Latest customs officer Stories

2009-03-26 14:44:57

The 177 handguns seized at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport were all theatrical props, authorities say. The Cincinnati Enquirer said Thursday that, according to authorities, the handguns seized by federal agents at the airport were only capable of firing blanks. Tim Willard of the U.S.

2009-02-02 23:32:31

An Australian man is facing serious charges after customs officers at Melbourne Airport found two live pigeons hidden in his pants, authorities said. The 23-year-old Melbourne-area man had the birds strapped to his legs when he arrived in Australia Sunday on a flight from Dubai, The Age reported Monday.

2008-08-21 09:15:00

NACO, Ariz. (AP) -- Some furniture inspected by customs agents at the Arizona-Mexico border gives new meaning to the term "entertainment centers" -- they were allegedly used to hide $2.7 million worth of marijuana. U.S.

2008-08-14 00:00:31

By Art Marroquin Overseas travelers may feel a little more secure when passing through Los Angeles International Airport, thanks to several enhancements unveiled Tuesday. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, Rep.

2005-10-26 11:36:03

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Rehearsals for an Irish opera met with an unusual hitch after customs officers seized cocaine from a truck delivering theatrical sets to a Dublin theater preparing to stage one of opera's finest works.

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