CBP seizes veterinary drugs and supplements at El Paso port of entry
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – On Tuesday, U.S. customs and border protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized dozens of boxes of horse medication and supplements.
Officers proceeded with the seizure shortly after noon and said a 44-year-old US citizen entered the United States from Mexico at the Paso Del Norte crossing point. The man reportedly said the boxes contained vitamins with CBP agents. A secondary inspection revealed a large box containing a variety of prescription animal supplements and horse medications. CBP officials said the products are veterinary drugs that are considered a class three narcotic steroid and are prohibited entry.
CBP officers seized the products and the driver of the car was fined $ 500 in civil terms.
CBP said it had been tasked with enforcing hundreds of laws for 40 other government agencies, such as the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the US Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These agencies require that dangerous items not be allowed to enter the United States. CBP officers are always at the ports of entry and take responsibility for protecting America from all threats.
The products that CBP prevents from entering the United States are those that would harm community health, public safety, American workers, children or domestic plant and animal life, or those that would go to the United States. against our national interests. Sometimes products that cause injury, or have the potential to do so, can appear innocent enough.
CBP officials remind US travelers to plan ahead and talk to CBP about items you plan to bring back to make sure they aren’t banned or restricted. Prohibited means the item is prohibited by law from entering the United States. Examples of prohibited items are dangerous toys, cars that do not protect their occupants in the event of an accident, bushmeat or illegal substances like wormwood and Rohypnol. Restricted means that special licenses or permits are required from a federal agency before the item is allowed to enter the United States. Examples of restricted items include firearms, certain fruits and vegetables, animal products, animal by-products, and certain animals.
Members of the public can learn more by visiting CBP’s Know Before You Go webpage.
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