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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • U.S. officials to step up port inspections after illegal engines found

    U.S. officials to step up port inspections after illegal engines found
    Federal environmental and customs officials said Thursday they will step up inspections at the nation's busiest port complex after discovering hundreds of imported vehicles, engines and other equipment that failed to comply with U.S. emissions standards....
  • Feds find invasive insects in shipments at Norfolk port

    Federal authorities say two insect pests have been found in shipments at the Port of Norfolk since last fall. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists found a Khapra beetle in a shipment of split lentils and spices from the United...
  • Cities take anti-extremism efforts to White House

    Prosecutors and civic leaders from several U.S. cities will convene at a White House summit this week to discuss ways of countering violent extremism, eager to share ideas on how to shut off terrorist recruiting pipelines that have sent Western fighters...
  • Trio pleads guilty to smuggling charges

    Three Glendale women pleaded guilty last week to smuggling Armenian nationals into the United States through Mexico, according to federal court records. The women — identified as Varduhi Avagyan, 42, Meri Avetisyan, 40, and Maria Yanakopulus, 57...
  • Mexico denounces police killing of unarmed migrant worker in Washington state

    MEXICO CITY President Enrique Pena Nieto lashed out Friday at what he called the "disproportionate use of lethal force" by police officers in Washington state that led to the death of an unarmed Mexican migrant. Pena Nieto joined lawmakers in...
  • ACLU files lawsuit claiming government not providing records on treatment of migrant kids

    The ACLU filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking information about allegations of abuse involving migrant children, including many who were placed under the care of immigration authorities while a wave of unaccompanied minors fled to the U.S. last summer. ACLU...
  • CBP: Mexican man arrested at Arizona border with 300 rounds of ammunition taped to his body

    A Mexican man has been arrested after authorities reportedly found 300 rounds of ammunition taped to his body as he was trying to cross the Arizona border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say 27-year-old Yanael Jimenez of Agua Prieta,...
  • Stamford's SoundWaters Rescues 22 Baby Turtles Bound For Soup Pots

    Stamford's SoundWaters Rescues 22 Baby Turtles Bound For Soup Pots
    SoundWaters, the Stamford-based environmental education center, received some unexpected guests in December just before the holidays. Twenty-two of them to be exact. But staff at one of the leading environmental education organizations on Long Island...
  • Affidavit: Cartels laundering drug proceeds in US, Kansas amid tightened Mexican banking laws

    A Mexican cartel is suspected of laundering $2 million in drug proceeds through a small southwest Kansas bank to avoid tighter restrictions on U.S. currency in its home country, according a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration affidavit obtained by The...
  • Summary of recent West Virginia newspaper editorials

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: Feb. 10 Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on stopping drugs at the border: The trend is alarming: sharp increases in illegal drugs flowing northward into the U.S. from Mexico. Since 2011, there has...
  • ACLU sues for records on Border Patrol's 'roving' agents in Southern California

    The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Border Patrol's parent agency Tuesday for records on its activities away from the nation's border with Mexico. The federal lawsuit seeks records on the agency's so-called "roving patrols" in the San Diego and...