A Customs bonded warehouse is a building or other secured area in which imported dutiable merchandise may be stored, manipulated, or undergo manufacturing operations without payment of duty for up to 5 years from the date of importation. Upon entry of goods into the warehouse, the warehouse proprietor incurs a liability for the merchandise under a warehouse bond.
Authorities arrested a man near one warehouse who was in possession of a distributable amount of fentanyl-laced heroin.
Authorities discovered a combined 62 grams of marijuana in the possession of two additional men near another warehouse. Neither man was arrested. Authorities seized the marijuana and escorted the men off the port facility.
While inspecting Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) cards of arriving port workers, authorities detected two men with outstanding Delaware arrest warrants. Delaware State Police troopers took custody of the two men.
“Customs and Border Protection, and our federal and local law enforcement partners routinely conduct random homeland security and regulatory compliance inspections with a singular goal in mind – to protect our nation and the citizens we serve,” said Casey Owen Durst, Director, CBP’s Field Operations Director in Baltimore.
CBP's border security mission is led at ports of entry by CBP officers from the Office of Field Operations. Please visit CBP Ports of Entry to learn more about how CBP’s Office of Field Operations secures our nation’s borders.
Learn more about CBP at CBP.gov.