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For the first 25 years of his career, Ted Woo rubbed shoulders with drug smugglers.
Now he faces what at times can be an even tougher crowd: the public.
Woo, New England chief of public affairs for US Customs and Border Protection, gives talks around the region on the government agency's latest antiterrorist techniques.
Ted Woo, a spokesman for ...
Ted Woo, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said he couldn't discuss specific cases, but some people entering the country are given greater scrutiny than others.
who are held for additional inspection are given a paper that explains how they can seek more information about why they attracted the attention of border officials, Woo
An example of someone who will attract attention is a person who has a name the same as or similar to another person of interest, reported their passport as lost or stolen or has had legal troubles, he
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Ted Woo, public affairs officer for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Boston, confirmed Tuesday that there was “a temporary enforcement action in effect but it is now over” at the Calais-St.
Stephen, New Brunswick, crossing.
He denied that it was aimed at First Nations members but did say the action specifically targeted blueberry rakers coming into the U.S.
“We do these a lot, not just at land borders, but at seaports and airports as well,” he
“We were looking primarily for those looking for illegal employment and assuring everyone had proper documentation.”
said Thursday that the status cards used by First Nations people “were not an issue” in the enforcement action at the border.
“The action focused only on one particular part of an industry.
The cards played no role at all.”
said it is Customs and Border Protection’s policy not to discuss individual operations and declined to say how many vehicles were stopped, where other similar operations have taken place, what prompted the Calais-St.
Stephen operation, or whether anyone was turned back or arrested.
stressed that similar operations take place “all over the country for various reasons.” He
said many of them are targeted at a certain group of people, such as rakers and harvesters.
“We do not look at anyone’s ethnic or racial background,” he
Director: Ted ...
Director: Ted Woo
Currently Chief Public Affairs Officer for Customs and Border Protection.
Previously Chief of Anti-Terrorism, US Customs Service Boston; Chief of INternational Passenger Processing Logan Airport; Chief of Intelligence for US Customs Services New England, and Customs Inspector Port of Boston.
Graduate of Northeastern University 1970, Boston Latin High School 1974.
Our main focus is on terrorism, ...
Our main focus is on terrorism, Ted Woo, spokesman for the CBP's Boston office, told the Boston Herald, but this is something our agents are definitely on the lookout for.