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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Customs’ Battle Against JFK Airport Contraband

It’s a never-ending battle at our international airports — smugglers, trying to outwit Customs and Border Protection officers. They move contraband in everything from the hems of dresses to packages of hair crème. Now, Customs is fighting back.

09/26/2012

Authorities say these pens, buttons and bottles of deodorant were all stuffed with cocaine. (credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Authorities Seize Cocaine Concealed In Magic Markers, Deodorant At JFK International Airport

Would-be drug smugglers have been getting creative lately at John F. Kennedy International Airport, officials say.

05/14/2012

Delta Terminal at LaGuardia Airport - Queens, NY - Nov 9, 2010 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to CBSNewYork)

LaGuardia Airport Introduces Expedited Screening For Qualified Passengers

LaGuardia Airport will now provide expedited screening to qualified passengers. The TSA pre-screening means that you don’t have to take your shoes off, you can keep your belt on and you don’t have to open up your laptop.

04/04/2012