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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • Scope of alleged LAX baggage theft operation still being determined

    Authorities are still trying determine how long an alleged theft ring at Los Angeles International Airport was operating, but say a group of baggage handlers was responsible for one of the largest property heists in the airport's history. As of...
  • Mexico confirms confrontation with Border Patrol agents

    Mexico confirms confrontation with Border Patrol agents
    WASHINGTON — Two heavily armed, camouflaged Mexican soldiers crossed 50 yards inside Arizona in January and drew their guns against U.S. Border Patrol agents who confronted them in a tense standoff, according to documents obtained by The Times/...
  • Automated passport kiosks arrive at Midway

    Automated passport kiosks arrive at Midway
    International travelers landing at Midway Airport can now clear the customs process more quickly by using self-service electronic kiosks that were unveiled Wednesday. The new automated passport control system at Midway is identical to the free service...
  • At Border Security Expo, companies keep eyes on lucrative U.S. market

    At Border Security Expo, companies keep eyes on lucrative U.S. market
    PHOENIX — A fake barrel cactus with a camera mounted inside. An unmanned robot hardy enough to explore underground drug tunnels. Software that recognizes faces while tapping into federal databases. "We give them a tasting here," said Steve Roser,...
  • Slug catches ride from Mexico, forces customs to destroy mint shipment to Elkridge

    Slug catches ride from Mexico, forces customs to destroy mint shipment to Elkridge
    A stowaway slug that caught a free ride on a shipment of Mexican mint bound for Elkridge was intercepted at Washington Dulles International Airport as the first of its kind to be identified in the Washington region. Considered a threat to crops and...
  • Obama's drug czar confirmed as border chief

    WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Gil Kerlikowske on Thursday to be the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, allowing the White House "drug czar" to take on his new post overseeing the Border Patrol. Kerlikowske came to the White House as...
  • Border Patrol ordered to stop shooting at vehicles, rock throwers

    Border Patrol ordered to stop shooting at vehicles, rock throwers
    WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.S. Border Patrol announced new rules Friday to limit agents from shooting at moving vehicles or people throwing rocks or other objects at agents, reversing a controversial policy that has led to at least 19 deaths. Border...
  • In the battle between rocks and bullets, Border Patrol does the right thing

    It looks like the U.S. Border Patrol has opted for a policy of common sense. As The Times editorial page wrote last week, and the news pages documented earlier, federal agents patrolling the Mexican border have been involved in dozens of...
  • Border Patrol restricts agents' use of force

    Border Patrol restricts agents' use of force
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Border Patrol has restricted border agents' authority to shoot at moving vehicles or at people throwing rocks, changing a controversial policy that has contributed to at least 19 deaths since 2010. In a memo released Friday,...
  • Shifting drug smuggling routes bring contraband to Florida

    Under cover of night, speed boats sneak into Florida coves and inlets, hauling bundles of marijuana and cocaine. Drugs wash up on shore. Radar aircraft hover, searching for smugglers. And beachgoers stumble onto abandoned bundles of contraband. Like a...
  • California border officer gets prison time for helping smugglers

    California border officer gets prison time for helping smugglers
    SAN DIEGO — A veteran U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer was sentenced Monday to 7½ years in federal prison after being convicted of helping smugglers bring marijuana and undocumented immigrants into the U.S. for a decade. Lorne "Hammer"...