrol Hauls in Pot Loads Valued in Excess of $1.6 Million

June 6, 2012 – Tucson Sector CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents seized two abandoned vehicles in separate incidents yesterday loaded with bundles of marijuana totaling more than 3,250 pounds and a combined value exceeding $1.6 million. More from CBP

CBP Officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge Arrest a Houston Woman with Liquid Methamphetamine

June 5, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized over 20 pounds of liquid methamphetamine and arrested a woman from Houston, Texas over the weekend. The estimated street value of the liquid methamphetamine is approximately $314,000. More from CBP

ICE arrests 40 during 12-day student-visa enforcement operation in north Texas and Oklahoma

June 5, 2012 — Forty immigration status violators, visa overstays and foreign students were arrested for violating the conditions of their nonimmigrant visas during a 12-day operation ending Friday by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). More from ICE

Port Angeles CBP Assets Assist in Arrest of Murder Suspect

June 5, 2012 - On June 3, 2012, CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents, CBP air assets, along with multiple local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies apprehended a suspected murderer after an extensive manhunt near Port Angeles, Washington. More from CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize $204,000 in Methamphetamine at Gateway International Bridge

June 4, 2012 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $204,000, hidden within a Chevrolet Impala. More from CBP

Illinois man sentenced to 27 years for transporting, possessing child pornography

June 4, 2012 – A local man was sentenced Monday to 27 years in federal prison for transporting and possessing child pornography. The sentence resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), with assistance provided by Texas law enforcement agencies. More from ICE

Customs and Border Protection at the Rio Grande City Port of Entry Seizes Over $1M Worth of Marijuana

June 1, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Rio Grande City port of entry seized over $1,000,000 worth of marijuana that was concealed within a commercial shipment of fresh produce on Wednesday. More from CBP

Border Patrol Seizes 241 Pounds of Abandoned Pot

June 1, 2012 — CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station seized approximately 241 pounds of abandoned marijuana yesterday valued at roughly $120,500. More from CBP

El Paso Triple Homicide Suspect Surrenders to CBP Officers

June 1, 2012 – A man being sought in connection with a triple homicide in El Paso has surrendered to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers. The suspect, 35-year-old Luis Javier Solis Gonzalez approached CBP officers who were performing southbound inspections at the Paso Del Norte port of entry just before noon today and announced that he was turning himself in for homicide. More from CBP

Customs and Border Protection Officers at the Hidalgo Bridge Seize Over $1.5M Worth of Methamphetamine

June 1, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized over $1,500,000 worth of methamphetamine and arrested a Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico man on Wednesday. More from CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Over $419,000 in Cocaine at Brownsville Port of Entry

June 1, 2012 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge discovered cocaine valued at over $419,200 hidden within a Jeep Cherokee. More from CBP

El Paso School District mechanic arrested on federal child pornography charges

June 1, 2012— U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents arrested a local school district bus mechanic Thursday on child pornography charges. More from ICE

Agencies Partner to Apprehend Wanted Criminal

June 1, 2012 – Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine joined forces with the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Offender Task Force and local law enforcement to apprehend a wanted criminal Wednesday. More from CBP

Port Officers in Imperial Valley Seize Over $2.2 Million Worth of Narcotics in One Day

June 1, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the ports of entry in Imperial Valley seized over 2.2 million dollars worth of narcotics Tuesday in three separate and unrelated incidents. More from CBP

Border Patrol Seizes 246 Pounds of Pot, Learn Driver Already Wanted

May 31, 2012 — CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station seized approximately 246 pounds of marijuana Wednesday morning from a suspect also wanted on two active arrest warrants. More from CBP

ICE deports Jamaican murder suspect found in Wash.

May 31, 2012 – A 34-year-old Jamaican national wanted in his native country for murder was removed Thursday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers and turned over to authorities in that nation's capital. More from ICE

20 people arrested as part of a large methamphetamine drug trafficking organization operating in Metro Denver

May 31, 2012 — Twenty people were arrested Wednesday following the two separate federal grand jury indictments charging 22 defendants with crimes related to trafficking methamphetamine and international money laundering. The charges were announced by the U.S. Attorney's Office of the District of Colorado, and the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force's (OCDETF) Strike Force. More from ICE

Eagle Pass Border Patrol Agents Nab Sex Offender

May 30, 2012 – CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station apprehended a previously deported sex offender Friday evening. More from CBP

ICE deports El Salvador fugitive wanted for aggravated homicide

May 30, 2012— An El Salvadoran national, who is wanted in his home country for aggravated homicide, was deported and turned over to El Salvadoran law enforcement officials Wednesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). More from ICE

San Antonio CBP Apprehends Wanted Person

May 30, 2012 — Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the San Antonio International Airport arrested a U.S. citizen wanted by Travis County police, May 25. More from CBP

ICE seizes thousands of counterfeit items at Birmingham stores

May 30, 2012 – Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized nearly 1,400 counterfeit items with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of more than $400,000, at two Birmingham, Ala., stores May 23. More from ICE

Agents Net Nearly 4 Tons of Marijuana Over Memorial Day Weekend

May 30, 2012 - CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector confiscated more than $6.3 million worth of marijuana in multiple seizures over Memorial Day weekend. More from CBP

Mexican National Man Arrested at Nogales Port With More Than $218,000 in Unreported Cash

May 29, 2012 — A 37 year-old male Mexican national from Caborca, Sonora, Mexico was apprehended yesterday for attempting to smuggle more than $218,000 of unreported U.S. currency into Mexico through the Dennis DeConcini Port. More from CBP

Del Rio Border Patrol Sector Agents Seize More Than 1,120 Pounds of Marijuana Worth $900,000

May 29, 2012 – Del Rio Border Patrol Sector Agents seized more than 1,120 pounds of marijuana worth more than $900,000 over the past week. More from CBP

Texas firm and field operations supervisor charged with harboring and transporting illegal aliens

May 29, 2012 – A Texas firm and its field operations supervisor were charged Tuesday with harboring and transporting illegal aliens and conspiracy to commit those offenses as outlined in an indictment by the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Peter J. Smith. More from ICE

CBP Officers at the Pharr Bridge Arrest a Houston Man With Over $400,000 in Black Tar Heroin

May 29, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Pharr International Bridge seized over $400,000 worth of black tar heroin yesterday and arrested a Houston, Texas man. More from CBP

