U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Rice Shipment at the Port of Oakland (BCN)

Port Of Oakland Rejected Over Million Pounds Of Rice, Soybeans Due To Beetle Larvae Infestation

Agriculture specialists at the Port of Oakland sent 1.2 million pounds of soybeans and 88,000 pounds of rice back to India in November, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday.

12/20/2014

(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Opium-Filled Soap Bars From Thailand Seized At SFO

A box of soap delivered to San Francisco International Airport from Thailand was hiding nearly 9 pounds of opium.

09/15/2014

US Customs and Border Protection Global Entry Trusted Traveler Network kiosks. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Global Entry Program, Meant To Speed Up Customs Checks At Airports, Bogged Down By Application Process

The Global Entry program gets approximately 50,000 applications a month, and the process can take more than two months, especially in a busy locale like the Bay Area.

07/10/2014

Marijuana leaves (AP Graphic)

Lifeguards Discover Boat Containing Bale of Marijuana Off Monterey Coast

A suspected drug-running boat was found abandoned along the Monterey County coast on Saturday, after potentially unloading hundreds of bales of illegal marijuana just south of Carmel Highlands, sheriff’s deputies said.

02/17/2014

(CBS)

Mexico Teen Found With Meth-Filled Tequila Bottles At San Jose Mineta Airport

Federal agents at Mineta San Jose International Airport arrested a teenage boy from Mexico on New Year’s Eve after he allegedly brought a half-million dollars’ worth of methamphetamine in his luggage, authorities said Wednesday.

01/08/2014

The San Francisco 49ers walk onto the field ahead of Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Federal Agents Crack Down On Counterfeit 49ers Gear

Investigators said more than $330,000 in counterfeit goods have been seized in the Bay Area as part of “Operation Red Zone.”

01/31/2013

Counterfeit luxury goods. (JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/GettyImages)

Feds Seize 100s Of Counterfeit Goods Shipments In San Francisco

A federal crackdown on counterfeit goods shipments at a San Francisco facility over three days netted hundreds of parcels as part of Operation Holiday Hoax.

12/15/2012

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