Lynden, Wash. -- On Dec 1, 2011, U.S. Border Patrol agents found over $23,000 worth of ecstasy concealed in a Christmas present near the Canadian border.
At approximately 8:10 a.m. on Thursday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Sumas Station found an abandoned package in a berry field north of Lynden, WA.
The "present" contained a wrapped bundle of pills which later tested positive for ecstasy. The package contained approximately 1000 pills and weighed 0.77 pounds. The pills were stamped with a "Hello Kitty" impression and have an estimated street value of over $23,000.
At this time no individuals are associated with the drugs. The drugs were taken to the Sumas Border Patrol Station and processed for seizure.
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.