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Tuesday November 19th, 2013

Posted at 4:00pm

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US Customs have made a sizable seizure of suspected cocaine at the Ambassador Bridge.

Customs and Border Protection officers seized 144 pounds of alleged cocaine inside the cab of a transport truck that was destined for Canada.

Officers stopped the truck on Sunday November 17th while conducting outbound inspections in Detroit.

The truck was hauling a shipment of produce.

Officers asked the driver, a Canadian citizen, and his passenger, a citizen of India, to exit their vehicle and open the rear doors.

Customs officers searched the bunk area of the tractor and discovered 55 vacuum sealed packages with a combined weight of 144 pounds (65.2Kg) of alleged cocaine.

“This cross border smuggling attempt was thwarted because of the vigilance of our frontline CBP Officers.” said Marty Raybon, Acting Port Director. “I commend the CBP officers involved in stopping this shipment of drugs from reaching its destination.”

CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicles and turned the driver and passenger over to Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.

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