$2.4 MILLION IN MARIJUANA FOUND IN PAPER TOWEL SHIPMENT ON 18-WHEELER TRUCK
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge Cargo Facility in Buffalo, New York seized 1,227 lbs. of marijuana in a commercial shipment worth $2.4 million.
On March 26, 2021 officers selected a commercial shipment that was manifested as paper towels and dishwasher detergent for additional examination. The truck and trailer were sent for a non-intrusive examination that revealed anomalies inside the trailer.
A Border Protection canine search produced an alert on the pallets inside and a subsequent physical inspection revealed multiple vacuum sealed packages contained within the pallets. The contents of the vacuum sealed packages field tested positive for the properties of marijuana and have an estimated street value of more than $2.4 million dollars.
The Buffalo Field Office, which covers 16 ports of entry throughout New York State continues to add to their drug seizure totals since travel restrictions were implemented one year ago due to COVID-19.