For the third time in two weeks, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Washington Dulles International Airport sacked California marijuana shipments destined to addresses in Belgium.
CBP officers discovered a combined 218.6 grams, or a little less than eight ounces of marijuana packed inside 62 tins inside two parcels during an outbound inspection June 13 at Washington Dulles International Airport. The parcels were shipped from West Hollywood.
“This seizure should remind shippers of contraband that Customs and Border Protection will never waiver in our efforts to intercept illicit narcotics,” said Casey Durst, CBP’s Field Operations Director in Baltimore. “Our officers’ dedication and commitment to intercepting illicit and dangerous drugs are commendable, and remain instrumental in helping to secure our nation’s borders.”
CBP officers made a similar seizure of 325 grams of marijuana at Dulles Airport June 2 and another 326 grams of marijuana June 11.
CBP uses a variety of techniques to intercept narcotics, unreported currency, weapons, counterfeit consumer goods, prohibited agriculture, and other illicit products, and to assure that global tourism remains safe and strong.
During a typical day last year, CBP seized 4,657 pounds of narcotics along our nation’s borders. Learn more about what CBP accomplishes during "A Typical Day."
CBP's border security mission is led at ports of entry by CBP officers from the Office of Field Operations. Please visit CBP Ports of Entry to learn more about how CBP’s Office of Field Operations secures our nation’s borders.
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