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Police find 156 lbs. of pot inside frozen veggie shipment

U.S. Customs in Detroit discovered 156 pounds of marijuana valued at $626,000 commingled within a shipment of frozen vegetables.


The drugs were discovered on Friday Nov. 1, when a 62-year-old Canadian citizen arrived at the cargo facility with a shipment manifested as frozen vegetables, destined for Chicago.


Authorities had the shipment pulled over for a routine enforcement check including an X-ray. Because the X-ray scan was inconclusive, officers said they visually examined the shipment of 29 pallets and said they discovered 134 packages of marijuana mixed within the shipment of vegetables.


"This is a very significant marijuana seizure. Extreme lengths were used in an attempt to conceal this shipment," said John Nowak, Acting CBP Detroit Port Director. "I commend the CBP officers involved in making this seizure and stopping this shipment of drugs from reaching our streets."


The male driver was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement HSI Special Agents. The commercial truck and marijuana were also seized.


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Police find 156 lbs. of pot inside frozen veggie shipment

Friday, November 8 2013, 09:32 AM EST

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