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BETTINA HANSEN / The Seattle Times

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tugboats are the little engines that can

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer Dan Koengeter inspects the beady eyes of Chinese-made stuffed animals that will likely be flagged for consumer safety as a choking hazard. “My kids would love these,” he says. The agency routinely targets cargo for closer inspection, but tries to minimize delay for the ships that bring it to port.