U.S. customs clean up when ‘paper towels’ and ‘dishwasher detergent’ turn out to actually be $3 million in weed

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Peace Bridge Cargo Facility last Friday discovered 1,227 pounds (557 kilograms) of cannabis in a commercial shipment manifested as paper towels and dishwasher detergent. The truck and trailer were undergoing a non-intrusive examination when anomalies inside the trailer were identified, notes a CBP statement Monday . That prompted a canine search, with the drug-detector dog quickly alerting to something up with the pallets inside the vehicle. The subsequent physical inspection revealed multiple vacuum-sealed packages within the pallets, the content of which field-tested positive for the properties of cannabis. The estimated street value of the illegal drugs was US$2.4 million ($3 million). Police intercept nine tons of cannabis connected to international trafficking network Customs seizes drugs worth $190,000 in two days at two Irish mail centres Routine traffic stop in Indiana nets a half-ton of cannabis “The dedicated and hardworking staff at the Port of Buffalo continue to successfully use their training and expertise to protect our great Nation,” acting Buffalo Port director Gaetano Cordone says in the statement. CBP’s Buffalo Field Office, which covers 16 ports of entry throughout New York State, has seen plenty of big cannabis busts over the year that COVID-related travel restrictions have been in place. In the last couple of months, CBP officers seized $1.6 million in cannabis labeled as “empty plastic bottle,” 581 kilograms of weed stuffed into hockey bags , 485 kilograms of marijuana worth $2.6 million , 701 kilograms of cannabis manifested as used reels and having a street value of $4 million and even a relatively small amount, 3.5 kilograms of marijuana worth about $19,000 , that was still enough to land a 25-year-old Canadian resident a felony charge that carries maximum incarceration of seven years upon conviction.

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