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CBP Officers Discover One and a Half Pounds of Marijuana inside Speaker

Release Date: 
April 9, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered just over a pound and a half of marijuana at the Peace Bridge. 

Speaker box concealing packaged marijuana.
Speaker box concealing packaged

On April 9, CBP officers working at the Peace Bridge encountered 29-year old citizen of the Netherlands who arrived via taxi.  The subject claimed to be returning from a short trip to Niagara Falls and was referred to secondary inspection for further examination. 

During the examination of the subject’s luggage, CBP officers discovered a small speaker and upon further examination was found to contain 10 vacuum sealed packages of marijuana weighing 689.9 grams. Furthermore, the packages were wrapped in electrical tape and carbon paper. 

"This was an outstanding job by our front-line officers," said Acting Buffalo Port Director Richard Roberts.  "Our officers possess keen observational skills and in this case, were able to determine that this subject required further inspection. During the course of their inspection, they were able to utilize their experience and skill-set to identify an anomaly that resulted in the discovery of narcotics.”  

The subject and marijuana evidence were turned over to the Buffalo Police Department for further processing. The subject faces felony charges of Criminal Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree, New York State Penal Law section 221.25.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. 

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Last modified: 
April 10, 2019