DETROIT— U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Field Operations at the Ambassador Bridge announced the seizure of 22 pounds of suspected marijuana hidden within a vehicle owned and operated by a Canadian citizen traveling with her adult daughter.
On October 1, 2015, a 43-year old female citizen of Canada and her daughter, a 24-year old citizen of Canada, arrived in Detroit at the Ambassador Bridge. After the inspecting officer received a negative declaration for any merchandise being brought into the U.S., the car was referred for a secondary search. A vehicle search resulted in the discovery of 20 bundles of suspected marijuana hidden throughout the vehicle.
“CBP officers rely on their training and instincts to detect suspicious activity,” said Detroit Port Director Rod Blanchard. “I commend the CBP officers involved in stopping this shipment of drugs from reaching our streets,” said Blanchard.
The driver and passenger were both turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement HSI Special Agents for further investigation.
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.