United States Customs and Border Protection officers in Cincinnati confiscated several hundred pounds of marijuana over the weekend
CINCINNATI – On the weekend, United States Customs and Border Protection officers in Cincinnati seized several hundred pounds of marijuana.
Bruno, a drug-detection canine, reportedly detected a consignment of dehumidifiers from Canada that landed in the city on September 17.
The first shipment was inspected by officers, who discovered vacuum-sealed bags within the dehumidifier cases. The substance contained within the bags tested positive for cannabis.
Officers inspected all twelve dehumidifiers and discovered that each one contained concealed bags of marijuana weighing a total of 413 pounds. The pot’s street value was estimated to be $1,100,000.
LaFonda D. Sutton-Burke, director of field operations for the CBP Chicago Field Office, remarked, “Our canine teams are an invaluable adjunct to our enforcement approach.” Our interdictions are evidence of the everyday effort, dedication, and training these personnel put forth to protect the United States.
The dehumidifiers were destined for a British-based enterprise.