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NEXUS Card Holder Arrested For Illegal Drugs At Peace Bridge

Release Date: 
November 23, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Yesterday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Canadian citizen female at the Peace Bridge after she was found to be in illegal possession of methamphetamine, prescription pills and other drug paraphernalia.

NEXUS lane at Peace Bridge Port of Entry

NEXUS lane at Peace Bridge Port of Entry

“This was an excellent job by a vigilant CBP officer,” said Mark MacVittie, acting port director for the Port of Buffalo. “CBP officers have outstanding observational skills and are able to identify individuals who require further inspection. In this case, the subject was a member of the trusted traveler program.”

Shannon Burberry, a 38-year-old Canadian citizen, attempted to enter the U.S. at the Peace Bridge using the NEXUS lane. Burberry was referred to secondary for further inspection. During secondary inspection, CBP officers discovered more than 200 oxycodone pills, 2.3 grams of crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia items.

Burberry was arrested and turned over to the Buffalo Police Department.

CBP is responsible for securing our borders while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel into and out of the United States. We also assist and support the law enforcement efforts of our state, local, tribal, federal and international partners on both sides of the border, as we carry out our traditional border-related responsibilities. We will continue to collaborate, and actively share intelligence and information as we work together to ensure the security of our mutually shared border and the safety of our communities.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017