A Canadian trucker has been arrested after allegedly trying to bring more than 80 pounds of suspected drugs out of the U.S. via Michigan’s Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron.
According to a Customs and Border Protection press release, CPB officers were conducting outbound inspections of commercial vehicles leaving the United States and heading to Canada. Around 2am, Friday, April 17th CPB agents stopped a Canadian trucker who was a member of CPB’s Trusted Traveler Program, Free and Secure Trade or FAST program, and was referred to secondary inspection. The driver was carrying a load of flavoring syrup that originated in California.
in the physcial inspection of the truck “the driver became increasingly nervous,” according to the release. CPB Officers eventually found several bricks of suspected cocaine and fentanyl totaling over 80 pounds. Federal officials arrested the driver.
“CBP Officers, working to keep the nation’s economy moving, stopped this shipment of illegal drugs from reaching its destination,” said Christopher Perry, director of field operations. “I am grateful for their vigilance and attention to detail in this interception.”
“The driver faces federal prosecution for the exportation of illegal drugs. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Border Enforcement Security Task Force Port Huron is investigating, Perry continued. “All persons accused of crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court proceeding.”