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Philadelphia CBP Scores Ecstasy Trifecta

Release Date: 
April 22, 2021

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Philadelphia discovered more than one pound of ecstasy in three international parcels on April 10.

Customs and Border Protection officers in Philadelphia seized a combined one pound, four ounces of ecstasy tablets on April 10, 2021 that arrived in three international mail shipments from the Netherlands.
CBP officers seized 565 grams
of ecstasy tablets.

CBP officers discovered the pills in three shipments that arrived from separate addresses in The Netherlands. A field test of the pills proved positive for the properties of 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphatemine (MDMA), commonly known as ecstasy or molly. The three shipments weighed a combined 565.2 grams or one pound, four ounces.

The shipments were destined to addresses in Crawford and Chester Counties in Pennsylvania and to Hillsborough County, Florida.

CBP officers seized the ecstasy. Investigations continue.

“Customs and Border Protection officers remain steadfast in our commitment to intercepting illicit and dangerous drugs that are shipped to the United States in a multitude of ways, including in express international parcels, before they can hurt our families and our communities,” said Keith Fleming, Acting Director of Field Operations for CBP’s Baltimore Field Office.

CBP seized an average of 3,677 pounds of dangerous drugs every day across the United States last year. Learn more about what CBP accomplished during “A Typical Day” in 2020.

CBP's border security mission is led at ports of entry by CBP officers from the Office of Field Operations. CBP officers screen international travelers and cargo and search for illicit narcotics, unreported currency, weapons, counterfeit consumer goods, prohibited agriculture, and other illicit products that could potentially harm the American public, U.S. businesses, and our nation’s safety and economic vitality.

Please visit CBP Ports of Entry to learn more about how CBP’s Office of Field Operations secures our nation’s borders. Learn more about CBP at www.CBP.gov.

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Last modified: 
April 22, 2021