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Border Patrol Seizes 2,583 Pounds of Marijuana From Truck Heading From Canada to Detroit

Border Patrol agents seized more than 2,600 pounds of marijuana from a truck headed from Canada to Detroit. It was discovered by X-rays of seven pallets containing suspected marijuana. K-9 sniffers also detected the presence of marijuana. Tasbir Singh, a commercial truck driver, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute. He was caught at the Fort Street Cargo Facility in Detroit, heading from Windsor, Ontario to Wooster, Ohio.

Border Patrol agents seized 2,583 pounds of marijuana in Detroit

U.S. Border Patrol agents seized 2,583 pounds of marijuana from a truck that was traveling from Detroit to Cleveland via Canada. A truck was flagged as a contraband shipment after an X-ray showed it did not contain aluminum caps. Fortunately, the truck was seized and a physical inspection revealed the marijuana was packed among the truck’s pallets.

The CBP seized the drugs along with the truck and trailer. They have not said whether they’ve filed criminal charges. The Detroit Field Office has seen an increase in contraband attempts since March 2020, when new border restrictions went into effect. The Detroit Field Office oversees all of Michigan’s border crossings, including the Blue Water Bridge, International Bridge, and the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

a Canadian trucker smuggled marijuana into Detroit

The United States has a long border with Canada and there have been many cases of drugs being smuggled over this border. Drug smugglers have used land, sea, and air routes to bring marijuana across the country. In the Southwest, marijuana is smuggled from Mexico and the Caribbean, while in the east, marijuana is smuggled over the Lake Erie border from Canada to the Caribbean. In the East, drug smugglers use small aircraft and parcel post to transport marijuana across the country.

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The amount of marijuana seized at U.S.-Canada border ports has increased. As a result, smuggled marijuana from Canada is a small percentage of the total amount of marijuana smuggled into the country. However, a Canadian trucker was arrested last month after smuggling marijuana from Detroit to Cleveland. The case was reported in the Detroit News.

Police in Canada and the U.S. have made arrests of a Canadian truck driver who was caught with over 1,000 kilograms of marijuana. The Canadian truck driver, Tasbir Singh, has pleaded not guilty to the charges and says that he was tricked into smuggling marijuana. The court hasn’t ruled out the possibility of permanently dropping the case, but the charges have been lowered.

a vehicle carrying 176 pounds of marijuana seized at Fort Street Cargo Facility

In a massive seizure, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have seized more than a ton of marijuana in a vehicle labelled as foam pool toys. The two individuals pleaded not guilty to charges of delivery of a Schedule II narcotic, and the investigation is continuing. Police have seized narcotics, equipment, vehicles, and cash related to the drug operation.