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6.8 Kilos of Cocaine Found at Blue Water Bridge

Release Date: 
August 27, 2010

Port Huron, Mich. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron discovered 6.8 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a storage area of a rental vehicle along with a 40 caliber semi-automatic handgun on Wednesday, August 25, 2010.

Seized semi-automatic handgun

Seized Weapon

The rental vehicle, driven by a 33-year-old man from Chicago, IL, was crossing the Blue Water Bridge at approximately 7:15 a.m. Since neither occupant was traveling with appropriate documents to prove their identities and citizenship, they were selected for further questioning and inspection of the vehicle.

Cocaine hidden in concealed department

Seized Cocaine

CBP Officers conducting a physical inspection of the vehicle discovered five packages of an unknown substance and a hand gun in passenger area. Field testing of the substance showed that it was cocaine. A canine team then inspected the vehicle resulting in the discovery of additional packages that also tested positive as cocaine. A total of 6.8 kilograms of cocaine was discovered.

Both occupants, U.S. citizens, were arrested and turned over to Special Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), for further investigation.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017