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CBP officers at Sweetgrass make three drug seizures in one day

Release Date: 
March 20, 2017

SWEETGRASS, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Port of Sweetgrass seized drugs and drug paraphernalia from two Canadian citizens and one U.S. citizen arriving from Canada in separate events on Thursday.

CBP officers keep America safe every day.

The first seizure occurred when a Canadian citizen arriving in the passenger lanes was selected for further inspection. A CBP K-9 alerted to an area of the vehicle where bags containing green, leafy substances, which tested positive for marijuana, were discovered by CBP officers during the secondary examination.

A second seizure of prohibited drugs and drug paraphernalia took place when a Canadian citizen seeking admission as a business traveler was referred for additional inquiries about planned business activities while in the United States. The drugs and drug paraphernalia were found by CBP officers during an inspection of the vehicle.

The third seizure happened when a U.S. citizen traveling from Alaska to Colorado arrived and admitted to prior marijuana use during initial inspection. Upon further inspection, a CBP K-9 alerted to an area in the vehicle. CBP officers found several types of drugs and paraphernalia including hash oil, marijuana, prescription pain pills, and amphetamine.

All three individuals were turned over to Toole County Sheriff’s Office for prosecution.

“The three seizures today were the result of the hard work by our CBP officers utilizing good interview skills and inspection techniques to look for and find items that are not allowed into our country,” said Sweetgrass Port Director Luca Furnare. “This continued vigilance helps keep our nation safe each and every day.”

Last modified: 
March 21, 2017