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Cargo Security

Cincinnati CBP intercepts over 70 shipments of unapproved cosmetic injectables in 2 weeks

CINCINNATI—Throughout the last two weeks, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Cincinnati seized 78 shipments of unapproved cosmetic treatments such as Botox, Juvéderm, and other fillers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates injectable cosmetic treatments. Products like these can have unknown ingredients that may potentially cause harm to the consumer.

3 shipments containing 3,165 counterfeit items worth over $3.1M Seized by Louisville CBP in 1 night

LOUISVILLE, KY— May 8 was a busy night for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Louisville. CBP officers in Louisville seized three shipments containing various luxury items. From handbags, to jewelry, to Rolex watches, all were deemed to be inauthentic and bearing counterfeit marks, by CBP’s Centers of Excellence and Expertise, the agency’s trade experts.

CBP Apprehends 3 Stowaways that Jumped from a Barge Arriving in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico

PONCE, Puerto Rico— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers apprehended three stowaway men from the Dominican Republic Monday who jumped to the water from a barge arriving to Guayanilla, Puerto Rico from Lake Charles, Louisiana. 

“Incidents like these are a clear indication of the great lengths and personal risks people are willing to take to illegally enter the United States,” said Julio Chacon, CBP’s Port Director of the Ponce Port.  

Baltimore CBP and FDA Seize $688k Shipment of Apetamin, an Appetite-Stimulating and Potentially Harmful Supplement

BALTIMORE – For decades, consumers have been bombarded with products pitching weight loss that failed to work as promised, or worse, that presented health complications to consumers. Now, social media and the internet marketplace is fostering a trend reversal and pitching supplements to help consumers bulk up to a more-curvy appearance. That too may prove to cause severe health consequences, and so U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are stepping in to protect U.S. consumers.