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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • Chinese beetle considered threat to trees found in Baltimore port shipment

    Chinese beetle considered threat to trees found in Baltimore port shipment
    A beetle species native to Asia and considered a threat to U.S. forests was discovered in the Baltimore region for the first time last month, during an inspection of a Chinese shipping container at the port of Baltimore. The "longhorn" beetle species,...
  • S. Florida drug smuggler sentenced to 10 years in prison

    S. Florida drug smuggler sentenced to 10 years in prison
    Floating in the Atlantic Ocean in 1982, a dehydrated and hungry Mark Marchand was found clinging to nearly 600 pounds of marijuana. His rescue at sea came after a botched drug run, a crime for which he received a five-year prison sentence. And in...
  • Restaurant owner, parent company plead guilty in sale of whale meat

    Restaurant owner, parent company plead guilty in sale of whale meat
    The parent company and owner of a Santa Monica restaurant pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges stemming from serving meat from the endangered Sei whale to undercover investigators in 2009 and 2010. Typhoon Restaurant Inc. and owner Brian Vidor...
  • Border agent charged with sexual exploitation of girl, 13

    A U.S. Border Patrol agent based in Arizona has been charged with multiple felonies for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl in Riverside County, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Tuesday. Alejandro Dominguez,...
  • Border crossings by children decline as immigration debate intensifies

    Border crossings by children decline as immigration debate intensifies
    The number of unaccompanied children apprehended by federal agents last month at the nation’s Southwest border was down by 40% compared with last October, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The announcement comes as the nation prepares...
  • Off-duty Border Patrol agent arrested after east Hemet fatal shooting

    Off-duty Border Patrol agent arrested after east Hemet fatal shooting
    An off-duty Border Patrol agent has been arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting a 27-year-old man in southwestern Riverside County, authorities said. John Demery, 40, was arrested in connection with the shooting death of Adam Thomas about 12:45 a.m....
  • Border Patrol investigating death of drug suspect at Texas checkpoint

    Border Patrol investigating death of drug suspect at Texas checkpoint
    U.S. Border Patrol agents are investigating the death of a 36-year-old man who was in federal custody at a Texas facility on Friday morning. Roger Maier, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, told the Los Angeles Times that agents...
  • Eric Frein search seems to intensify

    Eric Frein search seems to intensify
    The search for Eric Frein seemed to intensify Monday as state troopers and specialized agents continued to comb northern Monroe County. Police presence along Route 447 north of Eric Frein's home and Route 390 south remained heavy, as armed state...
  • Gil Kerlikowske: U.S. Customs on the lookout for Ebola cases

    Gil Kerlikowske: U.S. Customs on the lookout for Ebola cases
    Gil Kerlikowske, 64, was sworn in seven months ago as the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Kerlikowske has spent four decades in law enforcement, starting out his career as a police officer in St. Petersburg. He was a police chief in...
  • Weston Marine returns home after being jailed in Mexico 214 days

    Weston Marine returns home after being jailed in Mexico 214 days
    A Weston Marine sergeant who spent seven grueling months jailed in Mexico on gun charges is "living in the moment" and grateful for everyone who pushed for his release, his family says. A Mexican judge ordered Andrew Tahmooressi's immediate release...
  • What will customs mean for Boca?

    A unanimous vote has cleared customs for take-off at Boca Raton Airport off Interstate 95. The Boca Raton Airport Authority approved the preferred site for a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility and the design and construction, subject to...