Daily Archives: April 27, 2010

Undeclared Medication Results in Heavy Fines

Andrade, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working pedestrian operations at the Andrade, Calif., Port of Entry had a busy weekend intercepting undeclared medication and levying fines in excess of $14,000 for the violations in three separate incidents.

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Brown Wins U.S. Supreme Court Review of California’s Ban on the Sale of Violent Video Games to Minors

Following nearly five years of court battles, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed today to grant the request of California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to review a state law prohibiting the sale or rental of violent video games to children.

Brown petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case last year after California’s ban was struck down in federal court. The case is expected to be heard by the high court later this year.

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$729,000 Worth of Marijuana Discovered In Mattress

Naco, Arizona — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a smuggling attempt when they seized $729,000 of marijuana concealed in a mattress at the Naco, Ariz., Port of Entry.

Customs and Border Protection officers discovered 330 pounds of  marijuana in a mattress.
Customs and Border Protection officers discovered 330 pounds of marijuana in a mattress at the Naco, Ariz., Port of Entry on Saturday. The marijuana had a street value of $729,000.
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U.S. Border Patrol Arrests Criminal Alien and Others After Seizing Over 80 Pounds of Marijuana

Drugs Hidden Inside Vehicle Gas Tank and Spare Tire

San Diego - Yesterday during two incidents, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested three men, including a previously deported criminal alien, for suspected drug smuggling. Agents seized over 83 pounds of marijuana that had an estimated street value of over $41,800; some drugs were hidden inside a vehicle’s gas tank and spare tire.

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Brown Obtains Multi-Million-Dollar Settlement From Maker of Antipsychotic Drugs

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that California, along with other jurisdictions, has reached a $520 million settlement with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, to settle allegations it engaged in the “dangerous practice” of promoting drugs for unapproved uses in marketing Seroquel, its blockbuster antipsychotic drug.

London-based AstraZeneca will pay states and the federal government a total of $520 million in damages and penalties. California’s share is $31 million for Medi-Cal, which provides health care to the state’s poor, and other state programs.

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