Neche, N.D. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms, and drug paraphernalia at the Neche port of entry.
On Oct. 8, at approximately 10 p.m., CBP officers came in contact with two 19 year-old citizens of Canada who applied for admission to the U.S. at the Neche port of entry. During an inspection of the vehicle, CBP officers discovered four grams of marijuana, eight grams of psilocybin mushrooms, and two pieces of used drug paraphernalia. CBP officers seized the illegal items and the individuals were turned over to the Pembina County Sheriffs Office for prosecution.
"Our officers are committed to the CBP mission of securing the nation's borders," said Mary Delaquis, Pembina area port director. "This seizure demonstrates the vigilance and dedication of our frontline officers in securing our borders, in helping keep our communities safe, and in protecting our way of life."
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.