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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • 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 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • Middle Easterners crossing border from Mexico? It's rare

    Middle Easterners crossing border from Mexico? It's rare
    For months, some conservative members of Congress and their allies have warned that people from the Middle East could use the Mexican border to gain illegal entry to the U.S. and pose a terrorist threat. Obama administration officials have said such a...
  • 10 arrested in federal Spice raid in Hampton, official says

    Update: The former owner of Hampton Pipe and Tobacco, Jason Mickle, 29, was among the 10 people arrested yesterday in a multi-agency drug raid, according to a press release issued by Dana Boente, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of...
  • 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...
  • Border Patrol agent charged in assault on 14-year-old boy

    Border Patrol agent charged in assault on 14-year-old boy
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent surrendered Thursday to face felony charges of assaulting a 14-year-old boy at the Nogales Border Patrol station for having a cellphone while in detention. Aldo Francisco Arteaga of Tucson was fingerprinted and photographed at...
  • 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....