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Friday, October 21, 2011

Man Had Ecstasy Strapped to His Body

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Buffalo Field Office, is reporting on a false claim to U.S. citizenship arrest and the seizure and arrest of nearly five pounds of ecstasy taped to a traveler’s body.

A significant arrest and seizure took place yesterday, October 20th, at the Peace Bridge when CBP Officers discovered close to five pounds of MDMA-ecstasy strapped to a man’s body. John Stasinski, a 33-year-old U.S. citizen from Manhattan, NY was encountered as a traveler on a commercial bus.

The narcotics were discovered when Stasinski was selected for additional enforcement checks after showing signs of nervousness during his initial interview. After noticing an unusually “bulky” look to his mid section, CBP Officers subsequently discovered two pouches of illegal narcotics in a tightly wrapped body package around the small of his back. The substance discovered was a powder form of ecstasy. Stasinski was arrested and turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for prosecution. The estimated street value of the seized MDMA is 200,000 dollars.

Arrested on October 19th at the Peace Bridge was 33-year-old Jamaican citizen Therease Currie from Chicago, IL.

Ms. Currie presented a genuine U.S. passport to CBP Officers, identifying herself as M. Driver. She was referred for a secondary exam due to discrepancies in her travel itinerary.

Officer interviews and fingerprint checks revealed the true identity of Currie and concluded that she was traveling under the assumed identity of a U.S. citizen. Currie admitted to have been living illegally in the United States since the late 1990s. Federal prosecution for false claim to U.S. citizenship and aggravated identity theft was accepted by the U.S. Attorneys Office. Currie was arrested by CBP Officers and is currently being held at Erie County jail pending additional hearings.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

how stupid can you be. good luck in federal prison. didn't he ever watch lock up abroad?

Anonymous said...

Now John can be a big shot in federal prison. You do the crime I hope you can do the time.