DETROIT—U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) officers announced the seizure of an undeclared shotgun from a U.S. citizen participant in the NEXUS trusted traveler program.
On Monday, December 17, CBP officers at the Detroit Windsor Tunnel discovered a Remington 12 gauge shotgun along with ammunition during a primary trunk inspection in the NEXUS lane. The driver and legal owner of the firearm did not declare any goods upon arrival and told the officer after the discovery that he forgot that the gun was in the trunk. The weapon was seized by CBP officers and the infraction resulted in the subject's immediate removal from the NEXUS program.
"Participation in the NEXUS program provides a unique privilege of a higher level of trust for members," said Roderick Blanchard, Detroit port director. He stated further, "All violations will result in removal from the program."
Travelers who participate in the NEXUS program are afforded expedited processing when crossing the U.S.-Canada border. As participants in one of CBP's Trusted Traveler Programs, travelers enjoy a higher level of trust and confidence in regards to security when crossing the border, and violations of this trust will not be tolerated.
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.