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Philadelphia CBP Seizes Cache of Human Growth Hormone Boosting Meds from Poland

Release Date
Thu, 06/11/2020

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intercepted a large cache of human growth hormones from Poland Tuesday that was destined to an address in St. Clair County, Michigan.

Customs and Border Protection officers in Philadelphia seized a large cache of illicit human growth hormones from Poland June 9, 2020.
Some of the 456 vials of illicit HGH.

CBP officers inspected the parcel, which was manifested as chip tuning modules, on May 29. In addition to the modules, officers discovered 456 vials of various human growth hormones or testosterone boosters, including Somatropin, Ipamorelin, Melanotan, Tesamorelin, Fragment 176-191, Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF) 1-LR3, and Mechano Growth Factor (MGF).

CBP officers seized the shipment for violating U.S. import laws. An investigation continues.

“Customs and Border Protection officers examine express delivery parcels and will seize illicit products, such as these testosterone boosters, that violate our nation’s import laws,” said Casey Durst, CBP’s Director of Field Operations in Baltimore. “CBP officers remain vigilant in enforcing our nation’s laws and in intercepting dangerous, unverified and unregulated products that may be potentially harmful to consumers.”

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. Learn more about what CBP accomplished during "A Typical Day" in 2019.

CBP's border security mission is led at ports of entry by CBP officers from the Office of Field Operations. Please visit CBP Ports of Entry to learn more about how CBP’s Office of Field Operations secures our nation’s borders.

Last Modified: Feb 20, 2024