BALTIMORE - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized lollipops laced with marijuana at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) on January 11.
During an inspection of baggage delivered a day late after the traveler arrived from Iceland, CBP officers discovered 10 lollipops in a plastic container. The lollipop packaging was adorned with artwork marijuana leaves. The lollipops field tested positive for THC, and weighed a combined 186 grams.
“Customs and Border Protection enforces hundreds of laws and regulations, including those governing the importation of products containing illicit narcotics,” said Dianna Bowman, CBP’s Area Port Director for the Area Port of Baltimore. “The CBP officers meticulous search techniques were key in this seizure.”
CBP seized the lollipops and turned the baggage over to airline representatives to forward to the traveler.
Most consumer cannabis products remain illegal under federal law.
“It is Customs and Border Protection’s mission to keep illicit drugs out of the United States, and CBP officers are the main component to fulfilling that undertaking. This seizure is a direct reflection of our commitment to enforcing all federal laws and regulations,” said Casey Owen Durst, CBP’s Field Operations Director in Baltimore.
Almost a million times each day, CBP officers welcome international travelers into the U.S. In screening both foreign visitors and returning U.S. citizens, CBP uses a variety of techniques to intercept narcotics, unreported currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture, and other illicit products, and to assure that global tourism remains safe and strong.
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Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP’s Travel website to learn more about the CBP admissions process and rules governing travel to and from the U.S.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.