The spokesman of the National Border Patrol Council Local 1613 says that “backdoor amnesty” of illegal aliens coming through the southern border is controlled from the highest officials at the Department of Homeland Security.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Customs Contracting Worker Admits Taking Kickbacks

A federal worker with U.S. Customs and Border Protection has pleaded guilty to taking more than $350,000 in kickbacks to help a private company win a $24 million technology contract.


Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kentucky Sues Federal Government Over Hemp Seeds

Kentucky’s Agriculture Department sued the federal government Wednesday, seeking the release of imported hemp seeds that have been held up by customs officials.


File photo of the customs line at Dulles International Airport. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Raw Chickens Seized From Traveler From Vietnam

Customs officials say 20 small black raw chickens were seized from a passenger arriving from Vietnam at Dulles International Airport outside Washington.


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200 lbs. of Khat Seized at Dulles Airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it has seized more than 200 pounds of an illegal stimulant from the Middle East that was shipped as air freight to Dulles International Airport.


File photo of a lizard. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Man At Airport Claims Live Lizards In Suitcases Were ‘Dinner’

During a routine customs check in a Munich airport, a man was found to be in possession of almost 50 assorted lizards and reptiles. When asked, he told airport officials that the animals were his dinner, and even offered to bite the head off of one to prove his claim.


Officials seized 924 packs of cigarettes from a man trying to smuggle them into the country (credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Customs Officials Bust Man Smuggling 924 Packs Of Cigarettes Into U.S.

Customs officials at Dulles Airport seized 924 packs of cigarettes from a passenger who was returning to the United States from Vietnam earlier this week.