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Memphis Seizes 11 Kilos of Marijuana en route to Michigan

Release Date
Mon, 07/26/2021

On Tuesday, July 13, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers at an express consignment hub in Memphis, Tennessee examined a package described in the paperwork by the shipper as “PHOTOS AND PAPER”. The shipment was sent from British Columbia, Canada, to a residence 25 miles north of Detroit.

In the shipment, officers discovered pouches of an unknown substance resembling marijuana. The substance was tested on-site by CBP lab personnel and was determined to indeed be marijuana. The total weight was 11.45 kilos.

“Marijuana is legal for recreational use in the state of Michigan, purchased through state-licensed dispensaries. You can have 10 ounces at home. Why are you buying over 11 kilos from Canada? What a waste of your allowance.” Said Area Port Director Michael Neipert. “It is also a controlled substance under the federal laws CBP enforces, and so this shipment never reached its buyer.”

marijuana seized drugs on table    

This seizure took place within the Area Port of Memphis, which covers ports of entry throughout the state of Tennessee and falls under CBP’s New Orleans Field Office. This Field Office includes all ports in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee.


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Last Modified: Jul 28, 2021