Busy weekend at the border: CBP made seven narcotics seizures

Posted at 10:16 AM, May 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-23 10:16:48-04

Three local border crossings saw seven narcotics seizures over the weekend, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

In total, CBP officers at the Port of Buffalo seized opium, marijuana, methamphetamine and two handguns, and made two arrests for outstanding warrants.

At the Rainbow Bridge, officers took two handguns from a U.S. citizen after the person was refused entry into Canada. At the same bridge, 2.6 grams of marijuana were taken from the center console of a car driven by a U.S. citizen.

Over the course of five seizures, CBP officers took a total of 43.7 grams of marijuana and 3.6 grams of opium-laced cotton balls at the Peace Bridge. A positive canine team alert lead the one seizure and the discovery of marijuana hidden under the driver's seat.

Also at the Peace Bridge, officers arrested a U.S. citizen wanted on three outstanding vehicle and traffic warrants. The individual was turned over to Buffalo Police.

"CBP officers are constantly on the lookout for smugglers and criminals trying to cross U.S. borders," said Acting Port Director Cary Frieling. "The arrests and seizures made over the weekend at U.S. border crossings demonstrate the vigilance of our officers and the important relationship we have with our local law enforcement partners."