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Photo of cocaine seized by Customs and Border Protection officers. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection). AA. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Pharr Port of Entry seized a large amount of cocaine last Thursday. We're told a white 2003 Honda Accord LX was referred for secondary inspection.
It's hour three of your flight. You've exhausted the movie selection, you're getting hangry and restless, but just as you revert to playing Uno by yourself, the meal cart comes cruising down the aisle and your eyes light up. Not because anything fancy is coming, but because free food is good food. For ...

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says its 2017 annual civil rights report shows a spike in complaints of discrimination against Muslims - especially against federal agencies, like Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The report says incidents in which people were inappropriately ... Muslim
Also, his U.S. passport was seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection along with his "green card. In a news release, prosecutors said Cisneros "persuaded" the Customs and Border Protection officers to return the passport and "ensured" that Garcia-Gutierrez would be able to re-enter the U.S. again.
Jerome Aladdin Aba arrived at SFO around 8 p.m. last Tuesday, but was detained for questioning by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents due to unspecified problems with his visa. He was eventually denied entry, and was placed on a departing flight to Manila around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

Delta would not comment publicly about Tadlock's case, but in a statement provided by spokesman Michael Thomas, the airline said it encourages its customers to "adhere to Customs and Border Protection policies and requirements." In a statement, CBP declined to speak about the case details or ... Colorado France
Sonny Bhagowalia, a long-time senior IT official with the Treasury Department, has moved to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Bhagowalia will take over as the deputy assistant commissioner of CBP's Office of Information and Technology, second in command to the agency's IT chief, OIT ...
Posted Apr 21, 2018, 2:02 pm. Andrea Estrada Cronkite News. Greyhound bus passengers of color, who speak with accents or simply are "not white," routinely are questioned and sometimes detained by Customs and Border Protection agents, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. On March 21, ACLU ...
A Tucson woman is facing charges for human smuggling after speeding away from an immigration checkpoint on Friday, March 16, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release. The 23-year-old sped away from an Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint, after a Nogales Station BP agent directed her to a ...
Cochrane is a Customs and Border Protection officer, Fairfax County police officer Reem Awad confirmed to WTOP. On July 2017, someone called police to report a dead dog with what appeared to be a gunshot wound, police said. The dog was found at a private archery range near Fountainhead Regional ...
The region, specifically Otay Mesa, was selected as a location for the eight prototypes because of site accessibility to construct and the ability to evaluate the wall as part of a larger, existing border infrastructure system, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Ralph DeSio. San Diego ...
The Homeland Security Department's Customs and Border Protection agency is developing an acquisition strategy for cloud migration services as it aims to move all of its applications away from the Office of Information Technology National Data Center complex by 2022. CBP officials want to identify ...
FILE--In this April 14, 2016, file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a Border Patrol agent shows the path of a tunnel that crosses the U.S.-Mexico border near Calexico, Calif. The federal government has started work on a border wall in California to replace a decades-old decaying ...
EL PASO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the El Paso Port of Entry reported numerous enforcement actions while processing thousands of travelers the last few days. The agency reported 10 marijuana busts, one methamphetamine seizure, seven agriculture enforcement citations, nine ...
They're the men and women who make up the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency. "We're preventing terrorism. (We're preventing) bad people and bad things from coming into the country. But we're also helping the local economy and we're supporting trade and all of those kind of things," said ...
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was initially formed by combining inspection and enforcement elements of the U.S. Customs Service, Immigration and Naturalization Service including the U.S. Border Patrol, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Privacy Office, and Office of Field Operations recently invited privacy stakeholders—including EFF and the ACLU of Northern California—to participate in a briefing and update on how the CBP is implementing its ...
"Greyhound could, in theory, when they get pulled over by Border Patrol agents or someone from Customs and Border Protection, not open the door to allow the officer in, unless the officer has a warrant signed by a judge that the judge says 'I give you permission to enter into this vehicle to check ... Arizona
ALBUQUERQUE - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is looking into concerns by New Mexico's top land manager about whether federal agents can access a milelong stretch of state land along the U.S.-Mexico border. Federal officials sent New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn a letter this month ... Arizona
President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit the border of the United States and Mexico Tuesday to examine prototypes of his long-promised wall. In preparation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) has been hyping the wall with YouTube videos. Last week the CPB released a video titled “Walls ... Arizona
Role players wait in lines, each playing different travelers that a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer is likely to encounter. Some may be playing the role of refugee, others are told to act as though they're hiding something sinister. The actors have detailed instructions, like to smile and flirt with ... Arizona
Customs and Border Protection coordinates with 22 other agencies to process imports, ensuring that they comply with U.S. laws. In 1994, CBP began developing an information system, the Automated Commercial Environment, to better coordinate and streamline import processing. After delays, most key ... Arizona
United States Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, announces a Nexus enrollment workshop to be held by CBP in Grand Portage. During this enrollment event, CBP and Canada Border Services Agency will conduct interviews for conditionally approved Nexus applicants. Nexus is a ... Arizona
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Privacy Office, and Office of Field Operations recently invited privacy stakeholders—including EFF and the ACLU of Northern California—to participate in a briefing and update on how the CBP is implementing its ... Arizona
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a woman they say tried to sneak two mounds of meth across the border by hiding them in her bra. CBP representative Robert Valdez confirmed a canine sniffed out the meth hidden by the 18-year-old woman, a Mexican national who was trying to enter ... Arizona
