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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • 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 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....
  • 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...
  • U.S. tightens travel restrictions from West Africa to curb Ebola

    U.S. tightens travel restrictions from West Africa to curb Ebola
    Ever since an Ebola case from Liberia arrived at a Dallas hospital last month, political pressure has been building on the Obama administration to restrict travel from the three West African countries where the disease has spread with frightening speed....
  • Travelers from Ebola-hit region must go through five U.S. airports

    Travelers from Ebola-hit region must go through five U.S. airports
    The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus....
  • No U.S. Customs station at LVIA, but bluer skies may be ahead.

    No U.S. Customs station at LVIA, but bluer skies may be ahead.
    Lehigh Valley International Airport has scrapped its plan to add a $5 million U.S. Customs station, and by year's end it will likely have served the fewest passengers since 1985. Yet, for the first time in two years, airport officials say they have...
  • Behind State's 'Stringent' Ebola Guidelines, Quarantine Not Automatic

    Behind State's 'Stringent' Ebola Guidelines, Quarantine Not Automatic
    New state Ebola guidelines require that even those returning from West African travel with no symptoms to go through a 21-day quarantine, but the state health commissioner said that, in reality, she would have the discretion to decide whether such a...