CBP Officers at Hidalgo Bridge Arrest Man With Cocaine, 2 Female Child Smugglers

May 28, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized more than $300,000 worth of cocaine from an Elgin, Texas man and arrested two females from Houston, Texas for alien smuggling this weekend. More from CBP

Federal Authorities Recover and Seize 1.4 Tons of Cocaine

May 25, 2012 – Federal law enforcement authorities seized Monday 1,288 kilograms (1.4 tons) of cocaine packaged in 50 large bales that were recovered from the sea south of St. Croix. More from CBP

CBP Makes Two Large Marijuana Busts

May 25, 2012 -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the El Paso port of entry made two large marijuana seizures in the last two days. CBP officers seized 1,180 pounds of marijuana in the two enforcement actions. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $944,000. More from CBP

CBP Agents Help Send Dangerous Felon Back to Prison

May 25, 2012 – A 33-year-old male from Calvillo, Aguascalientes, Mexico, apprehended by Naco Station Border Patrol agents in October 2011, was sentenced May 14, 2012, to 37 months of confinement. More from CBP

CBP at JFK Seizes Counterfeit US 100 Dollar Bills at Mail Facility and from Arriving Passenger

May 25, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport seized more than $200,000 in counterfeit 100 dollar bills in two separate seizures. More from CBP

CBP at JFK Find Cocaine in “Secret” Compartment

May 25, 2012 — A recent traveler discovered that trying to keep a secret from U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport is not a smart idea and one that got him arrested. More from CBP

ICE arrests 30 aliens during 4-day operation in Kentucky

May 24, 2012 – As part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) ongoing commitment to prioritizing the removal of criminal aliens and egregious immigration law violators, officers from ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 30 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and immigration violators during a four-day operation in the Lexington and Bowling Green areas of Kentucky. More from ICE

HSI dismantles international gun trafficking ring

May 24, 2012 – A staff sergeant with a National Guard special forces unit and two Chinese nationals were charged and arrested in connection with their roles in a multi-national firearms trafficking ring. These charges stem from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); and the U.S. Department of Commerce's (DOC) Office of Export Enforcement. More from ICE

Charlotte CBP Apprehends Wanted Fugitives

May 24, 2012 — United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Charlotte Douglas International Airport apprehended two individuals wanted for grand larceny and aggravated assault charges officials announced today. More from CBP

HSI special agents arrest sex offender for possession of child pornography

May 24, 2012 – A Long Island man was arrested Thursday by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for possession of child pornography. The arrest was announced by HSI New York Special Agent in Charge James T. Hayes Jr. and U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch, Eastern District of New York. More from ICE

ICE deports man wanted for murder in Mexico

May 24, 2012 — A man from Mexico, who is wanted for murder in his home country, was deported and turned over to Mexican officials May 24 by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). More from ICE

CBP Foils Huge Drug Smuggling Attempt

May 24, 2012 – Agents from CBP's Tucson Sector, Sonoita Border Patrol Station seized 6,153 pounds of marijuana yesterday worth more than $3 million. More from CBP

ICE deports former Bosnian-Serb police commander tied to Srebrenica genocide

May 24, 2012– A former Bosnian-Serb police commander wanted in his native country for genocide and atrocities against thousands of Bosnian Muslims was deported Wednesday, capping a successful effort by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to investigate the case and gain his removal from the United States. More from ICE

ICE deports Los Angeles–area gang member wanted for murder in El Salvador

May 24, 2012 – A member of a transnational street gang wanted in his native country of El Salvador for aggravated homicide was deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this week and turned over to authorities in that nation's capital. More from ICE

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at the Progreso Port of Entry Arrest Man Wanted For Homicide in Mission, Texas

May 24, 2012 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Progreso Port of Entry on Thursday apprehended a man wanted for homicide in Mission, Texas. More from CBP

HSI arrests a Florida previous sex offender for possession of child pornography

May 23, 2012 — A registered sex offender in Florida, who failed to register as such in Puerto Rico, was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents Tuesday, at his place of residence in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, for possession of child pornography. More from ICE

New Mexico basketball coach arrested on federal child pornography charges

May 23, 2012 – A local middle school basketball coach was arrested Tuesday on federal child pornography charges by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and officers from the Las Cruces Police Department. More from ICE

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Seizes Cloned UPS Vehicle Carrying 13 Illegal Aliens

May 23, 2012 – On Friday afternoon, El Centro Sector CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 21-year-old male attempting to smuggle illegal aliens using a cloned United Parcel Service (UPS) van. More from CBP

18 indicted for roles in $3 million criminal scheme involving 7 IHOPs

May 23, 2012 – Eighteen people were charged Wednesday morning in a criminal scheme involving seven IHOP restaurants in northwest Ohio and Indiana that resulted in losses of more than $3 million. The charges follow a joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service, the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation and the Toledo Police Department. More from ICE

South Carolina man arrested for illegal exports to Iran

May 22, 2012 — The president of a South Carolina-based firm specializing in synthesized motor oils was arrested Saturday at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of Export Enforcement. More from ICE

Customs and Border Protection Officers in Southern Texas Arrest Sexual Predator

May 22, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested an Austin, Texas man wanted in Harris County on an outstanding warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14. More from CBP

HSI New York and NYPD take down illegal gambling operation in Chinatown

May 22, 2012 — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents and New York Police Department (NYPD) officers swarmed a six-story building in the heart of Chinatown Monday evening with search warrants to seize proceeds from an illegal gambling parlor. Nearly half of the building was used for illegal gambling activities. More from ICE

CBP Officers in Northern Washington Apprehend California Fugitive at Border

May 22, 2012 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers apprehended a Phoenix, Arizona man on May 21 who was wanted in San Diego, California for alleged sexual assault. More from CBP

MS-13 Gang Member Nabbed By U.S. Border Patrol

May 21, 2012 -- A MS-13 gang member identified as having a felony warrant was apprehended by Buffalo Sector Border Patrol agents this past week. More from CBP

Former south Texas airline business owner convicted on multiple child pornography-related charges

May 21, 2012 — A south Texas business owner was convicted Monday on multiple child pornography-related charges. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas. The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of police departments in Menomonee Falls, Wis., and Kenner, La. More from ICE

CBP Officers at Southern Texas Port of Entry Foil Cocaine Smuggler

May 21, 2012 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Eagle Pass port of entry Friday seized more than 12 pounds of cocaine from a vehicle entering the country from Mexico. More from CBP

CBP Officers In Southern Texas Make Marijuana Seizures At Presidio Port Of Entry

May 21, 2012 -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Presidio port of entry made two marijuana seizures Thursday including one involving a 17-year-old juvenile. CBP officers seized 23 pounds of marijuana in the two enforcement actions. More from CBP

