U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Buffalo seized 106 pounds of marijuana in a commercial shipment.
A press release explained that, on Monday, CBP officers assigned to the Lewiston Bridge selected a commercial shipment that was manifested as “foam scrap” for additional examination. The truck and trailer were sent for a nonintrusive examination that revealed anomalies in the trailer. After the truck was escorted to the dock, a CBP canine concentrated on cardboard boxes inside and alerted to the possible presence of narcotics.
A subsequent physical inspection of the shipment revealed vacuum-sealed bags secreted within three boxes. The contents of the vacuum-sealed bags field-tested positive for the properties of marijuana and has an estimated street value of more than $250,000.
“I am proud of the dedication and vigilance of our CBP officers assigned to the Port of Buffalo that prevented this illegal contraband from hitting the streets of our communities,” Acting Buffalo Port Director John Madsen said.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the comprehensive management, control and protection of this nation’s borders, combining customs, immigration, border security and agricultural protection at and between official ports of entry.