Customs Busts ‘Trusted Trader’ With 76 Pounds Of Pot At The Ambassador Bridge
Thursday January 28th, 2016
Posted at 1:01pm
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Ambassador Bridge seized more than 76 pounds of marijuana Wednesday, and arrested a truck driver who was registered in the ‘FAST’ trusted trader program.
Officials say the 56-year-old male citizen of the United States arrived at the Fort Street Cargo Facility hauling a shipment of auto parts. After declaring only auto parts, customs officers referred the truck for an x-ray examination.
During the x-ray, officers detected unusual shapes in the rear of the trailer, according to officials. After breaking the seals on the trailer and opening the doors, officials say officers discovered two large duffel bags with a combined 68 bundles of marijuana.
“The Free and Secure Trade program affords low-risk drivers to move through customs between the United States and Canada with minimal delay,” said John Nowak, Acting Port Director, Detroit. “Violations will result in immediate revocation, and in this case, prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.”