July 10, 2008

CBP: inspections average one immigration bust per hour last week

Posted: July 10, 2008 02:15 PM CDT

EL PASO -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers were kept busy this week with dozens of immigration violations, drug seizures and agriculture violations.

The last seven days, officers recorded 161 immigration violations at area ports of entry, an average of 23 per day.

Officials said 87 of the busts were intended immigration cases. In these cases, individuals will use a legally issued border-crossing card, such as a laser visa, to live or work in the U.S.

Officers also nabbed 49 imposters, officials said. These are people suspected of using a legitimate entry document assigned to another person and present it as their own.

There was also 25 cases of people making false cases of U.S. citizenship.

In addition to the immigration violations, CBP officers also made 22 drug seizures, including one bust that netted almost 2,200 pounds of pot.

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