Pembina, N.D. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Pembina, N.D. port of entry arrested a Richmond, Quebec, man on April 26 for possession of ecstasy tablets.
Robert Wayne Mills, a 44-year-old Canadian citizen was entering the United States driving a commercial tractor-trailer combination and was referred for an enforcement examination. During the subsequent inspection, officers discovered two small zip lock bags containing 28 ecstasy pills.
Mills was taken into custody and turned over to the Pembina County Sheriff's Office for prosecution.
"While anti-terrorism is the primary mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the inspection process at the port of entry associated with this mission results in a number of enforcement actions in all categories," said Mary Delaquis, Pembina area port director.
The Office of Field Operations is responsible for securing our borders at the ports of entry. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers' primary mission is anti-terrorism; they screen all people, vehicles, and goods entering the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel into and out of the United States. Their mission also includes carrying out traditional border-related responsibilities, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration law, protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases, and enforcing trade laws.
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.