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1070 pounds of marijuana worth $2 million seized by U.S. CBP in Lewiston

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Posted at 3:44 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 15:44:41-05

LEWISTON, N.Y (WKBW) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced officers at the Lewiston Cargo Facility seized 1070 pounds of marijuana worth around $2 million Monday.

CBP says officers selected a commercial shipment that was manifested as "cardboard" for additional examination and a canine search produced an alert on the pallets of cardboard.

A further physical search resulted in the seizure of 973 vacuum sealed packages of marijuana.

"Port of Buffalo officers continue to remain vigilant and enforcement-focused through these unprecedented times,” said Acting Buffalo Port Director Gaetano Cordone. “Their efforts have again led to another impressive seizure, keeping dangerous narcotics out of our communities.”