SANFORD, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Orlando-Sanford International Airport arrested a 37-year-old female, a U.S. citizen, arriving from Amsterdam after discovering approximately three ounces of marijuana, hashish, and psychedelic mushrooms in her luggage on July 6.
CBP officers referred the subject for secondary examination where they discovered the narcotics in her luggage and seized more than three ounces of marijuana, hashish, marijuana infused cookies, and multiple mushroom kits.
CBP officers arrested the subject and turned the evidence over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
“Our CBP officers work hard every day to prevent dangerous drugs from entering the United States," said Orlando-Sanford International Airport Port Director Frederick Ryner. "This is a great example of our officers’ commitment to protect America."
As the world's first full-service border entity, CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.
On a typical day in Fiscal Year 2014, CBP seized 10,327 pounds of drugs.
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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.