Agents with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection uncovered hundreds of pounds of marijuana concealed in a shipment of dehumidifiers last weekend.
The shipment arrived in Cincinnati from Ontario, Canada Saturday and were discovered by a narcotic detection K-9, a spokesperson for the U.S. Customs agency said in a news release Tuesday.
The dog, named Bruno, alerted to a shipment of 12 dehumidifiers which prompted agents to inspect. Vacuum-sealed bags with marijuana were found in each shipment and would later total to 413 pounds of marijuana, the spokesperson said.
The estimated street value of the drugs was valued at $1.10 million, the spokesperson said. The shipment of dehumidifiers were heading to a company based in Great Britain, the spokesperson said.