ICE, Customs & Border Prot. ‘utilize Fraud Investigation Strike Team’ at North Bergen warehouse


U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, alongside U.S. Customs and Border Protection, “utilized the Fraud Investigation Strike Team” at a North Bergen warehouse yesterday morning. 

National Retail Systems in North Bergen. Photo via

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“ICE assisted CBP with their Fraud Investigations Strike Team (FIST) operation at the Federal Trade Zone: Home Depot Federal Trade Zone, 2700 16th St., North Bergen,” a spokesman for ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations in Newark told Hudson County View.

A source, who spoke under the condition of anonymity since they were not authorized to speak on the matter, said that ICE “raided” National Retail Systems yesterday.

Federal law enforcement officials obviously did not see things from that perspective.

“The Port of New York/Newark conducted a routine compliance inspection of a Customs and Border Protection bonded warehouse utilizing the FIST. CBP conducts these periodic inspections to ensure the warehouse is in compliance with all CBP directives and protocols,” added a CBP spokesman.

According to their website, NRS identifies themselves as a fourth generation family company that caters to supply chain needs.

“National Retail Systems, Inc. is capable of handling any piece of the supply chain as your ultimate 3PL provider,” they wrote on their website’s “About” section.

“Our flexible services allow us to quickly execute the structured plan we’ve tailored exclusively for you. We’re equipped to cater to your highly specified preferences to assure the overall success of your supply chain needs.”

A representative from NRS could not be reached for comment on Thursday.

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