United States Customs Service

The United States Customs Service was the very first federal law enforcement agency of the U.S. federal government. Established on July 31, 1789, it collected import tariffs, performed other selected border security duties, as well as conducted criminal investigations.

In March 2003, as a result of the homeland security reorganization, the U.S. Customs Service was renamed the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, and most of its components were merged with the border elements of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, including the entire U.S. Border Patrol and former INS inspectors, together with border agriculture inspectors, to form U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a single, unified border agency for the U.S. The investigative office of U.S. Customs was split off and merged with the INS investigative office and the INS interior detention and removal office to form Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which, among other things, is responsible for interior immigration enforcement. The United States Customs Service had three major missions: collecting tariff revenue, protecting the U.S. economy from smuggling and illegal goods, and processing people and goods at ports of entry. Provided by Wikipedia
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    Published 1980
    Washington : National Archives and Records Service, 1980.
    27 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
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    Washington : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.
    1 online resource.
    ...U.S. Customs Service...
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    Washington : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.,
    v. ; 24 cm.
    Some v. distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
    Also issued online.
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