Customs and Border Protection Officers at Hidalgo Seize Marijuana from Tires

May 20, 2012 — Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized approximately 138 pounds of marijuana and arrested a Reynosa man this weekend. More from CBP

Bronx teacher arrested for child pornography charges

May 18, 2012 – A Bronx teacher was arrested Wednesday for possessing and distributing child pornography. This arrest comes as a result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the New York City Police Department (NYPD). More from ICE

4 federally indicted in "K2" synthetic drug trafficking conspiracy

May 18, 2012 – Officials released details Friday of a federal grand jury indictment stemming from a probe led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that charges four defendants for crimes surrounding the manufacture and distribution of synthetic drugs sold under the brand name "K2." More from ICE

CBP Arrests Canadians with Hash, Hash Oil at Montana Port of Entry

May 18, 2012 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Canadian citizens on drug possession charges at Sweetgrass, Mont. on May 17. More from CBP

ICE deports man wanted in Mexico for homicide

May 17, 2012 – A Mexican national, who is wanted for homicide in his home country, was deported and turned over to Mexican law enforcement officials Thursday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). More from ICE

Customs and Border Protection Officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry Arrest Man Wanted on Charges of Counterfeiting U.S. Currency

May 17, 2012 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry apprehended a man on an active arrest warrant in a U.S. currency counterfeiting case. More from CBP

Lukeville CBP Officers Seize 274 Pounds of Marijuana; Buckeye Man Arrested

May 16, 2012 — A 50-year-old male resident of Buckeye, Ariz., was arrested Tuesday for attempting to smuggle nearly 274 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $137,000, into the United States through the Lukeville Port. More from CBP

Douglas CBP Officers Arrest Agua Prieta Woman for Smuggling Pot

May 16, 2012 — A 39-year-old female resident of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico was arrested Tuesday for attempting to smuggle more than 425 pounds of marijuana, worth nearly $213,000, into the United States through the Douglas Port. More from CBP

Investigators seize multiple weapons in bust of Bay Area heroin trafficking ring

May 16, 2012— Twelve suspects were taken into custody Tuesday in the culmination of a long-term probe targeting a Bay Area-based heroin trafficking ring by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the California Department of Justice-led South Bay Metro Task Force. More from ICE

CBP Officers Nab Internal Heroin Carrier at El Paso Port of Entry

May 16, 2012-- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized just under 5 ounces of heroin Monday. The drugs were concealed within the body cavity of a pedestrian border crosser. More from CBP

Customs and Border Protection at Pharr Seizes $1M Worth of Cocaine, Mission Man Arrested

May 16, 2012 — Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Pharr/Reynosa International Bridge seized over 32 pounds of cocaine valued at over $1,000,000 and arrested a man from Mission, Texas. More from CBP

San Juan BEST seizes 6 kilograms of cocaine, arrests 3

May 15, 2012 — The San Juan-based, multi-agency Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST) seized approximately six kilograms of cocaine at the port of San Juan Monday and arrested three individuals allegedly involved in the drug smuggling venture. More from ICE

San Juan CBP Arrests Most Wanted Bank Robber

May 15, 2012 - Once featured on the popular TV show “Americas Most Wanted,” Walid Hassan Abdulla, was arrested Saturday night by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in San Juan. More from CBP

ICE deports Mexican national wanted for murder

May 15, 2012— A Mexican national wanted for fleeing a homicide charge in his native country was deported Tuesday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). More from ICE

Customs and Border Protection at Hidalgo and Pharr Bust Two With Heroin

May 15, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Hidalgo and Pharr International Bridges seized over seven pounds of heroin in two separate, unrelated incidents this weekend. The estimated street value for both seizures is approximately $235,840. More from CBP

U.S. Customs And Border Protection Officers In Boston Seize Approximately $80,000 In Cocaine

May 15, 2012 — U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the seizure of approximately two and a half pounds of cocaine. The seizure resulted in the apprehension of a citizen of the Dominican Republic and legal permanent resident of the United States. More from CBP

Nogales CBP Officers Arrest Meth Smuggler

May 15, 2012 — A 23-year-old Mexican man was arrested Friday for attempting to smuggle more than $250,000 worth of cocaine into the United States through the Dennis DeConcini Port. More from CBP

CBP Seizes Cocaine Hidden in Refrigerated Container at Red Hook Terminal

May 14, 2012 — U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers from the Port of New York/New Jersey discovered cocaine hidden within a refrigerated container at the Brooklyn terminal. More from CBP

Nogales CBP Officers Find Cocaine in Wheelchair

May 14, 2012 — A 43-year-old male Mexican national was arrested Sunday for attempting to smuggle approximately 7.2 pounds of cocaine into the United States. The cocaine was stuffed in the seat cushion of his wheelchair. More from CBP

Wanted Suspects Nabbed by CBP U.S. Border Patrol

May 14, 2012 – Two suspects wanted on separate charges were arrested by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents Friday and Saturday. More from CBP

Operation Caribbean Resilience nets more than 220 arrests, seizure of 142 illegal arms

May 14, 2012 — As part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations' (HSI) ongoing commitment to interrupt and dismantle criminal organizations and to identify and arrest individuals involved in criminal activity, the agency announced Monday the results of a four-month enforcement operation dubbed "Caribbean Resilience," which led to the arrest of more than 220 criminals and the seizure of more than 142 illegal arms. More from ICE

CBP at JFK finds Cocaine in Numerous Items

May 14, 2012 — When is a magic marker not a magic marker? When it is filled with cocaine as U. S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport discovered. More from CBP

ICE deports individual to Spain to face drug trafficking charges

May 12, 2012 — A Cuban national, wanted on drug trafficking charges in Spain, was deported and turned over to Spanish officials May 12. He was escorted to Madrid Airport by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), and turned over to Spanish law enforcement authorities upon arrival. More from ICE

ICE arrests 80 criminal aliens in Georgia, Carolinas

May 11, 2012 – During a three-day targeted enforcement operation in Georgia and the Carolinas, officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 80 convicted criminal aliens. More from ICE

CBP Officers Seize $1.2 Million in Cocaine, Meth at Brownsville Port of Entry

May 11, 2012 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry on Thursday discovered cocaine and methamphetamine valued at more than $1.2 million in two seizures at two different international bridges in separate, unrelated enforcement actions. More from CBP

