| Sep 14, 2012
| 1:20 PM
More drugs are being intercepted in foreign mail sent through O'Hare International Airport, authorities said today, and some of the credit can go to a "wonder dog" named Rogue.
Since transferring from a Cincinnati facility to O'Hare in April, Rogue has...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 1:19 PM
PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico -- Mexican authorities have detained a prison director and two other prison officials after 132 inmates escaped from the facility Monday, officials said.
The attorney general for Coahuila state had asked a judge to detain the three...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 1:41 PM
A group effort helped save the life of a 68-year-old man from Poland who collapsed Sunday afternoon while getting processed at the customs' inspection area at O'Hare International Airport, officials said today.
The man, who had just arrived on LOT...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 1:25 PM
LONG BEACH (KTLA) -- Customs agents seized 33,000 fake Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh trading cards at the Port of Los Angeles, officials said Friday.
The shipment came from China on June 26 and would have had a street value of $218,000 -- if they were real....
| Aug 15, 2012
| 8:44 AM
A lie-detecting virtual border official nicknamed "Elvis" is the latest high-tech approach to securing borders in the United States.
Developed by University of Arizona researchers in collaboration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection(CBP), the...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 7:27 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Federal customs officials have seized more than 20,000 fake pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes on their way from China to Los Angeles.
Four shipments of the high-end, red-soled shoes were seized on Tuesday, according to U.S. Customs...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 2:11 PM
A joint investigation by local and federal law enforcement uncovered a large-scale steroids ring in Irvine that may have distributed the drugs locally and internationally, Irvine police announced this week.
Carlos Hernandez, 27, and his wife, Roxanne,...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 1:57 PM
A drug-sniffing dog helped federal officers find more than 30 pounds of opium-soaked cloth and wood chips in four packages from Laos Monday, according to U.S. Customs officials.
The dog, Shadow, an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois with U.S. Customs and...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Though not set to take effect until Friday, the automatic cuts to defense and domestic spending known as the sequester, negotiated back in 2011 as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling, already are having an effect on the economy and national security,...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 5:00 PM
U.S. Homeland Security special agents apprehended nine men suspected of attempting to smuggle illicit drugs at Crystal Cove State Park early Monday morning.
Border Patrol agents recovered 26 bundles of marijuana with an estimated street value of $1.79...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 3:56 PM
A Fountain Valley man who was a former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer was convicted Tuesday and sentenced to six years in state prison for raping two women, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office.
Miguel Lerma Jr., 33...