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CBP Seizes Hallucinogenic Drug Hidden In Shampoo Bottles

Release Date: 
February 9, 2018

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge seized more than 3.5 kilograms of N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) a hallucinogenic substance listed as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.  Shampoo bottles contain illegal drug

CBP officers at Peace Bridge encountered Bumper Fisher, age 42, citizen of Canada, applying for admission to the United States. Officers became suspicious about Fisher's intent during primary inspection and referred him for further examination. During an inspection of his vehicle, officers discovered three bottles labeled  “shampoo” in the rear passenger foot well. The substance in the bottles tested positive for DMT.

“CBP officers remain vigilant and work hard to keep our communities safe,” said Acting Port Director Cary Frieling. “Our officers’ experience, combined with the use of available tools, continues to keep dangerous drugs from entering our country.”

The drugs were seized and Fisher was arrested and turned over to the Buffalo Police Department to face charges.

While anti-terrorism is the primary mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the inspection process at the ports of entry associated with this mission results in impressive numbers of enforcement actions in all categories.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2018