U.S. Customs and Border Protection
On 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.
U.S. Customs agents at O’Hare International Airport helped save the life of a man who collapsed on Sunday.
O’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.
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.
A 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.
U.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 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.
Federal officials say flights from Japan have been screened as a precaution but no passengers have been contaminated.
When 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.