US border agents near Nogales, AZ were busy this past weekend. In five busts, they confiscated a buffet of hard drugs inbound from Mexico. The haul is valued at a combined $928,000. The best part of the whole thing was this pair of meth burritos.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently seized a shipment of fake Fitbits coming from Hong Kong. The total haul was just 350 counterfeit wearables, but they’re estimated to be worth about $35,000.
The Freedom of Information Act allowed the ACLU to view documents concerning the Customs and Border Protection's searches of laptops and other electronic devices at the United States' international borders. They discovered that third parties view and copy some data.
Your laptop, mobile phone or camera can still be seized at the U.S border without suspicion of wrongdoing, but new guidelines require border protection and customs to take a maximum of 5 and 30 days each to complete searches.