FORT STREET CARGO FACILITY
Officers in Detroit seize 2,583 pounds of marijuana disguised as aluminum caps
DETROIT – Border Patrol agents seized 2,583 pounds of marijuana in Detroit. An x-ray scan yielded results inconsistent with the purported goods, and a subsequent physical inspection conducted by officers revealed the marijuana packed among several pallets. “While CBP Field Operations continues to facilitate lawful trade and travel, drug interdiction remains an enforcement priority.” said Port Director Devin Chamberlain. Weed bound for Michigan intercepted in TennesseeThe Detroit bust isn’t the only drugs that have been discovered this month. The shipment, sent from British Columbia, Canada, to a residence 25 miles north of Detroit, was discovered to contain 11.45 kilos (25 pounds) of marijuana.mlive.com
Over 1,000 pounds of marijuana seized at Fort Street Cargo Facility in Detroit
DETROIT On Aug. 23, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations Officers at the Fort Street Cargo Facility encountered a commercial truck operated by a Canadian citizen. After examining the truck, CBP officers discovered over 1,031 pounds of marijuana concealed in five wooden crates. CBP officers became suspicious and referred the shipment for additional inspection. The Port of Detroit is proud to have prevented the exploitation of our borders and the introduction of illicit drugs into our communities, said Detroit Port Director Devin Chamberlain. Since March, CBP Field Operations has seized over 5,500 pounds of marijuana at ports of entry across the state.
CBP seizes more than $400K of salmonella laced Kratom
DETROIT US Customs and Border Protections Office of Field Operations seized more than a half ton of salmonella-laced Kratom at the Fort Street Cargo Facility. Further steps to positively identify the powder were coordinated by Agriculture and Import specialists through Food and Drug Administration lab tests. The shipment was ultimately seized due to significant risk to public health and safety. (CBP)Our Officers and Specialists are wholly committed to the health and safety of the American public, said Port Director Devin Chamberlain. Kratom is not a scheduled substance under the Controlled Substances Act, though the Drug Enforcement Administration currently lists it as a Drug or Chemical of Concern.
CBP officers seize over 400 pounds of marijuana in Detroit
DETROIT – CBP officers working cargo operations at the Fort Street Cargo Facility discovered 418 pounds of marijuana in a trash hauler driven by a Canadian citizen. During the inspection, 15 large trash bags of drugs were discovered hidden in the rear of the hauler. During an x-ray exam of the hauler, CBP officers discovered several odd shapes in the rear of the hauler. The odd shapes turned out to be bags of marijuana. “This seizure once again demonstrates the vigilance of CBP Officers – even during these trying times,” said Devin Chamberlain, Detroit Port Director.