Cocaine seized at border

Press Release

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the International Falls Port of Entry stopped a BMW sedan for further inspection on Oct. 17.

CBP officers inspected the vehicle with a K-9 and found 135 grams of cocaine.

CBP officers seized the cocaine and turned it over to the Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office along with the man driving the vehicle, who is a Canadian citizen.

“While CBP’s number one mission is to prevent terrorism in our homeland, CBP Officers also work to keep narcotics 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.

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