Yesterday it was released that CBP officers at the Louisville UPS express consignment facility discovered and seized more than half a pound of heroin on February 28 during a routine inspection of international air freight arriving from India. Upon examination, the illegal narcotic was discovered concealed within the bottom wooden framing of a large red duffel bag.
The shipment of approximately 11 ounces was destined for Toronto, Canada. No arrests have been made at this time; however, the information has been shared with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Acting Director of CBP Chicago Field Operations William A. Ferrara stated, “This was an excellent interception by our CBP officers at the Louisville UPS location who consistently seize shipments of dangerous drugs and other contraband coming into our nation.”
CBP examines arriving international freight for all types of contraband or prohibited items being shipped to the United States.