U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Lewiston Cargo Facility in Buffalo, NY seized 936 lbs. of marijuana in a commercial shipment on January 20, 2021.
Customs officers selected a commercial shipment that was manifested as phone accessories for further examination at the cargo facility. The truck and trailer were sent for a non-intrusive examination that revealed anomalies in the trailer.
A subsequent physical inspection of the shipment revealed multiple pallets with boxes that contained vacuum-sealed bags. Officers then performed a thorough inventory of the shipment that resulted in the seizure of 840 packages of marijuana.
The contents of the vacuum-sealed bags field-tested positive for the properties of marijuana and have an estimated street value of $1.9 million.