Pacific Beach Resident Pleads Guilty to Distributing Fentanyl that Caused Two Overdoses, One of Them Fatal

San Diego, California - Pacific Beach resident Maya Kol pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday, admitting that he sold fentanyl powder that caused the death of one man and sent another to the hospital over Labor Day weekend in September 2018. A third man - Kol’s source of the fentanyl - also fatally overdosed that weekend from the same batch. 

Dulles CBP Intercepts African Cat Skins, Giant Snail Shells

Washington, DC - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists have some skin in the game when it comes to protecting our nation’s natural resources. They work diligently to inspect imported cargo and arriving international travelers to intercept pests and potential plant and animal diseases at our nation’s international ports of entry.

AMO Memorializes OH-6 Helicopter with Donation to Border Patrol Museum

Washington, DC - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) delivered an OH-6A helicopter to the National Border Patrol Museum in El Paso, Texas, September 18.

Volcanoes, Vampires, and More

Pasadena, California - This year, Caltech students have more options for arts-oriented classes to choose from with topics ranging from Victorian media to volcanic disasters to map making and more. The courses are part of the new Caltech-Huntington Program in Visual Culture, established last year with a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Designed to expand Caltech students' exposure to different forms of artistic media, the program also includes guest lectures, field trips, and artists-in-residence.

7 Maritime Events Net 57 Arrests and $3M in Narcotics

San Diego, California - U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partners, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations  and the U.S. Border Patrol, arrested 57 people and confiscated more than 779 pounds of marijuana in multiple events during a four day period.

USDA Forest Service Seeks Public Comment on Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Alternatives to a Proposed Alaska Roadless Rule

Juneau, Alaska – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking public comment on a draft environmental impact statement offering a range of alternatives to roadless management and a proposed Alaska Roadless Rule. If adopted, the proposed rule would exempt the Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Rule.