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Thursday, September 29, 2011

RIA Novosti: Russian organized crime 'significant threat' to U.S. - report | World | RIA Novosti

Russian organized crime 'significant threat' to U.S. - report | World | RIA Novosti:


Russian organized crime 'significant threat' to U.S. - report

20:47 25/07/2011
WASHINGTON, July 25 (RIA Novosti)
Russian and Eurasian organized crime networks represent a significant threat to economic growth and democratic institutions in the United States, a report released by the U.S. presidential National Security Staff on Monday.

The report warned that Russian organized crime syndicates and oligarchs with criminal links may attempt to "collude with state or state-allied actors to undermine competition in strategic markets such as gas, oil, aluminum, and precious metals."

"Not only are criminal networks expanding, but they also are diversifying their activities, resulting in the convergence of threats that were once distinct and today have explosive and destabilizing effects," the report said.

The report - entitled Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime: Addressing Converging Threats to National Security - named "The Mogilevich Organization" as one such organized crime syndicates.

Semion Mogilevich is wanted by the United States for fraud, racketeering, and money laundering and was recently added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted fugitives list.

Mogilevich was arrested by Russian police on tax charges in January 2008 and was released pending trial in July 2009. Other members of his organization remain at large.

Another "prominent concern" is nuclear material trafficking in the former Soviet Union.

"The United States will continue to cooperate with Russia and the nations of the region to combat illicit drugs and TOC," the report says.

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-CBP Team Finds Success in Iraq During Eight-Month Deployment
- 09/22/2011
-Miami CBP Officer Awarded Homeland Security Investigations Partner of the Year Award
- 09/14/2011
-Following Training in Texas, CBP Team Deploys to Advise, Train Iraqi Officials
- 09/16/2011
-Molaski Accepts Command of CBP Canine Program in El Paso, Texas
- 09/14/2011
-‘Passport Day’ Encourages U.S. Citizens to Apply for Travel Document
- 09/13/2011
-CBP Trade Day: Bersin Engages Key Trade Groups
- 09/01/2011
-Border Wars' New Season Premieres Sunday at 9
- 08/29/2011
arrowCBP Responds to Hurricane Irene – Information and Advisories
This page will contain information, advisories and notifications from U.S. Customs and Border Protection related to Hurricane Irene as it progresses up the East Coast.

Members of the public who live in the hurricane’s projected path are encouraged to pay close attention to local authorities and to visit the Department of Homeland Security’s site to learn more about disaster preparedness.

