3,765 Pounds of Marijuana Seized From Commercial Shipment of Plastic Containers

Portal, ND – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized almost 3,800 pounds of marijuana from a commercial shipment last week.

According to CBP, the seizure occurred on Thursday, May 20, by Office of Field Operations officers at the Portal Port of Entry in North Dakota.


CBP officers inspected a shipment manifested as plastic containers to discover 3,765 pounds of marijuana.

Homeland Security Investigations and Burke County Sheriff’s Department were contacted and responded to assist in the investigation.

CBP estimated the marijuana has a value of more than $6 million.

“Customs and Border Protection has a multi-layer enforcement posture, with excellent work performed by officers to identify, refer and inspect this shipment,” said Portal Port Director James Rector. “This interdiction keeps narcotics from entering the United States and reinforces the important border security mission CBP officers have in keeping our country and communities safe. The teamwork involved in this seizure was outstanding.”


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