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Swanton Border Patrol Awards New York Agencies more than $212k in Asset Share

Release Date: 
April 23, 2021

BURKE, N.Y. – On April 22, 2021, the U.S. Border Patrol Swanton Sector presented both New York State Police and the Franklin County, N.Y., District Attorney’s Office disbursement checks for $106,512.80.

U.S. Border Patrol Swanton Sector presented both New York State Police and the Franklin County, N.Y., District Attorney’s Office disbursement checks for $106,512.80 on April 22, 2021, from asset forfeiture following a bulk currency seizure on March 23, 2020.
Acting PAIC John Brown, NYSP Captain Brent
Davison, and NYSP Captain Kurt Taylor (l-r).

On March 23, 2020, Swanton Sector Border Patrol agents received information about a suspicious vehicle involved in illicit cross-border smuggling. The vehicle was located, and a traffic stop was conducted by the New York State Police near Chateauguay. Following the traffic stop, a search of the vehicle led to the discovery of $267,162.00 in United States currency. The driver denied ownership and abandoned all claims to the currency.

Due to the abandonment, Swanton Sector Border Patrol initiated an asset sharing case with the U.S. Treasury Forfeiture Fund on behalf of the N.Y. State Police. On March 29, 2021, Swanton Border Patrol was notified that most of the currency was approved to be awarded to N.Y. State Police and the Franklin County, N.Y. District Attorney’s Office. Each agency received $106,512.80.

In a ceremony on April 22, Acting Patrol Agent in Charge John Brown of the Burke, N.Y. Border Patrol Station presented checks to both NYSP Captain Brent Davison and District Attorney Craig Carriero.

“This is yet another great example of outstanding cooperation between the State of New York law enforcement and the U.S. Border Patrol in keeping our communities safe,” said Brown.

U.S. Border Patrol Swanton Sector presented both New York State Police and the Franklin County, N.Y., District Attorney’s Office disbursement checks for $106,512.80 on April 22, 2021, from asset forfeiture following a bulk currency seizure on March 23, 2020.
Acting PAIC John Brown, Franklin County, NY
District Attorney Craig Carriero.

The Swanton Sector is responsible for securing the land border between ports of entry in Vermont, New Hampshire, and northeastern New York. The coordination with assistance of citizens is invaluable to the Border Patrol's border security mission and we welcome community members' help to keep our nation’s borders safe. Please report suspicious activity at 1-800-689-3362.

For more on Customs and Border Protection’s mission at our nation’s ports of entry with CBP officers and along U.S. borders with Border Patrol agents, please visit the Border Security section of the CBP website.

Last modified: 
April 23, 2021