CHICAGO – US Customs and Border Protection agents in Chicago seized thousands of pounds of narcotics and more than $23 million in counterfeit goods last fiscal year.
From October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022, CBP officers in Chicago reported that they seized 8,174 pounds of narcotics. These seizures included:
The Chicago CBP also intercepted 281 shipments of counterfeit goods such as handbags, watches and jewelry. Had the goods been legitimate, they would have been valued at a total of $23 million, the agency said.
“The knowledge and unwavering dedication shown by our uniformed officers, agriculture specialist, import and entry specialist, and those employees who support frontline operations are key to our success,” said LaFonda Sutton-Burke, director of operations. Chicago field operations. “Regardless of the environments assigned to our men and women—airports, international postal facilities, express freight hubs, and along the Great Lakes. We are all connected by our commitment to serve our country.”
CBP Chicago also seized more than $1.45 million in US currency. Additionally, 189 felons with outstanding warrants were arrested at O’Hare Airport last fiscal year.