Daily Digital Magazine: Pg. 3 — March 13, 2019

Over $1 million worth of illicit goods seized in Detroit

Task force agents conducted a weeklong enforcement blitz and found counterfeit Xanax pills, botox, transceiver network modules, e-cigarettes, Rolex watches and iPhones.

   A multiagency task force in Detroit, led by Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), used a combination of import and export controls, as well as investigative authorities, from partner agencies to weed out illicit cargoes.
   In addition to HSI, other federal agencies involved in the Global Trade Task Force (GTTF) include Customs and Border Protection, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security and the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations.

Over $1 million worth of illicit goods seized in Detroit

Task force agents conducted a weeklong enforcement blitz and found counterfeit Xanax pills, botox, transceiver network modules, e-cigarettes, Rolex watches and iPhones.

Over $1 million worth of illicit goods seized in Detroit

Task force agents conducted a weeklong enforcement blitz and found counterfeit Xanax pills, botox, transceiver network modules, e-cigarettes, Rolex watches and iPhones.

 
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   A multiagency task force in Detroit, led by Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), used a combination of import and export controls, as well as investigative authorities, from partner agencies to weed out illicit cargoes.
   In addition to HSI, other federal agencies involved in the Global Trade Task Force (GTTF) include Customs and Border Protection, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security and the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations.
   HSI Detroit Special Agent in Charge Steve Francis said the task force could serve as “a model for how the agency approaches counterfeit and counterproliferation investigations going forward.”
   “With the launch of the GTTF, we are combining a wide array of capabilities that enable us to combat this global problem in a more streamlined manner,” Francis said in a statement.
   The Detroit task force focused on stopping imports and exports of counterfeit, substandard and tainted products, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, automotive and other industry products, as well as environmental crimes.
   It also looked for “financially motivated fraud schemes” and illegal exports of military products, dual-use technologies and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials.
   The task force recently completed a weeklong enforcement blitz at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Port Huron Blue Water Bridge ports of entry. It particularly targeted shipments entering and exiting the U.S. from foreign countries at the FedEx, DHL, rail and the centralized examination stations in Detroit.
   During the enforcement operation, the agencies seized more than $1 million in illicit products, including counterfeit Xanax pills, botox, transceiver network modules, e-cigarettes, Rolex watches and iPhones.

I think there certainly has been increased interest in moving vehicles from Mexico to the U.S. by ocean. The challenge today is the cost element. Right now ocean just can’t compete with the rail cost.

The U.S. exported 107,655 metric tons of beef in March, a 4 percent decline year-over-year, while U.S. pork exports during the month totaled 211,688 metric tons, down 7 percent, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation.

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