Pembia, N.D. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 27.1 grams of crystal methamphetamine, several drug related paraphernalia items and arrested a subject with an active National Crime Information Center warrant.
On September 19, at approximately 11:35 p.m., CBP officers came in contact with a U.S. citizen from Belcourt, N.D. who arrived at the Pembina port of entry. During the inspection of the vehicle, CBP officers discovered a glass pipe and a digital scale that appeared to be used drug-related paraphernalia. The subject was escorted into a search room where a pat down inspection was conducted that revealed 27.1 grams of crystal methamphetamine (meth) hidden in the subject's bra. A further inspection of the subject's purse revealed one used syringe that was also seized. A name query on the subject revealed an active warrant for failure to appear on a previous controlled substance arrest. CBP officers seized the illegal items and the individuals were turned over to the Pembina County Sheriffs Office for prosecution.
"Our officers are committed to the CBP mission of securing the nation's borders," said Mary Delaquis, Pembina area port director. "This seizure demonstrates the vigilance and dedication of our frontline officers in securing our borders, in helping keep our communities safe, and in protecting our way of life."
NCIC is the abbreviation for National Crime Information Center, which is a centralized automated database designed to share information among law enforcement agencies. These warrants are for a wide range of offenses including money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual abuse of children, violation of protection orders, fraud, failure to appear, larceny and military desertion.
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.