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Over Half Ton of Marijuana Manifested as Office Furniture Seized at Blue Water Bridge

Release Date: 
August 18, 2020
Marijuana seized at Blue Water Bridge August 17
Marijuana seized at Blue Water Bridge August 17

PORT HURON, Mich. — On August 17, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Officers at the Blue Water Bridge seized over one half ton of Marijuana from an Ontario plated commercial truck, destined for various locations within Michigan. 

Officers conducted an examination of the truck which had manifested it was carrying office furniture destined to locations in Michigan. During the exam, CBP officers uncovered over 1,114 pounds marijuana in vacuum sealed packages concealed in cardboard boxes and loaded on to wooden pallets within the truck.

“Even during a pandemic, traffickers continue to attempt to exploit our borders and will stop at nothing to try and introduce illicit drugs into our communities,” said Port Director Michael Fox, who oversees operations at the Port Huron Area Port of Entry. “Our officers remain steadfast in their commitment to protecting our borders from all types of criminal activity.”

The Detroit Field Office, which covers all ports of entry throughout Michigan has seen a significant increase in narcotics seized since essential travel restrictions were enacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March, CBP Field Operations has seized over 4,400 pounds of marijuana at ports of entry across the state.

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Last modified: 
February 3, 2021