U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Officers stand guard over a fraction of the cocaine sized from a ship at a Philadelphia port is seen ahead of a news conference at the U.S. Custom House in Philadelphia, Friday, June 21, 2019.
Matt Rourke/AP Photo
Steve Tawa
June 21, 2019 - 1:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a multi-agency search of an international cargo ship at the Philadelphia Seaport this week has netted what it calls "the largest cocaine seizure" in its 230-year history: 17.5 tons. Law enforcement officials held a show-and-tell...
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U.S. authorities have seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine from a ship at a Philadelphia port.
Matt Rourke/AP Photo
June 19, 2019 - 6:30 pm
(AP) — If drug interdiction can be compared to a giant game of whack-a-mole, federal law enforcement officials delivered one mighty wallop this week when they raided a container ship at Philadelphia's port and discovered a staggering amount of cocaine. Hidden inside seven shipping containers were...
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Tioga Marine Terminal
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Mark Abrams
June 18, 2019 - 2:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal agents have seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine from cargo containers Tuesday aboard a ship docked at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, located along the Delaware River in South Philadelphia. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern...
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Counterfeit Bryce Harper jersey seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Mike DeNardo
April 19, 2019 - 4:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bryce Harper jerseys have been wildly popular, ever since the Philadelphia Phillies signed him last month. Now, the feds say overseas counterfeiters are trying to steal a piece of the action. Over the last few weeks, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection says they...
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Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Steve Sapp
Paul Kurtz
March 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Overseas passengers flying into Philadelphia are now able to cut down their time spent in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection line by using a free app that was rolled out this week. Philadelphia International Airport is the 26th airport to offer Mobile Passport...
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1,200 pounds of cocaine was seized at the Port of Philadelphia, valued at $38 million.
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
March 21, 2019 - 1:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is leading the investigation into this week's big cocaine discovery at the Port of Philadelphia. At the U.S. Custom House in Old City, Philadelphia, on Thursday, law enforcement officials had stacked 450 bricks of cocaine...
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Steve Tawa
March 20, 2019 - 12:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Federal authorities have taken in quite a haul of cocaine at the Port of Philadelphia. Sources say it took nearly a full day to process the 450 bricks of cocaine — weighing nearly 1,200 pounds with a street value of $38 million, according to sources. U.S. Customs and...
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 this June 17, 2018 file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, rest in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP, File
February 21, 2019 - 9:44 am
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Months after the Trump administration announced an end to its widescale separation of migrant parents and children, the policy remains a heated issue in the courts and at the border as critics contend the government is still needlessly breaking up...
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The U.S. government is preparing to begin construction of more border walls and fencing in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley, likely on federally-owned land set aside as wildlife refuge property.
Eric Gay/AP Photo, Pool, File
February 12, 2019 - 12:13 pm
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — The nonprofit National Butterfly Center has asked a federal judge to stop border wall activity on its property as the Trump administration gears up to build new barriers in South Texas and may soon win funding for more. In a motion filed late...
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A display of the fentanyl and meth that was seized by Customs and Border Protection officers over the weekend at the Nogales Port of Entry is shown during a press conference on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Nogales, Ariz.
Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star via AP
January 31, 2019 - 7:56 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Thursday their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured nearly 254 pounds (114 kilograms) of the synthetic drug that is helping fueling a national epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses from a secret compartment inside a load...
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