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Cincinnati CBP Finds Liquid Heroin in Shampoo Bottles

Release Date: 
October 24, 2018

CINCINNATI—CBP officers intercepted a shipment containing nearly six pounds of liquid heroin at a local express consignment facility in Cincinnati on October 11.

Liquid Heroin
CBP Officers intercepted this package
of "shampoo" from Mexico headed to
New York

The shipment originated in Morelos, Mexico and was destined to a private residence in Bronx, New York. After opening the package, which was manifested as “massage oil”, officers discovered six shampoo bottles containing a dark brown liquid. Officers tested the liquid, which was positive for heroin.

The same day, officers found four shipments of cocaine, each weighing over four pounds, arriving from various Central American countries and destined to individuals in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York.

“These types of seizures exemplify our officers’ dedication to the CBP mission of intercepting dangerous and illegal narcotics,” Joshua Shorr, Cincinnati Port Director, said. “I commend our officers and specialists for the work they do every day to make our communities safer.”

CBP conducts operations at ports of entry throughout the United States, and regularly screens arriving international passengers and cargo for narcotics, weapons, and other restricted or prohibited products. CBP strives to serve as the premier law enforcement agency enhancing the Nation’s safety, security, and prosperity through collaboration, innovation, and integration.

Last modified: 
October 29, 2018