U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- A department within the Department of Homeland Security, whose responsibilities include preventing the entry of terrorists and their weapons, enforcing laws related to customs, ensuring border security, and collecting taxes and penalties. It also oversees the importation of merchandise, fights against illegal drugs by seizing contraband, oversees the entry and exit of individuals and goods from the U.S., assists in upholding certain navigation laws, detects and stops fraudulent activities related to customs laws, and supports other agencies in implementing various regulations for exports, trade, and crime prevention
- The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is in charge of ensuring that no contraband enters the country.
- To prevent the import of illegal substances, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection maintains a vigilant check on both inbound and outbound cargo.
- Regulating the movement of individuals in and out of the United States is one of the many tasks of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.