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CBP officers seize 42,390 pieces of drug paraphernalia at International Falls Port of Entry

Jan 30, 2020 05:00PM ● By Editor
CBP officers at the International Falls Port of Entry seized more than 42,000 pieces of drug paraphernalia on January 10.  Photo:  USCBP

From Customs and Border Protection - January 30, 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier.  CBP officers inspected the rail container and discovered 42,390 pieces of drug paraphernalia. On January 10.  CBP seized the drug paraphernalia with an estimated domestic value of $467,372.

“While CBP’s number one mission is to prevent terrorism in our homeland, CBP Officers also work to keep narcotics and drug paraphernalia out of our communities,” said Pembina Area Port Director Jason Schmelz.  “Our officers work tirelessly to secure our border ensuring that illicit items are not entering the country.”

CBP has the primary mission of preventing terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States.  CBP also works to prevent narcotics from entering the United States.  For more information about the work of CBP, please visit www.cbp.gov.

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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.

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