Canadian Trucker Busted Attempting To Smuggle 1,000 Pounds of Drugs Into U.S.
Detroit, MI – A Canadian trucker was busted this week in an attempt to smuggle over 1,000 pounds of alleged marijuana into the United States across the Northern border.
Agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) near Detroit said the bust occurred on Sunday, August 23 at the Fort Street Cargo Facility.
Officials said the trucker — who was only identified as a Canadian citizen — presented a manifest for steel wire.
The driver’s paperwork indicated he was headed to deliver at a distribution center in Chicago, IL.
CBP officers said they became “suspicious” and referred the truck for a secondary inspection.
Further examination of the truck revealed approximately 1,031 pounds of marijuana.
The drugs were vacuum sealed and discovered concealed inside five wooden crates.
“The Port of Detroit is proud to have prevented the exploitation of our borders and the introduction of illicit drugs into our communities,” said Detroit Port Director Devin Chamberlain.
According to the Detroit Field Office, it has continued to see an increase in narcotics seized throughout all of Michigan’s ports of entry.
CBP Detroit says it has seized over 5,500 pounds of marijuana at ports across the state since March.