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A 3,000-year-old Egyptian artifact was seized by customs officials in Tennessee

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A millennia-old Egyptian artifact was found in a shipment to the port at Memphis, Tennessee, officials say. US Customs and Border Protection officers discovered the artifact on August 17, according to a news release...

Customs and Border Protection seizes shipment of fentanyl hidden in pill bottles

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US Customs and Border Protection has seized a shipment of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl hidden in pill bottles that was strong enough to potentially provide lethal doses to tens of thousands of people, the ...

California busts by Customs and Border Patrol seize nearly 500 packages of meth, fentanyl in five days

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The seizures took place between July 13 and July 17 at the Calexico Port of Entry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a press release.   Narcotics seized by CBP.  (CBP) Calexico CBP off...

Customs officers in Texas seize over $4.3 million in meth

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Customs officers in Laredo, Texas, confiscated methamphetamine -- with a street value of a whopping $ 4.3 million -- that was hidden in a tractor-trailer. US Customs and Border Protection field officers made the se...

Customs officers in Detroit seize a ton of marijuana labeled as ‘pool toys’

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These are not your average pool toys. Customs officers in Michigan discovered a whopping 2,175 pounds of marijuana in a shipment labeled as "pool toys" on May 11, according to a news release from US Customs and Bo...

US customs officers find this rare pest for the first time

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Customs officers at the US-Mexico border found an unwanted passenger hitching a ride in a shipment of fresh fruit: Cochabamba sp. -- a rare pest never before seen at a US port of entry. The discovery was made May 2 ...

Customs seized over $10 million worth of counterfeit Rolex watches

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It might be time to check the authenticity of your new luxury watch. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Indianapolis seized two shipments of counterfeit Rolex watches on April 27 and 29. The fake lu...

Customs officers intercept $70,000 worth of cocaine hidden in insulated thermal cups

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Customs officers intercepted four separate shipments of cocaine with a total street value of $ 70,000 hidden inside insulated thermal cups, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement. The shipments...

Sen. Tom Cotton says Democrats want to ‘destroy’ Senate customs following Manchin dissent

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"The consequences from America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan continues," Gowdy began, listing various forms of brutality and oppression committed by the Taliban after U.S. troops evacuated the country in August. MANC...

US Customs officials seize nearly 4,000 bongs at DC airport

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US Customs and Border Protection officials seized a shipment of almost 4,000 bongs at Washington Dulles International Airport, the agency said. The $ 56,000 shipment arrived from China on October 2 manifested as "...

Meteorites passed off as pyrite seized by Chinese customs

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Almost half a metric ton of meteorites declared as pyrite ore on import have been seized by authorities in the southern city of Shenzhen, China's customs agency said on Monday. Officers inspected the material and det...

Biden’s Customs and Border Protection nominee backs Trump-era Title 42 and swift expulsion of migrants

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President Joe Biden's pick to lead US Customs and Border Protection, Chris Magnus, voiced support for the Trump-era public health order that allows for the swift expulsion of migrants during his Senate confirmation ...

Customs officers seize fake championship rings that — if genuine — would have been worth nearly $2.4 million

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US Customs and Border Protection officers recently seized 86 counterfeit championship rings that would have been worth $ 2.38 million if they had been authentic, the agency said. US border agents seized thousand...

Customs officers seize counterfeit jewelry that if genuine would have been worth $5.2 million

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US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently seized two shipments of counterfeit jewelry that would have been worth more than $ 5.2 million if it had been authentic, the agency said. On August 16, officers in C...

As Afghanistan conflict continues, big cities ‘ramping up’ security efforts: Fmr. NYPD, Customs head Ray Kelly

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Police departments in major U.S. cities, such as New York, will likely be ramping up security and intelligence efforts to protect against any terror threats posed by the ongoing attacks in Afghanistan, Kelly said dur...

Ford launching DIY electric car kit for customs

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The Ford Performance division has announced that it will introduce an electric crate motor for custom car applications at this November's SEMA show in Las Vegas. The Eluminator borrows its name from Ford's line of Al...

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