CBP officers seize over 2,000 unlabeled hand sanitizer bottles, more than 1,000 masks

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – U.S Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted a large shipment of unlabeled gel products at the Bridge of the Americas.

According to a release, the person transporting the goods claimed the product was hand sanitizer.

It happened when a U.S. citizen arrived from Mexico just after 8 p.m. April 15.

The traveler declared a personal-use quantity of hand sanitizer to the CBP officer working the primary inspection area, the release said.

CBP officers report to have found 2,205 unlabeled bottles in the vehicle along with 1,000 unlabeled masks.

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“Without proper labeling the contents of the bottles could not be verified and therefore could pose a health and safety risk to the ultimate consumer,” said CBP El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector Mancha. “CBP does enforce many laws that are designed to protect the American public.”

According to a release, the entire shipment was deemed a commercial quantity and was seized. The traveler was interviewed and released.

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