PENSACOLA, Fla. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Pensacola seized 1950 tablets of testosterone— a Schedule III Controlled Substance—as part of operations with local law enforcement partners.
CBP officers made the discovery while inspecting a shipment originating out of China manifested as a “Pet Shampoo and Skin Care Set”. The testosterone pills are in violation of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
CBP officers subsequently worked with local law enforcement to conduct a controlled delivery leading to the seizure of $6,000 in cash and additional testosterone pills. CBP officers also seized 411 vials of propylene glycol not in compliance with FDA Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations.
CBP officers screen international travelers and cargo and search for illicit narcotics, unreported currency, weapons, counterfeit consumer goods, prohibited agriculture, and other illicit products that could potentially harm the American public, U.S. businesses, and our nation’s safety and economic vitality.
“CBP enforces more than 400 laws for 40 U.S. agencies and works collaboratively with a wide range of law enforcement partners,” said Pensacola Port Director Frank Lenox. “We’ll continue to vigilantly inspect shipments and seize illicit products that could pose a threat to American consumers.”
CBP seized an average of 3,707 pounds of narcotics every day across the United States last year. Learn more about what CBP accomplished during “A Typical Day” in 2019.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations in Florida include travel and trade facilitation and securing over 1,200 miles of the coastal border. Add @DFOFlorida and @CBPFlorida on Twitter for news and information updates.