Smuggling

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Texas to Feds: Reimburse Us for $2.8B in Border Security Expenses

Texas House leadership wasted no time in calling on the federal government to reimburse the State for the costs–to the tune of $2.8 billion–incurred as a result of the Obama Administration’s failure or refusal to secure the Texas-Mexico Border.

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U.S. Customs Officer Helped Smuggle Illegal Aliens for Profit

A federal jury in El Paso, Texas, found a former customs officer guilty of illegal alien smuggling for financial gain, and aiding and abetting illegal alien smuggling for financial gain. He was also convicted on two counts of accepting a bribe.

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Agent Arrested for Allegedly Smuggling Leonys Martin from Cuba

On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI arrested Bart Hernandez, an agent who has represented Cuban baseball stars, including Jose Abreu, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jorge Soler and Leonys Martin, on charges of human smuggling.

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Illegal Chinese Pork in Baby Formula Caught in Customs

On November 13, a traveler from China en route to the United States was caught at U.S. Customs preclearance with an illegal pork product hidden inside baby formula and milk powder containers.

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Customs Seizes, Destroys 450 Illegal Pork Tamales

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized and destroyed 450 illegal pork tamales from an airline passenger arriving at LAX from Mexico on November 2. The passenger was also caught lying about the contents of his luggage.