REANN HUBER Tosha Powell, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agricultural inspector, shakes flowers to check for pests during an inspection of flowers from Ecuador at U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, February 12, 2018. (REANN HUBER/REANN.HUBER@AJC. Arizona
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport complex have seized 475,056 bottles of imported perfume bearing counterfeit trademarks in the recent months leading up to the holiday. If genuine, the seized perfumes have an estimated manufacturer's ... Arizona
PINECREST, Fla. - A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent shot and killed a man who broke into her Pinecrest home early Monday, police said. Sgt. Carlos Rosario, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department, said the woman woke up around 1 a.m. to the sound of a sliding-glass door ... Arizona
Though the U.S. is still arresting and deporting far fewer people than it did under Barack Obama, the fact is that the vast majority of people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and its sister agency, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), are either nonviolent criminals or not criminals at ... Arizona
Customs and Border Protection officials are expecting to process and inspect more than 1 billion imported stems of flowers in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day next Wednesday, a Department of Homeland Security spokesperson confirmed Friday. Although the DHS agency is often associated with ... Arizona
Miami-area Customs and Border Protection agent shoots and kills home intruder, police say. 2005 File photo of Border Patrol agents from the El Centro, California, station. PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL E. RODRIGUEZ/ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER - HFA (LA TIMES OUT) (August 17) (Diversity) ORG XMIT: ... Arizona
Michael Fox is the new area port director in Port Huron, according to a news release from U..S. Customs and Border Protection. Fox most recently was assistant area port director in Cleveland. He was the principal field manager in Cleveland for passenger processing including immigration, commercial, ... Arizona
Last month U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a new directive for border searches of electronic devices. It outlines the extent to which U.S. CBP agents can inspect the phones, laptops, etc. of travellers crossing the border. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security justified the measures as ... Arizona
“There were no defensive wounds” on Martinez and his partner and “there was no third-party blood or DNA evidence from the scene or from the agents' clothing,” according to an internal memo, from acting US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, which was obtained by CNN. Arizona
The number of illegal immigrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border dropped in January for the first time after ticking up since April last year. Customs and Border Protection said 35,822 migrants were captured by border officials in January. That number is down from more than 40,000 in December, ... Arizona
photo An U.S. Customs and Border Protection bike patrol agent assists Mexican's being returned to Mexico after they were apprehended for entering the United States illegally June 2, 2010 in Nogales, Arizona. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images). photo An U.S. Customs and Border Protection bike patrol ... Arizona
Michael Fox is the new area port director in Port Huron, according to a news release from U..S. Customs and Border Protection. Fox most recently was assistant area port director in Cleveland. He was the principal field manager in Cleveland for passenger processing including immigration, commercial, ... Arizona
If you like news like this, the Customs and Border Protection news feed has more grim and horrible news. ... –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona's Port of Nogales apprehended two Mexican nationals involved in separate failed attempts to smuggle methamphetamine into the United ... Arizona
U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo Port of Entry recently seized alleged methamphetamine valued at approximately $600,000 and arrested a man from El Salvador attempting entry posing as a U.S. citizen in separate, unrelated incidents. “This was ... Arizona
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, vehicle was spotted near the UC Berkeley campus Friday morning, causing alarm among community members until it was confirmed that immigration agents had been invited to speak at a campus event. The vehicle was initially spotted in the Genetics Garage ... Arizona
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — A husband and wife who were U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in South Texas have been sentenced in a marriage and citizenship scam. A federal judge in Del Rio on Thursday sentenced 46-year-old Isabel Metzler to six months in prison. Officials say 37-year-old Luis ... Arizona
"We were appalled to see U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents abusing their mandate and authority to arbitrarily board a bus to demand that all passengers produce identification and documentation," Reps. Ted Deutch, Alcee Hastings, Frederica Wilson, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Darren Soto, ... Arizona
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A Prince's Bay resident with a law enforcement bloodline who oversees Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport was honored with a Congressional Recognition Award on Thursday by Rep. Daniel Donovan. Francis J. Russo, who ... Arizona
Two former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were sentenced Thursday in Del Rio for their role in a marriage fraud scheme, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney's Western District of Texas office. A federal judge sentenced Isabel Metzler, 46, to six months in federal prison followed by ... Arizona
BALTIMORE (WJZ)– U.S. Customs and Border Protection says more than ever before, international mail packed with opioids is pouring in. A Senate investigation revealed dealers are growing their supply through international mailing. They buy drugs online that are mailed in from other countries and then ... Arizona
It also shows that Customs and Border Protection, the agency tasked with implementing the ban, repeatedly violated court orders as they were issued in the week following the announcement of the ban. Similar conclusions have emerged from FOIA documents released to ACLU affiliates that filed 13 ... Arizona
U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a new directive that sets new limits on border agents accessing travellers' phones, establishing criteria for when they can demand passwords, conduct extensive searches, like downloading documents stored in the cloud, or uploading files into a storage drive for ... Arizona
Military special forces based in Florida and U.S. Customs and Border Protection special units spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the eight models in San Diego, using jackhammers, saws, torches and other tools and climbing devices, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because ... Arizona
“Customs and Border Protection will continue to work closely with our trade and consumer safety partners to seize counterfeit and inferior merchandise, especially those products that pose potential harm to American consumers, negatively impact legitimate business brand reputations, and potentially steal ... Arizona


 

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