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Louisville CBP Intercepted Over 2,000 Pounds of Narcotics in January

In #Louisville CBP agents seized a total of 2,079 #pounds of illicit drugs during the month of #January. Officers seized 282 shipments in January that contained various drugs. The narcotics arrived from India, the #UnitedKingdom, #HongKong, #Mexico, and #Canada. CBP seized: 1,113 pounds of #Marijuana, 300 pounds of Methamphetamine, 179 pounds of drug precursors, 137 pounds of Khat, 108 pounds of scheduled narcotics, 103 pounds of cocaine, 75 pounds of Ketamine, and 64 pounds of #steroids.

“The seizure of these #shipments is a testament to the outstanding job our CBP officers do every day,” said LaFonda D. Sutton-Burke, Director, Field Operations-Chicago. “Our officers are out there stopping these illegal substances from reaching the public and endangering lives.”

Additionally, January wasn’t the only month CBP officers at the Port of Louisville saw dangerous drugs. From #October to #December 2021, officers seized a total of 207 pounds of Fentanyl. These seizures made Louisville the number one ranked location for #Fentanyl seizures for Air Cargo and Express Consignment Operations #hubs and the number four for all Modes of Transport.

Drug #smugglers are also trying to find interesting ways to hide their narcotics when they ship them. Officers have found drugs in toys, sandals, clothing, metal cylinders and corsets. “These seizures are the dangers our officers see every night and it doesn’t stop,” said Thomas Mahn, Port Director-Louisville. “Our officers do an outstanding job stopping these shipments. These criminals keep trying different ways to sneak their #contraband in and our officers do a better job of finding it and stopping it in its tracks.”

CBP officers screen #international #travelers, cargo, and search for illicit narcotics, unreported currency, weapons, counterfeit consumer goods, prohibited #agriculture, and other illicit products that could potentially harm the #American #public, #US #businesses, and our nation’s safety and economic vitality. An average seizure of 4,732 pounds of dangerous drugs every day across the #UnitedStates last year.

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