A total of 1.8 kilograms pf heroin was last Thursday seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport from a Ghanaian citizen arriving from Amsterdam, Netherlands.
An examination of the belongings of the Ghanaian revealed the illegal substance which is estimated to be worth $400,000 in street value.
“The relentless efforts and dedication of frontline CBP employees has resulted in the interdiction of these illicit drugs, preventing them from reaching the streets and doing harm.” said Devin Chamberlain, CBP Port Director.
The individual was arrested and turned over to U.S. Homeland Security Investigations agents. The U.S. Attorney’s office will prosecute the individual.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.