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Tag: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

$3.7 Million in Meth Seized by Feds at Border

Federal customs officers stopped a shipment of nearly 200 pounds of liquid methamphetamine hidden in the fuel tank of pickup truck crossing the border from Mexico into south Texas. The value of the drugs is estimated by law enforcement officials to be worth nearly $4 million.

Feds Seize $7.2 Million in Drugs at Border in Day

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized drugs worth more than $7,200,000 on one day at the Port of Nogales in Nogales, Arizona. Nogales shares a border with Sonora, Mexico, and is Arizona’s largest border city.

Mexican Border Apprehensions Hit 17-year Low

The arrests of illegal immigrants crossing the southwest border by Border Patrol agents decreased again in April. This is the fifth straight month of decline. The total apprehensions of illegal border crossers hit a 17-year low.

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DHS Chief: Obama Did ‘Nothing’ to ‘Truly’ Secure Border

The U.S.-Mexico international boundary, under former President Barack Obama, was a “very, very open border almost” and illegal aliens “understood” they could enter the United States and blend into the population, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly tells CNN, noting that is no longer the case.

Enviros File Lawsuit to Stop Border Wall

A leftist environmentalist nonprofit and a Democrat Arizona congressman filed a lawsuit that could halt or slow construction of President Trump’s promised border wall. The group wants an impact to determine any harm caused to jaguars and Mexican gray wolves by a barrier and additional border agents.

Assaults on Border Patrol Agents Up 143 Percent

A report published this week reveals that assaults on U.S. Border Patrol agents during the first half of the current fiscal year are up 143 percent over the same period in FY 2016. Since the fiscal year began on October 1, 462 Border Patrol agents have been assaulted.

Sessions Targets Mexican Cartel Activity on Border

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced tougher prosecutorial standards for people caught crossing the border illegally during a tour in southern Arizona Tuesday. He emphasized prosecuting cartel and gang connected drug and human smugglers as well as repeat crossers.

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Honduran Gunshot Victim

Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) agents rescued a Honduran migrant who suffered a gunshot wound while traveling through Mexico. The man managed to survive the injury long enough to struggle across the border where agents found him in the Arizona desert.

Border Apprehensions Down 61% Since Trump Took Office

A new report from U.S. Customs and Border Protection indicates a significant decrease in border apprehensions along the U.S./Mexico Border of more than 60 percent since the month President Donald Trump took office. Total apprehension for March declined from the previous month by 30 percent.

Sharyl Attkisson: Can CBP Properly Vet 15K New Agents?

Appearing on this week’s Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson, a former head of internal affairs at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discusses whether the agency can properly vet 15,000 new Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents

Trump Era: Southwest Border Apprehensions at Lowest Point in 5 Years

New information released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection reveals border apprehensions dropped in February to the lowest point in more than five years. Total apprehensions declined for the second straight month. These numbers cover the first full month since President Donald Trump was sworn in on January 20.

$3.2M in Meth Seized at Texas Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized more than $3.2 million in crystal methamphetamine in two separate smuggling incidents in Laredo, Texas. The incidents occurred on February 28 and March 1.

Vendors Lining Up to Build Trump’s Border Wall

More than 300 vendors from across the country are lining up to bid on the opportunity to build President Donald Trump’s border wall. Just over 300 companies formally expressed interest in the bidding process in the first few days.

Border Apprehensions Are Not Decreasing Under Trump

McALLEN, Texas — Reports by many news outlets about the number of apprehensions of illegal border crossers in January are providing a misleading picture. Figures for January are reported to be down from the previous month. However, when comparing January 2017 to the prior year, the apprehensions are up significantly.

Feds Seize Horse Genitals from Mongolian Travelers

Federal customs officers seized the luggage of two Mongolian women who were allegedly smuggling horse genitals and other unauthorized horse meat. One of the women claimed the 13 pounds of horse genitals were for “medicinal purposes.”

Second Migrant Overflow Station Closed in Trump’s First Month

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have confirmed the closing of a second temporary holding facility following the swearing in of President Donald Trump. Border apprehension numbers along the southwestern border with Mexico fell in January for the first time in several months.