feds seize 614 lbs. of pot bound for n.j. hidden in shipping container
Spokesman Stephen Sapp said it was the largest seizure of marijuana at the port in Philadelphia since the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection in 2003.
On Thursday, a drug sniffing dog reminded investigators that drugs were present in containers arriving from Puerto Rico, and rice in the package was shipped to North Jersey, United States. S.
The Customs and Border Protection Bureau said Tuesday.
Customs officials said later, customs officials checked a bundle of marijuana containing a green leafy substance that was positive for marijuana.
Upon arrival, the Department of Homeland Security officials helped the customs officers clear the remaining weeds.
252 bricks containing less than 614 pounds marijuana.
The street value of this pot is about $2.
5 million, will be destroyed.
When the inspector \"found an abnormality hidden inside the container floor\", the inspector checked the container.
The authorities say rice destined for North Jersey is a \"legitimate commodity \".
On Monday, authorities announced that they seized more than 3,200 pounds kilograms of cocaine worth about $77 million in a container that arrived in Newark port last month.
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