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