More than $1.5M in proceeds seized from online sale of counterfeit sports apparel manufactured in China

May 11, 2012 – The Department of Justice seized more than $1.5 million in proceeds from the distribution of counterfeit sports apparel and jerseys, following an investigation into the sale of counterfeit goods on commercial websites conducted by the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, which is led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). More from ICE

Nogales CBP Officers Seize Nearly $600,000 in Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Heroin

May 11, 2012 — An 18-year-old Mexican national attempting to smuggle approximately 57 pounds of cocaine, three pounds of methamphetamine and 2.5 pounds of heroin into the United States was arrested Wednesday by U.S. Customs and Border Protectiom (CBP) officers assigned to the Dennis DeConcini Port. More from CBP

CBP Officers at Texas Crossing Seize Cocaine

May 11, 2012 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Del Rio, Texas yesterday seized more than $300,000 worth of cocaine hidden in a passenger vehicle. More from CBP

CBP Officers in Pharr Seize Cocaine Worth Half Million Dollars, Reynosa Woman Arrested

May 10, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr/Reynosa International Bridge seized more than 15 pounds of cocaine and arrested a Reynosa woman on Wednesday. The estimated street value of the cocaine is $503,680. More from CBP

HSI, local law enforcement joint operation nets 6 arrests, seizure of illegal weapons, drugs

May 10, 2012 — Law enforcement authorities made six arrests and seized illegal weapons and drugs this week in Puerto Rico as part of Operation Caribbean Resilience. More from ICE

CBP Finds Marijuana in Candle Shipment

May 10, 2012 -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 1,789 pounds of marijuana Wednesday. The drugs were seized in a commercial shipment of candles. The estimated street value of the seized marijuana is $1,431,200. More from CBP

Agents Seize More Than $12 Million Worth of Marijuana

May 10, 2012 — U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector confiscated more than $12 million worth of marijuana in multiple seizures over the past three days. More from CBP

CBP Seizes Yak Skulls at SeaTac International Airport

May 10, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists seized a shipment of yak skulls on April 30, 2012 at SeaTac International Airport. More from CBP

CBP U.S. Border Patrol Canine Teams Prove Successful in Intercepting Drugs

May 10, 2012 – Multiple CBP U.S. Border Patrol canine teams made significant discoveries in the past 48 hours, according to agents reporting simultaneous cocaine and marijuana seizures. More from CBP

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $1.9 Million Worth of Marijuana Hidden in Produce

May 9, 2012 — Two tractor-trailer loads of Mexican produce containing large stashes of marijuana, worth nearly $1.9 million combined, was stopped at the Mariposa Commercial Port Monday night by Office of Field Operations officers assigned to inbound operations. More from CBP

CBP Seizes 400+ Counterfeit Credit Cards at Santa Teresa Port

May 9, 2012 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized 422 counterfeit credit cards and gift cards Tuesday night. Two people from Chihuahua City, Chihuahua, Mexico were arrested in in the case. More from CBP

Multi-state prostitution ring based in Indianapolis dismantled

May 9, 2012 – An interstate prostitution ring based in Indianapolis that was operated by three brothers – all illegal aliens – has been dismantled and the brothers sentenced, announced Joseph H. Hogsett, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. More from ICE

El Centro Sector CBP U.S. Border Patrol Intercepts Drugs Tossed Over Border Fence

May 9, 2012 – On Monday, CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station arrested two suspects attempting to smuggle illegal drugs concealed in tape wrapped packages. More from CBP

HSI arrests one of Puerto Rico's 10 most wanted fugitives

May 8, 2012 — A 32-year-old Puerto Rican fugitive wanted by the Puerto Rico Police Department for drug trafficking was arrested Monday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) at the Monte Hatillo public housing project in San Juan. More from ICE

US-Mexican law enforcement cooperation results in 29-year prison sentence for child pornographer

May 8, 2012 — A Mexican federal judge has sentenced a Mexican man to 29 years in federal prison for possession, transmission and production of child pornography. This sentence is the longest ever issued in Mexico on child pornography charges. The sentence is the result of an extensive investigation conducted by Mexico's Secretariat of Public Security (SSP) and Office of the General Prosecutor (PGR), with the assistance of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). More from ICE

CBP U.S. Border Patrol Seizes 511 Pounds of Marijuana

May 8, 2012 — CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station seized more than 511 pounds of marijuana valued in excess of $112,500 in two separate incidents. More from CBP

TOP STORY: Partnerships with local law enforcement net criminal alien arrests

May 8, 2012 — It was mid-afternoon when Mario Vidrio, an immigration enforcement agent assigned to the Escondido Police Department's Gang Task Force, responded to a call involving an unsafe lane change on one of Escondido, Calif.'s major thoroughfares. He didn't know that this traffic stop was going to help him take a dangerous criminal off the streets of southern California. More from ICE

San Luis CBP Officers Seize Nearly $400,000 in Cocaine, Methamphetamine

May 8, 2012 — A 19-year-old Mexican national attempting to smuggle nearly 21 pounds of cocaine and almost 13 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States was arrested Sunday by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the San Luis Port. More from CBP

HSI, Caribbean Corridor Strike Force seize 154 kilograms of cocaine

May 8, 2012— U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, working jointly with Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF) officers, seized 154 kilograms of cocaine Friday with an approximate street value of $12 million. Two individuals were detained in connection with the seizure, which occurred about 10 miles north of Dorado, Puerto Rico. More from ICE

Lukeville CBP Officers Seize Nearly 6,000 Rounds of Outbound Ammunition

May 8, 2012 — A 34-year-old male Mexican national was arrested Friday night for attempting to smuggle nearly 6,000 rounds of ammunition into Mexico through the Lukeville Port. More from CBP

CBP Seizes 2 Tons of Marijuana During Cinco De Mayo Weekend

May 7, 2012 -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the El Paso area ports of entry seized 4,227 pounds of marijuana this weekend. The drugs were seized in 10 enforcement actions and have a combined estimated street value of $3,381,600. More from CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Over $1.3 Million in Cocaine at Brownsville Port of Entry

May 7, 2012 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge discovered cocaine valued at over $1,328,000 hidden within a Nissan and concealed under a traveler’s clothing. More from CBP

Customs and Border Protection at Hidalgo Seizes Over Half Million Dollars in Methamphetamine

May 7, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge seized over 40 pounds of methamphetamine, arrested a child smuggler, arrested two imposters and also arrested five individuals wanted on state/local arrest warrants this weekend. More from CBP

