BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Buffalo made three seizures of narcotics, a firearm, steroids and three arrests at local border crossings during the holiday weekend.
“These seizures are direct results of the hard work and vigilance by our officers,” said Acting Port Director Mark MacVittie.
Officers at the Lewiston Bridge seized a .40-caliber handgun from a 45-year old U.S. male citizen.
At Rainbow Bridge, the search of a vehicle by a CBP canine team resulted in the discovery of 42.7 grams of marijuana. The 30-year old male traveler was assessed a $500 penalty. Also at Rainbow Bridge, the search of a vehicle belonging to a 20-year old Canadian male citizen by CBP officers resulted in the discovery of 50 tablets of Dianabol, an anabolic steroid. The steroid was seized and the traveler arrested.
In addition, CBP officers at the Rainbow Bridge encountered and arrested a 44-year old U.S male citizen wanted in Virginia for a traffic offense as well as a 52-year old U.S. female citizen female and a 59-year old U.S. male citizen for protection order violations. A 37-year old Columbian male citizen wanted in New York City for a drug related offense was also arrested by CBP officers.
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.