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Border agents find nearly 9,500 pounds of marijuana in truck entering NY from Canada

Posted at 6:28 PM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 18:28:53-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Border agents have seized nearly 9,500 pounds of marijuana from a truck entering Buffalo from Canada.

Authorities said the find, announced Monday, is the biggest drug seizure on record at the northern border.

The drugs were found after the truck was X-rayed at the Peace Bridge June 25. Authorities said the marijuana was found in vacuum-sealed bags inside wooden shipping containers and is valued at $20 million.

The 26-year-old driver is in custody.

Customs and Border Protection officials said it was the third big marijuana seizure at the Peace Bridge this month and continues a sharp spike in seizures at ports of entry throughout New York.