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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • Missing Picasso, disguised as a holiday gift, is recovered in New York

    Missing Picasso, disguised as a holiday gift, is recovered in New York
    U.S. officials inspected a FedEx package shipped from Belgium to New York in December with its happy holiday greeting, "Joyeux Noel." They opened it and instead of a $37 “art craft toy” promised on the box found a stolen Picasso painting worth...
  • Congress OKs deal to avoid shutdown at Homeland Security

    Congress OKs deal to avoid shutdown at Homeland Security
    Congress voted late Friday to approve a one-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security, narrowly avoiding a shutdown while setting up the possibility of another battle over immigration in coming days. With hours to go before...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Justice Department to seek stay of ruling on Obama immigration action

    The government will seek a stay of a judge's decision that has temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's action to protect millions of immigrants from deportation, the White House said Friday. The Justice Department paperwork will be filed with a...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...