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Dozens Of Invasive Giant African Snails Intercepted At LAX

The United States Customs and Border Protection said Monday that agriculture specialists at Los Angeles International Airport intercepted 67 invasive snails in an air cargo shipment, officials said.

CBS Los Angeles–07/14/2014

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$14M In Fake Hermès Handbags Seized At LA Port

More than $14 million in fake Hermès handbags have been seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/05/2013

Director Emad Burnat poses for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival at the Getty Images Portrait Studio at T-Mobile Village at the Lift on January 24, 2012, in Park City, Utah. (credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Oscar-Nominated Palestinian Director Held Briefly At LAX

Immigration officials briefly detained the Palestinian director of the Oscar-nominated documentary “5 Broken Cameras” on his way into town for Sunday’s Academy Awards.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/20/2013

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Ex-Customs Officer Convicted Of OC Sex Assaults

Orange County prosecutors say a former customs officer has been convicted and sentenced to six years in prison for raping two women.

01/08/2013

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Long Beach Man Accused Of Smuggling Meth Candy Bars

A Long Beach man is facing federal charges for allegedly trying to smuggle more than four pounds of methamphetamine out of the United States packaged to look like a well-known candy bar.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/30/2012

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Former Korean Law Enforcement Officer Charged With Smuggling $700K Worth Of Phony Erectile Dysfunction Pills

Federal authorities say a former Korean law enforcement officer was arrested Wednesday for trying to smuggle nearly 40,000 counterfeit erectile dysfunction pills through Los Angeles International Airport.

03/07/2012

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$500K Worth Of Cocaine Found Hidden In Refrigerated Shipping Container

Sixty-four pounds of cocaine worth more than half a million dollars were found hidden in the panels of an empty refrigerated container at the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport complex, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

03/02/2012

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Customs: Inside The Hidden Underground Of LAX

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at Los Angeles International Airport have quite a bit more to deal with than guns and drugs; Agents are going after smuggled food that could bring disease into the country.

02/20/2012

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Crates From Germany Seized After Timber Pest Infestation Detected

A wooden crate from Germany was seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents because it was found to be infested with larva of the horntail wasp.

01/31/2012

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Stolen 1976 Porsche Recovered In Cargo Container Bound For Netherlands At Port Of LA

A Porsche reported stolen out of Las Vegas more than 20 years ago has been recovered at the Port of Los Angeles.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/28/2011

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Illegal Immigrants Found In Boat Off Dana Point

Customs officials arrest 18 illegal immigrants found in a boat off Dana Point.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/16/2011

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Designer Look-Alike Sunglasses Worth $12M Seized From Ports

A statement Wednesday from U.S. Customs and Border Protection says sunglasses that have some design and logo similarities to Coach, Gucci and Armani shades were seized in the last two weeks at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

09/22/2010

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