CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Overton Corners, N.Y., border crossing arrested a Canadian citizen after discovering marijuana, hashish and ecstasy in his vehicle.
CBP officers encountered Martin Dumont, a 34-year old male Canadian citizen, on April 27. A CBP officer referred the subject for secondary inspection after observing nervous behavior and detecting the smell of marijuana from the vehicle.
A search of the subject’s vehicle resulted in the discovery of 28.7 lbs. of marijuana, 0.50 lbs. of hashish, and one ecstasy pill. The street value of the marijuana alone was estimated at approximately $70,000. The subject was arrested and the drugs were seized.
“CBP officers are trained to identify indicators warranting further inspection of individuals arriving at the U.S. border,” said Acting Port Director Steven Bronson. “Our officers are the first line of defense for this country, and interdicting narcotics is one of CBP’s critical responsibilities in securing and protecting the homeland.”
The New York State Police took custody of the subject along with the illegal drugs.
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.