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Alaska CBP Officers intercept Heroin at the
Anchorage FEDEX Facility


May 20, 2011

(SitNews) Anchorage, Alaska - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the Anchorage Fed Ex facility have made three significant seizures of heroin recently.

The combined weight of the seizures came to over 6 pounds of heroin with an estimated value of $1.2 million.

The first shipment was discovered on 04/22/2011 concealed in an express shipment the originated in Malaysia. CBP Officers conducting routine examinations determined the shipment containing two small women’s purses was abnormal in weight. Further inspection revealed 432 grams of heroin sewn into the liners of the purses.

The second seizure took place on 04/26/2011. Officers were examining an express shipment that was said to contain “Baby Gifts”. Further inspection revealed commercially packaged baby wipes. The officers opened one of the packages and found taped packages of heroin. A total of 1.7 Kilograms of heroin was seized in this second shipment.

The third seizure took place 05/10/2011 and had originated in Thailand. During the examination officers discovered just over 830 grams of heroin hidden inside picture frames.

Investigation into the three seizures is still ongoing.

CBP officers in Alaska routinely seize hard narcotics, child pornography, fraudulent documents, dangerous chemicals and false documents that are used to enter the U.S. illegally as well as facilitate trafficking in humans.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection


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