Sweetgrass Border Patrol nabs 240 pounds of cocaine from trucker’s cargo

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Area Port of Sweetgrass, Montana, seized of 240 pounds of cocaine from a commercial vehicle on January 30.

CBP officers assigned to the Sweetgrass Port of Entry encountered the commercial driver, a Canadian citizen, while conducting outbound inspection operations. Officers referred the man and vehicle for further inspection.

During a more in-depth inspection of the vehicle, CBP officers discovered boxes containing a substance identified through testing as cocaine.

“Our frontline CBP officers utilized their training and experience along with our high-tech tools and that effective combination led to the seizure of 240 pounds of cocaine in the cargo environment,” said Area Port Director Jason Greene, Sweetgrass Port of Entry. “The ability to facilitate lawful trade and travel while maintaining a robust enforcement focus is a critical element to our border security mission.”

CBP officers arrested the commercial truck driver and turned the case over to the United States Attorney’s Office for prosecution.