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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • 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...
  • Cruise ship passenger enters guilty plea after cocaine-smuggling arrest

    Cruise ship passenger enters guilty plea after cocaine-smuggling arrest
    Carnival cruise ship passenger Isherman Tafari told agents he understood why someone might find his vacation unusual, records show. After all, he just wrapped up an eight-day cruise by himself, visiting destinations in the southern Caribbean aboard...
  • ID sought for man from Haiti during smuggling operation

    ID sought for man from Haiti during smuggling operation
    Investigators are trying to learn the identity of a man from Haiti who drowned while coming ashore with a group of other people in what federal authorities called a smuggling operation. Fort Lauderdale police on Thursday released a sketch of the man...
  • Grant could move up customs at Boca Airport

    A pending grant for the next fiscal year could expedite a U.S. Customs facility at the Boca Raton Airport by as much as six months. Executive director Clara Bennett was notified of the pending $815,120 grant for 2015, not 2016 as expected from the...
  • Tired of waiting at border crossings? Now, there's an app for that

    Tired of waiting at border crossings? Now, there's an app for that
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection has a new mobile app that will tell travelers how long they'll have to wait in line at land border crossings to Mexico and Canada. The app, announced Tuesday, won't necessarily make trips faster, but it can give you...
  • Man dies during struggle with border agents at San Ysidro crossing

    San Diego police are investigating the Christmas Eve death of a 40-year-old man during a struggle with border agents at the San Ysidro crossing. The man, whose name was not disclosed, entered the United States from Mexico through the pedestrian...
  • FBI identifies former VA clinic clerk as gunman who killed psychologist

    FBI officials on Wednesday identified a former clerk at a West Texas veterans’ clinic as the gunman who fatally shot a psychologist before turning the weapon on himself. The¬†suspect,¬†Jerry Serrato, 48, was a former soldier in the Army. His...
  • 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...
  • 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,...