Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op
Customs officers at the Port of Buffalo say they thought something was off about a commercial shipment of cement from Canada, prompting a search which revealed multiple vacuum-sealed packages of cannabis.
The incident occurred on July 22 when officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge decided to have a closer look at a tractor-trailer driven by a Canadian citizen and coming from Canada.
After speaking with the 45-year-old operator, the vehicle was referred for secondary inspection, according to a CBP statement. During the physical inspection, officers found and later seized 2,959 pounds of weed from amidst 12 wooden pallet boxes manifested as articles of cement. The estimated street value is US$6 million.