Second in nation in currency seizures
DETROIT— U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations in Detroit released its fiscal year 2015 stats, today.
During fiscal year 2015, the Detroit Field Office which includes the Ambassador Bridge, Detroit Windsor Tunnel, the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron and the International Bridge in Sault. Ste. Marie, processed over 2.3 million commercial trucks, representing 21 percent of all the international truck traffic across land borders into the United States. Canada continues to be the number one trading partner with a total of $101 billion dollars in trade coming through the Detroit Field Office alone.
“The Detroit Field Office continues to drive the economic engine of trade on the northern border," said Marty Raybon, Acting Director of Field Operations. “We’re on the job 24/7 to keep our economy moving and I couldn’t be more proud of the men and women of CBP who get the job done.”
On the enforcement front, the Detroit Field Office had the second highest seizures in unreported currency across the nation with over $10 million seized from travelers who refused to properly report the amount of currency they were carrying. There were 961 arrests, 72 firearms seized and 588 narcotics and drug seizures.
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.