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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • Customs to review how it tracks private planes after pilots complain

    Customs to review how it tracks private planes after pilots complain
     U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are reviewing their practice of tracking private planes after receiving complaints from law-abiding pilots who say they were detained and their aircraft searched without adequate justification. The agency&...
  • Why Kentucky is fighting for hemp in federal court

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is suing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and other federal authorities in a fight over hemp seeds. Here's a look at why officials who had planned to be at a farm Friday will instead be in a courtroom. What...
  • Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks: beauty preserved or federal land grab?

    Whenever Washington creates a federal park — just as President Obama did this week, designating a half-million acres along the U.S.-Mexico border as the newest national monument — environmentalists cheer about the preservation of precious land...
  • Customs officials revise practices for detaining private airplanes

    Customs officials revise practices for detaining private airplanes
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Friday they have tightened their practices for stopping and searching private aircraft in an effort to reduce law enforcement encounters with innocent pilots. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Eddie Young,...
  • Ex-WGA President Patric Verrone Outpaced in State Senate Race

    Patric Verrone's three-month campaign for a California State Senate seat has come to an end after gaining meager support among voters in West Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Santa Monica. With 18% of ballots counted in Tuesday's primary, the TV writer...
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  • Father, son plead guilty in Boston Blackie's check-cashing scheme

    Father, son plead guilty in Boston Blackie's check-cashing scheme
    The former owners of the Boston Blackie’s burger restaurants have pleaded guilty to a check-cashing scheme that bilked about $1.7 million from two banks, according to prosecutors. Chris Giannis, 41, was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday by...
  • Customs agents find condom-wrapped cocaine in women at Midway

    Customs agents find condom-wrapped cocaine in women at Midway
    After a trip to Jamaica, a pair of local women landed at Midway International Airport on Friday with about $36,000 worth of cocaine wrapped in condoms and stored in body cavities, authorities said. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine alerted...
  • Border agency ousts head of internal affairs, will investigate unit

    Border agency ousts head of internal affairs, will investigate unit
    The head of internal affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection was removed from his post Monday amid criticism that he failed to investigate hundreds of allegations of abuse and use of force by armed border agents, officials said. James F....
  • White House to request $2 billion to handle border influx of children

    A rush of young children crossing alone and illegally into the United States from Texas is so large and unexpected that senior officials with the Obama administration said Monday the White House is asking Congress for about $2 billion to grapple with what...
  • Border agency removes its own chief of internal affairs

    The head of internal affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the federal government's largest law enforcement workforce, was removed from his post Monday amid criticism that he failed to investigate hundreds of allegations of inappropriate use...
  • Two sentenced to prison in San Gabriel asylum fraud scheme

    A San Gabriel immigration consultant and one of his employees have been sentenced to prison for filing fraudulent asylum applications on behalf of hundreds of Chinese immigrants.  Haoren Ma, 50, who operated a consulting business called New Arrival...