Lots Of Drugs And Cash Seized At Michigan/Ontario Borders

Wednesday January 29th, 2020

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at ports of entry in Michigan to Ontario lead the nation in interceptions of unreported currency and biological specimens that pose a threat to American safety and security.

CBP’s Detroit Field Office includes the Ambassador Bridge and Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie and Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

During Fiscal Year 2019, officers at ports throughout Michigan inspected and facilitated the entry of over seventeen thousand passenger cars, six thousand five-hundred commercial vehicles, twenty-nine commercial aircraft and 15 cargo trains coming from Canada and across the world on a daily basis.

The total amount of narcotics seized during the year at Michigan’s five ports of entry with Canada included, 495 pounds of marijuana; 10 pounds of Fentanyl, enough dosage to kill 1.5 million people; 600 pounds of cocaine; and 13 pounds of methamphetamine.

The apprehension of individuals with outstanding felony warrants for such crimes as homicide, narcotic and human smuggling to name a few, totaled 549.

CBP agriculture specialists intercepted over 2,043 pests, preventing the entry of potentially destructive plant and animal terrors that threaten the nation’s vital agriculture industry. These shipments were either sent back, treated, or destroyed. These specialists also led the nation in the biological terrorism interceptions with a variety of dangerous viral and disease laden specimens prevented from entering the country.

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