MASSENA, N.Y. – CBP officers at the Port of Massena encountered a traveler possessing illegal narcotics on June 29.
The traveler, age 36, a citizen of Canada, arrived at the port in the early evening. CBP officers referred the traveler to secondary inspection, where officers found two clear plastic bags containing 43.07 grams of a crystal-like substance. CBP tests confirmed the substance was methamphetamine.
The traveler was arrested and turned over to New York State Police, along with the illegal drugs.
“CBP officers are always on the alert for travelers attempting to smuggle illegal drugs over the border,” said Area Port Director Tim Walker. “Illegal drugs pose a clear threat to the safety of our communities. CBP officers stand guard on America’s borders every day to prevent the entry of smugglers and dangerous contraband.”
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.