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.

DSC06269

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.  

Recommended for you

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.