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CBP Arrests Traveler and Seizes Illegal Drugs At Massena Port of Entry

Release Date: 
June 30, 2017

MASSENA, N.Y. – CBP officers at the Port of Massena encountered a traveler possessing illegal narcotics on June 29.

Illegal drugs seized by CBP officers at Port of Massena
Illegal drugs seized by CBP officers
at Port of Massena

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.”

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021