Louisville CBP seize drugs, counterfeit electronics, duck tongues, and more

Counterfeit Apple Airpods seized by CBP Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Between May 15 to May 22, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Louisville inspected and seized a wide variety of illegal and unauthorized packages from all over the world.

While conducting inspections, CBP officers found items such as 90 counterfeit driver licenses, $675,000 worth of counterfeit designer watches and $722,750 worth of counterfeit Apple Airpods. Most of these items came from Asia and were going to numerous cities nationwide.

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However, counterfeit goods were not the only seized items throughout the week. Officers found nearly 10 pounds of hallucinogens, mainly marijuana and Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a schedule I narcotic.

Synthetic Cannabanoids seized by CBP
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Along with these, officers found almost 5 pounds of stimulants, mostly Buphedrone, over 11 pounds of cathinone designer drugs, almost 30 pounds of synthetic cannabinoids, and 44 pounds of cocaine which would have had a street value of over one million dollars.

However, the most dangerous seizure was of 2-and-a-half pounds of Carfentanyl. This amount of Carfentanyl contained 60 million fatal doses, enough to kill the total population of Louisville 60 times.

Seven shipments from Asia heading to the U.S. were seized by Agriculture Specialists at the Port of Louisville. These shipments contained 1,300 pounds of duck tongues. The duck tongues were destroyed by steam sterilization because of possible Newcastle Disease and Avian Influenza.

Duck tongues seized by CBP
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

“All of these seizures were just in one week, and not all of our seizures were included in this list,” said Thomas Mahn, Port Director in Louisville. “Our officers are on point every night ensuring what is being shipped into the U.S.  or to a foreign port is legal, approved and does not violate the safety of our community and others.”

To learn more about the CBP, visit their website.