Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invokes emergency powers due to protests on Ambassador Bridge
At the Blue Water Bridge connecting Port Huron and Sarnia, truckers have been waiting for two hours to cross into Michigan for much of Monday (Feb.14).Protesters gathered there Saturday after a week that saw traffic at the bridge double because of the Ambassador Bridge closure.
Live Updates: Day 5 of US-Canada border trucker blockade; Ontario declares emergency
As demonstrations by truck drivers protesting Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate stretch into its fifth day, wreaking havoc at the US-Canada border, Windsor officials are hoping a court gives them the power to physically remove protestors.
Live Updates: Day 4 of trucker protests at US-Canada border; Michigan Gov. calls for end
As demonstrations by truck drivers protesting Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate stretches into its fourth day, it’s disrupting Michigan’s economy, including the automotive industry, manufacturing, agriculture and more, according to the governor.
Strike at Canadian border causes massive traffic backup on Michigan freeways
“Unfortunately, this is a very perishable industry. It’s commodity dependent and we have commodities that are sensitive enough that we start seeing diminished quality,” said Bill Loupee. We don’t have time to have trucks to sit at the border for 24-48 hours. It’s just not an option.”
Over half ton of marijuana seized from trash hauler at Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron
DETROIT – On Sunday, Oct. 18 at around 11:15 p.m., the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations Officers at the Blue Water Bridge encountered a driver operating a trash hauler. The driver declared he was transporting municipal trash destined for a landfill in New Boston, Michigan to CBP. During the exam of the hauler, officers uncovered over 1,000 pounds of marijuana concealed in trash bags in the rear of truck. “Traffickers will use any means to attempt to transport illegal narcotics across our borders,” said Acting Port Director April Donaghy, who oversees operations at the Port Huron Area Port of Entry. In Fiscal Year 2020, CBP Field Operations seized more than 9,000 pounds of marijuana at ports of entry across the state.
Despite travel restrictions, more than 80 guns seized at Michigan ports of entry this year
DETROIT Since COVID-19 travel restrictions began March 21, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Michigan ports of entry have seized more weapons than they did in all of 2019. That includes pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns and more. With so many weapons seized at the border with restricted travel, Local 4 Defenders want to know how could this be happening? In 2019, only 62 firearms were seized. So far this year, 81 firearms and 4,000 rounds of ammunition have been seized during a period of restricted travel due to COVID-19.
Customs and Border Protection seize more than half ton of marijuana at Blue Water Bridge
PORT HURON, Mich. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Officers at the Blue Water Bridge seized more than a half ton of marijuana from an Ontario plated commercial truck on Monday. The truck was believed to be carrying office furniture to locations in Michigan. CBP officers investigated and uncovered more than 1,114 pounds of marijuana in vacuum sealed packages concealed in cardboard boxes. Our officers remain steadfast in their commitment to protecting our borders from all types of criminal activity.Since March, CBP Field Operations has seized over 4,400 pounds of marijuana at ports of entry across the state. READ: More local news coverage
1,114 pounds of marijuana found in truck from Canada entering Michigan
PORT HURON, Mich. More than a half-ton of marijuana has been found in a commercial truck attempting to cross into Michigan from Canada via the Blue Water Bridge. The trucks records indicated it was hauling office furniture to various locations in Michigan, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Officers found more than 1,114 pounds (505 kilograms) of marijuana in vacuum-sealed packages concealed in cardboard boxes. Authorities have seized more than 4,400 pounds (1,995 kilograms) of marijuana at ports of entry across Michigan since March. The Blue Water Bridge spans the St. Clair River and connects Port Huron, Michigan, to Sarnia, Ontario.
Michigan woman driving stolen vehicle with over $130,000 in gold bars, 30 grams of marijuana arrested at Blue Water Bridge
PORT HURON, Mich. On Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 43-year-old woman at the Blue Water Bridge driving a stolen vehicle with marijuana and $130,000 in gold. The incident took place after the woman from Eaton County made a wrong turn and ended up on the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron. In this case, CBP officers took the extra steps to identify an individual in possession of a stolen vehicle and a large amount of gold, said Port Director Michael Fox. This is another prime example of our excellent working relationship with our partners.After arresting the woman CBP officers turned the case over to Michigan State Police, who were given custody of the woman. The gold, marijuana and stolen vehicle were also turned over to MSP.
Over 80 pounds of cocaine and fentanyl seized at Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron
PORT HURON, Mich. – Customs Border Protection officers inspecting commercial trucks departing the United States and destined for Canada overnight at the Blue Water Bridge discovered several pounds of narcotics located in the tractor cab of an outbound commercial carrier. The commercial carrier was hauling a shipment of flavoring syrup originating in California. During the inspection, over 80 pounds of suspected cocaine and fentanyl were discovered. Officers discovered several bricks of suspected cocaine and fentanyl. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Border Enforcement Security Task Force Port Huron is investigating.
Canadian authorities seize 50 bricks of suspected cocaine at Blue Water Bridge
POINT EDWARD. – Canadian authorities seized 50 bricks of suspected cocaine from a truck at the Blue Water Bridge earlier this month. According to authorities, the man was driving a semi truck when he arrived at the Blue Water Bridge Commercial Operations in Point Edward, Ontario on Nov. 18. Authorities found 50 packages of suspected cocaine that weighed a total of about 50 kilograms. The Blue Water Bridge connects Port Huron, Michigan to Canada.
Ancient Egyptian mummy linens seized at Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that they recently seized ancient Egyptian mummy linens during an enforcement operation at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron. On May 25, CBP officers identified a shipment on a Canadian mail truck that was selected for an enforcement examination at the Centralized Examination Station in Marysville. An inspection of a selected package revealed five jars of ancient Egyptian mummy linen. CBP began to coordinate with a Washington, DC based archaeological organization in determining the admissibility of the presumed antiquities. I am extremely proud of our officers hard work during and after the discovery of these ancient artifacts said Port Director Michael Fox.