Feds seize more than 1 ton of marijuana at Michigan port

PORT HURON, Mich. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 2,027 pounds of suspected marijuana at the Blue Water Bridge at Michigan’s Port Huron on Thursday night.

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According to a news release, officers intercepted an inbound commercial shipment of food items en route to Columbus, Ohio, that contained the drugs.

During a secondary inspection of the commercial trailer, investigators discovered 15 wooden crates containing the marijuana, the news release stated.

“Our officers continue to identify and target suspect shipments attempting to make entry into the United States,” Port Director Michael Fox stated.

According to the agency, the Detroit Field Office, which covers all ports of entry throughout Michigan, has experienced a surge in contraband since COVID-19 travel restrictions were implemented in March 2020.

The estimated street value of a ton of marijuana is slightly less than $10 million.