Customs and Border Protection

Photos of travelers and their vehicle plates snapped at a U.S. border control point have been hacked, according to the Customs and Border Protection agency.

Customs officials said in a statement on Monday that the hack involves fewer than 100,000 people photographed inside vehicles — as well as images of the vehicle license plates — that were taken as travelers left the U.S. through specific lanes at a single, unspecified land-border crossing. The images were captured by CBP over a six-week period.

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Marijuana has been legal in Canada for a month, but already immigration lawyers and cannabis executives say when it comes to getting into the United States, the worst may be yet to come.

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Canadian travelers to the United States could have another concern when it comes to cannabis. They are already asked if they’ve ever used marijuana. Now, new questions have focused on whether they have ever invested in American pot companies.


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Technology is now helping to improve cross border traffic on the Peace Bridge. And more improvements could be on the way. 

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Business owners and others with an interest in customs compliance had an opportunity in Buffalo Wednesday to learn the latest information about how imports and exports are reported and monitored. Changes are coming, including one system scheduled to take effect at the beginning of 2017.


Lewiston Police arrested two men at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge late Friday night for possession of Ecstasy and Marijuana.

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Homeland Security is adding more customs and border patrol officers to Western New York border crossings.

Federal budget includes funding for more border agents

Jan 14, 2014
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A federal budget bill released late Tuesday night includes funding to hire more border agents in Western New York.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on Customs and Border Protection to increase the number of agents working at the Peace Bridge.