U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) found nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana inside a garbage truck crossing the at the Blue Water Bridge border crossing between Sarnia, Ontario and Port Huron, Michigan.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection through a news release stated that the driver of the trash hauler declared he was transporting municipal trash destined for a landfill in New Boston, Michigan. The officer at the primary inspection booth referred the driver for a secondary examination. The officers then uncovered over 1,000 pounds of marijuana concealed in trash bags in the rear of the truck.
— Director of Field Operations Christopher Perry (@DFODetroit) October 19, 2020
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Detroit Field Office, which covers all ports of entry throughout Michigan has seen a significant increase in narcotics seized over the past 12 months and in the fiscal year 2020, CBP Field Operations seized more than 9,000 pounds of marijuana at ports of entry across the state.