• January 17, 2022

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CBP Officers nab 2,570 pounds of Meth hidden among Lighting

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers assigned to the Ysleta Port of Entry Cargo Facility seized approximately 2,570 pounds of methamphetamine hidden among a shipment of lighting fixtures. Officials say the meth seizure occurred on the afternoon of December 9, when a 2007 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by a 56-year-old Mexican citizen arrived at the port […]Read More

CBP reminds consumers to beware of counterfeit goods when shopping

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday fast approaching, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are reminding consumers to be on the lookout for counterfeit and pirated goods, particularly when shopping online. “Counterfeiters are focused on making a profit; they are not focused on consumer safety,” said William A. Ferrara, Executive Assistant Commissioner of the […]Read More

CBP Officers save woman’s life at Ysleta Port of Entry

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the Ysleta Port of Entry save the life of an elderly woman last weekend. “Homeland security is our primary mission, however, our officers are often called upon as first responders to assist in medical emergencies,” said El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector A. Mancha. “I applaud their efforts in helping […]Read More

CBP Officers stop man with Fentanyl strapped to ankles

On Wednesday, officials with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that officers working at the El Paso Port of Entry seized several bundles of fentanyl strapped to the ankles of a 47-year-old United States citizen.  “Smugglers are continually changing their methods in an attempt to defeat the CBP inspection process,” said CBP El Paso […]Read More

CBP Officers stop teen with meth-filled shoes

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the Ysleta Port of Entry seized several bundles of methamphetamine hidden in the shoes and on the body of a 17-year-old male this weekend. “Smugglers go through great lengths to conceal drugs from CBP Officers,” said CBP Ysleta Port Director Arnoldo Gomez, “Unfortunately, it is not uncommon […]Read More

CBP reminds travelers of Dia de Los Muertos agriculture restrictions

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an annual multi-cultural two-day celebration that begins November 1.  The occasion is also associated with the celebration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.  The holiday celebration gathers families and friends to honor those who have passed.  Gravesites are tended to, and altars or shrines […]Read More

Ysleta CBP Officers find drugs strapped to 13-year-old, Mother arrested

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Wednesday that Officers working at the Ysleta Port of Entry seized several bundles of methamphetamine and fentanyl strapped to the body of a 13-year-old boy. “Smugglers will use any method they can to attempt to smuggle drugs,” said CBP Ysleta Port Director Arnoldo Gomez, “Unfortunately, in this case, […]Read More

CBP Officers: 70+ drug seizures make for busy September

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers within the El Paso Field Office had a busy month in September making over 70 busts over the course of the month.  CBP officials share that there the narcotics pulled off the street included marijuana, cocaine, meth, heroin, and fentanyl. The seizures totaled 1,385.6 pounds of marijuana, 761 pounds […]Read More