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Baltimore CBP Intercepts BC Bud Mailed to Maryland

Release Date: 
January 10, 2020

BALTIMORE – This isn’t the type of baby clothing you can put on your child.

Baltimore CBP officers seized more than two pounds of marijuana being shipped to Maryland from British Columbia, Canada January 6, 2020.
One of two marijuana shipments that
Baltimore CBP officers seized Jan. 6, 2020.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized more than two pounds of marijuana January 6 that was shipped from British Columbia, Canada to an address in Maryland.

The marijuana arrived in two shipments, both manifested as baby clothing. CBP officers opened both parcels and discovered a combined four vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana. The load weighed 970 grams or about 2 pounds, 2 ounces, and had a street value of about $1,700.

CBP turned the marijuana over to U.S. Postal Inspections Service investigators.

“Customs and Border Protection officers remains steadfast in our commitment to work with our law enforcement partners to disrupt narcotics smuggling attempts,” said Casey Durst, CBP’s Director of Field Operations in Baltimore. “Illicit narcotics interdictions is one way in which CBP contributes to the safety and safety of our communities.”

CBP officers screen international travelers and cargo and search for illicit narcotics, unreported currency, weapons, counterfeit consumer goods, prohibited agriculture, and other illicit products that could potentially harm the American public, U.S. businesses, and our nation’s safety and economic vitality. 

CBP seized an average of 4,657 pounds of illicit narcotics every day during 2018 across the United States. Learn about what CBP accomplished during "A Typical Day" in 2018.

Learn more about CBP at CBP.gov.

Last modified: 
January 10, 2020