ST. ALBANS, Vt. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers assigned at the Highgate Springs Port of Entry seized a shipment containing more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana.
On Monday, December 28, CBP Officers selected a shipment arriving from Quebec for further examination. Officers examined the shipment and discovered 1,432 pounds of green leafy substance hidden inside kitchen cabinets. The substance tested positive for marijuana.
“Our team of officers remains focused on their mission throughout the ongoing travel restrictions at the border,” said Eileen Bigelow, Area Port Director for the Area Port of St. Albans, "We know that smuggling organizations will try to exploit perceived opportunities but our officers continue to demonstrate their dedication to stopping illegal activity.”
It was determined that the marijuana has an estimated street value of approximately $3,000,700. This event is the largest marijuana seizure by CBP officers in New England in recent years.
CBP conducts operations at ports of entry throughout the United States, and regularly screens arriving international passengers and cargo for narcotics, weapons, and other restricted or prohibited products. CBP strives to serve as the premier law enforcement agency enhancing the Nation’s safety, security, and prosperity through collaboration, innovation, and integration.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.