CBP Seizes Contraband at Multiple Ports of Entry

Cocaine, viagra, and firearms are among the merchandise being smuggled.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection have seized weapons, prescriptions, and drugs in recent inspections at ports of entry during the holiday season.

Agents in Texas at the Mexico border confiscated firearms from a U.S. citizen and a Mexican citizen in unrelated incidents prior to Christmas.

CBP officers and K-9 in New York discovered a checked bag at JFK airport from an incoming flight from Ecuador that contained ten bricks of cocaine. The approximate street value was $400,000 for the 24 lbs of the drug.

Officers at the Port of Cincinnati seized three shipments of sildenafil pills from the port of Cincinnati. Sildenafil is the active ingredient in viagra. Two shipments originated from India, with the third arriving from Singapore. The value of all seized pills was over $866,000.

Field Operations-Chicago Field Office Director LaFonda Sutton-Burke said, “Our highly-skilled officers continue to focus on our mission to protect our country and its citizens. CBP works closely with the FDA and other partner agencies to effect this mission and make sure controlled substances with unknown additives or inferior standards do not make their way into American households.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Acting Commissioner Troy Miller as he oversees Customs and Border Protection.
  • For Secretary Mayorkas to seek God’s guidance as he heads the Department of Homeland Security.
  • For the agents and officers serving at the border and ports of entry.

Sources: Customs and Border Protection


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