CBP Officers in Massena Seize Marijuana
MASSENA, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Massena Port of Entry seized more than seven pounds of marijuana and arrested one North American male who resides in Canada.
Yesterday morning, CBP officers encountered a vehicle driven by a 25-year-old Native American male. During the primary inspection, CBP officers performed an examination of the vehicle’s trunk and found a box that contained multiple plastic bags of what appeared to be marijuana. The plastic bags field-tested positive for the properties of marijuana, had a combined weight of 7.75 pounds and have an estimated street value of approximately $15,000.
“Our CBP officers continue to perform their jobs at the highest levels, utilizing their training and skills which led to the discovery of these illicit narcotics,” said Massena Port Director Bob Dwyer. “Our collaborative partnership with the New York State Police helped to remove these narcotics from the streets of our community.”
The driver was taken into custody and subsequently processed by CBP officers. After processing, the narcotics and driver were turned over to the New York State Police, where he will face felony charges for Criminal Possession of Marijuana.
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