U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Smartphone App Could Speed O'Hare Passport LinesThe free Mobile Passport Control app was developed for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It allows travelers to plug in their passport information and submit customs declaration forms before arrival.
Customs Agents Find Invasive Beetle At Port Of ChicagoFor the first time ever, Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted a certain type of destructive beetle that was poised to enter the United States. In this case, through the Port of Chicago.
Feds Seize 100 Pounds Of Illegal Stimulant 'Khat' Bound For ChicagoCustoms agents seized 100 pounds of an illegal stimulant headed for Chicago, when the package was intercepted at Philadelphia International Airport, because the box felt too heavy to be what the label suggested it was.
New Technology Frees Up Customs Agents To Focus On O'Hare SecurityOn the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, CBS 2’s Suzanne LeMignot looked at how technology is freeing up resources at O'Hare airport to focus on national security concerns.
Customs Agents Save Passenger's Life At O'HareU.S. Customs agents at O'Hare International Airport helped save the life of a man who collapsed on Sunday.
Inspectors Comb Shipped Flowers For Dangerous PestsO'Hare International Airport is among the top 10 destinations for flowers from all over the world at this time of year, and the the pressure is on the inspectors keeping their eyes out for tiny would-be terrorists in the shipments.
Customs Officers On Watch For Guns, Drugs And ... Food?Guns and drugs are not the only items being seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. Federal agents are going after smuggled goods that could bring foreign bugs and diseases into the United States.
Live Military Flare Found In Package At O'HareA live Vietnam era military "trip flare" – an incendiary device capable of reaching a temperature of nearly 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit – was found in a package being shipped through O'Hare International Airport to Japan last week.
Customs Agents Find 2,000-Year-Old Mexican Artifact In ShipmentU.S. Customs officials in Chicago have discovered that a Mexican figurine that was set to be shipped to Canada was actually a 2,000-year-old pre-Columbian artifact.
'Rambo' Foils Drug Smugglers At O'HareRambo didn't need any guns to stop three shipments of opium from being smuggled through O'Hare Airport this month. Of course, this Rambo isn't an action movie star, he's a drug-sniffing dog for U.S. Customs.
Radiation From Japan Detected At O'Hare AirportFederal officials say flights from Japan have been screened as a precaution but no passengers have been contaminated.
Chicago Customs Officials To Inspect Millions Of Flowers This V-DayWhen you bury your face in a sweet-smelling bouquet from your valentine this Monday, take a second to thank ... the trained flower inspectors with U.S. Customs and Border Protection? Actually, yes.
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