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CBP at Detroit Metro Airport Seizes 1.8 Kilos of Heroin

Release Date: 
January 11, 2013

DETROIT—On Tuesday, January 8, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport seized 1.8 kilograms of heroin from a Ghanaian citizen arriving from Amsterdam, Netherlands.

A CBP officer's examination of the individual's belongings revealed a package containing heroin, with an estimated street value of $400,000.

"The relentless efforts and dedication of frontline CBP employees has resulted in the interdiction of these illicit drugs, preventing them from reaching the streets and doing harm." said Devin Chamberlain, CBP Port Director.

The individual was arrested and turned over to U.S. Homeland Security Investigations agents. The U.S. Attorney's office will prosecute the individual.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017