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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • Report criticizes response to complaints against Border Patrol agents

    A report this week from the American Immigration Council’s Immigration Policy Center accuses federal officials of failing to act in a timely manner on abuse complaints against Border Patrol agents — in some cases coming to no resolution more...
  • Glendale resident to serve time in prison for counterfeit charge

    A Glendale man was sentenced on April 28 to one year in prison for importing and selling counterfeit AMG tire rims out of his store, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Hamlet Ayvazyan, 37, pleaded guilty following his February 2012 arrest...
  • Two get prison for smuggling counterfeit goods into L.A. County

    Two get prison for smuggling counterfeit goods into L.A. County
    A San Gabriel Valley businessman was sentenced Thursday to 31 months in federal prison for his scheme to import more than $2.3 million worth of popular and luxury counterfeit goods, prosecutors said.  Kevin "Peter" Wang, 54, of Rosemead pleaded guilty...
  • 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...
  • Shifting drug smuggling routes bring contraband to Florida

    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...
  • Tracking system nabbing drug dealers and law-abiding pilots

    Tracking system nabbing drug dealers and law-abiding pilots
    Ken Dobson, a retired police officer, said he received quite a welcome when he landed his single-engine Cessna in Detroit two days after leaving his home in Palm Desert. Five sheriff's cars surrounded the plane and deputies got out with guns drawn. Then...
  • Justin Bieber gets a tough welcome home from U.S. Customs at LAX

    Justin Bieber gets a tough welcome home from U.S. Customs at LAX
    Justin Bieber didn't get to slide right through a U.S. Customs  and Border Control checkpoint at LAX upon his return from Japan, according to reports out Thursday.  After his arrival at approximately 1 p.m., the pop star was held up for hours by a...
  • 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/...
  • Taking the Kids -- and de-stressing holiday air travel

    Taking the Kids -- and de-stressing holiday air travel
    I hate waiting in long lines. Theme parks are bad enough but in my book, there's nothing worse than long lines at airports when you're already stressed by holiday travel (a long weekend with that cousin who always teased you mercilessly) and the kids...
  • 25 baggage handlers may be tied to LAX luggage theft ring

    25 baggage handlers may be tied to LAX luggage theft ring
    An investigation into a baggage theft operation at Los Angeles International Airport has grown rapidly, and authorities now say as many as 25 baggage handler may ultimately be detained in the case. Police said the theft operation -- probably one of...
  • TSA's new Pre-Check programs raise major privacy concerns

    TSA's new Pre-Check programs raise major privacy concerns
    When the Transportation Security Administration's Pre-Check formally launches sometime this fall, its trusted-traveler program will already have the enthusiastic endorsement of frequent travelers — and an equally enthusiastic denouncement from...
  • How to improve your chances of getting in TSA's PreCheck lines

    How to improve your chances of getting in TSA's PreCheck lines
    At more than 100 airports across the country, you get a chance to go through a special screening line without having to remove your shoes, belt or coat, and you can keep your computer in its carry-on bag. But being selected to use the Transportation...