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250 lbs. of vacuum-sealed marijuana worth $250,000 discovered at Peace Bridge

Posted at 10:37 AM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 10:37:24-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — More than 250 lbs of vacuum-sealed marijuana were found hidden in boxes at the Peace Bridge. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found the drugs Thursday hidden in a pallet of boxes.

The officers at the Peace Bridge became suspicious about the contents listed in the in the shipment and the total weight. When they examined the shipment, they found just over 257 pounds of marijuana.

The Acting Port Director Sharon Swiatek commended the officers for their hard work, and for keeping travelers safe.