CBIG, CCSF Law Enforcement Authorities Seize 154 kilos of Cocaine off the North Coast of Puerto Rico; Two Aliens Arrested

May 4, 2012 – Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities, working in support of the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF), arrested 2 smugglers, seizing a boat and a drug shipment of approximately 154 kilos (339.5 pounds) of cocaine during a maritime interdiction early Friday evening off the northern coast of Dorado, Puerto Rico. More from CBP

CBP U.S. Border Patrol Spokane Sector Agents Seize Cocaine Valued Over $800,000

May 4, 2012 - CBP Spokane Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two Canadian Citizens, one Mexican National and seized approximately 80 pounds of cocaine this week near Metaline Falls, Washington. The estimated value of the cocaine is $801,020. This narcotics seizure was the result of effective tactical planning and active patrolling of remote border trails by Border Patrol agents in the field. More from CBP

CBP Officers at Del Rio Port of Entry Nab Cocaine Load

May 4, 2012 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Del Rio Port of Entry Thursday seized nearly $1 million worth of cocaine after finding it hidden in a passenger vehicle. More from CBP

Dulles CBP Officers and X-Ray Sends Belgian Visitor Packing for Sneaking Hashish

May 4, 2012 – A Belgian man who thought he could conceal two grams of hashish inside a sneaker packed inside his luggage learned Monday how Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Washington Dulles International Airport rely on technology as well as instinct, experience and training to intercept narcotics. More from CBP

HSI rescues 4 from violent Phoenix human smuggling drop house

May 3, 2012 — Four Mexican nationals, including three suspected torture victims, were rescued from a human smuggling drop house Wednesday by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) assigned to the Phoenix Border Enforcement Security Task Force Drop House Response Group, with support from the Phoenix Police Department. More from ICE

HSI seizes more than $47 million in counterfeit merchandise at Patapsco Flea Market

May 3, 2012 – The enforcement action at the end of last month at the Patapsco Flea Market in Baltimore conducted by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) resulted in the agency's largest counterfeit seizure at a flea market. More from ICE

Baltimore CBP Arrests Fugitive

May 3, 2012 — Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) arrested a Jamaican citizen wanted by Prince George’s County, Maryland Police for rape and false imprisonment. More from CBP

19 indicted in racketeering case targeting South San Francisco street gang

May 3, 2012 — Federal and local authorities announced the indictment Thursday of 19 members of a South San Francisco street gang on racketeering and other federal charges, alleging they engaged in a host of crimes, including murder, robbery and narcotics trafficking as part of a broader conspiracy to preserve the organization's power and protect its territory from rival gangs. More from ICE

Suspect in Mass. Double Homicide in Custody in Maine

May 3, 2012 — A suspect was taken into custody early this morning in connection with the discovery of two bodies in Saugus, Mass., yesterday. The apprehension of this suspect is the direct result of law enforcement cooperation and close coordination by: U.S. Customs and Border Protection; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); FBI; Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA); Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP); Maine State Police; and Massachusetts State Police. More from CBP

Laredo North Agents Seize More Than 2K Pounds of Marijuana

May 2, 2012 – On May 1, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station seized 2,361.2 pounds of marijuana at the IH-35 Checkpoint. While the agent was conducting an immigration inspection of the driver of a Kenworth tractor-trailer, a service canine alerted to possible hidden people or contraband. The tractor-trailer was sent to secondary for further inspection. More from CBP

Blaine CBP U.S. Border Patrol Agents Seize Narcotics Valued Over $1.3 Million

May 2, 2012 – The evening of April 27, 2012, Blaine Border Patrol agents patrolling the international boundary east of Blaine, Washington encountered three subjects in a heavily wooded area. Two of the subjects were wearing large camouflage backpacks. The two subjects who were wearing the backpacks discarded them and fled on foot in an attempt to elude agents. The third subject was quickly placed under arrest. After an extensive search the remaining two suspects were taken into custody. More from CBP

Suspect in Massachusetts double homicide in custody in Maine

May 2, 2012 — A suspect was taken into custody early this morning in connection with the discovery of two bodies in Saugus, Mass., yesterday. The apprehension of this suspect is the direct result of law enforcement cooperation and close coordination by: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP); CBP’s U.S. Border Patrol; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); FBI; Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA); Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP); Maine State Police; and Massachusetts State Police. More from ICE

Customs and Border Protection Officers in Southern Texas Discover Fraudulent Passports

May 2, 2012— U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations at the Hidalgo/Pharr International Bridges arrested two adult males with fraudulent United States passports. More from CBP

Brownsville CBP Officers Intercept Woman for Alleged Violations of Immigration Law

May 2, 2012 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville port of entry intercepted a woman for alleged violations of immigration law. The woman allegedly presented DSP 150 Visas for herself and a minor child traveling with her in an alleged attempt to make entry into the country. More from CBP

HSI targets bandit crews that exploit the Arizona border

May 2, 2012 – You'll find them in Arizona's most remote areas, brandishing firearms and bullet-proof vests. They are on the hunt for weapons traffickers or drug smugglers. But they're not law enforcement officers. They are bandit crews – criminals – who will do anything to make a profit, which often means murdering and stealing from other criminals in the desert. More from ICE

U.S. Customs And Border Protection Officers At El Paso Port Nab Roswell Woman With Cocaine

May 2, 2012 -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 4.4 pounds of cocaine Sunday. The drugs were strapped to the legs of a female pedestrian who entered the facility from Mexico. More from CBP

CBP U.S. Border Patrol Agents Arrest Two Convicted Sex Offenders

May 2, 2012 - CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested two illegal aliens Monday, who have prior convictions for sex offenses. More from CBP

CBP in Los Angeles Seizes $40 Million in Meth Chemicals Bound for Mexico

May 1, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) aggressive enforcement posture against Mexican drug trafficking organizations continue bringing record-breaking drugs seizures beyond the land border, at U.S. airports and seaports. More from CBP

CBP at Hidalgo Nab Imposters Attempting Illegal Entry

May 1, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge arrested three individuals allegedly attempting to enter the United States utilizing either legitimate or fraudulent documents. More from CBP

North Texas man sentenced to 30 years in prison for possessing child pornography

May 1, 2012 — A local man was sentenced to 360 months in prison for possessing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña, Northern District of Texas. The investigation was conducted by the Dallas Police Department's (DPD) Internet Crimes against Children task force (ICAC), the Garland Police Department (GPD), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). More from ICE

