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Counterfeit bills seized at JFK Airport. (credit: Handout)

Customs Agents Seize More Than $200k In Counterfeit Cash At JFK

Customs and Border Protection officers at a John F. Kennedy International Airport cargo facility seized more than 2,000 in counterfeit $100 bills over two days earlier this month.

07/29/2014

Packages of heroin authorities said were found in a suspect's underwear at JFK. (credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Customs: Suspect Arrested At JFK After Trying To Smuggle Heroin In Underwear

Authorities said Bernard Charles was acting nervously while his bags were being inspected by Customs officers after arriving at JFK on a flight from Trinidad.

04/15/2014

This photo shows passenger confusion after a passengers were let off an international flight at JFK without being screened. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: Passengers Let Off International Flight At JFK Without Being Screened

Officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday were looking into why passengers from an international flight were accidentally allowed to skip immigration and customs at JFK.

02/25/2014

Authorities say a woman tried to smuggle more than 6-pounds of cocaine through customs inside of hair product containers. (Credit CBS 2)

Police: Woman Caught With More Than 6 Pounds Of Cocaine At JFK

A woman named Erika Rodriguez was caught with more than 6 pounds of cocaine stuffed inside of hair product containers, according to authorities.

12/13/2013

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Authorities Bust Counterfeit Cell Phone Operation After Random Search At JFK

Police and federal agents traced the phones to a local warehouse in Plainview, where they arrested the three men, who did business under the name Amax and Cellular Wholesale USA.

06/20/2012

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Seen At 11: Customs Officials Launch Crackdown On Khat

Customs officials at New York area airports are cracking down on a drug called khat. Authorities at JFK’s International Postal Facility told CBS 2’s Tony Aiello that they are seizing the drug by the ton.

05/21/2012

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Feds Recover Nearly $300,000 In Bogus $100 Bills At JFK

The play dough was found in the bottom of the suitcases of woman arriving from Medellin, Colombia.

12/27/2011

Newark Airport Customs

Family Fined $300 For Having Apple, Tomato, 3 Cucumbers In Backpack At Newark Liberty

A Florida family of four visiting relatives in New Jersey got an unwelcome surprise at the Customs gate — all because of some forgotten fruit and vegetables. The oversight was an expensive one that has the family fuming.

08/11/2011

Planes at Newark Liberty Airport

Under Suspicion: Student Challenges Laptop Seizure

Pascal Abidor, an Islamic studies doctoral student at McGill University in Montreal, fears the U.S. government will forever have its eye on him.

03/21/2011

Cocaine (credit: CBS 2)

Court: NY Man Had Cocaine, Not ‘Cooked Rabbit’ In Luggage

Prosecutors say a Queens man who told airport customs inspectors he was carrying a “cooked rabbit” in his luggage actually had three bricks of cocaine.

01/04/2011