Nearly 10 pounds of Meth Seized at Blue Water Bridge
PORT HURON, Mich — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron have seized nearly 10 pounds of methamphetamine from a Canadian man attempting to enter the United States.
At approximately 7:00am on Wednesday March 13, Canadian Citizen Constantine Xethalis, was encountered at the Blue Water Bridge attempting to make entry into the United States. During the primary inspection Xethalis along with a passenger in the vehicle were unable to provide proof of citizenship to the CBP Officer during their primary inspection and were referred for a secondary inspection.
“This is a perfect example of the type of activities that CBP see’s every day at Ports of Entry around the United States,” said Port Director Michael Fox. “Our Officers here in Port Huron are true professionals and can be proud today knowing they stopped ten pounds of drugs from making it to the streets of America.”
During a secondary inspection of the vehicle, a bag containing nearly ten pounds of Methamphetamine in tablet form were revealed. A sample of the tablets were taken to the Oakland County Laboratory for examination, where they were confirmed to contain methamphetamine.
The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan has accepted prosecution on the case. Xethalis is being charged with 21 U.S.C. 952 Importation of a Scheduled 1 Controlled Substance along with 21 U.S.C. 841 Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substance.
The Border Enforcement Security Task Force Port Huron is conducting an investigation which is on-going.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.