International Falls Port of Entry
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MINNESOTA, January 30, 2020 (LSN) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted a rail container destined to arrive in Ranier, Minnesota. CBP officers inspected the rail container and discovered 42,390 pieces of drug paraphernalia. On January 10, CBP seized the drug paraphernalia with an estimated domestic value of $467,372.
“While CBP’s number one mission is to prevent terrorism in our homeland, CBP Officers also work to keep narcotics and drug paraphernalia 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.”
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.