The mother of the 8-year-old boy who died while in the custody of Customs and Border Protection has spoken publicly for the first time since his Christmas Eve death.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child in the agency’s care this month.
The Customs and Border Protection office in Baltimore suggests that travelers coming into the U.S. take advantage of the Global Entry Program, which is part of the Trusted Traveler Program.
According to the complaint, the search revealed no evidence that 58-year-old Ikechukwu “Ike” Owunna carried illegal drugs, and what he packed matched his plans for travel and his means.
A former federal agent is facing jail time in Virginia after failing to inspect international cargo ships for invasive species and diseases and lying about it.
A family returning from a trip to China earlier this month brought some special cargo with them through Dulles International Airport: four baby turtles with brightly painted shells.
“Somebody might be able to get your passport, they can get your name, but once we match up that face, once we match up those prints on your fingers, those can’t be duplicated, those can’t be changed,” said Supervisory Customs and Border Protections Officer Christopher Downing.
Mark Cochrane, 61, of Reston, Virginia, was arrested this week and faces multiple charges, including felony cruelty to animals, Fairfax County police said.
Customs agents working at Dulles International Airport report several unusual discoveries brought here international travelers.
Federal agents found stinkbugs among a shipment of ceramic tile from Italy during an inspection at the Port of Baltimore Monday and called the discovery a first in the nation for this particularly pervasive pest.
What looked like chocolate bars and small drink boxes at Dulles International Airport turned out to be cocaine with a street value of about $130,000.
A Customs and Border Protection official referred him to a secondary agricultural inspection, where an X-ray revealed 924 individual packs of cigarettes inside almost all 10 pieces of his luggage.
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