MIAMI - On August 29, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Miami International Airport (MIA) seized more than three pounds of heroin with an estimated street value of $150,000.
The seizure was made during the inspection of air cargo shipments entering the United States from Colombia. The heroin was contained in several cylinders and concealed in a shipment of flowers. MIA Port Director Roland Suliveras praised the efforts of the officers and said “this is good example of CBP’s effort to secure our borders and ensure aviation security through the detection and interdiction of contraband concealed within air cargo." Port Director Suliveras also stated that “CBP’s ability to interdict these narcotics at the port of entry prevents these dangerous drugs from entering our community.”
Community involvement is extremely important to U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s mission. CBP asks you to report smuggling or any other suspicious activities through 1-800-BE-ALERT (1-800-232-5378) or the after hours toll free number 1-800-562-5943.
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.