Over 1,000 Pounds of Marijuana Seized From Canadian Trucker By U.S Customs

Monday August 24th, 2020

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1,031lbs of marijuana seized at Fort Street Cargo Facility (handout photo)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 1,031 pounds of marijuana from a Canadian truck driver.

Officials say that on August 23rd, Officers at the Fort Street Cargo Facility encountered a commercial truck operated by a Canadian citizen who presented a manifest for steel wire destined to a distribution center in Chicago.

Officers became suspicious and referred the shipment for additional inspection.

Officers opened the first of the five wooden crates and discovered it to be loaded with vacuum-sealed packages, each containing marijuana.

“The Port of Detroit is proud to have prevented the exploitation of our borders and the introduction of illicit drugs into our communities,” said Detroit Port Director Devin Chamberlain. “I am equally proud of our CBP Officers and Agriculture Specialists who remain vigilant in their efforts to protect the American people every day.”

The name of the driver was not released.

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