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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • Report criticizes response to complaints against Border Patrol agents

    A report this week from the American Immigration Council’s Immigration Policy Center accuses federal officials of failing to act in a timely manner on abuse complaints against Border Patrol agents — in some cases coming to no resolution more...
  • Two get prison for smuggling counterfeit goods into L.A. County

    Two get prison for smuggling counterfeit goods into L.A. County
    A San Gabriel Valley businessman was sentenced Thursday to 31 months in federal prison for his scheme to import more than $2.3 million worth of popular and luxury counterfeit goods, prosecutors said.  Kevin "Peter" Wang, 54, of Rosemead pleaded guilty...
  • Glendale resident to serve time in prison for counterfeit charge

    A Glendale man was sentenced on April 28 to one year in prison for importing and selling counterfeit AMG tire rims out of his store, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Hamlet Ayvazyan, 37, pleaded guilty following his February 2012 arrest...
  • Customs to review how it tracks private planes after pilots complain

    Customs to review how it tracks private planes after pilots complain
     U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are reviewing their practice of tracking private planes after receiving complaints from law-abiding pilots who say they were detained and their aircraft searched without adequate justification. The agency&...
  • Justin Bieber gets a tough welcome home from U.S. Customs at LAX

    Justin Bieber gets a tough welcome home from U.S. Customs at LAX
    Justin Bieber didn't get to slide right through a U.S. Customs  and Border Control checkpoint at LAX upon his return from Japan, according to reports out Thursday.  After his arrival at approximately 1 p.m., the pop star was held up for hours by a...
  • Boat with 24 aboard seized near Crystal Cove

    Boat with 24 aboard seized near Crystal Cove
    Law enforcement officials seized a boat carrying 24 passengers early Thursday morning near Crystal Cove State Park. Officers from Orange County Sheriff's and Newport Beach Police departments, and the California Department of Parks and Recreation,...
  • 24 apprehended when boat washes ashore in Crystal Cove

    24 apprehended when boat washes ashore in Crystal Cove
    Twenty-four men and women reportedly trying to enter the country illegally were apprehended when the panga-style boat in which they were riding came ashore near Crystal Cove State Park, authorities said. The passengers -- 23 from Mexico and one from...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Former border protections officer convicted of rape

    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...
  • Officials: Shipment of 18 human heads was destined for crematorium

    Officials: Shipment of 18 human heads was destined for crematorium
    A shipment of 18 human heads stopped by customs officials at O'Hare International Airport was sent here from Rome to be cremated after being used in medical research, officials said today. Customs held up the shipment in late December because...