U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers working at the Blue Water Bridge border crossing discovered over 1,000 pounds of marijuana hidden in a load of furniture destined for various locations in Michigan.
The officers discovered the haul on August 17th when a truck attempted to cross into the United States through Michigan’s Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron. Officers selected a trucker who was hauling a load of furniture according to the Bill of Lading documents. When the officers began examining the load, they discovered over 1,114 lbs. of marijuana hidden on two pallets.
“Even during a pandemic, traffickers continue to attempt to exploit our borders and will stop at nothing to try and introduce illicit drugs into our communities,” said Port Director Michael Fox, who oversees operations at the Port Huron Area Port of Entry. “Our officers remain steadfast in their commitment to protecting our borders from all types of criminal activity.”
According to the press release, CBP officials have discovered over 4,400 lbs. of marijuana at Michigan ports of entry since March.