Nogales CBP Officers Seize Coke, Heroin

May 1, 2012 — Two Mexican nationals were arrested during separate weekend incidents for attempting to smuggle more than $300,000 worth of cocaine and heroin through the Dennis DeConcini port of entry. More from CBP

San Luis CBP Officers Arrest Murder Suspect

May 1, 2012 — A 20-year-old California man with an outstanding arrest warrant for attempted murder/obstructing justice out of Riverside County, Calif., was arrested Friday by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers. More from CBP

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Seized Narcotics, Loaded Revolver at Checkpoint

April 30, 2012 – On Friday El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station discovered a loaded firearm and narcotics in a vehicle during inspection at the Interstate 8 checkpoint. More from CBP

San Juan CBP Seizes 102 Kilos of Cocaine in Two Separate Seizures

April 30, 2012 - For the third time this month, the diligence and commitment to duty of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in the San Juan Area Port prevented drug traffickers from using commercial shipments to introduce cocaine through our shores. More from CBP

West Desert Task Force Operation Results in Dope Seizure, Vehicle Recovery

April 30, 2012 – A targeted enforcement operation focusing on transnational criminal organizations operating in the west desert resulted in the recovery of a stolen vehicle and the seizure of 1,867 pounds of marijuana Friday evening, worth an estimated $933,500. More from CBP

CBP Officers In Southern Arizona Arrest Agua Prieta Man For Smuggling Pot

April 30, 2012 — A 40-year-old male resident of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico was arrested Saturday for attempting to smuggle more than 265 pounds of marijuana through the Douglas port of entry. More from CBP

CBP U.S. Border Patrol Agents Arrest Sex Offender

April 30, 2012 — CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector arrested a convicted sex offender Thursday night. More from CBP

ICE arrests 13 during enforcement operation targeting convicted criminal aliens in the Boston-area

April 30, 2012 — During a two-day targeted enforcement operation in the Boston area, officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 13 convicted criminal aliens. More from ICE

Ajo Border Patrol Agents Seize More Than 1500 Pounds of Marijuana

April 30, 2012 – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Ajo Station seized approximately 1,531 pounds of marijuana over the weekend worth an estimated $765,500. More from CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize $138,000 in Methamphetamine at Gateway International Bridge

April 30, 2012 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at approximately $138,000, hidden within a Nissan Maxima. More from CBP

CBIG Authorities Intercept 14 Undocumented Aliens Near Cabo Rojo

April 30, 2012 – Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) federal law enforcement authorities intercepted early this morning a single engine yola type vessel with 14 undocumented citizens of the Dominican Republic. More from CBP

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Arrest Suspected Meth Smuggler

April 27, 2012 – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Border Patrol Station arrested a 25-year-old United States citizen attempting to smuggle methamphetamine Wednesday morning. More from CBP

Canadian Citizen Arrested with Ecstasy Tablets at Pembina Border Crossing

April 27, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Pembina, N.D. port of entry arrested a Richmond, Quebec, man on April 26 for possession of ecstasy tablets. More from CBP

CBP Officers Arrest U.S. Army Deserter

April 27, 2012 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested an alleged deserter from the U.S. Army at the Grand Portage port of entry on Tuesday, April 24. More from CBP

US citizenship revoked for Bulgarian man in marriage fraud scheme

April 27, 2012 – A Bulgarian man who fraudulently obtained U.S. citizenship in a marriage fraud scheme originating in South Carolina had that citizenship revoked by a federal judge in Georgia Monday, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). More from ICE

CBP Makes Two Large Marijuana Busts at El Paso Port Cargo Lots

April 27, 2012 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 1,415 pounds of marijuana in two cargo seizures Thursday. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $1,132,000. More from CBP

Calexico Port Officers Intercept More Than $350,000 Worth of Methamphetamines from Entering the U.S.

April 27, 2012 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico ports of entry stopped more than $350,000 worth of methamphetamine from entering the U.S. on Wednesday. More from CBP

CBP Officers at Del Rio Port Seize High-Powered Weapons Bound for Mexico

April 27, 2012 – A Del Rio woman was taken into custody Tuesday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found a long-range sniper rifle, along with components of other rifles, in her vehicle. More from CBP

CBP U.S. Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Felon

April 27, 2012 – A 30-year-old male from Mexico City, Mexico, apprehended by Naco Station Border Patrol agents in June 2011 near Naco, Ariz., was sentenced to 33 months of confinement on April 19, 2012. More from CBP

Nogales CBP Officers Seize Nearly $372,000 Worth of Cocaine

April 26, 2012 — A 32-year-old male Mexican national, attempting to smuggle nearly 41 pounds of cocaine into the United States, was arrested Wednesday by Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Dennis DeConcini Port in Nogales. More from CBP

CBP Agriculture Specialists at Laredo Port of Entry Seize over 1,700 Pieces of Prohibited Fruit, $1,000 Penalty Assessed

April 26, 2012 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at the Laredo Port of Entry on Tuesday seized more than 1,700 pieces of prohibited fruit and other items from a single traveler. More from CBP

CBP Officers in Champlain N.Y. Arrest Fugitive Wanted by the FBI

April 26, 2012 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the arrest of a United States citizen, wanted by the FBI for multiple crimes to include capital murder. More from CBP

HSI Fresno seizes nearly $1 million worth of bootleg movies and music in probe targeting counterfeiting ring

April 26, 2012 — Two Mexican nationals made their initial appearance in federal court Wednesday on charges of trafficking in counterfeit goods after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents executed a search warrant at a rural Fresno-area home, seizing more than 70,000 pirated copies of music and movies. More from ICE

CBP U.S. Border Patrol Seizes 145 Pounds of Marijuana

April 26, 2012 — CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station seized more than 145 pounds of marijuana, valued in excess of $72,500, early Tuesday. More from CBP

CBP Makes $362 Million Cocaine Bust

April 25, 2012 — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM) P-3, operating out of National Air Security Operations Center-Jacksonville (NASOC-JAX), detected two go-fast vessels carrying more than 4,840 pounds of cocaine with a combined value of more than $362 million. More from CBP

West Desert Task Force Operation Results in Dope Seizure, Vehicle Recovery

April 25, 2012 – A targeted enforcement operation focusing on transnational criminal organizations operating in the west desert resulted in the seizure of 1,522 pounds of marijuana, Tuesday night, worth an estimated $761,000, and the recovery of a stolen vehicle. More from CBP

637 gang members and associates arrested during Project Nefarious

April 25, 2012 — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced today the arrests of 637 gang members and associates from 168 different gangs during Project Nefarious, an HSI-led operation executed in 150 U.S. cities and Honduras targeting transnational street gangs, prison gangs and outlaw motorcycle gangs involved with human smuggling and trafficking organizations (HSTOs). More from ICE

