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A fake alligator head is just one of the unusual items that CBP labs must check.
Counterfeiting CD's is violation of Intellectual Property.
Precise amounts of drugs are measured before testing.
CBP labs process a wide variety of items under very exacting conditions.
CBP Laboratory personnel grind samples of marble material imported to the U.S. for testing.
Laboratory technicians perform highly skilled analysis of many types of needs.
With highly sophisticated testing equipment CBP Laboratory personnel can analyze minute traces of material imported to the U.S.
A CBP scientist runs extensive tests on a metal sample to determine its' origin.
Grains are tested before being allowed into the U.S.
CBP Laboratory personnel remove items from x-ray testing equipment.
CBP Laboratory personnel check the genetic markers of imported food products.
This CBP technician examines thin slices of a material to insure its quality.
CBP Laboratory personnel prepare to analyze materials imported into the U.S.
Even shoes are dissected and recorded.
A lab technician tests the integrity of steel pipe as it enters the country.
CBP can use a mobile laboratory when needed at port of entries around the U.S.
CBP Laboratory personnel use liquid nitrogen to supercool testing equipment.
This metal will be tested to insure it meets all standards it purports to meet before being allowed to enter the country.
CBP Laboratory personnel check textiles imported into the U.S.
CBP laboratories are capable of identifying oil from specific wells in specific countries.
Using an electron microscope allows technicians to examine the most miniscule elements of any item.
A CBP lab technician makes pseudo drugs intended to assist canine officers train their dogs.
CBP Laboratory personnel check foreign shrimp imported into the U.S.
Counting goose feathers assures that the product that is described to the consumer is correct.
An exact kilo of drugs is weighed for processing.
To protect consumers and businesses this vase, indicated as granite, will be analyzed to see if it is in fact as described.
CBP Laboratory personnel apply ultraviolet light to see things not ordinarily visible to the naked eye.
CBP Laboratory personnel prepare samples for testing.
Chinese walnuts undergo scrutiny as they enter the U.S.
CBP Laboratory personnel prepare samples of metal to be analyzed.
CBP Laboratory personnel pour liquid into testing equipment.