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U.S. trucker arrested at Canadian border with loaded gun, meth


U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently arrested a semi truck driver for drug and firearms violations.

The arrest occurred on March 18 at the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit, Michigan.

CBP encountered a 36 year old truck driver hauling a load of produce. During a routine outbound inspection, officers discovered a loaded 9mm Luger CPX-2 along with an additional loaded magazine in the cab.

After a closer inspection, officers also found a glass pipe containing a white residue and a small baggy containing a white powdery substance.

The driver and the suspected drugs were transported to the Fort Street Cargo Facility for processing.

The white powdery substance tested positive as methamphetamine, CBP said.

The truck driver was handed over to the Detroit Police Department, along with the methamphetamine, pipe, firearm, magazine, and ammunition.

Today our officers protected the American homeland at and beyond our borders,” said CBP Port Director Devin Chamberlain. β€œThe roadways our loved ones travel on daily are much safer today because of this apprehension.”  


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