-CBP Commissioner Bersin Hosts Second Meeting of 12th Term Trade Advisory Committee in Long Beach
- 08/24/2011
-CBP Commissioner Bersin Addresses Inaugural Border Mayors Conference
- 08/17/2011
-CBP Commissioner Delivers Remarks at 2011 Border Security Conference
- 08/17/2011
-CBP Signs Anti-Corruption Agreement with DHS Inspector General
- 08/16/2011
-Historic New Orleans Customhouse Rededicated After Devastation of Hurricane Katrina
- 08/09/2011
-Commissioner Addresses Past, Present, Future of Southwest Border Security
- 08/04/2011
-Progress and Next Steps Discussed at Blue Campaign Anniversary
-'You Did Us Proud' - Targeting Center Staff Honored for Work in Apprehension of Times Square Bomber
- 08/02/2011
-Aguilar Meets with Trade Groups to Improve Economic Competitiveness
- 07/28/2011
-CBP Takes Part in EAA AirVenture 2011
- 07/26/2011
-Construction Begins on New Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry
- 07/21/2011
-DHS's Heroes of the Frontline Highlights Work of CBP Employee
- 06/30/2011
-CBP Joins CPSC in Promoting Fireworks Safety
- 06/22/2011
-Pascua Yaqui ETC Officially Designated as WHTI-Compliant Travel Card
- 06/09/2011
-CBP, NTEU Sign Historic Bargaining Agreement
- 06/03/2011
-CBP, Qatar Discuss Secure Travel Cooperation
- 05/25/2011
-W.Va. Sen. Rockefeller Among Leaders at Global Borders College Opening
- 06/07/2011
-CBP Vehicle Export Team is 'Watchful Eye' at Port of Miami
- 05/19/2011
-Memorial to Fallen Dedicated at CBP Training Center
- 05/17/2011
-CBP Dedicates Ready Lane at Eagle Pass, Furthering Program's Success
- 05/17/2011
-CBP Hosts World Customs Organization IT Conference in Seattle
- 05/17/2011
-Central American Nations, CBP Discuss Regional Aviation Security
- 05/16/2011
-CBP, ICE Return Cultural Artifacts to Peru
- 05/13/2011
-China, U.S. to Collaborate on Trade, Security
- 05/11/2011
-President Obama Tours CBP's El Paso Port Operations
- 05/10/2011
arrow2011 Police Week Events
-CBP, ICE Officials Return Pre-Columbian Artifacts to Panama
- 04/27/2011
-WCO IT Conference and Exhibition to be Held May 11-13, Seattle, Wash.
- 04/27/2011
-Korea, CBP to Work Toward Mutual Trusted Traveler Recognition
- 04/26/2011
-CBP Offering Preclearance Services for All U.S.-Bound Flights at Ireland’s Dublin Airport
- 04/22/2011
-Abu Dhabi Customs, CBP to Cooperate on Cargo Targeting
- 04/22/2011
-Collaborative Supply Chain Security in Focus at 2011 Trade Symposium
- 04/15/2011
-Video: Commissioner Tells Trade Symposium 'We Cannot Be Strong without Being Economically Strong'
-CBP Hosts French Customs and Excise
- 04/13/2011
-CBP Trade Symposium 2011 Launches - Two-day Lineup Includes Key Business, Government Leaders
- 04/19/2011
-Commissioner Bersin Hosts First Meeting of 12th Term Advisory Committee in Washington
- 04/13/2011
-Asst. Commissioner Winkowski Testifies on Resources at Ports of Entry
- 04/06/2011
-CBP, DHS Officials Discuss 21st Century Border
- 04/01/2011
-U.S., New Zealand Agree to Expand Mutual Recognition
- 03/28/2011
-CBP Opens New Operational Integration Center in Mich.
- 03/30/2011
-CBP Dedicates New Peace Arch Port Facility
- 03/24/2011
-World Customs Organization IT Conference, Seattle, May 11-13
- 03/21/2011
-Napolitano, CBP Officials Explore Southwest Border Security, Prosperity
- 03/18/2011
-Trusted Trade, Automation among Topics of Trade Roundtables
- 03/16/2011
-DHS, CBP Approve Additional U.S. Ports of Entry for Flights to and from Cuba
- 06/13/2011
-Commissioner Urges Joint Vetting, Targeting by Asia-Pacific Partners
- 03/03/2011
-CBP Commissioner Addresses Future Border Issues at Wilson Center
- 03/02/2011
-Journalist Roland Martin Headlines Headquarters Black History Event
- 02/25/2011
-CBP Deputy Commissioner Shares Insights on Border Security, Technology Efforts
- 02/24/2011
-Representatives from Trade Groups Cite Progress, Cooperation in Meetings with CBP Commissioner
- 02/09/2011
-Border Wars Marathon to Run All Day Feb. 12
- 02/08/2011
arrowAs Valentine's Approaches, CBP Flower Inspections Increase
This folder contains press releases, photos, videos, facts and figures about CBP's screening of millions of fresh cut flowers imported to the U.S. in advance of Valentine's Day. Information from around the agency provides a nationwide picture of the massive effort to keep out harmful pests and diseases.
-DHS, CBP Publish Final Rule Allowing Additional U.S. Ports of Entry for Flights To and From Cuba
- 02/03/2011
arrowCBP Provides Support for Super Bowl XLV
-Video and Images: Cross-Border Catapult
- 01/27/2011

