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CBP Seizes Marijuana Found In Three Separate Shipments

Release Date: 
August 4, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and agriculture specialists at the Port of Buffalo made three separate seizures of marijuana being shipped into the U.S. during the past week. The seizures totaled just over 13 pounds and were discovered in commercial shipments. 

CBP officer examines seized marijuana
CBP officer examines seized marijuana

On July 28 and August 2, CBP officers at the Peace Bridge targeted two separate shipments for examination and discovered more than 8.5 pounds of marijuana.

Today, CBP agriculture specialists examining a shipment at the Lewiston Bridge discovered several resealed snack bags. Further inspection of the bags revealed the contents as marijuana weighing just over 4.5 pounds.

“CBP officers are constantly on the lookout for smugglers who continuously try new and creative ways to bring drugs across our borders,” said Acting Port Director Cary Frieling. “I commend our CBP officers and agriculture specialists for demonstrating for their vigilance and diligence in preventing these drugs from entering our community.”

In fiscal year 2016, the Buffalo Field Office made over 600 narcotic seizures – a 35 percent increase from the prior year.

Last modified: 
August 7, 2017