A hefty pot seizure at MIA

By jholmes800 · Dec 5, 2006 ·
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    In what customs authorities are calling one of the largest drug seizures at Miami International Airport in years, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers confiscated 3,540 pounds of marijuana Thursday.
    The 122 boxes of what seemed to be pepper and seasoning actually were concealed bricks of marijuana with a street value of approximately $4 million.
    ''The way I look at it, quite a few people are going to be upset that their Christmas will be a little less green this year,'' said Zachary Mann, special agent spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
    The drugs arrived in Miami on a cargo flight from Jamaica.
    Authorities are not disclosing the name of the airline or the city as to not compromise the investigation.
    Molly, a white Labrador Retriever trained to sniff out such cargo, discovered the concealed cargo. X-ray technology also was used to see the bricks of marijuana packed within the seasoned mix.
    The case is now under investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
    No arrests have been made.


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