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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • 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...
  • Border Patrol says smuggling attempts thwarted by air, land and sea

    Border Patrol says smuggling attempts thwarted by air, land and sea
    Smuggling attempts by air, land and sea were thwarted in the past two days, the U.S. Border Patrol announced Monday. On Sunday, agents on patrol in the desert of Imperial County found 10 large bundles of marijuana in a metal basket believed to have been...
  • Mexican border now a major entry point for Cuban migrants

    Mexican border now a major entry point for Cuban migrants
    Although a homemade raft overloaded with desperate people is the most enduring image of the decades-long migration to the U.S. from Cuba, that is not the way most Cubans without visas now arrive. Most walk across the Mexican border. "It is surprising....
  • Officials seize toys with high levels of lead at port

    Officials seize toys with high levels of lead at port
    Law enforcement officers seized a shipment of 156,000 children's toys from China that contained higher levels of lead and a chemical used in plastics than is safe, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Department. The toy dolls that had...
  • Obama's nominee for drug czar wins first Senate vote

    WASHINGTON Michael Botticelli is not like drug czars of the past. He's not a cop, a military general or a governor. His specialty is treatment; he rose to prominence as the head of the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. And Botticelli,...
  • Surprise! Magnets used to plant drugs under cars from Mexico

    Surprise! Magnets used to plant drugs under cars from Mexico
    Drug smugglers are turning "trusted travelers" into unwitting mules by placing containers with powerful magnets under their cars in Mexico and then recovering the illegal cargo far from the view of border authorities in the United States. One motorist...
  • New ban on racial profiling to exempt TSA, customs and border agents

    New ban on racial profiling to exempt TSA, customs and border agents
    As the Obama administration prepares to announce new curbs on racial profiling by federal law enforcement, government officials said Friday that many officers and agents at the Department of Homeland Security will still be allowed to use the controversial...
  • Beekeeping groups call for standard to prevent 'honey laundering'

     Beekeeping groups call for standard to prevent 'honey laundering'
    The honey from local beekeepers Jason and Eunjin Newkirk's hives doesn't look, taste or feel like the golden liquid that comes in a mass-produced plastic bottle at the grocery store. The U.S. government uses no standard definition for honey, leaving...
  • Father, son face charges in sales of counterfeit electronics in Fountain Valley

    A Westminster man and his son are scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges of selling counterfeit electronic devices valued at about $3 million from a business in Fountain Valley. Rateb Said Najjar, 60, and Eyad Rateb Najjar, 36, are charged with...
  • Seniors on the Go: Cutting foreign travel hassles in 2015

    Seniors on the Go: Cutting foreign travel hassles in 2015
    International travelers this year can expect to see some reductions in the usual red tape and general hassles. Some important gains are already in place, and others are coming. Preclearance. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced last year that...