Marijuana seizures up 140% from Canada to U.S.

Posted at 6:45 PM, Nov 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-09 18:45:01-05

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada, and more than likely that's contributed to the uptick in seizures of marijuana at the border.

Customs and Border Protection Officers say marijuana seizures are up 140% this October in New York State compared to last October.

Today U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr announced the arrest of 23 year-old Dasiah Danae Cooper of New Castle, Delaware. Prosecutors say she was arrested and charged with possession and importation of a controlled substance, and smuggling goods into the United States.

Prosecutors say she tried to smuggle marijuana cigarettes underneath the floor of her vehicle.