U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.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.
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.
A 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.
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.
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.
Investigators said more than $330,000 in counterfeit goods have been seized in the Bay Area as part of “Operation Red Zone.”
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.