Narcotics Arrived in Parcels through an Express Cargo Facility
JAMAICA, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at an express cargo facility located at John F. Kennedy International Airport made four heroin seizures over a single weekend.
On June 6, CBP officers and K-9s conducted enforcement examinations at an express cargo facility located at JFK. During the course of the examination K-9 Little Frenky alerted to the presence of narcotics within packages of powdered honey flavored drink. One of the packages was probed and produced a brown powder which tested positive for heroin.
CBP officers and K-9s continued the inspection of the express cargo facility with K-9 Little Frenky alerting again to the presence of narcotics within Tortrix Chips and Jelly Powder. One of the packages was probed producing a brown powdery substance that tested positive for heroin.
A short time later CBP K-9 Little Frenky alerted for a third time to the presence of narcotics within a shipment of powdered drink mix packages. One of the packages was probed and it also produced a brown powder that tested positive for heroin.
CBP officers wrapped up this busy weekend with a final heroin seizure on June 7, as CBP K-9 Spike alerted to the presence of narcotics in a shipment manifested as Risitos chip seasoning. Upon further examination of the shipment, multiple packages of cookies and seasoning mix were discovered. The packages were probed producing a brown powdery substance that once again tested positive for heroin.
“These seizures are another example of our CBP officers being ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of these illicit drugs,” said Robert E. Perez, Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations.
In total, CBP officers effected four heroin seizures with an approximate weight of 16 lbs. and an estimated street value of $470,000 according to DEA statistics.
There have been no arrests at this point and these seizures are part of an ongoing investigation.
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.