Rochester, NY - U.S. Border Patrol agents with the Rochester Station seized marijuana plants from two different locations in the Rochester area Tuesday morning, after they were discovered Monday afternoon by the CBP Buffalo Air Branch.
A Buffalo Air Branch unit was flying routine patrols on Monday when the crew spotted the marijuana plants growing in several different fields. Agents with the Rochester Station responded to the sightings and seized 74 plants from two sites in Penfield, one site in Orleans County and one additional location in Riga.
No arrests were made in the case. All plants were turned over to the DEA
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.