United States Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than a ton of marijuana at the Fort Street Cargo Facility on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan.
A tractor trailer had a large amount of aluminum caps as cargo at the cargo facility. The truck was referred to a secondary inspection area for a more in-depth examination of the cargo.
An x-ray scan yielded results inconsistent with the purported aluminum cap goods. A subsequent physical inspection conducted by officers revealed 2,583 pounds of marijuana packed among several pallets.
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The illicit cargo was subsequently seized along with the tractor and trailer.
The Detroit Field Office, which covers all ports of entry throughout Michigan has experienced a surge in contraband since essential travel restrictions were enacted in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.