Authorities say a x-ray of the package revealed anomalies and further physical inspection by CBO officers resulted in the discovery of heroin concealed within the wooden boards of a crib mattress (Photo provided)
CBP officers say they removed the heroin and the estimated street value of the seized narcotics is $220,000 (Photos provided)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working express consignment operations in Cincinnati seized five pounds of heroin coming in from Malaysia, leading to the arrest of two international criminals.
The shipment, which appeared to be a baby playpen, arrived at the facility for processing on Dec. 5. It was mailed from Malaysia and was headed for delivery to Toronto, Canada.
Authorities say an inspection by CBP officers resulted in the discovery of heroin with an estimated street value of $220,000.
According to a release, an International Controlled Delivery (ICD) was coordinated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Investigations (HSI) Toronto and executed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Serious and Organized Crime Division, Toronto Airport Drug Unit. The ICD resulted in the arrest of two citizens of Poland living in Canada. The heroin was seized and the subjects were charged with illegal importation of narcotics trafficking.
“This is an outstanding example of how CBP works together with our international law enforcement partners to protect the communities we serve,” said Chief Supervisory CBP Officer Angela Dilland, in a release. “CBP officers will remain ever vigilant in the detection and seizure of these dangerous drugs and we will continue to adapt to the various concealment methods employed by these smugglers.”