PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge seized alleged cocaine valued at $213,860.

“Thanks to the continued dedication of our frontline CBP officers these hard narcotics will not make it to their final destination,” said Port Director Severiano Solis, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

The seizure occurred on April 14 at the Pharr International Bridge after CBP officers referred a silver 2012 Jeep Compass to secondary for inspection.   more...
TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Casa Grande Station rescued an injured 24-year-old male Honduran national found Tuesday morning near the border southwest of Sells, Arizona.

Agents render life-saving aid to gunshot victim.

​An agent patrolling along the international border found the man lying next to the border road. The man said he was shot three days earlier while still in Mexico. The 24-year-old had applied two tourniquets while stranded in the desert and, at some point, drug himself under the border fence.

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BOSTON – Three restaurant owners were charged yesterday in a superseding indictment with tax fraud in connection with the operation of three Boston-area restaurants.

Hazrat Khan, 57, of Middletown, NY; Khurshed Iqbal, 57; and Rahman Zeb, 60, all Pakistani nationals, were charged in an 18-count superseding indictment with conspiracy and willful failure to pay over taxes. Khan and Iqbal were initially indicted in April 2016. Khan remains on pretrial release; Iqbal and Zeb’s whereabouts are unknown.

According to court documents, the defendants defrauded the government and avoided paying payroll and income taxes owed by two Crown Fried Chicken restaurants located in Boston and Chelsea and the New York Fried Chicken restaurant in Mattapan.   more...
New York - A former executive of Coach USA Inc. has been sentenced for attempting to conceal and destroy documents relevant to a civil antitrust investigation and for providing false and misleading statements during the course of civil antitrust litigation.

  Ralph Groen, of North Carolina, the former vice president of information technology for Coach USA Inc. (Coach), was ordered to serve 15 months in prison and ordered to pay a $5000 criminal fine.  On Oct. 14, 2016, Groen pleaded guilty to corruptly obstructing, influencing and impeding a civil antitrust investigation and subsequent litigation brought by the United States and State of New York.

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Remarks as prepared for delivery

Good morning, and thank you, [Senator] Luther [Strange], for the kind introduction. The people of Alabama are well represented in the Senate.

Let me begin by thanking the National Association of Attorneys General for inviting me here to speak today. You can be sure that I did not expect to be in this position. Two decades ago I had the privilege of serving as the Attorney General of Alabama, and I was a member of this group. But I must confess to you that I wasn’t a consistent dues-paying member. So, I brought my checkbook with me today, just in case you still want me to pay up.

Today I want to discuss something that I know is on your minds, and that greatly concerns me as well – the recent, disturbing rise in violent crime in our nation. I want to talk about exactly what we’re seeing; what the causes might be; and what we can do to confront this challenge together.

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NEWARK, N.J. – A New York man was arrested for his role in one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by the Justice Department.

Habib Chaudhry, 49, of Valley Stream, New York, was initially charged by complaint in February 2013 and then by indictment in September 2013. Chaudhry has been a fugitive for nearly four years. He is expected to make his initial appearance later today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre in Newark federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

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