Agents Stop $250,000 Worth Of Illegal Drugs From Entering U.S.
DETROIT -- Within a week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized more than 22 pounds of illegal drugs before it was transported into the United States.
The first large bust was made on Feb. 28. when a U.S. citizen crossing back into the U.S. claimed to have been returning from a trip to the casino.
During a secondary check, agents found 16 bags containing marijuana concealed in the vehicle. More than 9 pounds of pot was seized and the driver was turned over to the local police.
Less than a week later, agents said they stopped a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. because the citizen seemed nervous when telling agents that they were in Windsor for a meeting.
Agents searched the vehicle and a K-9 team found a wooden box in the cargo area. Inside the box were two plastic bags containing multi-colored Ecstasy pills.
Agents seized the 20,989 pills, which weighed about 13 pounds and had a street value of $200,000.
The pills and the citizen were turned over to federal officials.
POSTED: Thursday, March 18, 2010
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