Detroit's CBP Nabs 3000 Pounds Of Drugs During Shutdown

Smugglers and drug dealers have no moral qualms about flaunting government imposed travel restrictions and nowhere has that been more apparent than in Detroit. This morning the Detroit Field Office of US Customs and Border Protection announced that its agents have seized nearly 3000 pounds of illicit drugs and a dozen firearms since travel restrictions were implemented in Michigan in late March.

Guns, 3000 pounds of Drugs seized in Detroit.
Photo courtesy of  U.S. CBP Detroit Field Office.

In all, from March 21st to May 16th, CBP officers say they seized:
  •  2856 pounds of marijuana 
  • 87 pounds of cocaine
  • 12 pounds of fentanyl 
  • 12 handguns 
The smuggled items reportedly entered the state through:
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport
  • The Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel in Detroit
  • Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron
  • International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie