U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 1,000 lbs. of illicit cannabis at the Lewiston-Queenston bridge on Monday.
A large shipment of cannabis was discovered in a commercial vehicle entering the U.S. via the Lewiston-Queenston bridge. The vehicle was sent for a non-intrusive exam that revealed anomalies in the vehicle’s trailer. A canine search then alerted customs officers of possible drugs on board. Officers performed a physical search which revealed more than 900 packages of vacuum-sealed cannabis hidden inside pallets containing cardboard. The packages totaled more than 1,000 lbs. of illicit cannabis with an estimated street value of more than $2 million.
This is the third large cannabis seizure at the port of Buffalo this year.