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CBP Officers Arrest Marijuana Smuggler at Detroit Windsor Tunnel

Release Date: 
May 22, 2014

DETROIT- U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Detroit Windsor Tunnel announces the seizure of 294.5 grams of marijuana from a U.S. citizen who had it concealed underneath his clothing.

On May 13, CBP officers referred a cab containing a lone male United States citizen for a secondary inspection. The man claimed he was on his way to visit his sister but would not elaborate on the exact location where she lived. During a pocket search, officers noticed an object protruding from the area in the small of his back that resembled a plastic bag. Officers removed the bag which contained a green leafy substance that later field tested positive for marijuana.

"I commend the officers for their vigilance in stopping this smuggling attempt," said Roderick Blanchard, Detroit port director. "CBP remains committed to stopping illegal drug activity across our borders."

The male was arrested and the drugs were seized and turned over to task force agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) where they face state drug charges.

All persons accused of crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court proceedings.