Commissioner: Officials overzealous in Iranian border stops

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan says agency officials in Washington state were “a little overzealous” last month when they detained Iranian and Iranian-American travelers at the U.S.-Canada border. As many as 200 people of Iranian descent were held up for as long as 12 hours as they crossed the border from Canada into Washington state the weekend of Jan. 5-6, following a U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general. Morgan said Tuesday the agency does not target people based on nationality, but “in that one instance, leadership just got a little overzealous.”