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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • Sushi chefs plead guilty in whale meat case

    Sushi chefs plead guilty in whale meat case
    During dinner service at a Santa Monica restaurant a few years ago, a sushi chef known to customers as Yama disappeared out the back, car keys in hand. A few moments later, he reemerged clutching a package tightly wrapped in plastic. The chef...
  • Border agent fatally shoots suspect who hit him with a rock

    SAN DIEGO — A U.S. Border Patrol agent patrolling a smuggling trail in the mountains east of San Diego shot and killed a suspect Tuesday morning after being struck in the head during a rock attack, federal and San Diego County authorities said....
  • Need to finish TSA's PreCheck application? LAX office opens Thursday

    Need to finish TSA's PreCheck application? LAX office opens Thursday
    Fliers who want to complete their enrollment in the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program will be able to do so at at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) starting Thursday, according to a TSA announcement. The TSA will open an...
  • Traffickers caught trying to smuggle pot in kayaks, authorities say

    Traffickers caught trying to smuggle pot in kayaks, authorities say
    SAN DIEGO -- Suspected drug traffickers paddling across the border in four marijuana-filled kayaks were intercepted by U.S. authorities Friday near San Diego, resulting in the seizure of 297 pounds of drugs, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials...
  • Too much force at the border

     Too much force at the border
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a division of the Department of Homeland Security created after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is the largest law enforcement agency in the nation. With more than 43,000 Border Patrol agents and customs officers, its...
  • TSA to add more pre-check security lines at BWI

    TSA to add more pre-check security lines at BWI
    More security lines will be opened under the TSA PreCheck program at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport starting Tuesday, giving trusted travelers another option for expedited screening. Travelers who sign-up and qualify for the program are allowed to move...
  • The ultimate Triumph: Stolen motorcycle retrieved 46 years later

    The ultimate Triumph: Stolen motorcycle retrieved 46 years later
    More than 46 years after his $300 Triumph motorcycle was stolen from his backyard, a Nebraska man, now 72, has been reunited with his bike, U.S. customs officials announced Monday. The man’s blue and black Triumph Tiger 100 motorcycle was en route...
  • Carjacking suspect fatally shot at Mexican border

    SAN DIEGO - A carjacking suspect from Riverside County was shot and killed Saturday by U.S. law enforcement officers near the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said. The suspect, driving a stolen Chevrolet Impala, had led California Highway Patrol...
  • How Many States Require Front License Plates?

     
    In the 19 states that require vehicles to display only one license plate at the rear, most folks think that is how life should be. In the other 31 states and Washington, D.C., being forced to mount a second license......
  • Virginia man caught at airport customs on Maryland arson charges

    Virginia man caught at airport customs on Maryland arson charges
    A 24-year-old Virginia man who fled the country earlier this year after being charged with arson in Maryland was arrested on Tuesday at Washington Dulles International Airport, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Jose Mejia Pineda had an...
  • Coast Guard suspends search for boater off Oceanside

    The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the Oceanside boater who disappeared Monday and whose boat was later found off La Jolla. "After an exhaustive search effort utilizing a significant number of crews and assets, we've come to the very difficult...