PORT HURON, Mich. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations seized over 2,027 pounds of Marijuana within the trailer of an inbound commercial shipment at the Blue Water Bridge, Thursday evening.
CBP officers referred a commercial shipment carrying food items bound for Columbus, Ohio for an additional examination. During a secondary inspection CBP officers ultimately discovered 15 wooden crates containing marijuana inside the trailer.
“Our Officers continue to identify and target suspect shipments attempting to make entry into the United States,” said Port Director Michael Fox “The men and women of CBP are committed to keeping illicit substances out of our communities.”
The Detroit Field Office, which covers all ports of entry throughout Michigan, has experienced a surge in contraband since COVID-19 travel restrictions were implemented in March 2020.
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