$1M worth of ecstasy seized at Champlain border
CHAMPLAIN — Authorities say a bag left on a bus at the Champlain border crossing contained about $1 million worth of ecstasy.
Customs and Border Protection officers were inspecting the bus early Monday morning when they discovered that an unclaimed bag had been left behind when passengers exited the commercial vehicle for the scheduled stop.
Inside the bag, officers found 21 vacuum-sealed bags of blue and tan pills, according to a news release.
A subsequent field-drug test confirmed that the 29 pounds of drugs were ecstasy.
The 39,300 tablets have an estimated street value of nearly $1 million.
Officials are still working to determine who the bag belonged to, and no arrests had been made as of Thursday afternoon.
No additional information about the seizure was immediately available.
May 13, 2010
By ANDREA VanVALKENBURG