Curlew, Wash. - On Dec 4, 2011, U.S. Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection Agents seized approximately 100 lbs of Methamphetamine and $20,000 in U.S. currency near the Canadian border. The estimated value of the Methamphetamine is $755,250.
This seizure was the result of effective tactical planning and utilization of advanced surveillance technology by Border Patrol Agents in the field. Agents discovered the contraband and currency concealed in three backpacks and a duffel bag in an open field adjacent to the International Boundary west of the Danville Port of Entry.
"This seizure is yet another example of the good work exercised daily by our highly trained Border Patrol Agents", said Gloria Chavez, chief of the Spokane Border Patrol Sector. "Our surveillance and tactical coordination capabilities played a pivotal role in the discovery and seizure of the cash and illicit contraband."
All seized contraband and currency was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for further processing.
CBP's U.S. Border Patrol Spokane Sector has the mission of protecting our nation's borders, between the official ports of entry, by deterring, detecting and apprehending terrorists and/or terrorist weapons. Agents continue to enforce all laws relating to trans-national threats which include the smuggling narcotics and human contraband.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 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.
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.