Officers sack 150 pounds of London-bound marijuana in 100 separate parcels
STERLING, Va. – There were likely a lot of upset Brits who were unable to properly partake in the 420 Day observance after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intercepted a crazy amount of London-bound wacky weed this weekend at Washington Dulles International Airport.
While conducting routine outbound mail inspections, CBP officers seized 62 parcels of marijuana on Saturday that weighed nearly 99 combined pounds and seized another 38 parcels on Sunday that collectively weighed a little more than 51 pounds. All 100 parcels and 150 pounds were destined to London.
Residents across California were the busiest bud shippers. CBP officers intercepted 80 parcels of Golden State ganja, 15 parcels of Las Vegas reefer, and five parcels of sinsemilla from Seattle.
Though some states have taken measures to decriminalize the possession of personal use amounts of marijuana, bulk smuggling remains illegal. Additionally, marijuana possession and distribution of any amount violates federal law.
The marijuana will be destroyed in a hazy blaze.
“The internet has essentially created a singular marketplace where consumers can buy anything from anywhere across the globe; however, Customs and Border Protection reminds consumers and vendors that those transactions and commodities must still comply with applicable U.S. laws,” said Daniel Escobedo, Area Port Director for CBP’s Area Port of Washington, D.C.
CBP officers and agents seized an average of 4,732 pounds of dangerous drugs every day at our nation’s air, land and sea ports of entry. See what else CBP accomplished during a typical day in 2021.
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