San Luis CBP Officers Seize More than $500,000 in Coke

April 25, 2012 — Two Phoenix residents were arrested Tuesday in separate incidents for attempting to smuggle more than $500,000 worth of cocaine into the United States through the San Luis Port. More from CBP

ICE-led investigation leads to 50 being charged with check fraud

April 25, 2012 – Fifty people were charged last week for their roles in a criminal enterprise that stole checks and money orders from apartment complex lock boxes throughout the city. The charges were announced by the following agencies: Houston Police Department (HPD), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Harris County District Attorney's Office. More from ICE

CBP officers Nab 14-Year-Old with 14.9 Pounds of Marijuana

April 25, 2012 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Columbus port of entry seized 14.9 pounds of marijuana Wednesday. The drugs were concealed in a school backpack being carried by a 14-year-old boy. More from CBP

HSI New York assists in the dismantling of a sex trafficking organization

April 25, 2012 – A father and son who headed a domestic sex trafficking organization were among individuals charged and arrested for sex trafficking, money laundering and promoting prostitution. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) assisted the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office Human Trafficking Program and Major Economic Crimes Bureau with the investigation. More from ICE

Customs and Border Protection in Pharr Intercepts Close to $1M Worth of Pot in Clay Pots

April 24, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Pharr/Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility seized over 1,100 pounds of alleged marijuana in a commercial shipment of clay pots. The estimated street value of the marijuana is $904,760. More from CBP

9 suspects arrested in HSI probe targeting Fresno-area phony document mills

April 24, 2012 — Nine suspects face federal criminal charges following their arrest by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents during an enforcement action Monday targeting three large-scale counterfeit document mills operating in the Central Valley. More from ICE

Sonoita Border Patrol Has Busy Weekend

April 24, 2012 – U. S. Border Patrol agents from Tucson Sector’s Sonoita Border Patrol Station arrested six suspected smugglers and seized 1,764 pounds of marijuana and five vehicles over the weekend. More from CBP

CBP Officers at Dulles Seize 4 lbs Cocaine in Chocolate Bars, Juice Boxes

April 24, 2012 – Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Washington Dulles International Airport seized more than four pounds of cocaine hidden inside chocolate bars and drink boxes in a Guatemalan woman’s luggage shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday. More from CBP

Customs and Border Protection at Hidalgo, Pharr Seizes $700K in Narcotics During Productive Enforcement Weekend

April 23, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Hidalgo and Pharr International Bridges seized close to $600,000 worth of cocaine and more than $100,000 worth of marijuana in separate, unrelated incidents over the weekend. More from CBP

CBP Officers at Calexico Cargo Facility and East Port Seize Almost Four Tons of Narcotics over Weekend

April 23, 2012 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East cargo facility and border station seized almost four tons of narcotics over the weekend. More from CBP

HSI arrests former municipal band director for production of child pornography

April 23, 2012 — A former director of the Dorado, Puerto Rico, municipal band had his initial appearance in district court Monday following his arrest by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents Friday for production of child pornography. More from ICE

Agents Seize Meth, Pot Valued in Excess of $275,000

April 23, 2012 – U. S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector Border Patrol’s Wellton Station seized approximately four pounds of methamphetamine and 432 pounds of marijuana in unrelated incidents. More from CBP

Nogales CBP Officers Seize Nearly $648,000 in Hard Narcotics

April 23, 2012 — A 31-year-old male Mexican national attempting to smuggle approximately 40 pounds of methamphetamines and nearly three pounds of cocaine into the United States was arrested Friday by Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Mariposa Port in Nogales. More from CBP

CBP U.S. Border Patrol Agents Seize Marijuana in Calexico

April 23, 2012 – Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station seized marijuana with an estimated street value of $82,000. More from CBP

Former El Paso businessman arrested in connection to ammunition smuggling scheme

April 23, 2012 — Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) early Monday arrested the former owner of the largest supplier of law enforcement gear, supplies and ammunition in the Southwest. More from ICE

Philly CBP Arrests Jamaican Allegedly Smuggling $193K

April 23, 2012 – Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Jamaican man April 15 at Philadelphia International Airport for allegedly attempting to smuggle $193,000 out of the United States, the fifth most currency seized during a CBP outbound currency enforcement operation. More from CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Nearly $314,000 in Cocaine at Brownsville Port of Entry

April 22, 2012 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Gateway International Bridge on Thursday discovered alleged cocaine valued at approximately $313,600 concealed within a GMC Sierra. More from CBP

Baltimore CBP Seizes Nearly $13K in Unreported Currency

April 21, 2012 — Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) seized $12,400 Thursday from a Nigerian woman for violating federal currency reporting regulations. More from CBP

Del Rio Border Patrol Sector Agents Seize Heroin, Marijuana Worth Nearly $1.5 Million

April 20, 2012 – Del Rio Border Patrol Sector agents seized more than 1,703 pounds of marijuana and nearly one and a half pounds of heroin worth close to $1.5 million dollars over the past week. More from CBP

Second Michigan man arrested in explosives investigation

April 20, 2012 – A second man suspected to be involved in an explosives investigation was arrested Thursday by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and deputies with the Chippewa County Sherriff's Department. More from ICE

Customs and Border Protection at the Pharr International Bridge Seizes Near Half a Million Dollars in Cocaine, Reynosa Woman Arrested

April 20, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Pharr International Bridge seized approximately 14.5 pounds of cocaine with a Reynosa woman arrested in the alleged smuggling attempt. The estimated street value of the cocaine is approximately $464,000. CBP also arrested two male imposters in unrelated incidents. More from CBP

ICE seizes nearly $900,000 in counterfeit merchandise at El Paso flea market

April 20, 2012 – Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Sunday seized nearly 20,000 counterfeit items with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of nearly $900,000, at the local Fox Plaza flea market. More from ICE

Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Two Sex Offenders from Single Group

April 20, 2012 – As part of Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Border Safety Initiative, potential crossers are strongly advised to consider the impending risks they face when attempting to enter the United States illegally. Not only are crossers put at risk by unscrupulous smugglers or bandits, they could face uncertain dangers from the other illegal crossers who they are traveling with. These dangers were illustrated on Wednesday when Border Patrol agents working in the West Desert apprehended two sex offenders travelling in a group of 37 including four females. More from CBP

Customs and Border Protection at Hidalgo Seizes Over $1.5M Cocaine, Reynosa Man Arrested

April 20, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized approximately 53 pounds of alleged cocaine and arrested a Reynosa man on Wednesday. The estimated street value of the cocaine is approximately $1.7 million. CBP also arrested two female imposters in unrelated incidents. More from CBP

CBP Officers At Alexandria Bay Arrest Man Wanted For Sexual Exploitation of Minors

April 20, 2012 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations announced the arrest of a United States citizen who was wanted for possession of sexual exploitation of minors. More from CBP

Attempted murder suspect captured by ICE, turned over to Mexican authorities

April 20, 2012 – A Mexican national wanted in his native country for allegedly kidnapping a Mexican citizen and attempting to murder a Mexican police officer was turned over to Mexican law enforcement authorities late Thursday afternoon at the Dennis de Concini Port of Entry by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). More from ICE

CBP Officers At Rainbow Bridge Arrest Man Previously Deported From U.S.

