Detroit- U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Fort Street Cargo Facility revoked the membership of a 40-year-old United States citizen in CBP’s trusted traveler program for commercial truck drivers.
The Detroit resident was encountered by CBP during outbound inspections at the Ambassador Bridge on July 17. The man declared that he was in possession of a firearm, as required when encountered by a law enforcement officer and produced a valid Michigan Concealed Pistol License.
During the inspection of the vehicle, a personal use amount of marijuana was found along with an open container of alcohol. Possession of marijuana violates the rules of the trusted traveler program. The weapon and marijuana were seized and his participation in the FAST program was revoked.
“We place a significant amount of trust in enrollees to complying with all rules regarding our trusted traveler program,” said David Beculheimer, acting port director. “Violators face severe consequences for breaching that faith.”
The FAST program is a commercial clearance program for known low risk drivers entering the U.S. from Canada and Mexico. This program allows expedited processing for commercial carriers who have completed background checks and fulfill certain eligibility requirements.
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.