us customs and border protection


The government has a secret list tracking reporters and lawyers connected to migrant caravan

Attorneys said they fear the list exists to have a “chilling effect” on people who travel to Mexico to help migrants or cover the news
Emma Ockerman
mexico border

U.S. agents fire tear gas into Mexico after migrants take a run at the fence

An eyewitness said at least three volleys of the chemical agent were fired.
David Gilbert
crime & drugs

Arizona Sheriff's Warning to Hikers About 'Mexican Drug Assassins' Is Probably Bullshit

Sheriff Paul Babeu, who is running for Congress, warned the public about “rip crews” and “sicarios,” but some of his fellow lawmen are skeptical.
Troy Farah

When Immigrants Are Deported for Smoking Weed

US Customs and Border Protection agents have the right to question non-citizens about smoking weed, which is a deportable offense.
Meredith Hoffman
crime & drugs

US Agents Watch as 'Narco Sub' Carrying $194 Million Worth of Cocaine Sinks After Bust

American authorities tracked a semi-submersible boat loaded with around 5.5 tons of cocaine for nearly three weeks in the Pacific Ocean before intercepting it.
Tess Owen

Don't Try to Smuggle Raw Chicken in Your Luggage

He tried to smuggle in five raw chickens and three packages of pork meat on a flight that arrived at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport last week.
Alex Swerdloff
defense & security

After Paris Attacks, White House Toughens Security for Travelers to the US Without a Visa

The Obama administration is also seeking to expand a "pre-clearance program" in foreign airports to allow American border officials to collect and screen biometric information before visa waiver travelers can board airplanes to the US.
Reuters and VICE News

US Customs Is Required to Seize Your Dick Pics When You Cross the Border

But porn is OK as long as it’s available on airport magazine racks.
Alex Richardson
crime & drugs

Meth Is Flooding California — and You Can Blame Mexican Cartels

Meth seizures along the Mexico-California border and at the San Diego airport and seaport quadrupled between 2009 and 2014, according to US Customs and Border Protection data.
Meredith Hoffman
Bad Cop Blotter

Anonymous Border Patrol Agents Keep Killing People

US Customs and Border Protection agents have killed 46 people since 2005. None have gone to jail, and we don't even know most of their names.
Lucy Steigerwald

Kentucky Wins Hemp Seed Release from Federal Government

The state was frustrated by the federal seizure of 286 pounds of seeds, which it will use to cultivate test plots of hemp for research.
Max Cherney

Kentucky Wants to Grow Hemp So Badly, It’s Suing the Federal Government

The state is frustrated by the federal seizure of 250 pounds of seeds, which it intends to use to cultivate test plots of hemp for research.
Max Cherney