$1M worth of ecstasy seized at Champlain border

By Terrapinzflyer · May 14, 2010 · ·
  1. Terrapinzflyer
    $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
    Staff Writer


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  1. ollywithbeans
    Jee wizz! The obvious question here is why would someone leave the bag? Surely it wasn't forgetfullness . ..
  2. Terrapinzflyer
    ^^ pretty sure the passengers had to get off to be processed by customs - and would reboard after they and the bus were processed.
  3. RaverHippie
    Yeah that's some really poor planning on someone's part ffs.
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