NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations announce the arrest of a Canadian citizen.
On March 20, CBP officers working at the Rainbow Bridge encountered 21-year-old Karone Johnson, a citizen of Canada and resident of Thorold, Ontario.
Johnson was encountered during a random outbound inspection at the Rainbow Bridge yesterday afternoon returning to his residence in Canada after a visit to the local Niagara Falls Casino.
CBP officers conducted an examination of Johnson’s vehicle and noticed that the screws of a speaker box in the rear of the vehicle appeared to have been tampered with. Officers removed the speaker from the box which revealed five packages that appeared to be a white crystallized substance.
The white crystalized substance was tested by CBP officers utilizing a narcotics test kit and tested positive for the properties of Methamphetamines, weighing more than 5 pounds.
CBP officers arrested Johnson and subsequently turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigators for prosecution.
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.
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.