CUSTOMS OPENS NEW CYBERSMUGGLING CENTER
U.S. Customs has opened a new center in Fairfax, Va., to fight transborder crime conducted over the Internet.
“The facility brings together a formidable level of expertise from throughout the U.S. Customs Service to investigate transborder crime on the Internet,” said Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly.
The Customs CyberSmuggling Center was developed three years ago to investigate Internet crimes involving international transmissions of child pornography, tracking weapons of mass destruction, money laundering, intellectual property violations, and illegal importation of pharmaceuticals.
The new center will also provide training to other federal, state, local and foreign law enforcement officials in computer and Internet investigations, and conduct forensic exams of computer equipment.