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CBP Arrests Canadians with Hash, Hash Oil at Montana Port of Entry

Release Date: 
May 18, 2012

Sweetgrass, Mont. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Canadian citizens on drug possession charges at Sweetgrass, Mont. on May 17.

At about 10 a.m., two male, Canadian citizens driving separate vehicles arrived in the commercial lanes of the port of Sweetgrass and were referred for secondary inspection. CBP officers found marijuana, hash, hash oil, and drug related paraphernalia during the inspections of the vehicles.

Both men were turned over to Toole County Sheriff's office for prosecution for possession of dangerous drugs.

"Protecting our borders is what the dedicated men and women of CBP do on a daily basis," said Daniel Escobedo, Great Falls Area Port Director. "Keeping illegal narcotics out of our country and off the streets is the direct result of the vigilance and dedication displayed by the officers at the Sweetgrass port of entry."

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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017