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-Save the Date: Trade Symposium Set for April 13, 14
- 12/30/2010
Save the Date: Trade Symposium Set for April 13, 14 - pdf versionpdf - 442 KB.
-CBP, ICE, USPIS Partner to Stop Fake NHL Winter Classic Gear
- 12/29/2010
-CBP Leaders Pay Wounded Warriors a Holiday Visit to Say 'Thanks'
- 12/22/2010
-Detroit Red Wings Pay Tribute to Fallen Agent Terry
- 12/17/2010
-Commissioner Takes Part in Dedication of Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge
- 12/15/2010
-Bersin Hosts Second Series of Meetings with Trade Groups
- 12/10/2010
-Commissioner Challenges Chamber of Commerce Audience to Adopt New View on Security, Trade
- 12/08/2010
-Bersin Shares Security Vision With Aviation Executives
- 12/06/2010
-CBP Hosts International Trade Day Event on Capitol Hill
- 11/17/2010
-Commissioner Bersin Testifies on Air Cargo Security
- 11/16/2010
-View Live Streaming of Commissioner Bersin's Testimony at Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 3:15 p.m. ET
- 11/16/2010
-Commissioner Bersin Hosts Trade Advisory Committee Meeting in D.C.
- 11/12/2010
-Commissioner Bersin Holds Trade, Travel Roundtables
- 11/09/2010
-CBP Initiates the Center of Excellence and Expertise and Account Executive Pilots
- 10/22/2010
-Secretary Napolitano, Commissioner Bersin Discuss Accomplishments During San Diego Visit
- 10/21/2010
-CBP Agriculture to Participate in USA Science and Engineering Festival This Weekend
- 10/19/2010
-Business Organizations Conducting Survey on U.S.-Mexican Border Views
- 08/19/2010
-CBP Canine Program Aids Government of Mexico
- 09/08/2010
-Commissioner Bersin Delivers Keynote Address at Border Security Conference
- 08/19/2010
-CBP Participates In Joint News Conference on Arrest
- 08/13/2010
-Commissioner Bersin Visits Detroit for Trade Advisory Meeting
- 08/06/2010
-CBP Information Technology ‘Industry Day’ Scheduled for August 13
- 08/05/2010
arrowCBP At EAA Airventure 2010
-TV Show COPS to Feature CBP This Saturday
- 07/26/2010
-Agencies Unite, Launch Blue Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking - by Jay Mayfield
- 07/23/2010
-Video: Agencies Warn of Hazards of Fireworks
- 07/02/2010

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-CBP Holds Press Conference on Hurricane Alex Preparations
- 07/01/2010
-CBP and CPSC Join Forces to Protect the Public by Promoting Fireworks Safety
- 06/29/2010
-CBP Policymakers and Field Managers Converge at Trade Conference
- 06/28/2010
-Commissioner Shares Trade Vision at CBP Conference
- 06/22/2010
-Flag Day: CBP's Ensign Was America's First For Government Agency
- 06/11/2010
-Commissioner Addresses Exporter/Importer Conference
- 06/08/2010
-Ancient Fossils Seized by CBP Officially Returned to China
- 05/26/2010
-Secretary Napolitano Announces Elimination of Paper Arrival/Departure Form to Streamline Secure Visa Waiver Program Travelfeatured see also (offsite link)
-President Obama Honors Fallen Officers at National Peace Officers' Memorial Service
- 05/17/2010
-CBP 2010 Ceremonies Honor Fallen Heroes
- 05/14/2010
-ICE, CBP and El Salvador Celebrate Recovery of Pre-Columbian Artifacts in Joint Investigation into Smuggling Ring Selling on E-Bay
- 05/13/2010
-Commissioner Has First Meeting with Trade Advisory Committee in Philadelphia
- 05/13/2010
-National Geographic Repeating 'Border Wars'
- 05/11/2010
-‘Hero’ CBP Officers Honored at New York Mets Game
- 05/10/2010
-New Border Vision Tour Stops in San Diego
- 05/07/2010
-President Praises CBP Personnel in Arrest of Bombing Suspect
- 05/06/2010
-Video: President Praises CBP Personnel in Arrest of Bombing Suspect
- 05/06/2010

