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Detroit CBP Officers Seize Illegal Firearm

Release Date: 
August 10, 2012

Detroit - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit discovered and seized an unregistered assault-style weapon during outbound operations.

During the evening hours August 4, CBP officers were conducting checks and encountered a 1992 Chevy Cavalier with a male and female, both U.S. citizens. The male passenger, a 27-year-old Detroit resident, told the officers that there was a weapon in the trunk of the car. Officers located a fully loaded Intratec 9mm semi-automatic weapon with a serial number that had been filed off. The weapon was secured and seized without incident.

"Working on the border has its inherent dangers," said Port Director Roderick Blanchard. "I commend the CBP officers who intercepted this weapon and kept it off our city streets."

Task Force Officers working with ICE Homeland Security Investigations responded and took the passenger into custody for state prosecution.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017