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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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Top U.S. Customs and Border Protection Articles

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  • Smuggler attempts to hide cocaine in fried fish at airport

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Miami International Airport say a smuggler tried to use fried fish to conceal more than two pounds of cocaine. Authorities say a 38-year-old woman arriving from Jamaica Saturday morning was carrying fried...
  • The Border Patrol shouldn't be allowed to police itself

     The Border Patrol shouldn't be allowed to police itself
    Two years ago, a scathing independent report by law enforcement experts found that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency had failed to fully investigate all 67 uses of deadly force, including 19 killings, by its agents from January 2010 through...
  • Luggage at Miami's airport contained fried fish laced with cocaine, feds say

    Luggage at Miami's airport contained fried fish laced with cocaine, feds say
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Miami International Airport say a smuggler tried to use fried fish to conceal more than two pounds of cocaine. Authorities say a 38-year-old woman arriving from Jamaica Saturday morning was carrying fried...
  • 1 dead after California crash of suspected smuggling boat

    A boat packed with migrants suspected of trying to enter the U.S. illegally collided with an American border vessel seeking to stop it off California's coast Thursday, capsizing the migrant boat and leaving a woman dead, authorities said. The collision...
  • Spike in meth seen from Mexico as US production low

    Border officers have seized more methamphetamine in Arizona this fiscal year than they did the entire previous year, continuing an upward trend for the drug that officials say is much easier and cheaper to manufacture in Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border...
  • 4 on small sailboat in Hallandale say they arrived from Cuba

    4 on small sailboat in Hallandale say they arrived from Cuba
    When Dmytro Donets emigrated to the U.S. four years ago, he arrived on a plane, with his parents and fully documented. "We won the green card lottery in Kiev, Ukraine," said Donets. "That was probably the easiest way to get here." On Tuesday Donets, 22,...
  • Is Texas spending $800M to create its own border patrol?

    When former Gov. Rick Perry ordered a big reinforcement of security at the Mexico border in 2011, Texas bought six new gunboats that can fire 900 rounds a minute and clock highway speeds. But the boats, which cost $580,000 each, spent more time docked...
  • Border Patrol agents, facing scrutiny over shootings, have harsh words for their leaders

    Border Patrol agents, facing scrutiny over shootings, have harsh words for their leaders
    Rank-and-file Border Patrol agents are furious that they have lost some of their favorite enforcement tools and say that intense public criticism of border shootings has led to a morale crisis. “We lack the political will to enforce the law and...
  • One dead after boat with suspected immigrants capsizes near Encinitas

    One dead after boat with suspected immigrants capsizes near Encinitas
    A woman aboard a boat packed with suspected immigrants died early Thursday after the vessel collided with a Border Patrol boat that had intercepted it, authorities said. The interception took place in the predawn hours near Encinitas, where the crew...
  • Mexico: 1 dead in crash of migrant boat, US Customs vessel

    Mexico says one of its citizens died after a boat carrying Mexican migrants capsized in U.S. waters off Southern California. The Foreign Relations Department said the boat collided with a U.S. Customs and Border Protection vessel early Thursday near...
  • Service animals get free eye exams in Hollywood

    For the third straight year, VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital and Animal Eye Guys of South Florida are welcoming the working animals that help law enforcement, hospitals and people with physical limitations. The hospital and veterinary ophthalmologist...