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Border agents have seized more fentanyl in the last 7 months than the year before, CBP says

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In the last 7 months, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have seized more fentanyl than the total for the year before, according to data from the agency. The agency released updated statistics last week ...

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...

Customs officials have seized over 20 million counterfeit masks since the beginning of the year

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Millions of counterfeit masks have been seized by Customers and Border Protection (CBP) officials since the start of the pandemic. But the last few months have seen an "exponential increase" in counterfeit mask seiz...

Gregg Jarrett:  Rep. Adam Schiff’s fury and outrage over seized phone records is a perverse irony 

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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., threw an apoplectic fit the other day when he learned that what he did to others was done to him.  There is some perverse irony in all of this.  But, of course, Schiff neglected to mention...

FBI seized roughly $2.3 million in cryptocurrency tied to ransomware attacks

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US law enforcement officials in August seized roughly $ 2.3 million in cryptocurrency tied to ransomware attacks committed by a Russian resident, according to court document unsealed Tuesday. Aleksandr Sikerin, wh...

Iran releases seized South Korean tanker Hankuk Chemi

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Seoul A South Korean tanker seized by Iranian authorities in January has been released. In a press release Friday, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said the Hankuk Chemi and its captain were freed early Friday Iranian...

Cocaine disguised as charcoal worth up to $41 million seized by police

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Cocaine disguised as charcoal with an estimated street value of up to 35 million euros ($ 41.4 million) has been seized in a joint operation between Irish and Dutch authorities. The drugs were found inside two ship...

US Navy seized Iranian petroleum products and hundreds of missiles from vessels in Arabian Sea

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The US Navy seized hundreds of Iranian missiles and 1.1 million barrels of Iranian petroleum products from vessels in the Arabian Sea in what became the US government's "largest-ever forfeiture of fuel and weapons s...

Federal judge rules private land on border can be seized for the wall, despite Biden’s construction halt

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The federal government can take "immediate possession" of a Texas family's land along the US-Mexico border after a years-long court battle, a federal judge has ruled -- a move at odds with President Joe Biden's pled...

Judge forces US Capitol rioter to unlock laptop seized by FBI

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A federal judge forced a US Capitol rioter to unlock his laptop Wednesday after prosecutors argued that it likely contained footage of the January 6 insurrection from his helmet-worn camera. The judge granted the Ju...

Texas seized enough fentanyl to kill 200 million people this year alone, officials say

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The drug seizures are part of Operation Lone Star – a Texas initiative to curb entry of human traffickers and drug runners into the state.  According to new data provided by the Texas DPS on Thursday, Operation Lone ...

Oklahoma alleged cockfighting ring busted, 34 roosters seized: report

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Deputies with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office responded Sunday to a reported cockfight at a residence in Noble, about 25 miles south of downtown Oklahoma City.  When deputies arrived, they saw multiple people f...

More than 3,000 fake COVID vaccine cards seized at Anchorage airport

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The fake cards were shipped in from China, arriving in over 100 packages throughout the week, according to US Customs and Border Protection spokesperson Jaime Ruiz. Each package contained roughly 20 to 25 cards that ...

Border agents reported a 1,066% increase in fentanyl seized in south Texas last year

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US Customs and Border Protection reported a 1,066% increase in the amount of fentanyl seized in fiscal year 2021 in south Texas, the agency said this week in a press release. Agents at eight ports from Brownsville t...

‘Funky pickles’ seized by Border Patrol turn out to be $4 million worth of meth

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Customs and Border Protection officers recently seized more than $ 4 million worth of suspected methamphetamine at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility, the agency said. On April 17, CBP officers e...

Dem Rep Garamendi spins Taliban takeover, says seized US weaponry was ‘property of the Afghan government’

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"Almost all of the American military equipment was removed from Afghanistan prior to this mission of evacuating from the Kabul airport," Garamendi, who sits on the House Armed Services Committee, told MSNBC on Monday...

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