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Kroshus protects border from Abu Dhabi

Posted 7/25/17 (Tue)

Kroshus protects border from Abu Dhabi

By Sydney Glasoe Caraballo

He lives in a time zone nine hours ahead while protecting home soil more than 7,000 miles away.

When asked what he does, his answer is succinct: “We catch the bad guys and keep them from entering the U.S.”

Shane Kroshus, a 1993 graduate of Divide County High School, works as a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at the Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is located in the northeast portion of the Persian Gulf.

CBP officers are tasked with multiple roles that include securing U.S. borders, preventing drug smuggling, enforcing immigration laws, protecting agriculture and also ensuring trade compliance.

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