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Authorities seize $20M worth of pot at northern NY border

Associated Press

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

Posted: Jun 30, 2020 2:52 PM

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

Authorities say 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 say 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 say 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.

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