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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • Border drones are ineffective, badly managed, too expensive, official says

    Drones patrolling the U.S. border are poorly managed and ineffective at stopping illegal immigration, and the government should abandon a $400-million plan to expand their use, according to an internal watchdog report released Tuesday. The 8-year-old...
  • FBI identifies former VA clinic clerk as gunman who killed psychologist

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...