U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Champlain Port of Entry Cargo Facility seized more than 1,545 lbs. of marijuana in a commercial shipment.
On January 20, CBP officers encountered a commercial shipment that was manifested as used reels, and selected the shipment for further examination. During the secondary inspection, a canine team alerted to the presence of narcotics within the shipment. CBP officers then performed a thorough physical examination and discovered six pallets containing vacuum–sealed packages of marijuana. The vacuum-sealed packages field-tested positive for the properties of marijuana and have an estimated street value of $3.2 million.
“Our CBP officers continue to identify and target suspect shipments that attempt entry,” said Port Director Steve Bronson. “These officers remain vigilant in protecting our communities and the United States from these dangerous drugs.”