BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Rainbow Bridge arrested a Canadian citizen, after discovering cocaine and marijuana in his vehicle.
On November 14, CBP officers at Rainbow Bridge encountered the subject who stated he was traveling to Niagara Falls. The primary officer referred the subject for further inspection after noticing nervous behavior and an inconsistent story.
A CBP search of the subject’s vehicle resulted in the discovery of 15.2 grams of cocaine and 4.7 grams of marijuana. The subject was arrested and the drugs were seized.
“CBP officers are trained to identify signs calling for careful inspection of suspicious individuals arriving at the U.S. border,” said Acting Port Director Cary Frieling. “Our officers are the first line of defense at the border, and work diligently to protect the American public.”
The Niagara Falls Police Department took custody of the subject along with the illegal drugs.
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.