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More than 1,650 pounds of marijuana seized at Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron

Posted: 1:49 PM, Oct 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-02 18:22:09Z
1,650 lbs of pot seized at Port Huron bridge
1,650 lbs of pot seized at Port Huron bridge
1,650 lbs of pot seized at Port Huron bridge

The U.S. Customs and Border Protections (CBP) officers have seized more than 1,650 pounds of marijuana during truck inspections at Blue Water Bridge over the past five weeks. 

The first seizure happened on Aug. 28, when officers inspected a tractor trailer carrying Canadian bulk mail. During the secondary inspection, officers found 14 concealed packages of marijuana weighing more than 300 pounds. 

In the following 10 days, several interceptions happened resulting the seizure of "an additional 63 concealed packages weighing more than 1,300 pounds." CBP officers worked in partnership with Homeland Security and the St. Clair County Sheriff's office. 

Customers and Border Protections officers say the seized marijuana "will be destroyed at a later date."

“This is outstanding work by the officers here in Port Huron,” said Michael Fox, Area Port Director. “Using the mail system to ship illegal drugs is nothing new to CBP. We will continue to thwart all attempts to smuggle illegal drugs through the mail system.”