$1.3 million worth of marijuana was found by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge Cargo Facility in Buffalo, New York. The marijuana weighed 655 lbs. and was in a commercial shipment.
The drug seizure was on March 11, 2021, officers selected a commercial shipment that was manifested as “empty plastic bottles” for additional examination. The truck and trailer were sent for a non-intrusive examination that revealed anomalies in the trailer.
After the truck was escorted to the dock, a canine search produced an alert on the cardboard boxes inside. A subsequent physical inspection of the shipment revealed vacuum sealed bags that contained marijuana within the boxes.
The contents of the vacuum sealed bags field tested positive for the properties of marijuana and has an estimated street value of over $1.3 million dollars.