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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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  • Border Protection officer honored for heroics at crash scene

    A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer working on the Canadian border in northern New York has been honored for rescuing two people whose vehicle crashed and overturned near his home. The agency says Supervisory Officer Jose Lorenzo has been...
  • Around Town: Groundbreaking Wednesday for Irvine school

    Around Town: Groundbreaking Wednesday for Irvine school
    The Irvine Unified School District will break ground at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday on Beacon Park School, the district's 26th elementary school. The school, at 200 Cultivate, is expected to open in August 2016. It is enrolling students from the master-...
  • Where's Our Electricity Refund? (Regulators Ordered It Last October)

    Where's Our Electricity Refund? (Regulators Ordered It Last October)
    Q: Back in October, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered New England utility companies, including Northeast Utilities (now Eversource), to issue refunds to ratepayers because the transmission rates were too high. Possibly $ 30 million could go...
  • US Virgin Islands judge sentences felon in ammunition case

    U.S. authorities say a convicted felon was sentenced to 2 ½ years in a U.S. Virgin Islands prison after arriving on a flight from Florida with 290 rounds of ammunition in his luggage. The U.S. Justice Department says a judge sentenced Rudy Bridges on...
  • Law enforcement brothers sentenced in gun running scam

    A former New York City officer and his customs officer brother have been sentenced to three years in prison for smuggling guns into their native Philippines. The Daily News of New York (http://nydn.us/1BulZOU ) reports that Rex Maralit and his brother...
  • Repairs to downed border fence top $700,000

    The federal government spent over $700,000 to repair part of a steel border fence that was knocked down by debris from a rainstorm last summer. Repairs on the 60 feet of rebar-reinforced fencing in Nogales, Arizona, were completed in December, and U.S....
  • TSA's PreCheck enrolls 1 million travelers; here's how you can apply

    TSA's PreCheck enrolls 1 million travelers; here's how you can apply
    Still disgruntled with long wait times at airport security checkpoints? Apparently thousands of you have done something about it. The Transportation Security Administration reports that more than 1 million travelers have enrolled in PreCheck, which...
  • Man pays $500 (as penalty) for less than a gram of pot at BWI

    Man pays $500 (as penalty) for less than a gram of pot at BWI
    A man was charged $500 for less than a gram of pot at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Sunday — after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection narcotics dog sniffed it out in his luggage. The charge was actually a penalty assessed by CBP under the...
  • Agents chase, intercept human smuggling boat loaded with over 30 people

    Agents chase, intercept human smuggling boat loaded with over 30 people
    Three men previously deported from the U.S. are back in federal custody after they were arrested at sea for attempting to smuggle more than 30 people into the country, according to officials. Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection fired two...
  • Boat with $3 million worth of marijuana seized in Channel Islands

    Boat with $3 million worth of marijuana seized in Channel Islands
    A panga boat stocked with nearly three tons of marijuana worth about $3 million was spotted in the Channel Islands, and three men on board -- all citizens of Mexico -- were arrested, authorities said Monday. Alfonso Ramirez-Lopez, 40; Marco Montes-...
  • Update on U.S. Customs at Boca Airport

    It's officially a go, as a U.S. customs facility at the Boca Raton Airport moved forward after a joint agreement was approved, an expected first state grant came through and the federal agency appointed a project manager. The Boca Raton Airport...