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Nearly 3,000lbs of Drugs and Guns Seized at Border since March

Release Date: 
May 19, 2020
Cocaine and Fentanyl seized at Blue Water Bridge
Seized on April 17, at the Blue Water Bridge

DETROIT— U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Detroit Field Office has interdicted nearly 3,000 pounds of illicit drugs and various firearms since the implementation of essential-travel in late March as the result of current health and safety concerns associated with the Coronavirus pandemic.

From March 21 to May 16, 2020, CBP officers across multiple ports of entry under the purview of the Detroit Field office seized 2,856 pounds of marijuana, 87 pounds of cocaine, 12 pounds of fentanyl, and 12 guns.

Ports of entry in Michigan include Detroit Metropolitan Airport, The Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel in Detroit, the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, and the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie


12 guns seized
12 guns seized since March 21

“The state of the global health environment and the influence on national security is dynamic in nature, yet the vigilance, service and integrity of our officers remains unchanged,” said Christopher Perry, Director of Field Operations. “In light of these challenges, the men and women of CBP continue to hold the line against those wishing to exploit the current circumstances to bring contraband into the U.S.”  

The border remains open for essential travel and trade only. For the latest CBP COVID-19 updates and announcements, visit

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Last modified: 
February 3, 2021