Customs Employees Recovering From Mysterious Hazmat ExposureTwo U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees who felt ill after opening an envelope for inspection in Alameda have been released from the hospital but the cause of their ailment remains unclear.
Mystery Substance Sickens Worker, Others Quarantined At Alameda Federal BuildingAn agricultural inspection specialist at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Alameda is still being treated at a local hospital this evening for symptoms she suffered after opening an envelope earlier today, an agency spokesman said.
Dangerous Beetle Infestation Found In 14-Ton Chickpea Shipment From India To OaklandU.S. Customs and Border Protection working at the Port of Oakland discovered a Khapra beetle infestation while examining a shipment of chickpeas from India last week.
Port Of Oakland Rejected Over Million Pounds Of Rice, Soybeans Due To Beetle Larvae InfestationAgriculture 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.
Opium-Filled Soap Bars From Thailand Seized At SFOA box of soap delivered to San Francisco International Airport from Thailand was hiding nearly 9 pounds of opium.
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.
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.
Mexico Teen Found With Meth-Filled Tequila Bottles At San Jose Mineta AirportFederal 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.
Federal Agents Crack Down On Counterfeit 49ers GearInvestigators said more than $330,000 in counterfeit goods have been seized in the Bay Area as part of "Operation Red Zone."
Feds Seize 100s Of Counterfeit Goods Shipments In San FranciscoA federal crackdown on counterfeit goods shipments at a San Francisco facility over three days netted hundreds of parcels as part of Operation Holiday Hoax.