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Friday April 4th, 2014

Posted at 11:27am

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Two United States citizens were arrested when 124.66 grams of suspected cocaine was discovered during an outbound examination at the Ambassador Bridge.

Officials say that on April 2nd, 2014, CBP Officers assigned to the Anti-Terrorism Contraband Enforcement Team stopped a vehicle with Ohio temporary license tags while performing outbound operations at the Ambassador Bridge.

The two occupants, both male U.S. citizens reported that they were not carrying currency over $10,000 and no weapons. During a search of the vehicle which included the engine compartment, a package wrapped in several layers of masking tape was discovered. Officers probed the package and detected a white powdery substance which field tested positive for the properties of cocaine.

“Smugglers will go to any length to conceal their contraband”, said Roderick Blanchard, Detroit Port Director. “This incident shows that CBP officers remain alert for the various concealment methods of cross border trafficking.”

Both males were arrested and the suspected drugs were seized and turned over to agents from Homeland Security Investigations where they face state drug charges.

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