ST. ALBANS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned at the Highgate Springs Port of Entry on Monday seized a shipment containing more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana, according to CBP.
Officers selected a shipment arriving from Quebec for further examination Monday and discovered 1,432 pounds of “green leafy substance” hidden inside kitchen cabinets, according to CBP. The substance tested positive for marijuana.
According to CBP Public Affairs Officer Michael McCarthy, no arrests have been made at this time and an investigation is ongoing. McCarthy said the shipment was destined for Massachusetts, but couldn’t provide any other information.
“Our team of officers remains focused on their mission throughout the ongoing travel restrictions at the border,” said Eileen Bigelow, area port director for the Area Port of St. Albans. “We know that smuggling organizations will try to exploit perceived opportunities but our officers continue to demonstrate their dedication to stopping illegal activity.”
It was determined that the marijuana has an estimated street value of approximately $3,000,700, representing the largest marijuana seizure by CBP officers in New England in recent years, according to CBP.
CBP conducts operations at ports of entry throughout the United States, and regularly screens arriving international passengers and cargo for narcotics, weapons, and other restricted or prohibited products.