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27 pounds of marijuana seized at Peace Bridge in two days

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Posted at 6:37 PM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 18:37:54-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — 27 pounds of marijuana was claimed over the last two days a the Peace Bridge by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers.

CBP says the marijuana was seized in four separate commercial shipments, three commercial shipments totaling just over 21 pounds were seized Wednesday. A fourth shipment was seized Thursday totaling over 6 pounds.

CBP officers remain steadfast in their duty to protect our communities and our nation against illicit and dangerous drugs when we encounter them. I highly commend and thank all of our hard working CBP officers for their unwavering vigilance and commitment in processing and protecting legitimate travelers and trade while simultaneously having an enforcement mindset, which resulted in the interdiction of these smuggling attempts.
Acting Port Director Sharon Swiatek