Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken will host First Deputy Director of the Republic of Korea (R.O.K.) National Security Office Cho Tae-yong in Washington today, for the third round of U.S.-R.O.K. strategic consultations on North Korea policy.
Manila, Philippines - The President of the Philippines hosted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for a working lunch at his residence in Manila today.
Washington, DC - The USGS has assisted the Government of India in the discovery of large, highly enriched accumulations of natural gas hydrate in the Bay of Bengal. This is the first discovery of its kind in the Indian Ocean that has the potential to be producible.
Washington, DC - U.S. Customs and Border Protection deployed and mandated in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) trade processing capabilities for filing the remaining cargo entry transactions, and specifically, for cargo associated with quota requirements. In addition, system validations were deployed to automatically reject cargo entry transactions sent to the legacy Automated Commercial System (ACS).
Calexico, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender on Friday and a man suspected of narcotics smuggling on Saturday.
Lebanese National Extradited from Malaysia to Face Charges in Wide-Ranging Counterfeit Currency Plot with Ties to Lebanon and Iran
Washington, DC - On July 22, Louay Ibrahim Hussein had his initial appearance at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom. Hussein is charged in connection with his leadership role in a wide-ranging scheme to distribute large quantities of high-grade counterfeit U.S. currency believed to be produced with support from sponsors in Lebanon and Iran for sale and use in markets across the globe, including in the United States and Europe.