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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • Agents arrest two, seize boat off Laguna

    Agents arrest two, seize boat off Laguna
    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...
  • Amber Alert manhunt in 'extremely rugged' Idaho wilderness

    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. Cheryl...
  • Hands off our laptops

    Hands off our laptops
    As President Obama ponders a task force's recommendations for reining in electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency, a federal judge in New York has allowed another government agency to invade the privacy of Americans. Judge Edward R....
  • Too much force at the border

     Too much force at the border
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a division of the Department of Homeland Security created after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is the largest law enforcement agency in the nation. With more than 43,000 Border Patrol agents and customs officers, its...
  • Fourth Amendment is going, going...

    Perhaps you've heard of the Fourth Amendment. That's the one that guarantees freedom from unfettered government snooping, the one that says government needs probable cause and a warrant before it can search or seize your things. That guarantee would...
  • Need to finish TSA's PreCheck application? LAX office opens Thursday

    Need to finish TSA's PreCheck application? LAX office opens Thursday
    Fliers who want to complete their enrollment in the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program will be able to do so at at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) starting Thursday, according to a TSA announcement. The TSA will open an...
  • At O'Hare, high-tech kiosks help Americans zip through customs

    At O'Hare, high-tech kiosks help Americans zip through customs
    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...
  • FLL adds Southwest to TSA PreCheck program

    Southwest Airlines is the latest carrier at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to join the Transportation Security Administration's expedited screening program called TSA PreCheck, the federal agency announced Thursday. Through the program,...
  • Midway to get speedier security screening by year's end

    Midway to get speedier security screening by year's end
    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...
  • Federal, state, county officers serve search warrants in Springfield

    Federal, state, county officers serve search warrants in Springfield
    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...
  • L.A. Customs officer, brothers charged in gun-smuggling scheme

    L.A. Customs officer, brothers charged in gun-smuggling scheme
    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...
  • Coast Guard suspends search for boater off Oceanside

    The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the Oceanside boater who disappeared Monday and whose boat was later found off La Jolla. "After an exhaustive search effort utilizing a significant number of crews and assets, we've come to the very difficult...