Advance Passenger Information Alerts Customs to Potential Smuggler

This week U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at JFK International Airport arrested a 24-year-old German citizen, and seized more than 8 pounds of cocaine concealed in his personal effects. According to CBP, the alleged smuggler, Sebastian Fritsch, was identified through advance passenger information (API) as being a potential smuggler prior to his arrival in New York. API for every airplane passenger must be electronically transmitted by airlines to CBP before the departure of all inbound international flights

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by Planet Data