U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Chicago O’Hare International Mail Facility are taking the detection of hazardous chemicals and drugs to another level. Since November, officers at the International Mail Facility have been using a hand-held device as a screening tool to analyze packages that may contain common drugs and industrial chemicals.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers working at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier. In February, CBP officers inspected the rail container and discovered merchandise in violation of intellectual property rights (IPR) regulations.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 1,666 pounds of marijuana Friday afternoon. The drugs were in a commercial entry of clay tile.

San Juan, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers found 9 pounds (4.25 kilos) of liquid cocaine concealed inside a loose cargo consignment of shampoo bottles. The estimated value of the seized narcotics is $106,250.

Tucson, Arizona - Tucson Sector Border Patrol will assist members of the media with access to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke during his first visit to the U.S./ Mexico border in Southern Arizona Saturday, March 17. 

Washington, DC - Today the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced nearly $4 million for the University of Connecticut at Storrs and the Georgia Tech Research Corporation to lead a traineeship program that will address workforce training needs in the early-stage technology area of advanced materials and process technologies in energy-related manufacturing. These U.S.-based institutions of higher education will implement masters-level training programs designed to train a new generation of advanced manufacturing engineers to fill workforce needs across industry, national labs, and universities.

Washington, DC - Thursday the Department of Justice launched its new redesign of FOIA.gov and the first iteration of the National FOIA Portal, a government-wide FOIA request portal that allows the public to submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to any agency from a single place.

Residents of the territory of Puerto Rico are still struggling to recover from the devastation of this year's massive hurricanes and more than 350 American Red Cross disaster workers are there, supporting relief efforts on the island.