| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:55 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted a type of mealybug pest in an exotic fruit at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, federal officials said Monday.
The bug, formally known as Maconellicoccus multipori,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:15 PM
An 11-year-old girl from Burbank who was allegedly abducted by her mother and taken to Mexico eight years ago has been found, police announced Friday.
In 2005, the mother – identified by police as Gabriela Barrett, 53 – took her then-3-year-...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:53 AM
A panga-style boat loaded with $4 million in marijuana has been seized off the coast of Laguna Beach and two men taken into custody, federal authorities reported.
The boat, carrying 119 packages of marijuana, was first spotted several miles off the...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Two men were taken into custody early Tuesday after federal officials seized their boat and found more than $4 million in marijuana, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.
Federal agents stopped a panga with two Mexican men and 119...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:41 PM
The Idaho wilderness where a group of horseback riders believe they encountered Amber Alert suspect James Lee DiMaggio and 16-year-old Hannah Anderson is “extremely rugged” and unforgiving, said one longtime wilderness guide.
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:13 PM
Upon arriving in Chicago on Thursday after a 10-hour flight from Thailand, Faite Mack was happy to be almost home as he breezed through the border clearance process in an unheard-of five minutes at O'Hare International Airport.
While hundreds of foreign...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:19 PM
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...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Federal officials seized $44,783 from a Nigerian man traveling through Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport for what officials said was a violation of currency reporting regulations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday....
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Travelers at Midway Airport will have the option to participate in a speedier and less hassling security screening process by the end of the year, the Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday.
The PreCheck expedited-screening program...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:01 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Officers from several law enforcement agencies served search warrants at several undisclosed locations in Springfield on Wednesday.
Shawn Neudauer, spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in an e-mailed statement...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:07 PM
A Los Angeles-based U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer and his two brothers have been charged in an international weapons-smuggling scheme, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
Authorities allege Wilfredo Maralit, 48, and his brothers -- Rex...