CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers made two narcotics seizures resulting in arrests at the Champlain Port of Entry during the weekend.
“These seizures are direct results of the hard work and vigilance by our officers and the close working relationship we have with our law enforcement partners on both sides of the border,” said Port Director Paul Mongillo.
CBP officers encountered a vehicle driven by a 26-year old Canadian male citizen who was referred for a secondary inspection. A CBP canine team search of the vehicle resulted in a positive alert from the dog. A search resulted in the discovery of 2.4 grams of cocaine along with 20 tablets of Zopiclone, and 10 tablets of Etizolam, prescription drugs not available in the US. The drugs were seized and the traveler arrested and turned over to the New York State Police.
A separate referral of a vehicle driven by a 39-year old U.S. male citizen resulted in a positive alert by a CBP canine team. A search of the vehicle by CBP officers yielded the discovery of 1.5 grams of crystal meth and 38.22 grams of ketamine. The drugs were seized and the subject was arrested and turned over to the New York State Police.
In addition, the CBP officers encountered a 33-year old U.S male citizen male wanted in Pennsylvania for marijuana possession. The subject was arrested and turned over to the New York State Police.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.