CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1998 |
Long Beach police arrested a U.S. Customs agent early Thursday after a two-year investigation showed he was using fake store receipts to defraud money from retailers, police said. Salvatore Oddo, 45, of Laguna Niguel has been with the Los Angeles customs office 13 years, said the agency's public affairs officer, Mike Fleming. His arrest was unrelated to his law-enforcement job, police said.
March 18, 1987 |
Federal officials are intercepting only a small percentage of narcotics being smuggled into the United States at least in part because the responsibilities for detection are fragmented and poorly organized among the Customs Service, the Coast Guard and other agencies, a new congressional study says.