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-CBP Honors Fallen Officers at the 2010 Blue Mass
- 05/05/2010
-Commissioner Bersin Provides a ‘New Border Vision’ During Visit to El Paso
- 04/30/2010
-New CBP Commissioner Bersin Participates in Employee, Stakeholder Forums during Visit to Laredo, Texas
- 04/29/2010
-CBP Joins ICE, Federal Partners for Intellectual Property Protection Ceremony
- 04/27/2010
-Deputy Commissioner Aguilar Emphasizes More Communication, Collaborative Work with the Trade at NCBFAA 2010 Conference
- 04/15/2010
arrowCBP Canine Program Anniversary
-CBP Reminder: Kinder Eggs are Banned from Import
- 03/31/2010
-Defense Association Honors CBP, 3 Leaders for Service, Sacrifice
- 03/12/2010

'Every American citizen and enterprise has been served by the character, bravery, integrity and initiative that Customs officers and Border Patrol agents have provided daily for our nation’s security and prosperity.'
-CBP Assists Super Bowl XLIV Security Operation
- 02/09/2010
arrowCBP Supports Haiti Relief Efforts
-National Geographic Show 'Border Wars' Premiers with Soaring Ratings
- 01/13/2010
-Acting Commissioner Ahern Discusses State of the Border with Canadian, Mexican Officials at Annual CBP Trade Symposium
- 12/14/2009
-CBP International Affairs Office Participates in Africa Security Cooperation Conference
- 12/11/2009
-2009 Trade Symposium Kicks Off in Washington, D.C.
- 12/09/2009
-California Port Managers Shave Heads for Good Cause
- 11/27/2009
-Acting CBP Commissioner Ahern Announces Retirement Plans
- 11/23/2009
-National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center Partners Take Part in International Week of Action on Illegal Pharmaceuticals
- 11/20/2009
-Secretary Napolitano Announces Rule Proposing Permanent Global Entry Program
- 11/19/2009
-Department of Homeland Security and Tohono O’odham Nation Announce Agreement to Develop Enhanced Tribal Card
- 11/03/2009
-CBP K-9s Steal the Show at AKC ‘Meet the Breeds’ Event
- 10/26/2009
-CBP Assists Partners in Drug Seizure worth Millions - Thousands of Marijuana Plants Found Growing Near Canadian Border
- 10/02/2009
-Havre Sector Hosts Grand Opening of Sweetgrass Station, Town Hall Meeting
- 10/02/2009
-APHIS to Increase User Fees Oct. 1
- 09/29/2009
-Secretary Napolitano Applauds President Obama’s Intent to Nominate Alan Bersin as CBP Commissioner
- 09/22/2009
-CBP and ICE Repatriate Ancient Fossils to China
- 09/15/2009
-Department of Homeland Security and Seneca Nation of Indians Announce Agreement to Develop Enhanced Tribal Card
- 09/10/2009
-Secretary Napolitano Announces Global Entry Expansion to 13 Additional Airports
- 08/12/2009
-DHS Secretary Speaks at 2009 Border Security Conference
- 08/12/2009
-'Homeland Security USA' to Return for Remainder of Summer
- 08/10/2009
-A National Dialogue on the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review
- 07/17/2009
A National Dialogue on the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review - pdf versionpdf - 226 KB.
-International Drug Ring Dismantled with Help from CBP
- 07/09/2009
-Assistant Commissioner Baldwin Touts CBP’s Role in Fireworks Safety at CPSC Event
- 07/02/2009
-White House Ceremony Recognizes Laredo Federal Workers
- 07/02/2009
-Cocaine Smuggling Vessel Becomes Diver’s Paradise
- 06/12/2009
-Secretary Napolitano Announces $60 Million in Operation Stonegarden Grants
- 06/08/2009
-Map Follows Progress of Southwest Border Fence Project
- 12/25/2009

