Port Huron border patrol seize 8 shipments of fentanyl headed to various U.S. cities

Posted at 12:28 PM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-09 09:06:47-05

PORT HURON, Mich. (WXYZ) — U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and field operators at the Blue Water Bridge seized nearly 600 grams of fentanyl during a special operation.

In January, officers identified eight different shipments through Canadian mail trucks that did not match the "manifested contents of the packages" and stopped them for examination at a station in Marysville.

The inspection revealed that the packages contained a "white rock like substance which were detained and tested locally and sent for further examination." Lab results confirmed each package contained fentanyl and meso-erythritol, a sugar alcohol.

The total weight of the eight shipments was 572.34 grams. Officials say the estimated street value was $15,000.