U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 106 lbs. of marijuana in a commercial shipment in Lewistown, NY on April 18, 2022 at the Port of Buffalo.
Customs and Border Protection officers selected a commercial shipment that was manifested as foam scrap for additional examination at the Port of Buffalo.
The truck and trailer were sent for a non intrusive examination that revealed anomalies in the trailer. After the truck was escorted to the dock, a canine concentrated on cardboard boxes inside and alerted to the possible presence of narcotics.
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A subsequent physical inspection of the shipment revealed vacuum sealed bags secreted within three boxes. The contents of the vacuum sealed bags field tested positive for the properties of marijuana and has an estimated street value of more than $250,000.