PORT HURON, Mich. - On January 18, 2017, CBP Officers at the Blue Water Bridge targeted for examination, an express consignment package originating from London, Ontario manifested as automotive brake pads, headed to a Miami suburb. When the package was inspected, no automotive parts were found. Instead, officers found 60 vials of yellow liquid wrapped in tin foil and bubble wrap.
A field test of the substance was inconclusive so samples were subsequently sent to CBP’s Laboratories and Scientific Services for analysis.
On March 13, 2017, the CBP lab identified the substance as anabolic steroids, which is a synthetic drug known for its performance enhancing capabilities.
"Our CBP Officers tirelessly work to intercept and seize illegal contraband," stated Andrew Douglas, Port Director. "I am proud of their tremendous effort and the positive results that are achieved by their vigilance and determination."
Anabolic steroids are a Schedule III controlled substances under federal regulations.
The substances were immediately seized by CBP Officers.
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.