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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • Nearly $45,000 seized from man at BWI

    Nearly $45,000 seized from man at BWI
    Federal officials seized $44,783 from a Nigerian man traveling through Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport for what officials said was a violation of currency reporting regulations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday....
  • Midway to get speedier security screening by year's end

    Midway to get speedier security screening by year's end
    Travelers at Midway Airport will have the option to participate in a speedier and less hassling security screening process by the end of the year, the Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday. The PreCheck expedited-screening program...
  • Federal, state, county officers serve search warrants in Springfield

    Federal, state, county officers serve search warrants in Springfield
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Officers from several law enforcement agencies served search warrants at several undisclosed locations in Springfield on Wednesday. Shawn Neudauer, spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in an e-mailed statement...
  • L.A. Customs officer, brothers charged in gun-smuggling scheme

    L.A. Customs officer, brothers charged in gun-smuggling scheme
    A Los Angeles-based U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer and his two brothers have been charged in an international weapons-smuggling scheme, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Authorities allege Wilfredo Maralit, 48, and his brothers -- Rex...
  • Global Entry program for fliers: You don't have to be a VIP

    Finally, I am a card-carrying member of the Global Entry program. After months of procrastination, I may now be able to enter the country more quickly. But that wasn't my primary goal. So why bother? I confessed in a Dec. 30 On the Spot column that I...
  • Are drones along the border (all day, every day) cost-effective?

    Are drones along the border (all day, every day) cost-effective?
    In its current form, the so-called Gang of Eight immigration bill increases funding for border security by up to $6.5 billion. When it comes to technology and equipment, the Senate bill doesn't go into much detail on how the government should spend its...
  • In Arizona, border crossings down, but migrant deaths on rise

    In Arizona, border crossings down, but migrant deaths on rise
    TUCSON — The numbers of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally into this country are at historical lows, but a report released Wednesday shows that the death rates among these migrants are at an all-time high in the southern Arizona...
  • Gun smuggling to Mexico dented, but hardly slowed, by border searches

    Gun smuggling to Mexico dented, but hardly slowed, by border searches
    NOGALES, Ariz. — Gun runners once were so nonchalant about driving into Mexico that one smuggler stashed a .50-caliber rifle on the top of the engine block of a sedan, the weapon visible to anyone who bothered to pop the hood. It was 2010 and word...
  • U.S. reviewing guidelines for use of force by border agencies

    U.S. reviewing guidelines for use of force by border agencies
    The Department of Homeland Security is reviewing guidelines for use of force by border agencies amid a sharp increase in agent-involved killings along the U.S.-Mexico border. The scrutiny of U.S. Customs and Border Protection enforcement practices...
  • Young immigrants to risk detention at border to protest deportations

    Three young immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children are in Mexico and will try to cross the border back into the U.S. as part of a campaign to reduce deportations. At the border, the three will ask to be admitted legally, but they...
  • Customs agents seize exotic fruit containing pest at BWI

    Customs agents seize exotic fruit containing pest at BWI
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted a type of mealybug pest in an exotic fruit at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, federal officials said Monday. The bug, formally known as Maconellicoccus multipori,...