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Two pounds of marijuana found in shipments disguised as baby clothes in Maryland

Posted at 3:07 PM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 15:13:08-05

BALTIMORE — U.S. Customs and Border officers in Baltimore seized about two pounds of marijuana in shipments disguised as baby clothes.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized more than two pounds of marijuana on Monday that was shipped from British Columbia to an address in Maryland.

CBP said the marijuana arrived in two shipments, both disguised as baby clothing. CBP officers opened both parcels and found a combined four vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana.

The load weighed 970 grams or about two pounds, two ounces, and had a street value of about $1,700.

“Customs and Border Protection officers remains steadfast in our commitment to work with our law enforcement partners to disrupt narcotics smuggling attempts,” said Casey Durst, CBP’s Director of Field Operations in Baltimore. “Illicit narcotics interdictions is one way in which CBP contributes to the safety and safety of our communities.”

CBP officers screen international travelers and cargo and search for illicit narcotics, unreported currency, weapons, counterfeit consumer goods, prohibited agriculture, and other illicit products that could potentially harm the American public, U.S. businesses, and our nation’s safety and economic vitality.