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Customs officers seize counterfeit designer apparel in Louisville, illegal drugs at in Erlanger

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Customs and Border Protection officers in Kentucky have had a busy couple of days, seizing counterfeit designer apparel and illegal drugs disguised as a powdered drink mix. 
In Louisville, officers found five shipments in one night, containing counterfeit handbags, wallets, shoes, purses, and other items worth more than $1.1 million, according to the manufacturer’s suggested...

U.S. Customs seizes largest-ever shipment of synthetic drugs at Port of Cincinnati, Erlanger

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized an air shipment at a local cargo examination station in Erlanger, which has turned out to be the largest synthetic drug seizure in the history of the Port of Cincinnati, as well as other items. 
This shipment came from China and was headed to a single importer in Aurora, Colorado. When officers examined the shipment, they...

Methamphetamine shipments seized in Erlanger by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at an Express Consignment Operations hub in Northern Kentucky seized 50 pounds of methamphetamine that was hidden in soap. There were two shipments that arrived at the Erlanger facility on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Those two shipments came from the same shipper in Mexico. Meth was hidden in soap packages like these. (U.S....

Criminals smuggle tainted safety equipment into U.S.; illegal kits nabbed in Louisville, Erlanger

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today The two Customs and Border Protection offices in Kentucky have been busy since the coronavirus pandemic began, seizing counterfeit or unapproved test kits that come in to the United States via air cargo hubs. The agency says criminals are exploiting the pandemic for illegal financial gain by smuggling and selling counterfeit safety equipment, unapproved testing kits, medicines,...

Blue Grass Quality Meats recalls pork and turkey products due to misbranding, undeclared allergens

Blue Grass Quality Meats in Erlanger, Kentucky, is recalling approximately 121,083 pounds of pork bacon and ready-to-eat turkey products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product labels. This is identified as a Class II...

Google bringing economic opportunity initiative, ‘Grow With Google,’ to Erlanger, Bowling Green

Google is bringing its economic opportunity initiative, “Grow with Google,” to Kentucky in July with stops in Erlanger and Bowling Green. “Grow with Google” is hosting free, daylong workshops at libraries in Erlanger (July 17) and Bowling Green (July 19) to help local job seekers, small business owners, educators and entrepreneurs improve their digital skills. The July 17 session will take...

Surgeon General Jerome Adams comes to Kentucky to talk about opioid epidemic, treatment

By Hannah Carver Special to KyForward Fighting the opioid epidemic and its effects is no single-solution issue. Surgeon General Jerome Adams addresses local business and government leaders in Northern Kentucky (photos by Hannah Carver). Surgeon General Jerome Adams delivered that message Monday at the St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center in Erlanger, Kentucky, while addressing more than 100...