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Report: US Border Patrol Should Abandon Plans To Buy New Drones

The Homeland Security Department’s border drones program costs far more than the government estimates, helps in the arrests of just a fraction of the number of people trying to cross the border illegally and flies far fewer hours than the government claims, an internal watchdog asserted in a report released Tuesday.

01/08/2015

Port of Oakland. (CBS)

$4 Million In Illegal Car Parts Seized At Port Of Oakland

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Thursday that they have seized more than $4 million in illegal car parts at the Port of Oakland in a shipment from China that were falsely listed as light-emitting diode power supplies.

02/06/2014

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Elephant Meat Bound For Fresno Seized At Airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Los Angeles have made some unusual seizures, including elephant meat, a dead primate and hundreds of handbags made from the skin of snakes, lizards and crocodiles.

05/20/2013

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent holds up some of the counterfeit merchandise seized outside AT&T Park during the World Series last October. (U.S. CBP)

Fake Giants Merchandise Seized At World Series Donated To Needy

Hundreds of counterfeit San Francisco Giants shirts, caps and other souvenir gear has been donated to a relief organization after federal agents seized them from vendors outside AT&T Park during the 2012 World Series, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

04/29/2013

San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

Federal Agent Working At SFO Arrested For Child Porn

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent working at San Francisco International Airport has been arrested on child porn charges, prosecutors said Friday.

03/15/2013

Boxes of ammunition inside a vehicle's air filter housing. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Feds Bust Ammunition Smuggling Attempt At Port Of Oakland

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents recently seized roughly 2,300 rounds of ammunition and the cars used to try to smuggle them out of the country from the Port of Oakland, an agency spokesman said Thursday.

02/07/2013