[imgl=white]http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/1492/110820105f55femb.jpg[/imgl]El Paso, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at El Paso area ports of entry recorded a wide variety of enforcement actions during a busy weekend.
CBP officers made numerous fugitive apprehensions, stopped drug smuggling attempts, uncovered immigrations violations, and located prohibited agriculture items while inspecting inbound and outbound traffic at area border crossings.
CBP officers also rendered first aid to a woman who delivered a baby at port of entry restroom
CBP officers remain committed to enforcing the laws of the United States while they execute their primary homeland security mission at our area ports, said Ana Hinojosa, CBP Director of Field Operations in El Paso.
CBP employees take pride in knowing they are doing their part to keep the communities where they work and live as safe as possible.
CBP officers working at area ports made a total of 10 fugitive apprehensions during the three day period including a 60-year-old Horizon City (Texas) man who was being sought on an outstanding warrant for indecency with child – sexual contact.
CBP officers arrested Humberto Estrada Pimental shortly after noon Saturday at the Ysleta international crossing. After confirming his warrant information he was turned over to the El Paso County Sherriff’s Office and booked into the El Paso County Jail.
CBP officers working at area ports of entry seized 923 pounds of marijuana in five incidents. The largest drug bust of the weekend occurred Sunday afternoon at the Columbus port of entry.
CBP officers discovered 551 pounds of marijuana hidden in the floorboard of 2004 Ford Expedition that entered the port from Mexico. The car was driven by a 22-year-old Colorado woman who was traveling with her 1 ½ year-old son.
Monday, November 08, 2010
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