DETROIT- U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Ambassador Bridge seized multiple counterfeit identification and credit cards found during an inspection.
On July 17, 2015, CBP Officers conducting an inspection of two Canadian citizens, a 22 year-old male resident of Toronto and a 24 year old female who resides in Brampton, discovered 14 identification and credit cards that appeared to be counterfeit. These cards included similar looking Canadian Naturalization Cards, Ontario Driver’s License and Social Insurance Cards.
All of the documents and credit cards were seized and turned over to ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) pending further investigation.
"CBP remains ever vigilant in intercepting those travelers that our laws identify as needing further scrutiny," said David Beculheimer, Acting Port Director. “That vigilance resulted in the prevention of fraudulent documents being used to possibly cross the border.”
Both Canadians were found to be inadmissible to the United States and allowed to withdraw their application for admission and return to Canada.
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.