DETROIT- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, Michigan arrested a Canadian truck driver who was in possession of suspected methamphetamines on Tuesday, Aug. 25.
A Canadian citizen male driving a commercial truck arrived at the Blue Water Bridge and declared nothing but personal medications. CBP officers asked the driver to pull over for a cab check. A search of the cab area resulted in the discovery of two used glass pipes both of which contained residue that field tested positive for methamphetamines. Further search of the vehicle found a bottle containing methadone and several crystal like substances that also tested positive.
“I commend the actions of all involved and their vigilance in removing dangerous drugs from the community,” said CBP Port Director Andrew Douglas. “The consequences of bringing drugs across the border can lead to serious charges.”
The driver was arrested and turned over to the Port Huron Police Department.
All persons accused of crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court proceedings.
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.