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Michigan: Over 36kg of cocaine and fentanyl seized

Christian Fernsby |
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers inspecting commercial trucks departing the United States and destined for Canada overnight at the Blue Water Bridge discovered several pounds of narcotics located in the tractor cab of an outbound commercial carrier.

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The commercial carrier was hauling a shipment of flavoring syrup originating in California. The driver became visibly shaken during the examination of his cab. During the inspection, over 80 pounds of suspected cocaine and fentanyl were discovered.

At around 2am, CBP Officers were conducting outbound enforcement exams destined for Canada.

A Canadian driver and member of CBP’s Trusted Traveler Program, Free and Secure Trade or FAST, was referred for a cab check.

During a physical inspection of the cab, the driver became increasingly nervous. Officers discovered several bricks of suspected cocaine and fentanyl. The driver was arrested by federal officials.

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