CBP Officers at O’Hare Seize Over 95 Pounds of Narcotics
CHICAGO–CBP Officers at Chicago O’Hare’s Mail Branch Facility account for more than 20% of the international mail that enters the United States. Recently, during a seven day stint, CBP Officers seized more than 40 pounds of Ketamine and over 55 pounds of Methamphetamines from six packages all originating from France.
On June 2, officers seized more than 13 pounds of Ketamine. During a parcel inspection, officers noticed six sealed foil bags inside a white puffy blanket. The rocky crystal like powder was identified as Ketamine, a schedule III controlled substance, with an estimated value more than $90,000.
On Friday of that same week, officers inspected a parcel containing 20 containers of styling hair gel. At the bottom of each container was an unknown substance of light brown rocks and powder. The substance was determined to be Methamphetamines, and weighed just over 13 pounds.
On Saturday, another parcel was found containing nine sealed foil bags wrapped in a blanket. The bags contained silver and gray skull-shaped pills identified as methamphetamine and weighed more than 21 pounds.
On Sunday three parcels were seized. One parcel had six sealed foil packets containing more than 13 pounds of Ketamine with an estimated domestic value more than $89,000. Other packages seized on Sunday contained more than 13 pounds of Ketamine and another package had 21 pounds of Methamphetamines.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.