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.
“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.
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.