April 20, 2012 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations announced the arrest of a Nigerian citizen who was previously deported from the United States. More from CBP

CBP Officers at World Trade Bridge Seize Over Two Tons of Marijuana in Truck Carrying Auto Parts

April 20, 2012 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry on Monday seized more than two tons of alleged marijuana hidden in a commercial truck. More from CBP

ICE HSI and PGPD arrest Maryland man wanted for 30-year-old murder in Texas

April 19, 2012 – On Monday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents in Baltimore and Prince George's County Police Department (PGPD) officers and detectives arrested a Maryland man wanted for murder in Texas. More from ICE

Gang Members, Wanted Felon Arrested

April 19, 2012 – Four criminals from Mexico were apprehended by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents in separate incidents during the past week. More from CBP

State of Tennessee driver's license supervisor arrested for accepting bribes

April 19, 2012 — A Tennessee man was charged in a federal complaint Thursday with accepting bribes in relation to his employment as a Tennessee driver's license examiner. The federal bribery charges follow a five-month, joint investigation undertaken by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the FBI and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. More from ICE

Dangerous Man Behind Bars Once Again

April 19, 2012 – A 33-year-old male from Zamora, Michoacan, Mexico, apprehended by Customs and Border Protection Ajo Station U.S. Border Patrol agents in June 2011 near Why, Ariz., was sentenced to 57 months of confinement on April 9. More from CBP

CBP Officers in Champlain, N.Y. Arrest Fugitive Wanted for Crimes of Violence

April 18, 2012 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations announced the arrest of a lawful permanent resident of the United States, wanted in the State of Georgia for multiple violent crime charges. More from CBP

CBP Officers at Laredo Port Seize $425K in Meth

April 18, 2012 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo port of entry on Tuesday seized alleged methaphetamine valued at $425,000. More from CBP

Border Patrol Agents in Mich. Capture Sexual Predator

April 18, 2012 — On Sunday, April 15, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Marysville Station arrested a Canadian citizen in Algonac who is a convicted sex offender. More from CBP

CBP Officers Arrest Montana Mother and Son for Marijuana Smuggling Attempt

April 17, 2012 - In a recent Tucson Customs and Border Protection drug bust, two Shepherd, Montana residents were arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly 1,200 pounds of marijuana through the Lukeville port of entry. More from CBP

9 arrested for conspiracy to possess and possession of methamphetamine

April 17, 2012 — Nine individuals are facing federal charges involving conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN), the Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and the Hancock County Sheriff's Office in Mississippi. More from ICE

San Juan CBP Arrests Wanted Felon

April 17, 2012 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested last night an individual sought out by the New Jersey Superior Court in Hudson Vicinage for weapons violations. More from CBP

HSI arrests Dominican Republic national for production of child pornography

April 16, 2012 — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents arrested a Dominican Republic citizen at his place of residence in San Juan Friday for production of child pornography. More from ICE

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Seize Marijuana, Cocaine and Methamphetamine at I-8 Checkpoint

April 16, 2012 — Customs and Border Protection U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 checkpoint intercepted two smuggling attempts on April 13, resulting in the seizure of more than 246 pounds of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine worth an estimated $311,000. More from CBP

JFK CBP Finds more than $7 Million in Fake Financial Instruments

April 16, 2012 — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the John F. Kennedy Airport International Mail Facility recently seized more than seven million dollars in counterfeit money orders and checks. More from CBP

2nd Los Angeles toy company linked to scheme to launder foreign drug proceeds

April 16, 2012 — The co-owners and three employees of a Los Angeles toy company are expected to make their initial appearances in federal court Monday afternoon following their indictment for allegedly orchestrating an elaborate financial scheme to launder millions of dollars for drug trafficking organizations in Mexico and Colombia. More from ICE

CBP at Newark Seizes Spray Cans Filled with Heroin

April 16, 2012 — U. S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at Newark Liberty International Airport discovered spray cans containing more than hairspray and foot powder. More from CBP

CBIG, CCSF Arrest 6 and Seize Millions in Drugs Off Puerto Rico Coast

April 13, 2012 – Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities, working in support of the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF), arrested six Dominican smugglers, seizing a boat and a drug shipment of approximately 322 pounds of cocaine and 19 pounds of heroin during a maritime interdiction Thursday evening off the northern coast of Dorado, Puerto Rico. The estimated street value is more than $3.2 million. More from CBP

HSI investigation leads to the arrest of former Synergy CEO

April 13, 2012 — The former chief executive officer of a publicly held food products company on the NASDAQ that manufactured and distributed a line of baking mixes and spices was arrested today. The arrest is a result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of the Nassau County Police Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office for Eastern District of New York. More from ICE

CBP Officers In Southern Texas ID Dozens Of Violations This Week

April 13, 2012 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at El Paso area ports of entry identified 140 violations during the past week. CBP officers seized drugs, arrested illegal immigrants, captured fugitives and stopped prohibited agricultural items from entering the U.S. at ports of entry in El Paso, West Texas and New Mexico. More from CBP

ICE deports man wanted for murder and assault in Mexico

April 13, 2012 — A man from Mexico, who is wanted for homicide and aggravated assault in his home country, was deported and turned over to Mexican law enforcement officials Wednesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). More from ICE

Authorities dismantle 2 major Los Angeles-area drug labs

April 13, 2012 — Federal and local investigators took one suspect into custody and seized more than 160 pounds of methamphetamine late Wednesday night following the discovery of two large-scale drug labs in separate residences in Van Nuys and Pomona. More from ICE

Last Published Date: August 9, 2012
Back to Top