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Border Patrol K-9 Discover Large Quantity of Marijuana in Passenger Luggage

Release Date: 
April 16, 2019

AMHERST, N.Y. – Yesterday, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Buffalo Station arrested a U.S. citizen for marijuana possession subsequent to a transportation and immigration check at a local bus station.

Marijuana seized during arrest of traveler.
Marijuana seized during arrest of traveler.

Agents discovered more than a pound of marijuana inside a traveler’s luggage after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics while conducting inspections. After initial processing by the U.S. Border Patrol, the subject and marijuana evidence were turned over to the New York State Police.  The subject faces felony charges of Criminal Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree.

“Conducting transportation and immigration checks is part of our layered approach to keeping our borders and communities safe,” said Patrol Agent in Charge Jeffrey Wilson, of the Buffalo Station. 

Buffalo Sector is responsible for securing the water border between ports of entry in New York and Pennsylvania encompassing 341 linear maritime border miles.  The assistance of citizens is invaluable to their border security mission and they welcome community members to help them keep our nation’s borders safe by reporting any suspicious activity you may observe at 1-800-331-0353.

For more on Customs and Border Protection’s mission at our nation’s ports of entry with CBP officers and along U.S. borders with Border Patrol agents, please visit the Border Security section of the CBP website.

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Last modified: 
April 17, 2019