BUFFALO, N.Y. – Yesterday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Peace Bridge discovered approximately 3 pounds of alleged marijuana manifested as “Kids Toys.”
“This is an excellent seizure that demonstrates our officers’ dedication to enforcing the CBP mission,” said Buffalo Port Director Cary Frieling. “Smugglers will use many methods to bring illegal narcotics into the U.S. and our officers will work diligently to prevent these types of shipments form hitting our streets.”
On July 23, CBP officers working at the Peace Bridge warehouse selected a commercial shipment manifested as “Kids Toys/Clothing” for inspection. Upon opening the box, CBP officers discovered two clear wrapped bags containing what appeared to be marijuana. The contents of the bags field-tested positive for the properties of marijuana and weighed approximately 3 pounds. In fiscal year 2017, officers in the Buffalo Field Office made 640 narcotic seizures- a 6 percent increase from fiscal year 2016.
CBP Field Operations is responsible for securing our borders at the ports of entry. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers’ primary mission is anti-terrorism; they screen all people, vehicles, and goods entering the U.S., while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel into and out of the U.S. Their mission also includes carrying out traditional border-related responsibilities, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration law, protecting the nation’s food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases, and enforcing trade laws.