For Accessibility Information:
Map Follows Progress of Southwest Border Fence Project - pdf versionpdf - 4,233 KB.
-CBP Ceremony Remembers Fallen Inspector Kenneth Ward
- 06/03/2009
-Homeland Security Assistant Secretary Visits CBP El Paso Operations
- 05/29/2009
-Honor, History and Hope at Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration
- 05/18/2009
-CBP Honors Fallen Heroes at 2009 Valor Memorial, Wreath Laying Ceremonies
- 05/18/2009
-CBP Participates in Public Service Recognition Week on National Mall
- 05/07/2009
-Orange County Men Indicted on Federal Charges of Smuggling Birds from Vietnam into U.S.
- 05/07/2009
-Secretary Napolitano Signs Agreement on Aviation Preclearance Security Operations with Bermuda
- 04/23/2009
-United States and The Netherlands Launch Air Travel Partnership to Streamline Border Processing
- 04/23/2009
-Acting Commissioner Highlights CBP's Role in Trade Security
- 04/22/2009
-DHS Secretary Napolitano Visits Southwest Border
- 04/16/2009
-Former Commissioner Basham Receives Homeland Security Award
- 02/27/2009
-Deputy Commissioner Ahern Addresses Air and Marine Senior Leadership, Visits CBP Locations in Puerto Rico
- 02/11/2009
-Secretary Napolitano Pays 1st Visit to CBP, Thanks Work Force
- 02/06/2009
-CBP Helps Secure Presidential Inauguration Events - CBP Personnel and Assets Assist as Estimated 2 Million Witness Ceremony
- 01/21/2009
-Deputy Commissioner Ahern Pledges Smooth Transition at Exporter/Importer Conference
- 01/14/2009
-CBP to be Featured in New ABC Reality Series
- 12/15/2008

For Accessibility Information:
CBP to be Featured in New ABC Reality Series - pdf versionpdf - 18 KB.
-CBP Hosts 2008 Trade Symposium: Continuity Through Transition - Partnerships with Other Federal Agencies and the Trade Community Key to Implement CBP Trade Strategy Under New Administration
- 10/31/2008
-Securing America’s Borders - CBP 2008 Fiscal Year in Review
- 11/05/2008
-CBP Announces Support for National Gang Intelligence Center
- 10/20/2008
-Smuggler Suspect Going to Court
- 10/15/2008
-CBP Partners with Trade Community to Address Priority Issues
- 09/24/2008
-Rio Grande Flooding Closes Presidio Port; Officers Aid Repair Efforts
- 09/22/2008
-'Magic Kharpet' Takes Flight to Fight Agricultural Pest
- 09/19/2008
arrowHuman Trafficking Symposium Follow-Up
- 10/08/2008
-CBP Employees, Ronald Reagan Building Agencies Commemorate 9/11
- 09/11/2008
-CBP, ICE Join Forces to Fight Human Trafficking - Joint Symposium in Washington, D.C. Focuses on Partnership, Best Practices
- 09/10/2008
-Multiple Seizures Made as CBP, Department of Agriculture, Coast Guard Join Efforts
- 09/08/2008
-CBP Presents WHTI Outreach Plans to News Media
- 09/04/2008
arrowMission Appreciation Campaign
-Deputy Commissioner Visits CBP Field Operations Academy Graduation
- 08/20/2008
-Uniform Rules of Origin for Imported Merchandise Amendment Proposed
- 07/25/2008
-Secretary Napolitano Announces Elimination of Paper Arrival/Departure Form to Streamline Secure Visa Waiver Program Travelfeatured see also (offsite link)
-Joint Announcement From The U.S. Departments Of State And Homeland Security On Passport Card Production
- 07/23/2008

For Accessibility Information:
-Agriculture Quarantine Inspection Partnership Council Visits Detroit
- 07/23/2008
-Ed Kwas: U.S. Customs Service Manager and Innovator
- 07/15/2008
-DHS Announces New Center to Target Unsafe Products
- 07/11/2008
-CBP Partnership Renders 32 Apprehensions in the U.S. Virgin Islands
- 06/19/2008
-Homeland Security, Commerce Secretaries Remark on State of Immigration
- 06/10/2008
-Trade Not Forgotten, While Security is Key
- 06/05/2008
-CBP Seizes $22 Million Worth of Counterfeit Brand Name Merchandise
- 05/21/2008
-National Geographic’s ‘Border Wars’ to be Rebroadcast
- 05/13/2008
-CBP Honors Fallen Heroes
- 05/04/2009
-Trade Facilitation, Strategy Discussed in DC
- 05/12/2008
-Supply Chain Security is Key, Says Commissioner
- 05/07/2008
-CBP Shines at Public Service Recognition Week
- 05/06/2008
-Conference Focuses Efforts to Protect American Agriculture
- 05/02/2008
arrowBorder Security
arrowInside CBP
arrowCBP in the News
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